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Current Students

MSc Students


Sean Hacker Teper
(co-supervised)
         2016 – present
         M.Sc. Marine Biology
         Food webs in rhodolith beds

 Jenna Mackinnon 

         2016 – present
         M.Sc. Environmental Science
         Effects on phytoplankton of seawater warming and acidification

Judy Perry (co-supervised, part time)
          2013 – present
          M.Sc. Chemistry
          Cholesterol and phytosterols in aquaculture salmon (Salmo salar): effects on lipid classes, fatty acid composition, and lipid oxidation

 

         

PhD Students

 

Tomer Katan  (co-supervised)
          2016 – present
          Ph.D Marine Biology
          Fatty acid, sterol and eicosanoid metabolism in salmon

Vincent Marmillot  (Université Laval, co-supervised)
          2016 – present
          Ph.D Océanographie
          Trophic indicators of ecosystem stress and resilience

Ghada Atiwesh (co-supervised)
          2015 – present
          Ph.D Environmental Science
          Nanomechanical mapping of marine samples

Camilla Parzanini (co-supervised)
          2014 – present
          Ph.D Marine Biology
          Deep-sea food web ecology in the North-west Atlantic

Jorge del Angel Rodriguez
          2009-Present
          Ph.D Biology
          Seasonal and ontogenetic changes in krill biochemistry: Implications for blue whale and fin whale stocks in the Gulf of California

 

 Postdocs

Dr. Mohamed Emam
        2018-present
        Nutrition of cultured salmon

Dr. Eduardo Alberto Toyes Vargas
          2018-present
          Nutrition of cultured tilapia

Former Students

 

B.Sc. (Hons)


Evans, R.P., 1994. Biochemical composition and phospholipase A2 activity in the eggs of captive Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus). B.Sc. (Hons) Thesis, Biochemistry Department, MUN

Daniel, E., 1992. Lipids in the eggs of captive Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus). B.Sc. (Hons) Thesis, Biochemistry Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

M.Sc

 

Beheshti Foroutani, M., 2017. Minimizing marine resource utilization in diets of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar): effects on growth performance and muscle, liver, and head kidney chemical composition. M.Sc. Thesis, Marine Biology Program, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Webb, M., 2014. Finfish broodstock nutrition and impacts on reproductive output in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). M.Sc. Thesis, Aquaculture Program, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

George, E.M., 2011. Organic footprint and composition of particles from marine finfish aquaculture operations. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Science Programme, Memorial University.

Both, A., 2011. Assessing the performance of the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) in an integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) setting. M.Sc. Thesis, Aquaculture Program, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Rowsell, N.J., 2009. Incorporation of a krill protein hydrolysate into the feeding regime of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) larvae: Effect on growth and survival. M.Sc. Thesis, Aquaculture Program, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Westelmajer-Bowie, S., 2008. Ontogeny of corticosteroid stress response and the effect of differentially enriched live feed on growth, lipid composition and acute stress tolerance of larval Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua. M.Sc. Thesis, Aquaculture Program, MUN (Awarded title of Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement)

Logan, M., 2008. Examination of the diet of Leach's Storm-Petrels using fatty acid analysis. M. Sc. Thesis, Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology Program, MUN

Clarke, M.J.R., 2008. Lipids, fatty acids and free amino acids as indicators of egg and larval viability in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). M.Sc. Thesis, Aquaculture Program, MUN

Hooper, T., 2005. Extraction techniques and the chromatographic determination of lipids in cold water marine species. M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Chemistry, MUN 120 pp. (Awarded title of Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement)

Van Biesen, G., 2003. Lipid class and fatty acid composition of plankton and settling particles at a fish enclosure, and of cod (Gadus morhua) in Gilbert Bay, Labrador. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Science Programme, MUN

Kehoe, J.J., 2003. Total marine lipid profiling by short column gas chromatography. M.Sc. Thesis, Instrumental Analysis Program, MUN

Copeman, L.A., 2001. Lipid nutrition during early development of yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea). M.Sc. Thesis, Aquaculture Program, MUN

Hudson, E.D., 1999. The biogeochemistry of sterols in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, and a new method (Thin Layer Chromatography-Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry) for their analysis. M.Sc. Thesis, Chemistry Department, MUN (Awarded title of Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement)

Zhu, P., 1998. Biochemical composition of eggs and larvae of captive Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus). M.Sc. Thesis, Biochemistry Department, MUN

Yang, Z., 1995. Development of a gas chromatographic method for profiling neutral lipids in marine samples. M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Chemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland. (R.J. Helleur co-supervisor)

Liu, Q., 1994. Lipid class and carbohydrate concentrations in marine colloids. M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Chemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland. (R.J. Helleur co-supervisor)

 

 

Ph.D

 

Gallardi, D., 2015. Effect of environmental conditions on growth, health and quality of cultured blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) with reference to culture depth and post-harvest practices. Ph.D. Thesis, Environmental Science Programme, Memorial University.

Carreón-Palau, L., 2015. Organic Carbon Sources and their transfer in a Gulf of Mexico Coral Reef Ecosystem. Ph.D Thesis, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Hailat, I., 2014. Mass spectrometric methods for analysis of sterols and steryl esters in biological samples. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland. (R.J. Helleur co-supervisor)

Hixson, S., 2013. Use of ω3 rich oilseed camelina (Camelina sativa) as a fish oil replacement in aquaculture feeds: implications for growth and lipid biochemistry of farmed Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) Ph.D Thesis, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Awarded title of Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement)

Wijekoon, M., 2011. Effect of water temperature and diet on cell membrane fluidity and fatty acid composition of muscle, liver, gill and intestine mucosa of adult and juvenile steelhead trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Ph.D Thesis, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Copeman, L.A., 2011. Lipid biomarkers and essential fatty acids in trophic ecology and nutrition of age-0 gadids. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Garcia, A.S., 2006. Effect of differently lipid-enriched live feed on growth, survival and lipid composition of two larval gadoids: Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus). Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Biology, MUN (Awarded title of Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement)

Khan, M.A., 2005. Quality characteristics of Newfoundland cultured blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) at pre- and post-harvest stages. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Biochemistry, MUN

Halfyard, L.C., 2002. A biochemical study of egg quality and first-feeding diets in common wolffish (Anarchichas lupus) aquaculture. Ph.D. Thesis, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland.

Budge, S.M., 1999. Fatty acid biomarkers in a cold water marine environment. Ph.D. Thesis, Chemistry Department, MUN (Awarded title of Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement)

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