Dr. Brian E. Staveley's

Molecular Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics Laboratory

Brian E. Staveley, Ph.D.  Professor of Biology
& Principal Investigator
B.Sc. (Specialized Honours Genetics) University of Guelph
M.Sc. (Molecular Biology & Genetics) University of Guelph
Ph.D. (Genetics) University of Alberta

BIOS Award: Educator of the Year, 2013


Current Graduate Students


Jennifer D. Slade, B.Sc.(Honours Biology), M.Sc. (Biology, 2008), Ph.D. Candidate, NSERC PGS-D Scholar
Currently a Laboratory Instructional Assistant with Biology, MUN
Honours B.Sc. (Biology) & M.Sc. (Biology) Memorial University of Newfoundland
Jennifer's Kitchen at home

Peter Githure M'Angale, B.Sc. (MU), M.Sc. (MUN), Ph.D. Student
B.Sc. (Honours) Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

Eric Merzetti, B.Sc. & M.Sc.(UNB),, Ph.D. Student
B.Sc. (Honours Biology-Chemistry) & M.Sc. University of New Brunswick (with Dr. Denise Clark)

Colleen Connors, B.Sc. (Major Biology, Minor Math), M.Sc. & Ph.D. Student
NSERC CGS-M Scholar
NSERC-USRA 2009 & 2010, SWASP 2008

Poly Talukdar, M.Sc. Student

Mahin Chavoshi, M.Sc. Student



 
 
 
 

Undergraduate Students


Maggie Hickey, Biology Major & NSERC-USRA 2014

Allison Lamond, Honours B.Sc. (Biology)
Honours Biology & NSERC-USRA 2012, 2014

Frankie Slade, Honours B.Sc. (Biology)
Honours Biology, Undergraduate Researcher, 2012-13, Dean of Science SURA 2014

Maggie McGuire, Honours B.Sc. (Biology)
Honours Biology, Undergraduate Researcher, 2013  & NSERC-USRA 2014
Currently a Student, MUN

Erin McCarthy, NSERC-USRA 2014. Undergraduate Researcher, 2013 & WISE summer student, 2011
Currently a Biochemistry Student, MUN

Daria Snow, Undergraduate Researcher, 2013 & 2014 & WISE summer student, 2010
Currently a Biology Student, MUN

Louise Twells, Undergraduate Researcher, 2013 & 2014 & WISE summer student, 2012
Currently a Student, McMaster University


 

Former Members of the Staveley Lab

Dr. Amy M. Todd
Defended December 5th, 2011
Currently a with DELT, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Honours B.Sc. (Biology) Memorial University of Newfoundland
Amy and her Fierce Gigantic Dogs, Lindel and Obi, fighting in the Snow (July 16th, 2004)
Congrats to Amy and Peter on the birth of baby Oliver!

Dr. Justin N. Moores
Defended March 5th, 2007
Currently, a Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa
Former manager of StemCore Laboratories DNA Sequencing Facility
at the Ottawa Health Research Institute in our nation's capital.
Formerly a distinct Ph.D. Candidate & NSERC-IRS Scholar
CIHR National Student Research Poster Competition Winner (Silver), 2006
Justin has a B.Sc. (Honours Biology) from the Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Annika F.M. Haywood
Defended May 15th, 2006
Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow, Discipline of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, MUN
(Pictured here with Brieanna Sheena Haywood Smith)
Formerly, a Lecturer, Department of Biology, MUN
Annika holds a B.Sc. (Genetics & Biochemistry) and M.Sc. (Biochemistry)
from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Annika came to Memorial University to Model Parkinson's Disease in Drosophila
Annika and her examination committee
For Annika and Lloyd's Wedding Picture's see
The Beautiful Bride, The Bride and Groom & The Bride with Groom
plus
Baby Brieanna Sheena Haywood Smith &Brieanna at Halloween, 2005

Brie S.H. Smith is apparently off the Medical School, too!
(They all seem this age, to me!)

Dr. Jamie M. Kramer, B.Sc. Ph.D.
Defended Feb 17th, 2006
Currently an Assisant Professor, Western University
Formerly Research Fellow
Department of Human Genetics
St. Radbound University Center
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Jamie at the bench!
Jamie in a Tie???
Jamie and his Examination Comittee
Congratulations on the birth of May!

