Biology Research Course - BIO481

 

If you are interested in taking BIO481 in the summer or Fall/Winter 2020/2021, you should secure a supervisor. If you have any questions, please email Stephanie do Rego stephanie.dorego@utoronto.ca

 

Interested in a 4th year research course in Biology? Students in BIO481 earn a full credit while working on their own project in a Biology faculty member's lab. Students prepare a thesis on their work and present it at our Symposium in April.

Interested students should contact Biology faculty members in the winter or spring prior to enrolling in the course. If you do not have a supervisor by the end of May, you should make sure to satisfy any 4th year program and degree requirements with other courses while trying to secure a supervisor.

Still not sure? Contact the Biology Department at biology.utm@utoronto.ca to find out more.


BIO481 Best Presentation Award Winners

2019 Summer

Best Presentation: Kevin Hoang (Ensminger Lab)
Best Paper: Kevin Hoang (Ensminger Lab)

Growth performance and chlorophyll fluorescence in response to parental origins in white spruce (Picea glauca) seedlings

 

2019

March 29, 2019 Symposium

Winner: Samuel Fung (Cheng Lab)

  • Sox2 ablation in the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus perturbs anxio-depressive behaviours in mice.

Winner: Ravneet Jaura (Rhee Lab)

  • Understanding the Role of Intergenic DNA Region of Hb9 Gene during Spinal Motor Neuron Differentiation

Runner up: Jenna Black (Short Lab)

  • The Dynamics of Viruses and Virophages that Infect C. parva, a Freshwater Algae

Runner up: Esther Jung (Shin Lab)

  • Increasing stringency of ME47 by reducing gIII expression in vitro

 

April 5, 2019 Symposium

Winner: Anuj Kaushal (Stewart Lab)

  • Determining Genetic Interactions with NSF in Drosophila melanogaster

Winner: Agatha Tymczak (Kanelis Lab)

  • Spectroscopically characterizing the regulatory region of yeast cadmium factor 1

Runner up: Zaleena Akheralie (Erclik Lab)

  • Characterizing Embryonic Optic Neuroblasts in the Developing Drosophila melanogaster Brain

2018

  • Winner: Fahad Farooq (Wagner Lab)
    • Project title – The differential effect of pollination and seed dispersal on genetic diversity of a common tropical plant, Heliconia tortusoa
  • Runner up: Erika Frangione (Stefanovic Lab)
    • Project title – Plastid Genome Sequence Assembly and Annotation of a Parasitic Plant Species Cuscuta Africana
  • Runner up: Mahnoor Ayub (Lange Lab)
    • Project title – Investigating the role of SIFamide in feeding behavior of the blood-sucking bug, Rhodnius prolixus

2017

  • Winner: Nikhil George (Short Lab)
  • Runner up: Jason Tang (Espie Lab)

2016

  • Winners: Paul Penkul (Milstein Lab) and David Przelicki (Cheng Lab)
  • Runner up: Amara Rasool (Levine Lab)