Congratulations to our newest PhDs!

January - December 2017

 

Rachel Backer, Department of Plant Science
Biochar soil amendments in Southwestern Québec, Canada: An investigation of impact on crop yields, interaction with N fertilizer and characterization of the biochar volatilome

Muhammad Azhar Inam Baig , Department of Bioresource Engineering
Development of a group built coupled physical-socio-economic modelling framework for soil salinity management in agricultural watersheds in developing countries

Jeremy R. Brammer, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Long term environmental monitoring using locally-relevant indicators: muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) population dynamics in Old Crow and recreational ecosystem services in Ottawa

Patrick Brassard, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Biochar production in an auger pyrolysis reactor and its amendment to soil as a tool to mitigate climate change

Neil Brett, School of Human Nutrition
An investigation of the effect of vitamin D intake on vitamin D status and functional health outcomes in healthy children

Tamara R. Cohen, School of Human Nutrition
Changes in body composition and eating behaviors in 6- to 8-year-old children with obesity participating in a family-centered lifestyle intervention: Results from a 1 year randomized controlled trial

Tanya Coply, Plant Science Department
Global omics-driven approaches to study the host and pathogen responses during Rhizoctonia solani-Soybean interactions

Dhananjay Dhokane, Plant Science Department
Identification of fusarium head blight resistance genes in the wheat QTL-Fhb2 using forward and reverse genetics

Thomas Duguet, Institute of Parasitology
Subunit diversity of the levamisole-sensitive acetylcholine receptor

Nelly El-Sakkary, Institute of Parasitology
A study of the Schistosoma mansoni nervous system: characterization of catecholamine and phenolamine signaling

Samaneh Farsijani, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Preserving Muscle Mass, Strength and Performance in Free-living Older Adults: A Focus on Dietary Protein Quantity, Distribution and Dairy Products

Antonio Jose Galan Galan, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Performance of the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum (bohlin) in synthetic polluted water and its use in the synthesis of silver nanoparticles

Qianjun Gan, Food Science & Agricultural Chemistry
Soil fertility determination in precision agriculture and bitumen residue determination in oil sand tailings by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy coupled with chemometrics

Isabelle Germain, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Vitamin D Recommendations for Canadian Elderly: An evaluation of adequacy of current clinical practices for nutrition and skeletal health

Divya Gupta, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Assessment of irrigation water quality for the Quebec horticulture industry

Shenqiang Hu, Department of Animal Science
Prolactin and its receptor in the follicular hierarchy of chickens

Hsin-Hui Huang, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Leveraging geospatial data to improve land characterization for resource management

Simerjeet Kaur, Department of Plant Science
Cellulose content variation and underlying gene families in bread wheat

Mohamed Laila, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Spatial and temporal optimization of advanced biofuel supply chains in the United States: an integrated platform

Edris Madadian, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Optimization of advanced biofuel thermochemical conversion phenomena for producing bioenergy via gasification

Sebastian Xavier Margarit, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Exploring the potato (Solanum tuberosum L.c.v. Russet Burbank) petiole ionome, in Atlantic Canada, as it relates to yield, and specific gravity

Ogan Iheanacho Mba, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Deep-fat frying characteristics of blends of palm and canola oils

Lucas McCartney, Department of Bioresource Engineering
The Natural Ventilation Augmented Cooling (NVAC) Greenhouse: Design Development, Analysis of Greenhouse Climate, and Plant Response

Nilmini Mendis, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Environmental and genetic factors that contribute to the adaptation and survival of Legionella pneumophila in water systems

Agneev Mukherjee, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Sustainable synthesis of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and levulinic acid

Marie Perkins, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Exposure science to investigate factors influencing mercury concentrations in non-piscivorous birds

June Yee Tsun Po, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Understanding the relationships between women's access to land resources and household food security in Eastern Kenya

Isabelle Raymond-Bouchard, , Natural Resource Sciences
Molecular characteristics of cold adaptation and subzero growth in polar microorganisms

Lucy Savage, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Association of nutritional and psychosocial factors with early gestational weight gain

Karine Sonzogni-Desautels, Institute of Parasitology
Investigating Cryptosporidium parvum surface proteins as candidates for a vaccine against bovine cryptosporidiosis

Katharine Yagi, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Density dependence and dispersal mechanisms in a pond breeding amphibian

Aghil Yari, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Application of variable-rate irrigation technology to conserve water and improve crop productivity

January - December 2016

 

Nana Akyaa Ackaah-Gyasi, Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Novel chymotrypsins from Loligo opalescens and Sepioteuthis lessoniana: Isolation, Purification and Molecular Characterization

Mohammed I. Y. Bakari, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Characterization of rice husks as a biofuel feedstock towards sustainable rural rice processing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cristina Ballesteros, Institute of Parasitology
Iron Acquisition in the Adult Filarial Nematode Brugia malayi and the Effect of Ivermectin on Heme Binding Proteins and the Transcriptome

Frieda Beauregard, Plant Science
Potential for northern range expansion of the understory flora of temperate Québec: edaphic, climatic and biotic factors

Karim Bougma, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Effects of iodized salt on child mental and physical development in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Rodrigo Camponogara Bohrer, Department of Animal Science
DNA double-strand breaks in early developing embryos: occurrence, consequences and regulation of repair mechanisms