David Lipsett, B.Sc. (UNB), M.Sc. M.Sc. (Biology, 2012)
NSERC CGS-M Scholar
B.Sc. (Honours Biology-Chemistry) University of New Brunswick (with Dr. Denise Clark)
Currently a Doctoral Student in Norwegia

Rebecca Mawhinney, B.Sc. (Honours Biology), M.Sc. (Biology, 2010)
& returning Laboratory Assistant S2011
Honours B.Sc. (Biology) Memorial University of Newfoundland (with Dr. Helene Volkoff)
Currently a Medical Student, Trinity University, Dublin, Ireland.
Here is a picture of Rebecca with her true love.

Jillian M. MacDonald, B.Sc. (Biology, First-class Honours St. F X), M.Sc. (Biology, 2009), M.D. (Dal U.)
NSERC CGS-M Scholar
B.Sc. (Biology First-class Honours) St. Francis Xavier University
Currently a Medical Resident in London, Ontario

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Danielle Sheaves, Honours B.Sc. (Biology)
Honours Biology and Undergraduate Researcher, 2013
 

Ashley Grant, Biology & NSERC-USRA 2013
Currently a Biology Student, MUN

Michael McDonald, Honours B.Sc. (Biology)
Currently a Graduate Student at Dalhousie

Tyler D. Brown, Honours B.Sc. (Biology)
Currently a Graduate Student with M. Rise, Biology (at OS) MUN

Kayla Wyer, Undergraduate Lab Assistant & MUCEP 2012
Currently a Biology Student, MUN

Melanie Dawe, Undergraduate Lab Assistant & MUCEP 2012
Currently an Undergraduate Student, MUN

Lindsay Collins, Undergraduate Lab Assistant & MUCEP 2012
Currently an Undergraduate Student, MUN

Lindsay Dolomount, Honours B.Sc. (Biology)
Currently a Student in Audiology, Dalhousie University.

Bre Coady, Honours B.Sc. (Biochemistry)
Currently a Graduate Student in the Brown lab, Biochemistry, MUN

Alex Hemeon, Undergraduate Lab Assistant & SWASP 2011
WISE summer student, 2009
Currently an Undergraduate Student, MUN

Susan Banfield, Undergraduate Lab Assistant & MUCEP 2011
Currently a Biology Honours student, MUN

Kimberly Chafe, Honours B.Sc. (Biology) & SWASP 2009/2010
Currently a Graduate Student with H.D. Marshall & H. Whitney, Biology MUN

Sabrina Inkpen, Honours B.Sc. (Cell Biology and Biochemistry)
Currently a Graduate Student with M. Rise, Biology (at OS), MUN

Mariana Diaz Gomez, Honours B.Sc. (Biology) & MUCEP/ISWEP, 2010
Currently an M.Sc. student with the Marine Mammal Research Group, Department  of Zoology, Univeristy of British Colimbia.

Katie Antle, Undergraduate Lab Assistant & Canada Summer Job Student 2009 & 2010
Currently a Bachelor of Technology in Aquaculture Student, MI, MUN

Kelsey Hayden, Undergraduate Lab Assistant & SWASP 2010
Currently a Biology Student, MUN
 

Heather Stone, B.Sc. (Major Biology) & NSERC-USRA 2010
Undergraduate Lab Assistant & SWASP 2009
Currently a Medical Student, MUN.

Linda Ward, Honours B.Sc. (Biology)
Currently a Nursing Student, MUN

Renee Mulrooney, Honours B.Sc. (Biology) & NSERC-USRA 2009
University Medal for Academic Excellence (Biology), 2010
Currently a Dentistry Student, Dalhousie University.

Kate Bassett, Honours B.Sc. (Biology)
Currently a Graduate Student with Drs. Chapman & Lang, Biology MUN

Patrick Holland, Honours B.Sc. (Biology, MUN), M.Sc. (Pharmacology, Dalhousie University -with Denis Dupre)
Currently a Student in the College of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University

Shawn Hussey, B.Sc. (Computer Science)
Undergraduate Lab Assistant 2004-2010
Currently working as a Software developer with Bit Trap Studios.

Meghan O'Leary, Honours B.Sc. (Biology) & NSERC-USRA 2008
Currently a Medical Student, Queen's University.

