Our students

 

Name Research Supervisor(s)
Harley Gordon
Harley Gordon
Characterization of enzymes in the salicinoid phenolic glycoside pathway of poplar Dr. C.P. Constabel
Eerik Piirtola
Eerik Piirtola
Chemistry and biochemistry of poplar bud resin Dr. P. Constabel

Sarah Lane
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The potential of plant root compounds as iron chelators for human medicinal use Dr. Ehlting and Dr. Walter

Ahalya Rajendran
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Characterization and analysis of novel enzymes for salicinoid biosynthesis in poplar Dr. Constabel

Katie Wiese
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Investigating carbon sequestration in peatlands Dr. Lacourse

Yudel Huberman
YHuberman

Dr. Hawkins

 

Name Research Supervisor(s)
Lise Nehring
Lise Nehring
Assessing the contribution of Alnus rubra to stand nitrogen budgets using tree ring δ15N Dr. Hawkins
Claire McPolin
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Endemism and ecological strategy of rainforest ectomycorrhizal fungi Dr. Hawkins

Emma Hayward
Emma Hayward

Understanding the foliar microbiome of Douglas-fir and its impact on Swiss Needle Cast (SNC) infection severity and tree growth Dr. Ehlting

Daisuke Yamakawa
DYamakawa

Dr. Hawkins

 

Name Current Role Research
Kennedy Boateng
2019
PhD
Greenhouse Curator in the Enhanced Forestry Lab (EFL) at UNBC Red alder defense mechanisms against tent caterpillar defoliation
Yuriko Carrington
2020
PhD
The biochemistry and evolution of the dehydroquinate dehydratase/shikimate dehydrogenase (DHQD/SDH) gene family in plants
Malcolm Cowan
2020
MSc
Assistant Project Manager at the British Columbia Shellfish Growers Association Mechanism of Pacific oyster Summer Mortality in BC Aquaculture
Gerry Gourlay
2019
PhD
TA Coordinator, Division of Learning and Teaching Support (LTSI) at UVic Condensed tannins as in vivo antioxidants in Populus tremula x tremuloides

Camille Giuliano
2022
MSc

The effects of tephra deposition on past plant communities
Carmen Lea
2020
MSc
Quality Assurance Director - Ecosafe Natural Products Inc.  Purification and biological activity of oregonin, a novel bioactive diarylheptanoid found in the leaves and bark of Alnus rubra (red alder)
Robert LePage
2022
PhD
Limit state design for biodeterioration of wood
Yalin Liu
2022
MSc
CRISPR/Cas9 Mutation of MYB134 and MYB115 To Study Regulation and Functions of Proanthocyanidins in Poplar Roots
David Ma
2019
PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow, UVic Characterization of MYB repressor-like genes in transgenic poplar
Marie Vance
2019
PhD
Research Scientist, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (Forest Improvement and Research Management Branch, Forest Genetics Section) Population genomics of a timberline conifer, subalpine larch (Larix lyallii Parl.)
Lise van der Merwe
2020
MSc
Research Scientist, Cowichan Lake Research Station for the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Forest Genetics section Cold hardiness and carotenoid variation in western redcedar (Thuja plicata): Implications for assisted migration for future climates

 

Fellowships, Scholarships and awards (2021)

  • Amelia Leith Memorial Fellowship - Yalin Liu, Eerik Piirtola, Ahalya Rajendran
  • Lewis J. Clark Memorial Fellowship - Sarah Lane
  • M.C. Melburn Award - Harley Gordon
  • Kutzschan Graduate Scholarship in Forest Biology - Lise Nehring 
  • King-Platt Fellowship - Katie Wiese
  • Sinclair Farris - Katie Wiese