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.

Mohammad Ruhul Amin

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Cameron

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

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

Charlie Bailey

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Hall

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.

Nathanael Bergbusch

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Leavitt

Office: LB 268
E-mail: nbergbusch@gmail.com

Research interests

Limnology, Nutrient Biogeochemistry, Microbial Ecology

Research topic: The impact of Regina's nitrogen-removal sewage treatment plant upgrade on water quality.

Maria Alejandra Castilla Bolanos

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Buttigieg

Office: RIC321
E-mail: castmari@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-502-6297
Website: twitter.com/alejcastilla

Research interests

Neurophysiology, Tissue regeneration, Regenerative medicine

Research topic: Effect of glutamate and engineered scaffolds on neural stem cell differentiation

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

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

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

Eric Green

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

Office: LB 109.3.1
E-mail: eg.biology@gmail.com

Research interests
Behavioral Ecology of Mammals
Research topic: Behavioral Ecology of Migratory Bats

Heather Haig

PhD Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Leavitt

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

Research interests
Limnology

Pedram Khayyat Khoshnevis

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Vanderwel

Office: LB420.1
E-mail: pkk403@uregina.ca
Phone: 3065803888

Research interests
Ecology
Research topic: Ecology and improvement of LIDAR data

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

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

Leslie Miller

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Manzon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Karin Rustad

MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Buttigieg

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

Research interests

Immunology, Neurobiology

Research topic: Multiple Sclerosis

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

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

Craig Soutar

PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Stavrinides

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

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

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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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
Phone: 306-529-4688

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

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