Selected Conference Presentations

2017

Boyd, B., S. Hayes, and B. Stutchbury. 2017. Breeding season carry-over effects of forest fragmentation on Wood Thrush. American Ornithol. Soc., Lansing MI.

Cherie A. Brown, Ryan C.F. Siu, Anna Kotova, Christiane Zoidl, David C. Spray and Georg Zoidl. (2017). Tubulin-Mediated Transport of Connexin 36 (Cx36) Potentiates Electrical Plasticity in Neuronal Cells. International Gap Junction Conference. (International; Oral Presentation -Awarded Second Oral Prize; PhD)

DeRango-Adem EF. and Pearlman R, 2017. tChds are implicated in lncRNA-mediated chromatin remodeling during Tetrahymena thermophila development. Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences.

Dogantzis, K. Toth, A. and Zayed, A. 2017. Exploring the evolution of eusociality in a primitively eusocial paper wasp using population genomics. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Victoria, Canada, May 8.

Durant A, Donini A. 2017. Expression and function of an animal MEP/Amt ammonia transporter AeAmt2 in the larvae of the mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Scholander Poster Session: 2nd Place. Experimental Biology Annual Meeting 04/23/ 2017, Chicago, Illinois

Florko, K., G.W. Thiemann, M. Branigan, J. Pongracz, J. Bromaghin. 2017. Has sea ice loss affected the diet composition of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in the western Canadian Arctic? Canadian Society for Ecology & Evolution Meeting 2017. Victoria, BC. Poster presentation.

Gaibisels, K.and Sharma, S. 2017. The effects of climate change on water level fluctuations in north temperate lakes. International Association of Great Lakes Research Annual Meeting.Detroit, Michigan.

Hayes, S., B. Boyd, and B. Stutchbury. 2017. Fragmentation effects on survivorship, dispersal and autumn migration onset in juvenile Wood Thrush. American Ornithol. Soc., Lansing MI. (Invited Talk).

Hewitt, B. and Sharma, S. 2017. Impacts of climate change on lake ice freeze on lakes across the Northern Hemisphere. International Association of Great Lakes Research Annual Meeting. Detroit, Michigan.

Lopez, L.and Sharma, S. 2017. The effects of climate change on lake ice break-up trends across the Northern Hemisphere.  Society of Canadian Limnology Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec.

Misyura L, Donini A. 2017. Characterization of aquaporin expression and function in the Malphighian tubules of the larval mosquito, Aedes aegypti.Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Trainee Driven Featured Topic (Selected for Oral Presentation) Experimental Biology Annual Meeting 04/23/2017, Chicago, Illinois

Ryan CF Siu, Cherie A Brown, Christiane Zoidl, David C Spray, Logan W Donaldson and Georg Zoidl. 2017. CaM, CaMKII and Cx36 at Electrical Synapses. International Gap Junction Conference (IGJC 2017). (International; Oral Presentation with Travel Award; PhD Work).

Stefanoff, S., Vogt, R., E.T. Howell and Sharma, S. 2017. Examining patterns of primary production along the southeast shore of Lake Huron using spatially explicit models. American Fisheries Society Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting.Orillia, Ontario

van Vliet, H., and B. Stutchbury. 2017. The effects of agricultural intensification on Savannah Sparrows in southern Ontario. American Ornithol. Society, Lansing Michigan.

2016

Brown, CA, Ryan C.F. Siu, Christiane Zoidl, David C. Spray and Georg Zoidl. (2016). The Role of the Tubulin-Cytoskeleton in the Modulations of the Connexin 36 Nexus in Neuro2a Cells. 10th Annual Canadian Association for Neuroscience Conference. (National; Poster Presentation; PhD).

Chin, S and B Stutchbury. 2016. Predicting risk of bird-window collisions in a campus setting. North American Ornithol. Congress, Washington DC, United States

DeRango-Adem EF. and Pearlman R, 2016. MAC-specific Chromatin Remodelers bind a Zinc Finger Protein and Diverse RNAs throughout the Tetrahymena Life Cycle. Genetics Society of America.

