Welcome to Biology
The Department of Biology at the University of Regina provides quality undergraduate teaching, graduate student training, and postdoctoral fellow mentorship. In addition to its modern facilities for advanced molecular and environmental research, the Department of Biology is home to several top scientists in ecological, environmental, and cellular and molecular biology.
The Globe and Mail names Dr. Brigham "Hotshot Proff"
In a recent artilce entitled "Help choosing a university in the Prairies" the Globe and Mail named Dr. Brigham the U of R's "Hotshot Proff". Dr. Craig Willis, who earned his PhD in our department was named "Hotshot Proff at University of Winnipeg.
Fall Convocation 2013
From left to right Dr. Mark Brigham, Sara Ludlow (MSc), Carolyn Gaudet (MSc), Teddie Rahube (PhD), Jody Rintoul (MSc), Leanne Heisler, Dr. Chris Yost.
Congratulations to all our graduates!
Faculty win preseason hockey game
Once again age wins over beauty and the faculty team wins 4-2. Apparently a rematch is in the works so stay tuned. For more photos see the undergraduate page.
Ludlow K, Buttigieg J. Not so liberating after all: Multiple Sclerosis disease and treatments. Journal Health Science. 2013. Aug. 4: 105-108.
Wu Y, Satkunendrarajah K, Teng Y, Chow DS, Buttigieg J, Fehlings MG. Delayed post-injury administration of riluzole is neuroprotective in preclinical rodent model of spinal cord injury. J Neurotrauma. 2013; 30(6):441-52. PMID23517137
Salman S, Buttigieg J, Zhang M, Nurse CA. Chronic exposure of neonatal rat adrenomedullary chromaffin cells to opioids in vitro blunts both hypoxia and hypercapnia chemosensitivity. J Physiol. 2013 Jan 15;591(Pt 2):515-29. PMID: 23148319
Vanderlinde EM, Hynes MF, Yost CK. Homoserine catabolism by Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae 3841 requires a plasmid-borne gene cluster that also affects competitiveness for nodulation. Environ Microbiol. 2013 Jun 21. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12196. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23859230.
Boa TT, Rahube TO, Fremaux B, Levett PN, Yost CK. Prevalence of methicillin-resistant staphylococci species isolated from computer keyboards located in secondary and postsecondary schools. J Environ Health. 2013 Jan-Feb;75(6):50-8. PubMed PMID: 23397650.
Tambalo DD, Boa T, Liljebjelke K, Yost CK. Evaluation of two quantitative PCR assays using Bacteroidales and mitochondrial DNA markers for tracking dog fecal contamination in waterbodies. J Microbiol Methods. 2012 Dec;91(3):459-67. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2012.09.029. Epub 2012 Oct 2. PubMed PMID: 23041493.
Tetlock A, Yost CK, Stavrinides J, Manzon RG. Changes in the gut microbiome of the sea lamprey during metamorphosis. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Nov;78(21):7638-44. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01640-12. Epub 2012 Aug 24. PubMed PMID:22923392; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3485723.
Beal, M.A., Glenn, T.C., Lance, S.L, Somers, C.M. Characterization of unstable microsatellites in mice: no evidence for germline mutation induction following gamma-radiation exposure. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, 2012. 53:599-607.
Fortney, A.N., Poulin, R.G., Martino, J.A., Parker, D.L., Somers, C.M. Proximity to Hibernacula and Road Type are Key Factors Influencing Potential Road Mortality of Snakes in Southwestern Saskatchewan. Canadian Field Naturalist, 2012. 126:194-203.
Starks E., R.N. Cooper, P.R. Leavitt and B. Wissel (2013) Effects of drought and pluvial periods on fish and zooplankton communities in prairie lakes: deterministic vs. stochastic effects. Global Change Biol. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12359.
Hellmann C., B. Wissel and C. Winkelmann (2013) Omnivores as seasonally important predators in a stream food web. Freshw. Sci. 32: 548-562.
Anas M.U.M., K.A. Scott and B. Wissel (2013) Suitability of absence vs. presence indicator species to characterize acid-stress gradients. Ecol. Indic. 30: 90-99.
Bugaski A., M. Reudnik, J.L. Doucette, B. Wissel and Somers, C.M. (2013) The complexity of cormorants Phalacrocorax auritus: stable isotopes reveal multiple prey sources and frequent feeding site switching. Can. J Fish. Aquat. Sci. 0: 271-279.