Congratulations to our BIO481 Best Presentation Award winners!

13 Apr 2015 - 8:51am

The department is pleased to announce the 2015 BIO481 Presentation Award winners.

Most Outstanding Presentation

  • Ariana Longley (Kotanen Lab) – Interactions between the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae and the invasive plant Cirsium arvemse (Canada thistle)

First Runner Up

  • Shantel Catania (McCauley Lab) – The big impact of little larvae on parasite abundances in freshwater systems

Second Runner Up (Two winners)

Joel Levine: On the Fly

13 Apr 2015 - 8:45am
Joel Levine
U of T Mississauga’s latest Canada Research Chair recipient flies to new heights.

Whether piping away on a recorder in a jazz quartet on stage or working with fruit flies in his U of T Mississauga lab, rhythm and timing are important considerations for Biology Professor Joel Levine, who was just awarded a 2015 Tier-I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Mechanisms and Features of Social Behaviour.

UTM Biology students win awards at OBD 2015

23 Mar 2015 - 10:34am
Ontario Biology Day 2015 logo

Congratulations to the entire group of UTM Biology undergrads who attended OBD2015 at Carleton University this weekend.
Special congratulations go out to the students below, who won awards at this year’s conference.    

  • Canadian Society of Plant Biologists: James Santangelo
  • Best talk in Microbiology & Biochemistry category: Alexandre Paquette
  • Best talk in Science Education category: Ashna Khanna

Please join us in congratulating them!

UTM paleontologist: Fossil find sheds new light on evolution of reptiles

19 Jan 2015 - 1:20pm
Erpetonyx arsenaultorum

A lucky find by a young boy on a Prince Edward Island beach has revealed important information about the early evolution of reptiles, according to new research from the University of Toronto Mississauga.

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Sex and the Single Evening Primrose

19 Jan 2015 - 1:15pm
Oenothera grandis plant (Showy evening primrose)

Sex or no sex? Using various species of the evening primrose (Oenothera) as his model, Jesse Hollister, a former University of Toronto post-doctoral fellow, and his colleagues have demonstrated strong support for a theory that biologists have long promoted: species that reproduce sexually, rather than asexually, are healthier over time, because they don’t accumulate harmful mutations.

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