DeRango-Adem EF. and Pearlman R, 2016. Developmental DNA and RNA Binding Proteins (DRBPs) in the Animal Model Tetrahymena thermophila. Toronto RNA Enthusiasts Day. Poster

Dogantzis, K. Toth, A., and Zayed, A. (2016). The population genomics of primitively social paper wasps. XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, USA, September 27.

Adhvaryu K, Firoozi G, Motavaze K, Wu D, Lakin-Thomas P. (2016). PRD-1, a component of the circadian system of Neurospora crassa, is a member of the Dead-Box RNA helicase family. Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, Palm Harbor, USA.

Galicia, M.P., G.W. Thiemann, M.G. Dyck, S.H. Ferguson and J.W. Higdon. 2016. Spatial differences in feeding habits of polar bears in Foxe Basin: possible shift in Arctic food web mediated by a new top predator. ArcticNet 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. Winnipeg, MB. Oral presentation.

Gauberg J and Kelly SP (2017). Effect of ion-poor water on region-specific paracellular permeability properties of rainbow trout skin. Oral presentation Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Jan 4-8, New Orleans, USA. Best Student Presentation award, Division of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology

Harpur, B. and Zayed, A. (2016). The importance of direct and indirect selection in corbiculate bees. XXV International Congress of Entomology. Orlando, USA, September 30. [invited]

Hewitt, B.and Sharma, S.2016. Effects of climate-change on ice phenology and consequential impacts on ecosystem structure and function.International Association of Great Lakes Research Annual Meeting.Guelph, Ontario.

Lopez, L.and Sharma, S. 2016. The effects of climate change on future fish distributions and potential competitive interactions. Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium. Toronto, Ontario.

Perlov D, Quinlan R. Tracking hypoxia in the central basin of Lake Erie using a paleolimnological approach.  59th Annual Conference of the International Association of Great Lakes Research. Guelph, Ontario, 6-10 June 2016.

Ratnayake L, Adhvaryu K, Kafes E, Motavaze K, Lakin-Thomas P. (2016). Circadian rhythms in Neurospora crassa are regulated by a component of a conserved nutrient-sensing pathway. Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, Palm Harbor, FL, USA.

Sciullo, L., G. W. Thiemann and N.J. Lunn. 2016. Long term trends in diet of female polar bears in western Hudson Bay. ArcticNet 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. Winnipeg, MB. Oral presentation.

Sciullo, L., G. W. Thiemann and N.J. Lunn. 2016. Temporal trends in foraging patterns and body condition of female polar bears in Western Hudson Bay. 24th International Conference on Bear Research & Management. Anchorage, AK.

Scott R,
Quinlan R. Aquatic communities in a changing Arctic floodplain: temporal trends in littoral macroinvertebrate composition in the Mackenzie River Delta.  Society of Canadian Limnologists/Canadian Conference on Fisheries Research Annual Meeting, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, 7-9 January 2016

Siu Ryan CF, Ekaterina Smirnova, Cherie A. Brown, Logan W. Donaldson and Georg Zoidl. (2016). Dissecting the Role of Connexin 36 and Calmodulin in the Plasticity of Electrical Synapses. 10th Annual Canadian Association for Neuroscience Conference.

Tsvetkov, N.Samson-Robert, O. Fournier, V. and Zayed, A. (2016). A season long study of pesticide exposure in honeybees. XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, USA,September 27.

Sharma, S.,Van Zuiden, T., Chen, M., Stefanoff, S.,Lopez, L. and Biswas, S. 2016.Impacts of climate change on novel species interactions between invasive and native top predators at a landscape scale.  Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Annual Meeting.St. John’s, Newfoundland.

2015

Chen, M. (MSc, current) and Sharma, S. 2015. Panic at the Cisco: Predicting the effects of climate change on cisco populations in Ontario. American Fisheries Society – Ontario Chapter. Orillia, Ontario. [Won Best Student Presentation]

Lalanthi Ratnayake (PhD in progress), Elizabeth Kafes (MSc 2013), Keyur Adhvaryu, Kamyar Motavaze, and Patricia Lakin-Thomas. 2015. Identification of a gene (UV90) affecting FRQ-less rhythms in Neurospora crassa. Second Conference of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology, May 29-31, 2015, Montreal, Canada. (oral presentation)

Stefanoff, S. (MSc, current), Sharma, S. and E.T. Howell. 2015. Investigating the influence of land use and water quality on the production of algae along the shoreline of Lake Huron. American Fisheries Society – Ontario Chapter. Orillia, Ontario.