Paula Cooper, B.Sc. (Biology) & NSERC-USRA 2008
Post-graduate diploma, Clinical Epidemiology, MUN
Currently a Medical Student, MUN

Cassandra Price, WISE summer student, 2006 & Undergraduate Lab Assistant
Primary Care Paramedicine, College of the North Atlantic.
Currently an Undergraduate Student, MUN

Greg Dale, Honours B.Sc. (Biology)
Currently a Graduate Student with H.D. Marshall, Biology MUN

Stephanie Mooney, WISE summer student 2008
Currently an undergraduate at MUN

Brent Morgan, B.Sc. Undergraduate Lab Assistant
Currently a Laboratory Technician with Molson Breweries

Megan Freake, Honours B.Sc. (Psychology), Masters of Counselling Psychology (MCP) Adler School of Professional Psychology
WISE summer student 2004
Currently a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Leanne B. (Thorne) Martin, Honours B.Sc.(Biology), M.Sc. in Medicine (Cancer, MUN), M.D. (MUN, 2011)
Former Science Technician II in the Staveley Lab
Leanne is pictured here with Cassidy and Lexie.

Youlian Tzenov, Honours B.Sc. (Biology), Ph.D. (Cancer & Development, Bio-Medical Sciences, MUN), 2013
Currently a PDF, Bio-Medical Sciences, MUN

Lacey Haines, B.Sc. (Major Biology) & NSERC-USRA, Doctor of Optometry, U of Waterloo, 2012
University Medal for Academic Excellence (Biology) 2008
Currently a Clinical Resident, University of Waterloo Optpmetry Clinic

Vanessa Walsh, WISE summer student 2007
 

Jo-Anna Clark, Honours B.Sc. (Biology)
Currently a Doctoral candidate (on leave) with H.D. Marshall, Biology MUN
and a Medical Student, MUN.

Michael Nightingale, Honours B.Sc. (Biology) M.Sc. Student (on leave)
B.Sc. (Honours Biology) Memorial University of Newfoundland
Currently an Instructor at the Grenfell Campus of MUN (on leave) &
a student of Psychology, MUN

Jessica A. Bosse, Honours B.Sc. (Biology), M.D. (Queens Univerity, 2011)
Jessica attended Smith University in 2005-6 as a Killam Foundation Scholar.
"Memorial student wins prestigious Killam Fellowship".
Jessica spent two summers as an NSERC-USRA at UNB with Denise Clark
Currently a Medical Resident, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Congratulations to Jessica and Marc-Etienne on their wedding!
 

Kevin J. Mitchell, Honours B.Sc. (Biology), M.D. (University of Western Ontario, 2011)
NSERC-USRA & Dean of Science Book Prize (Biology) 2005-2006
Currently a Paediatric Resident at Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta

Kim Russell, B.A. (Psychology), St. Thomas University
MUCEP Undergraduate Lab Assistant
Formerly a WISE summer student, 2005
Congratulations to Kim and Ronnie on the birth of baby Ava.

Shannon Mackey, Honours B.Sc. (Biochemistry), M.D. (MUN, 2010)
NSERC-USRA
Currently a medical residence at Kingston General, Kingston, Ontario

Jody Burke (Rotchford), Honours B.Sc. (Biology) & NSERC-USRA
Currently a Student Retention Coordinator, DELT, MUN
Congratulations to Jody and Andrew on their wedding!

Chantel T. Barrett, B.Sc. (Biology Major with a Biochemistry Minor), M.D. (MUN, 2009)
NSERC-USRA
University Medal for Academic Excellence (Biology) 2005
Currently a Resident in Neurology, Eastern Health, St. John's, NL
Chantel as a new Medical Student,, 2005
Chantel & our friend Kim Johnstone
Chantel working at the 'scope!

Sharleen Hoffe, Honours B.Sc. (Cell Biology & Biochemistry), M.D. (MUN, 2012)
Currently a medical residence in Kingston, Ontario

Sioban Quicke B.Sc. (Biology Major & Geography Minor), SWASP
Diploma in Genetic Technology, Michner Institure for Applied Health Sciences, 2008
Currently a Genetic Technologist with Eastern Health, St. John's

Robert Mercer, Honours B.Sc. (Biology), M.D. (MUN, 2010)
(co-supervised with Dr. Karen Mearow, Medicine, MUN)
Former MUCEP Undergraduate Lab Assistant
Currently a Resident in Psychiatry, Eastern Health, St. John's, NL

Ashlee Drover (Human Biology Major, Brain and Behavior theme), Doctor of Chiropactic (Palmer, 2011)
Visiting Undergraduate from Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Ashlee carried out her "Capstone Project" in the lab while home for the summer.
Ashlee played for the Quebec Avalanche of the Women's National Hockey League (WNHL)
Ashlee was a D.C. student at the Palmer College of Chiropractic, Iowa & co-valedictorian, class of 2011.
Ashlee is currently with Collingswood Chiropractic Center, Westmount, New Jersey

