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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
June 23, 2017
Canadian Excellence


Faculty Research Interests

If you are considering applying to the program, you should contact one or more faculty members who might serve as your thesis supervisor. Below we list all of the members of the program and their research interests with links to their web pages and their email contacts.

Give careful consideration to how your research interests match those of your prospective supervisor; if you are accepted into the program you will be committing to a two-year relationship in their lab. Consider making arrangements to come to Laurier to visit their lab and meet with their current students. Please be aware that individual faculty members may not be taking new students from time to time: for example, they may be going away on sabbatical or have no openings in their lab for the term when you are thinking of beginning. 

Faculty Member
Research Interests
Jennifer Baltzer
Comparative tree biology and responses of forests to global change
Mihai Costea
Systematics, biodiversity and biogeography of angiosperms
Stephanie DeWitte-Orr
Investigating innate immune responses to virus infections with a focus on dsRNA-mediated responses
Frédérique Guinel
Development and hormonal regulation of root symbiosis
Tristan Long
Sexual selection and conflict, genetics of behaviour and speciation
Deborah MacLatchy
Determining source, identity, and mechanisms of action of anthropogenic contaminants on fish reproduction, development and growth
Allison McDonald
Environmental stress physiology and biochemistry; role of terminal oxidases in respiration and photosynthesis
Jim McGeer
Stress physiology of aquatic animals; environmental toxicology and risk assessment of metals
Gabriel Moreno-Hagelsieb
Comparative and functional genomics; stability and evolution of genetic functional modules
Scott Ramsay
Reproductive ecology of songbirds
Jane Rutherford
Factors affecting the structure of benthic invertebrate communities in streams
Robin Slawson
Survival and persistence of natural populations of potential pathogens from surface waters
Matthew Smith
Mechanisms of protein targeting and import into chloroplasts
Kevin Stevens
Wetland plant ecology: plant growth in wet areas
Joel Weadge
Microbial glycobiology: Structure-function analysis of proteins that synthesize and export bacterial cellulose
Michael Wilkie
Environmental physiology and toxicology of aquatic vertebrates
Jonathan Mark Wilson
Fish molecular physiology with a focus on elucidating the mechanisms of ion regulation within evolutionary and environmental contexts.