Graduate Students

Zainab Ahmedseidi

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Yost

Office: RIC 241
E-mail: zainabahmedseidi@gmail.com

Research interests
Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology
Research topic: The transmission of the antibiotic resistance genes in the environment.

Adeyinka Ajayi

PhD Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Yost

Office: RIC 342
E-mail: adeyinkaajayi63@gmail.com
Phone: 306-209-6879

Research interests
Environmental Microbiology

Mir Salma Akter

PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Yost

Office: RIC 241
E-mail: aktersn30@gmail.com

Research interests
Bacterial Genetics, Microbiology
Research topic: Gene regulation in cell envelope of Rhizobium leguminosarum.

Mohamed Anas

PhD Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Bjoern Wissel

Office: LB 262
E-mail: anas202m@uregina.ca
Fax: 306-337-2410

Research interests
Aquatic Ecology/Quantitative Ecology
Research Topic: Potential future threats of acid deposition and climate change to pristine lakes in northern Saskatchewan.

Charlie Bailey

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Cameron & Dr. Sheffield

E-mail: charliep.bailey@yahoo.ca
Phone: 306-585-4652

Research interests
Entomology, botany, plant-insect interactions
Research topic: Pollination biology and pollinator diversity of sour cherries

Deirdre Bateson

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Wissel

Office: LB 208
E-mail: deirdre.bateson@hotmail.com

Research interests
Aquatic Ecology
Research Topic: Milder, shorter winters as buffers for adverse effects of climate change on prairie lake ecosystems.

James Dickenson

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Vetter

E-mail: DickensonJamesA@gmail.com
Phone: 306-535-2922

Research interests
Climate History, Ecology
Research topic: Ecological history in southwest Alberta

Gabriel Foley

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Brigham

Office: LB 109
E-mail: gabriel.j.foley@gmail.com
Phone: 306-585-4652
Fax: 306-337-2410

Research interests
Behavioural evolution, ecology, and conservation biology.

Claire Freeman

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Yost

Office: RIC 342
E-mail: clairefreem@gmail.com
Phone: 306-519-1339

Research interests
Microbiology, Microbial Ecology

Kendra Gietzen

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Manzon

Office: RIC 227
E-mail: kendragietzen86@gmail.com
Phone: 306-540-9515

Research interests
Stress and Walleye
Research Topic: Fisheries, Fish Physiology, Ecology

Carly Graham

PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Somers

Office: RIC 334
E-mail: cgraham13@hotmail.com

Research interests
Population structure and local adaptation

Heather Haig

PhD Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Leavitt

Office: LB 268
E-mail: haig.a.heather@gmail.com
Phone: 306-337-2545

Research interests
Limnology

Leanne Heisler

PhD candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Hall and Dr. Simpson

Office: Royal Saskatchewan Museum
E-mail: leanneheisler@hotmail.com
Phone: 306-541-3819

Research interests

Impacts of agriculture on rodent diversity.

Brittany Hesjedal

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Wissel

Office: LB 208
E-mail: hesjedab@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-540-9105

Research interests
Aquatic Ecology
Research Topic: Effect of Nitrogen Deposition and Climate on Zooplankton Communities in Saskatchewan's Boreal Lakes

Elly Knight

PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Brigham and Dr. Bayne

E-mail: ecknight@ualberta.ca
Phone: 587-989-6107

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

Adam Lanigan

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Manzon

E-mail: adamlanigan@gmail.com

Research interests
Neurobiology, Hypoxia
Research topic: The role of hypoxia-inducible factor on neural stem cells at physiologically relevant oxygen levels.

Audrey Lauzon

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Brigham & Dr. Sleep

E-mail: audreylauzon@hotmail.com
Phone: 306-585-4652

Research interests
Animal Ecology
Long-term effects of forest harvesting on habitat use by foraging bats.

Nicole Lerminiaux

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Cameron

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

Research interests
Microbial ecology, animal ecology

Eva Lopez

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Vanderwel & Dr. Sauchyn

E-mail: lopez.eva.342@gmail.com

Research interests
Forest ecology, Plant physiology, Dendrochronology
Research topic: How global change is influencing tree growth rates

Lushani Nanayakkara

PhD Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Wissel

Office: LB 100
E-mail: lushanin@gmail.com

Research interests
Research Topic: Experimental manipulation of fish predation (walleye addition) in fishless/fish-limited SK lakes.

Ryan O'Connor

PhD Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Brigham & Dr. McKechnie

Office: Zoology - University of Pretoria, South Africa
E-mail: oconn163@gmail.com

Research interests
Animal Ecology
Research Topic: Thermal physiology of African Nightjars

Stephen Olshefsky

PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Cameron

Office: RIC 333
E-mail: daseingp@me.com
Phone: 639-590-4569

Research interests
Pathogenicity genes, horizontal gene transfers, gene regulation
Research topic: Host Acquisition and Regulation of Horizontally Transferred Genes

Ryan Oram

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Stavrinides & Dr. Sheffield

Office: LB406
E-mail: ryanoram13@gmail.com

Research interests
Entomology, Taxonomy and Systematics
Research topic: Taxonomic Revisions of the Genus Hylaeus in Canada

Kirsten Palmier

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Cameron & Dr. Sheffield

E-mail: Kir.palmier@gmail.com
Phone: 306-533-7137

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

Shaneen Pelle

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Buttigieg

Office: RIC 241
E-mail: Shaneenpelle@gmail.com

Research interests
Neurobiology, molecular biology

Jennifer Russell

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Yost

Office: RIC 342
E-mail: russejenn@gmail.com
Phone: 306-737-2956

Research interests
Microbiology, Antibiotic Resistance
Research topic: Antibiotic resistant microbial communities living within wastewater treatment facilities.

Tanvir Ahmed Shovon

PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Vanderwel & Dr. Gagnon

Office: LB 420.1.1
E-mail: ahmedshovon@gmail.com
Phone: 306-533-5832

Research interests
Forest Demography, Community Assembly Mechanism
Research topic: Forest dynamics along moisture gradient

Derek Smith

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Stavrinides

Office: LB 406
E-mail: ddnsmith@gmail.com
Phone: 306-337-3324

Research interests
Microbiology
Research topic: Bacterial-Host Interactions

Craig Soutar

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Stavrinides

Office: LB406
E-mail: soutar2c@uregina.ca

Research interests
Genomics, Phylogenetics, Pathogenicity
Research topic: Genes related to bacterial pathogenicity

Erin Swerdfeger

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

Office: LB 109
E-mail: erin.swerdfeger@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-529-4688

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

Lindy Whitehouse

PhD Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Manzon

Office: RIC 227
E-mail: lindywhitehouse@hotmail.com
Phone: 306-737-4954

Research interests
Fisheries, Physiology, Climate change
Research topic: Cellular and physiological mechanisms used by fish during acclimation and adaptation.

Ashley Williams

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Stavrinides

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

Research interests
Microbiology, molecular biology, genetics
Research topic: Discovery and characterization of Pantoea-produced antibiotics.

Joshua Yoneda

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Cameron

Office: RIC 329
E-mail: joshuayoneda@gmail.com

Research interests
Microbial genetics
Research Topic: Characterization of antibiotic resistance in Mycobacteria

Megan Zak

MSc Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Manzon

Office: RIC 227
E-mail: mzak@sasktel.net
Phone: 306-551-0730

Research interests
Fish Physiology, Molecular Biology