Researchers and graduate students at Memorial University received a major boost, thanks to new funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Five of the thirty researchers who recieved funding to support innovative and creative research projects are from the Department of Biology. A list of all funded projects is below.
Dr. Thomas Chapman, Soldiers and Medics: Altruistic Caste Battles Micro and Macro Enemies
Dr. Abir Igamberdiev, Nitric Oxide Turnover and the Strategy of Physiological Adaptation of Plants to Low Oxygen Stress
Dr. Ian Jones, Behavioural Ecology and Demography of North Pacific Seabirds
Dr. Shawn Leroux, Biotic Drivers of Ecosystem Nutrient Cycling
Dr. Helene Volkoff, The Endocrine Regulation of Feeding in Fish
The excellence of Memorial's graduate students was also recognized with nineteen scholarships in the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS) programs. CGS awards are offered to the top-ranked applicants in master's and doctoral programs and of the 19 that were awarded to Memorial students five were from the Department of Biology. A full list of recipients and their academic unit is listed below.
NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Scholarship
Corrina Copp, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Louis Charron, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship – Doctoral Scholarship
Colleen Connors, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Heather Penney, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Barbara de Moura Neves, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
To view more photos of the recipients check out this webpage.