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Graduate Students

Mohammad Ruhul Amin

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Cameron

Office: RIC320
E-mail: ruhulmicro4355@gmail.com

Research interests
Microbiology, Bacterial Genetics, Antibiotic Resistance
Research topic: Discovering gene networks involved in antibiotic resistance in Salmonella

Nikki Burnett

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Yost and Dr. Cameron

Office: RIC 241
E-mail: burnjess@uregina.ca

Research interests
Genetics, Plant-microbe interactions
Research topic: Changes in the rhizosphere microbiome during root rot in peas and lentils

Rebecca Dunkleberger

Msc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Vanderwel

E-mail: dunkleberger.rebecca@gmail.com

Research interests
Forest dynamics and climate science
Research topic: Using remote sensing to evaluate water stress and its effect on tree growth

Sydney Emmons

MSc Candidate
Dr. Kerri Finlay

Office: LB268
E-mail: sydneyemmons@uregina.ca

Research interests
Limnology, Greenhouse Gas Dynamics, Nutrient Biogeochemistry
Research topic: Greenhouse Gas Dynamics in Dugouts and Wetlands in Southern Saskatchewan

Dana Green

PhD Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Brigham, Dr. Erin F. Baerwald

Office: LB 109.3.1
E-mail: dana.green.eco@gmail.com

Research interests
Animal Biology, Behavioural Ecology, Bats, Mammals
Research topic: Migratory bat ecology and behaviour

Peyton Hartenstein

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Manzon

E-mail: peytonhartenstein1@gmail.com

Research interests
Physiology, Ichthyology
Research topic: The effects of thermal stress on perch embryos

Erika Helmond

MSc Candidate
Dr. Kerri Finlay & Dr. Cory Sheffield

Office: LB 420.1.1
E-mail: helmerik@uregina.ca

Elly Knight

PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Brigham and Dr. Bayne

E-mail: ecknight@ualberta.ca

Research interests
Conservation ecology, bioacoustics, citizen science
Research Topic: Linking Common Nighthawk acoustic signal to habitat components

Carmen Kotowich

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Somers

Office: RIC 321
E-mail: carmen.kotowich@gmail.com

Research interests
Research interests: Population Ecology, Conservation, Environmental Science, Anthropogenic Stressors, Resource Management
Research topic:Assessment of whitefish population structure using compound specific stable isotope analysis of amino acids

Nicole Lerminiaux

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Cameron

Office: RIC 320
E-mail: lerminin@uregina.ca

Research interests
Microbial ecology, animal ecology

Caelan Libke

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Somers and Dr. Ryan McKeller

E-mail: caelan.libke@gmail.com

Research interests
Research interests: Paleontology, Amber, Dinosaur
Research topic:Utilizing novel techniques to study Cretaceous fossils and amber from Saskatchewan

Elyssa Loewen

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Somers & Dr. McKellar

Office: RIC 321
E-mail: elyssa.loewen18@gmail.com

Research interests
Research interests: Insects, Palaeontology, Biodiversity and Evolution
Research topic: Late Cretaceous Beetles from Canadian Amber: Evolution and Preservation Through Time

Mahrukh Masood

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Buttigieg

E-mail: masood5m@uregina.ca

Research interests
Neurobiology, Stem Cells
Research topic:Role of Hypoxia in Neural Stem Cells

Buddhine Meegahage

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Wissel

Office: LB 208
E-mail: buddhine.meegahage@gmail.com

Research interests
Impacts of environmental changes on pririe lake food webs.
Research topic: Vulnerability of prairie lakes to zebra and quagga mussel invasion.

Michael Mensah

MSc Candidate
Dr. Kerri Finlay

Office: LB150 or LB266
E-mail: mikemenz253@gmail.com

Research interests
Limnology, Biogeochemistry, Hydrology
Research topic: Regional and Local Controls of Sulfate Concentrations in Prairie Ponds

Leslie Miller

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Manzon

Office: RIC 226
E-mail: Lam026@uregina.ca

Research interests
Fish Physiology, Cell Biology
Research topic: Impact of varying embryonic temperatures on swim performance in lake whitefish.

