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
Robert Lepage
Robert LePage
Limit state design for biodeterioration of wood Drs. P. Mukhopadhyaya (Civil Engineering) and P. de la Bastide

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

 

Name Research Supervisor(s)
Yalin Liu
Yalin Liu
The role of MYB115 in the regulation of secondary metabolism in Populus Dr. Constabel
Camille Giuliano
Camille Giuliano
The effects of tephra deposition on past plant communities Dr. Lacourse
Lise Nehring
Lise Nehring
Contribution of ectomycorrhizae to nitrogen nutrition of red alder Dr. Hawkins

 

Name Current Role Research
Kennedy Boateng
2019
PhD
Sessional Instructor at UVic 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
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
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)
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 Technician, 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 (2020)

  • Amelia Leith Memorial Fellowship - Harley Gordon, Sarah Lane, Yalin Liu
  • M.C. Melburn Award - Eerik Piirtola, Ahalya Rajendran
  • Kutzschan Graduate Scholarship in Forest Biology - Camille Giuliano, Lise Nehring 
  • BC Graduate Scholarship - Lise Nehring
  • NSERC Scholarship - Harley Gordon