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Congratulations to the 2013 NSERC Recipients
Kerri Green
(Left to Right) Dr. Tom Chapman, Barbara de Moura Neves, Dr. Helene Volkoff,Corrina Copp, Colleen Connors, Dr. Shawn Leroux (Missing from the photo - Dr. Abir Igamberdiev, Dr. Ian Jones, Heather Penney, Louis Charron).

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.

Jun 14th, 2013

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