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Student alumni

Katherine Session


MSc 2015
Research Area: Environmental fish physiology
Thesis Title: Plasticity of the heat shock response and development of thermotolerance during embryonic development of Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis).
Current Position: Fisheries Biologist, New York State, Department of Environmental Conservation

Chance McDougall


BSc Honours 2015
Research Area: Cell and fish physiology
Thesis Title: Lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) embryos exposed to repeated thermal stress throughout embryogenesis lack an inducible heat shock response.
Current Position: Medical School, University of Saskatchewan

April Sefton


BSc Honours 2012
Research Area: Cell and fish physiology
Thesis Title: Hsp70 and Hsc70 regulation in Onchorhynchus mykiss exposed to repeated heat shocks.
Current Position: Teacher, Regina

Dan Stefanovic


MSc 2015
Research Area: Molecular Biology/Endocrinology
Thesis Title:  Thermal stress and the heat shock response in embryonic and young of the year juvenile lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis).
Current Position: Hatchery Biologist, Kl cp' elk' stim' Hatchery, Okanagan Aquatic Enterprises

Matthew Endsin


MSc 2012
Research Area: Molecular Biology/Endocrinology
Thesis Title: Identification and characterization of developmentally regulated components of the stress axis in Petromyzon marinus.
Current Position:Program Manager in Ambient Air Quality, AGAT Labs

Amy Tetolock

BSc Honours 2011
Research Area: Fish Physiology and Environmental Microbiology
Thesis Title: Changes in the gut microbiome of the sea lamprey during metamorphosis
Current Position: SaskPower, Research Technician

Salina Stillborn

MSc 2011
Research Area: Endocrinology and Developmental Biology
Thesis Title: Thyroid hormone deiodinase type-2 in Petromyzon marinus: Changes in mRNA transcript levels throughout development and in response to thyroid system challenges.
Current Position: Regional Pesticides Officer at Health Canada

Odette Simmie

BSc Honours 2010
Research Area: Molecular Endocrinology
Thesis Title: Identification of coritoctropin-releasing hormone receptor subtypes 1 and 2 cDNA sequences in sea lamprey.
Current Position: Medical Science Liason, GSK pharmaceuticals

Tara Hicks

BSc Honours 2010
Research Area: Molecular Endocrinology
Thesis Title: cDNA Cloning and Tissue Distribution of Sea Lamprey, CRH Family Members.
Current Position:Saskatchewan Center for Disease Control, Provincial Laboratories

Tianna N. Gross

MSc 2008
Research Area: Comparative Biochemistry and Endocrinology
Thesis Title: Identification and characterization of developmentally regulated serum thyroid hormone distributor proteins in sea lamprey.
Current Position: Biological and Research Safety Officer, University of Regina

Jennifer Schauenberg


BSc Honours 2006
Research Area: Molecular Biology
Thesis Title: Isolation and characterization of sea lamprey thyroid hormone deiosinases.
Current Position: Saskatchewan Center for Disease Control, Provincial Laboratories

Graham Brown


BSc Honours 2006
Research Area: Molecular Endocrinology
Thesis Title: Development and validation of an in situ hybridization protocol to detect thyroid hormone nuclear receptors.


Jordan Buchko


BSc Honours 2005
Research Area: Molecular Biology
Thesis Title: Validating cytosolic beta actin as a house keeping gene.

Current Position: Orthopaedic surgeon, Saskatoon

Scott Widenmaier


BSc Honours 2005
Research Area: Molecular Endocrinology
Thesis Title: Transcriptional regulation of TR and RXR receptors following thyroid challenges.
Current Position: Research Fellow, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard

Tara Smith (Neuls)


BSc Honours 2003
Research Area: Molecular and Developmental Biology
Thesis Title: Molecular cloning, tissue distribution, and developmental expression of lamprey transthyretins
Current Position: Research Scientist; Phenomenome Inc.