Kevina Mullock

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Yost

E-mail: kevinamullock@gmail.com

Research interests
Environmental and Food Microbiology
Research topic: Exploring the interactions between microbes and plants.

Caroline Ofosu

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Wissel

Office: LB 208
E-mail: carolineofosu@gmail.com

Research interests
Fish Conservation Biology, Aquatic Ecology.
Research topic: Potential Impacts of Zebra/Quagga Mussel Invasion on Game fish Populations & Food web structure in Saskatchewan Prairie Lakes.

Kirsten Palmier

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Cameron & Dr. Sheffield

E-mail: Kir.palmier@gmail.com

Research interests
Entomology, Conservation
Research topic: Determining pathogen presence of native Saskatchewan bumble bees

Ryan Rimas

PhD Candidate
Dr. Kerri Finlay

Office: LB268

Jessica Rotariu

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Manzon

Office: RIC 227
E-mail: jessicarotariu@gmail.com

Research interests
Research interests: Physiology, Metabolism, Cellular stress
Research topic: The effects of thermal history on fish metabolism

Karin Rustad

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Buttigieg

Office: RIC228
E-mail: rustad2k@uregina.ca

Research interests
Immunology, Neurobiology
Research topic: Multiple Sclerosis

Ryder Rutko

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Somers

Office: RIC 321
E-mail: ryder9rutko@gmail.com

Research interests
Fish and wildlife ecology, genetics, and management.
Research interests: The ecology of Yellow Perch in Lake Huron

Samrachana Sharma

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Tzu-Chiao-Chao

E-mail: ssm699@uregina.ca

Research interests
Microbiology, Bacterial proteomics, Antibiotic resistance
Research topic: Molecular adaptation of Salmonella enterica against antibiotic resistance

Ana Bogossian Santos

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Buttigieg

E-mail: ana.santos@uregina.ca

Research interests
Neurophysiology
Research topic: Alzheimer's disease : amyloid beta and ion channels

Ashton Sies

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Cameron

E-mail: ans227@uregina.ca

Research interests
Horizontal Gene Transfer, Antimicrobial Resistance
Research topic:Tracking antimicrobial resistance genes in natural systems.

Adam Sprott

Msc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Vanderwel

Office: LB 420.1.
E-mail: ahs616@uregina.ca

Research interests

Research interests: Forestry & Wildlife Dynamics
Research topic: Photogrammetric Modelling of Forests and Bat Responses in the Cypress Hills

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Julee Stewart

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Somers

Office: RIC 321
E-mail: stewajul@uregina.ca

Research interests
Research interests: Aquatic Ecology, Conservation, Effects of Catch and Release
Research topic: Ecology of the Northern Pike in Saskatchewan

Danae Suchan

Msc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Cameron

Office: RIC 321
E-mail: danaesuchan@gmail.com

Research interests
Research interests: Microbiology
Research topic: Using sequencing technology to study genetic diversity of zoonotic pathogens

Erin Swerdfeger

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Brigham, Dr. Erin F. Baerwald

Office: LB 109
E-mail: erin.swerdfeger@uregina.ca

Research interests
Bats, migration, landscape ecology, habitat use, anthropogenic change, conservation biology

Linh Tran

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Hall

Office: LB318
E-mail: tranlinh926@gmail.com

Research interests
Environmental Biology, Microbial Biology
Research topic: Photodegradation of dissolved organic carbon in wetland areas during long-term incubation

Ashley Williams

PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Stavrinides

Office: LB 406
E-mail: a.n.williams@outlook.com
Phone: 306-337-3324

Research interests
Microbiology, molecular biology, genetics
Research topic: Identification and characterization of the natural product antibiotic, PNP-3

Hannah Wilson

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Brigham

Office: LB 109
E-mail: hannahinhk@gmail.com

Research interests
Behavioral Ecology, Habitat Use, Bats
Research Topic: Influence of urban development on bat activity