Where They Are Now:
2010-12 Antoine Hnain, M. Sc
Thesis: The synthesis of elemental selenium particles by the cyanobacterium Synechoccus leopoliensis.
Present Position: Ph.D. Student, Royal Military College of Canada
2008-10 Chad Edwards, M. Sc
Thesis: The characterization of heavy metal biotransformation capabilities of photosynthetic microorganisms.
Present Position: Scientific Officer, Dow Agrosciences
2007-09 Melanie Columbus, M. Sc
Thesis: A comparison of the ability of two lines of hybrid populars (DN34 and NM1) to phytovolatilize 1,4-dioxane in laboratory and field settings.
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Western University
2007-10 Anthony Silva, M. Sc
Thesis: Characterization of the potential use of Salix nigra and Populus balsamifera for the phytoremediation of 1,4-dioxane.
Present Position: Orthopaedic Surgeon, Australia
2005-07 Maureen Edwards, M. Sc
Thesis: Characterization of the potential of phytoremediation of 1,4-dioxane in the presence of the co-contaminant ethylene glycol.
Present Position: Lawyer, Norton Rose Canada LLP, Toronto
2003-07 Marie Hetu, Ph. D.
Thesis: Effect of nutritional status on phenotypic characteristics of Arabidopsis and alfalfa in relation to the expression of the protein kinase gene, AtSnRK2.9.
Present Position: Research Associate, Queen's University
2003-05 Jennifer Gibson, M.Sc.
Thesis: Quantifying waste excretion by Egyptian tilapia hybrid (Oreochromis niloticus) and nutrient uptake by hydroponically grown plant species to optimize an integrated aquaculture system.
Present Position: Teacher
1995-99 Norman Ngorogi, Ph. D.
Thesis: Physiological and genetic characterization of T-DNA insertion mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana that are tolerant to sald.
Present Position: Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi
1994-98 Kevin Gellatly, Ph. D.
Thesis: Biochemical and molecular characterization of potato tuber acid phosphatase and other members of the plant acid phosphatase family.
Present Position: Regulatory Affairs Manager, Monsanto Canda
1992-96 Ali Malboobi, Ph. D.
Thesis: Identification of genes and DNA regulatory sequences involved in the plant response to phosphate starvation.
Present Position: Professor
1991-94 Eileen Dent, M. Sc.
Thesis: Isolation of a cytosolic tyrosine kinase gene from Nicotiana tabaccum.
Present Position: Senior Planning Advisor, Health Canada
1988-91 Liette Vasseur, Ph. D.
Thesis: Phenotypic plasticity and genetic variation in Lemna minor L.
Present Position: Professor, Brock University
1988-91 Pamela Krannitz, Ph. D.
Thesis: Association of genotypic differences with physiological traits that affect competitive ability in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Present Position: Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada
1987-91 Stephen Duff, Ph. D.
Thesis: The role of acid phosphatases in the metabolic adaptations of plants to nutritional phosphate deprivation.
Present Position: Senior Scientist and Associate Fellow, Monsanto, U.S.A.