Federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan Visits UTM

20 Apr 2016 - 9:01am
Uli Krull, Pierre Normand, Kirsty Duncan and Adriano Senatore (from left to right)

On Friday April 15th, federal MP Kirsty Duncan and Pierre Normand (CFI) visited UTM to announce $5.2M in funding to fund UofT research infrastructure. She visited Adriano Senatore’s new lab space in DV1075. Following the lab visit, UofT VP Uli Krull welcomed MP Duncan and Mr. Normand to UTM in a short ceremony.

Adriano spoke briefly about his research on synaptic transmission and stressed the importance of CFI funding to his research and to enrich the student’s experience in his lab (both undergraduate and graduate).

Congratulations to Arthur Cheng!

28 Mar 2016 - 8:42am
Arthur Cheng

Arthur Cheng (PhD student, Cheng lab) was awarded a 3-year NSERC PGS-D scholarship. Arthur's project is "The role of G protein-coupled receptor kinases in the regulation of circadian rhythms and adult hippocampal neurogenesis".

Ontario Biology Day 2016

21 Mar 2016 - 11:34am
Ontario Biology Day poster

Twenty four undergraduate UTM biology students participated at Ontario Biology Day (OBD) this weekend. Our students did a great job showcasing their research at this undergraduate conference! Anneka Hafeez received an award for best interdisciplinary biology presentation based on her work on developmental origin of PM4 neutrons in the optic lobe of Drosophila in Dr. Erclik’s lab. Monika Kania and Vikram Paul received an award for the best overall science education presentation for their work on inquiry-based labs for teaching plant science with Dr. Steven Chatfield.

Congratulations to Tammy Duong!

14 Mar 2016 - 7:54am

A paper from Tammy Duong’s 481 research project has been accepted at the journal Ecology. Tammy won the best talk award at the Biology Symposium and the Dean’s Excellence in Research Award for this research and it’s great to see it accepted for publication!

Bat Signals: UTM prof studies evolution of echolocation

10 Mar 2016 - 9:03am

As a child, John Ratcliffe often wondered how his pet dog perceived the world. That early curiosity evolved into a career that has taken him around the globe, studying a variety of creatures, including moths in French Polynesia, nocturnal oilbirds in the Caribbean, harbour porpoises in Denmark and katydids, crickets and, especially, bats.

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