Lisa D. Saunders Honours B.Sc. (Biology) & NSERC-USRA
Julie Payette-NSERC Research Scholarship Winner (2004)
University Medal for Academic Excellence (Biology) 2004
B.Ed., University of Alberta (2006)
Currently wrangling Kaden and Logan!
Lisa and Gillian Grad Picture1
Lisa and Gillian Grad Picture 2
Lisa and Gillian Grad Picture 3
Lisa and Annika Grad
Lisa and Tony's Wedding (December 30th, 2005)

Gillian A. Sheppard, Honours B.Sc. (Biochemistry), M.D. (MUN, 2008)
NSERC-USRA
Department of Biochemistry Head's Prize, 2004
Currently a Medical Resident, MUN
Gillian Sheppard wins Head's Prize

Adrian Moores Honours B.Sc. (Biology),
M.Sc. (Biochemistry; University de Montreal)
Formerly a Research Associate at Concordia University
Currently with Life Technologies.
Adrian at his Defence (in suit and tie)
Adrian, Gill, Jen and Brian at Grad

Curtis French Honours B.Sc. (Biology), M.Sc. in Medicine (Genetics; MUN)
NSERC-PGSD (2006), Ph.D. (Alberta, 2010)
U of A Provost Doctoral Entrance Award Winner
Currently a PDF, University of Alberta

Danielle (Kielley) French Honours B.Sc. (Biochemistry), M.Sc. in Medicine (Cancer; MUN)
CIHR National Student Research Poster Competition Winner (Silver), 2005
U of A Provost Doctoral Entrance Award Winner
Currently a Doctoral Student, University of Alberta and
a Laboratory Instructor at Grant MacEwan University
Congrats to Danielle and Curtis on the birth of baby Benjamin French!

Kimberly Andrews Honours B.Sc. (Cell Biology and Biochemistry),
D.V.M. (Ontario Veterinarian College, Guelph, 2008)
Kim is pictured here with Ray.
Congrats to Kim and Craig on the birth of baby Ciaran!

Christina Freeborn Honours B.Sc. (Biology)
Currently with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Congratulations to Christina and Fernando on their recent wedding!

Jay Penney Honours B.Sc. (Biology), M.Sc. (University of New Brunswick), Ph.D. (McGill University)
Currently a Post Doc at MIT
M.Sc. with Denise Clark

Aaron Kennedy Honours B.Sc. (Biology), M.Sc. in Medicine (Genetics; MUN), M.D. (MUN, 2009)
Currently a Medical Resident, Vancouver, B.C.

April Penney, B. Comm. Minor Biology
WISE summer student, 2000
Currently working in B.C.

Jason T. Davidge Honours B.Sc. (Biology), M.D. University of Pecs
First Honours Student in the Staveley Lab
Jason and his brother Brad are "Stuck in the Middle"!
Currently living in Halmstad, Sweden.

Brian, Jennifer, Githure, Colleen and Eric at CanFly, 2013 @ University of British Columbia
Yes, Peter and Eric do dress alike at all times.

Summer 2013: Excitement about just doing science!

MUN Biology Undergraduate Society (BIOS) Award
Educator of the Year, 2013
Presented by BIOS President Sarah Predham

Jennifer and Colleen at CanFly, 2011 @ Brock University

Kim and Jenna, Graduation 2011

Dr. Haywood and disheveled supervisor, Graduation 2006

Planning a few experminents, 2004

GSU's Supervisor's Night at Bitter's, 2003
Curtis, Danielle, Brian, Lisa, Annika and Lloyd

17th European Drosophila Meeting Edinburgh, September 2001

Summer of 2001:  The old fly room
Annika, Tara, Brian, Angie & Jamie (left to right)
Both Angie (2006) and Tara (2007) are graduates of the M.D. program at MUN.

Summer of 2000:  Group picture of the Staveley and Carr Labs
Leanne, April, Robyn, Melanie (f); Dean, Steve, Ann-Marie, Kim S.(m); Brian, Dawn, Kim A. (b) (left to right)

The famous picture of Annika and Brian from mun.ca

For JP and Adrian's vision of Dr. Staveley see here.
For act of Pi-ing, see here!

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email me at bestave@mun.ca