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Current Student Research Opportunities

The following faculty members have indicated that they are currently recruiting students. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Applicants are encouraged to investigate the research being conducted by faculty within the Department and to feel free to contact faculty whose research appeals to them to discuss their interest and potential opportunities for graduate level study.

Graduate

Canadian citizens or permanent residents

Supervisor Level Project Description Application Date Start Date Supplementary Information
Abdelali Hannoufa MSc or PhD Discovery and characterization of genes responsible for regulating important crop traits; e.g. yield, quality and stress response. Open Open Dr. Abdelali Hannoufa's profile page at AAFC
Greg Thorn MSc Culture-based and metabarcoding approaches to mycobiome analyses of corn-soybean-winter wheat roots. Open 2019 (Jan/May/Sep) Dr. Thorn's research website
Greg Thorn MSc Using root mycobiome data to drive selection and testing of strains as potential mycofertilizer and mycoprotective products (dependent on funding) Open 2019 (Jan/May/Sep) Dr. Thorn's research website
Greg Thorn MSc/PhD Molecular systematics of Canadian Arctic agarics (dependent on funding) Open 2019 (Jan/May/Sep) Dr. Thorn's research website
Greg Thorn MSc Projects in mushroom systematics and ecology for honors thesis, research volunteers, and visiting graduate students Open Open Dr. Thorn's research website
Greg Thorn, Vera Tai, Mark Bernards MSc, PhD Metabarcoding approaches to mycobiome of ginseng in relation to soil ginsenosides (dependent on funding) Open 2019 (May/Sep) Dr. Thorn's research website
Ryan Austin MSc, PhD Systems biology of water stressed Medicago truncatula through assay and bioinformatic analysis of open chromatin, metabolites and protein expression. Open Open Dr. Austin’s web page at AAFC
Sangeeta Dhaubhadel MSc, PhD Regulation of isoflavonoid biosynthesis in soybean Open Open Dr. Dhaubhadel's web page at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
Frédéric Marsolais PhD Investigate the regulation of gene expression by asparagine in Arabidopsis thaliana, and the role of phosphorylation in the regulation of the enzyme asparagine synthetase. Reviewing now Open Dr. Marsolais' web page at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
Frédéric Marsolais MSc Investigate the bioactivity of common bean peptides in mammalian cells Reviewing now Open Dr. Marsolais' web page at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
Kathleen Hill MSc Evaluation of a skin protectant in models of UV-induced skin cancer Reviewing now May 2018 Dr. Hill's Directory Listing
Liana Zanette PhD, PDF The ecology and landscape of fear in wildlife Open Open lianazanette.com
Jim Staples PhD Mechanisms of metabolic suppression in hibernation Open Sept. 2018 Dr. Jim Staples' Research Page
Hugh Henry MSc, PhD Plant and soil responses to frost Open Sept. 1, 2018 Dr. Hugh Henry's Faculty Page
Hugh Henry MSc, PhD Cover crops and nitrogen retention Open Sept. 1, 2018 Dr. Hugh Henry's Faculty Page
Hugh Henry MSc, PhD Community assembly in tallgrass prairie restoration Open Sept. 1, 2018 Dr. Hugh Henry's Faculty Page
Amanda Moehring MSc, PhD The genetic and neural basis of female mate preference behaviours. Open Open Dr. Amanda Moehring's Research Page
Amanda Moehring MSc, PhD The genetic and cellular basis of male sterility. Open Open Dr. Amanda Moehring's Research Page
Jim Karagiannis MSc, PhD Molecular genetic analysis of the regulatory networks governing cell division Open Sept. 2018/ Jan. 2019 Dr. Jim Karagiannis' Research Page
Brent Sinclair PhD, PDF Molecular physiology of insect freeze tolerance May 14 Open Positions available in the Sinclair Lab

International students

Supervisor Level Project Description Application Date Start Date Supplementary Information
Greg Thorn MSc, PhD Molecular systematics of Canadian Arctic agarics (dependent on funding) Open 2019 (Jan/May/Sep) Dr. Thorn's research website
Greg Thorn MSc Projects in mushroom systematics and ecology for honors thesis, research volunteers, and visiting graduate students (dependent on funding) Open Open Dr. Thorn's research website
Sangeeta Dhaubhadel MSc, PhD Regulation of isoflavonoid biosynthesis in soybean Open Open Dr. Dhaubhadel's web page at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
Frédéric Marsolais PhD Investigate the regulation of gene expression by asparagine in Arabidopsis thaliana, and the role of phosphorylation in the regulation of the enzyme asparagine synthetase. Reviewing now Open Dr. Marsolais' web page at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
Frédéric Marsolais MSc Investigate the bioactivity of common bean peptides in mammalian cells Reviewing now Open Dr. Marsolais' web page at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
Liana Zanette PhD, PDF The ecology and landscape of fear in wildlife Open Open lianazanette.com
Amanda Moehring MSc, PhD The genetic and neural basis of female mate preference behaviours. Open Open Dr. Amanda Moehring's Research Page
Amanda Moehring MSc, PhD The genetic and cellular basis of male sterility. Open Open Dr. Amanda Moehring's Research Page
Jim Karagiannis MSc, PhD Molecular genetic analysis of the regulatory networks governing cell division Open Sept. 2018/ Jan. 2019 Dr. Jim Karagiannis' Research Page

Undergraduate

Supervisor Level Project Description Application Date Start Date Supplementary Information
Greg Thorn BSc Projects in mushroom systematics and ecology for honors thesis, research volunteers, and visiting graduate students Open Open Dr. Thorn's research website