Selected Conference Presentations

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)