Root microbiome valuable key to plants surviving drought, says UTM researcher

29 Jan 2018 - 10:29am
potted plants

Just as the microorganisms in our gut are increasingly recognized as important players in human health and behavior, new research from the University of Toronto Mississauga demonstrates that microorganisms are equally critical to the growth and health of plants. For example, plants that are able to recruit particular bacteria to their root microbiomes are much more drought resistant than their fellows, says UTM PhD candidate Connor Fitzpatrick, of the Department of Biology.

Sara Hegazi receives Graduate Award from Cell & Systems Biology

7 Dec 2017 - 7:27am
Sara Hegazi

Sara Hegazi (PhD, Cheng/Levine Lab) was awarded the Elizabeth Ann Wintercorbyn Award by the Department of Cell and Systems Biology. The award is given to a graduate student engaged in research work which is likely to prove beneficial to Medicine. Congratulations, Sara!

Cylita Guy featured in Vanguard STEM

16 Nov 2017 - 11:36am
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Cylita Guy is a science educator, an ecologist and an evolutionary biologist who studies bats and the viruses that they sometimes share with humans, but rarely get sick from themselves! More...

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Congratulations to Sanja Hinić-Frlog!

26 Oct 2017 - 1:41pm
Sanja Hinić-Frlog

Sanja Hinić-Frlog was one of three University of Toronto professors awarded Early Career Teaching Awards this year.

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Ancient amphibian had mouthful of teeth ready to grab you: U of T research

18 Sep 2017 - 10:04am
a small amphibamid dissorophid called Passawioops

The idea of being bitten by a nearly toothless modern frog or salamander sounds laughable, but their ancient ancestors had a full array of teeth, large fangs and thousands of tiny hook-like structures called denticles on the roofs of their mouths that would snare prey, according to new research by paleontologists at the University of Toronto.