Lang Lab Members
Lab phone number: 709-864-8761
Ryan is studying the regulation of GTA gene expression in R. capsulatus.
Yunyun is studying GTA-producing bacteria from Arctic environments, and also the role of these bacteria in important biogeochemical cycles. She is co-supervised by Dr. Richard Rivkin at the Ocean Sciences Centre.
Alex is studying prophage induction in R. capsulatus and the relationship between prophage and RcGTA production.
Yanyan Huang, PhD Student
Yanyan is working on avian influenza in wild birds in Newfoundland and Labrador. She is co-supervised by Dr. Hugh Whitney, the Chief Veterinary Officer for the province.
Colleen Buckley (right, PhD student) and Alex Rose (left, former Honours student and summer research student; now a graduate student in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at University of Alberta)
Studying Rhodobacter and the regulation of RcGTA production.
Kate Bassett, MSc student
Kate is working on California Serogroup Viruses
Dawne is studying GTA gene diversity in Newfoundland waters and also isolating GTA-producing bacteria from these areas.
Lab Group Summer 2010
Visiting student March-August 2011 from Hochschule Mannheim – University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim, Germany.
Ashley Paul (NSERC USRA for 2011; now in Medical School at MUN) and Marissa Greek (MUCEP, 2010-2011)
MSc student; 2008-2010
Michelle is currently a PhD student in the group of Jonas Waldenstrom at Linnaeus University in Sweden
Matthew was an Honours student in 2010-2011 and is now working with Mani Larijani in the MUN Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences
Influenza virus genome sequencing; Honours student 2009-2010
Ashley is currently attending Veterinary Scool at the UPEI Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown
Retrovirus prevalence in cats in Newfoundland; 2009-2010
co-supervised by Dr. Hugh Whitney, the Chief Veterinary Officer for NL
(both Lesley and Ashely managed to get through their time in the Lang lab without being photographed)
The 2008-09 Honours students (Heidi Matchem, Dave Watton, Juliet Le and Alissa Granter) at a graduation party.
Lab group 2008-2009 (missing Yunyun Fu, Alissa Granter and Dave Watton)
Visiting student March-August 2010 from Hochschule Mannheim – University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim, Germany.
Alissa worked on Avian Influenza in conjunction with Dr. Hugh Whitney, but is now in Veterinary School at University of P.E.I.
Visiting student March-August 2009 from Hochschule Mannheim – University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim, Germany.
Becoming a physiotherapist at Dalhousie
Dave Watton (Honours 2008-09)
Started Medical School at MUN in September 2009
Started Audiology at Dalhousie University
in September 2009
Lab group 2007-2008
Jordan Dinn (MUCEP program 2008-2009)
Krista Gladney (Honours 2007-2008) Now graduate student at MUN in the Faculty of Medicine with Dr. Michael Grant
(Honours 2007-2008) (NSERC USRA Summer 2007, 2008) Michael was a research assistant in the Faculty of Medicine with Dr. Jackie Vanderluit, but started medical school at the University of Western Ontario in September 2009.
Peach (Honours 2007-2008) and then did her MSc in the Faculty of Medicine with Dr. Daniel MacPhee.
Markus Henkel (Visiting student Summer 2008) from Hochschule Mannheim – University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim, Germany.
Amanda Sparkes (Honours 2007) First student in the lab, working on motility of R. capsulatus. Amanda is now doing a Masters in Biomolecular Sciences at University of Brussels.