Hot Student Papers

Morphology and evolutionary significance of the atlas-axis complex in varanopid synapsids

9 Jan 2012 - 3:09pm

Nicolás CampioneThis week we celebrate the work of Nicolás Campione, a former M.Sc. student in the Reisz lab.

Nicolás’ paper appeared in a recent issue of Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. In this paper Nicolás provides the first comparative study of the axis-atlas spinal morphology of the Varanopids, a synapsid pelycosaur that resembled monitor lizards.

Congratulations on this exciting paper!

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Will changes in root-zone temperature in boreal spring affect recovery of photosynthesis in Picea mariana and Populus tremuloides in a future climate?

2 Jan 2012 - 3:10pm

Emmanuelle FréchetteWith the new year we celebrate new things, and for a young scientist there are few things more exciting, more rewarding or more important than publishing your first paper.

It is for that reason that the first Hot Student Paper of 2012 is by Ph.D. student Emmanuelle Fréchette from the Ensminger lab, who recently published her first paper. This paper, which appeared in recent issue of Tree Physiology, shows that early snow melt due to climate warming could impose physiological stress on some boreal tree species.

Congratulations, Emmanuelle, on this exciting first publication!

Cloning of the cDNA, localization, and physiological effects of FGLamide-related allostatins in the blood-gorging bug, Rhodnius prolixus

12 Dec 2011 - 3:13pm

Meet ZandawalaThe final HSP of 2011 recognizes the work of Ph.D. student Meet Zandawala and two recently graduated BIO481 students (Yuliya Lytvyn and Daria Taiakina), all from the Orchard lab.

Their paper recently appeared in Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This paper describes the first cloned sequence and expression of an allostatin critical in regulating the expression of juvenile growth hormone in Rhodnius prolixus.

Great work, Orchard Lab!

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Drug development risk in HIV-1 clinical trials: the effect of drug class

5 Dec 2011 - 3:15pm

This week we recognize the success of Brendan Osborne, a recent graduate of the M. Biotech programme.

Brendan recently published his paper in Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. This paper was based on a project he did under Jayson Parker’s supervision. In this project Brendan examined the factors that affect the success and failure of developing drugs to treat Human Immuno deficiency Virus-1 (HIV). He is now continuing his research on HIV while doing a Ph.D. in the Institute of Medicine Science at University of Toronto.

Congratulations on the publication of this exciting research, Brendan and MBiotech!

Hot Student Paper Double Feature

28 Nov 2011 - 3:17pm

Sarah GonsalvesThis week we recognize the successes of Sarah Gonsalves, a PhD student in the Westwood lab. Sarah published her first two papers in 2011 and large significant ones at that!