Van Zuiden, T. (MSc student), Stefanoff, S. (MSc student) and Sharma, S. 2015. Predicting the effects of climate change and smallmouth distributions in Ontario inland lakes: are walleye in a pickle-rel? Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research Annual Meeting. Orillia, Ontario.

2014

Miranda Chen (MSc current), S Sharma. 2014. Effects of climate change on lake trout distributions in Ontario. May 25th-29th. Genomes to Biomes 2014. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Chen, M. (MSc, current) and Sharma, S. 2015. Panic at the Cisco: Predicting the effects of climate change on cisco populations in Ontario. American Fisheries Society – Ontario Chapter. Orillia, Ontario. [Won Best Student Presentation]

Sam Sharifi (MSc current), B Firth, A  Naeeni, MA Bayfield. 2014. RNA chaperone activity of the RRM2 domain of human La.2014 International conference on La and La-related proteins, Warrenton, VA, USA

Sotomayor, D (PhD in progress) and CJ Lortie. 2014. Indirect effects in a desert plant community: do nurse-plants mediate interactions between understorey species? Ecol. Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, oral paper.

Thomas Van Zuiden (MSc current), S Sharma. 2014. Predicting the effects of climate change on walleye distributions in Ontario Lakes. May 25th-29th. Genomes to Biomes 2014. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2013

Matthew Balcarras (PhD current), Balcarras, Ardid, Kaping, Everling, Womelsdorf. 2013. Reinforcement learning predicts value-driven attentional selection in a foraging task. Workshop: "Learning to Attend, Attending to Learn", Cognitive Science Society, San Diego, CA, USA. [Best Abstract Award]

Olga Egorova (MSc 2014) and Yi Sheng. 2013. Structural characterization of the active site of the human MDM2 Ring domain. 6th International Mutant P53 Workshop. Jun 15-18, 2013 Toronto, Canada

Ghazaleh Firoozi (MSc 2013), Keyur Adhvaryu, Kamyar Motavaze, and Patricia Lakin-Thomas. 2013. Characterizing the prd-1 mutation in Neurospora crassa. First Conference of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology, May 24-26, 2013, Toronto, Canada. (oral presentation)

Rahima Khatun (PhD current) and Yi Sheng. 2013. Structural and Functional Characterization of the human E3 Ligase ARF-BP1. 6th International Mutant P53 Workshop. Jun 15-18, 2013 Toronto, Canada

Ruttan, A (MSc current), A Filazzola (PhD current), and CJ Lortie. 2013. Nurse-plant effects on insect abundance and diversity in the Mojave Desert. Entomological Society of Canada Annual Meeting. Guelph, Ontario.

Sotomayor, D (PhD in progress), I Revilla, and CJ Lortie. 2013. Indirect interactions in Deserts of Chile and Peru. Oral paper at INTECOL-BES Centenary meeting, London, UK.

Ana Vakiloroayaei (PhD current)
, Neha Shah (MSc 2012), M Oeffinger, and MA Bayfield. 2013. La is a molecular chaperone that mediates pre-tRNA processing irrespective of pre-tRNA folding status. 2013 International Meeting of the Riboclub, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada.

2012

Lamarque LJ (PhD 2013), CJ Lortie, A Porté, and S Delzon. 2012. A biogeographical study of the genetic adaptation and phenotypic plasticity of two invasive maple trees. NEOBIOTA, 7th European Conference on Biological Invasions. Pontevedra, Spain

Emily McKinnon (PhD 2014), KC Fraser, CQ Stanley, MM MacPherson, BJM Stutchbury. 2012. Testing proximate hypotheses for protandry in wood thrushes using geolocators. Oral presentation. IV North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia. (student presentation award)