Anaïs Charles, Natural Resource Sciences
Chemical properties of organic amendments influence nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural soils

Anne Marie Chomat, Institute of Parasitology
Maternal stressors impact maternal wellbeing and cortisol and infant growth in rural Guatemala: insights from qualitative and quantitative approaches

Nicola Craig, Natural Resource Sciences
Impacts of dissolved organic carbon on productivity of fish and benthic macroinvertebrates in north temperate lakes

François Gagné-Bourque, Plant Science
Bacillus subtilis B26, a plant growth promoter and drought protector of grasses

Vahid H Gazestani, Institute of Parasitology
Revealing the architecture of gene regulatory circuits in trypanosomatids

Amélie Grégoire Taillefer, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Phylogenetic, taxonomic, and functional diversity of wetland Diptera communities

Shivappa Hukkeri, , Department of Plant Science
Dissection and functional characterization of wheat QTL-Fhb5 based on forward and reverse genetics approach

Udaykumar Kage, Plant Science
Candidate gene identification from the wheat QTL-2DL for resistance against Fusarium Head Blight based on metabolo-genomics approach

Manal Ibrahim Kardoush, Institute of Parasitology
Identification of candidate serum biomarkers for schistosomiasis infection using mass spectrometric approaches

Shailesh Karre, Plant Science
Resistance gene identification in barley against Fusarium Head Blight based on metabolo-transcriptomics approach

Ebenezer Miezah Kwofie, Bioresource Engineering
Improving energy supply and use of the rice value chain using rice husk energy systems

Leonardo Xavier León Castro, Natural Resource Sciences
Soil nitrogen dynamics following green manure plow-down determined by ion exchange membranes and the nitrogen uptake of arugula (Eruca sativa L.)

Laam Li, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Identification and characterization of important genes for Legionella pneumophila to survive in water

Thangadurai Mani, Institute of Parasitology
Macrocyclic lactone interactions with a P-glycoprotein and polymorphism in ABC transporter and ion channel genes in Dirofilaria immitis

Michael R. Mitzel, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Interactions of engineered nanoparticles with biofilms and selected microorganisms in model saturated environments

Husein Mohammed, Dietetics and Human Nutrition
A randomized cluster trial to evaluate the effect of iodized salt exposure on birth outcome and infant development in Ethiopia

Walaa A. Mumena, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Food Security and Nutritional Health of School-aged Children in Two Caribbean Countries

Sara Najdi Hejazi, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Development of Innovative Probiotic Finger Millet- and Amaranth-based Weaning Products

Ossanna Nashalian, Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Mechanistic insights into the role of metals in the Maillard reaction using mass spectrometry and isotope labeling techniques

Nihal O A Natour, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Relationships of Vitamin D Status and Markers of Skeletal Health to Metabolic Syndrome and Markers of Glucose Homeostasis among Inuit Adults: The International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey 2007-2008

Maeghan O’Neill, Institute of Parasitology
Characterization of the effects of flubendazole, a benzimidazole anthelmintic, on filarial nematodes

Benjamin Ponchon, Department of Animal Science
Evaluation of various strategies to accelerate mammary gland involution at drying-off and study of the prolactin secretion regulation by glucocorticoids

Nour Rashwan, Institute of Parasitology
Molecular Diagnosis of Soil-Transmitted Helminths and Monitoring for Benzimidazole Resistance-Associated Polymorphisms

Arlette Saint Ville, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Connecting the dots: Building social resilience to support sustainable food security policy in the Caribbean

Nora Salina MD Salim, Bioresource Engineering
Dried broccoli stalk through application of osmotic dehydration and microwave-assisted hot air drying

Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Application of Proximal Soil Sensing for Environmental Characterization of Agricultural Land

Diana Vela Almeida, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Mining, environments and people: Depicting environmental, socio-economic and political understandings of mining conflicts in Cajamarca, Peru and Cordillera del Condor, Ecuador

Hilary Wren, School of Dietetics & Human Nutrition
Subclinical Mastitis and Infant Growth in the Western Highlands of Guatemala


January - December 2015

 

DECEMBER 2015

Anika Singh, Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Studies on Reciprocating Agitation Thermal Processing of canned particulates in non-Newtonian fluid

 

NOVEMBER 2015

Hector A. Degado, Animal Science
Profitability analyses of Québec dairy cattle using health and management data via visualization tools

Ben W. Thomas, Natural Resource Sciences
Labile organic nitrogen dynamics and indicators of mineralizable nitrogen in manure-amended soils

Mohsen Pourabedin, Department of Animal Science
Effects of Mannan-oligosaccharides and xylo-oligosaccharides on the chicken gut microbiota

Jacqueline Goordial, Natural Resource Sciences
Microbial diversity, activity, and functional ecology of permafrost and cryptoendolithic microbial life in a hyper-arid Antarctic dry valley


SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Qi Feng Lin, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Re-conceptualizing the Self in United States Forestry: An Historical and Comparative Study of the Ideas of Aldo Leopold and the Zhuangzi

Lylia Khennache, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Power Analysis Among Riparian Countries to Improve River Basin Organisation Implementation in Transboundary Waters

 

AUGUST 2015

 

Anil Kumar Patel, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Microalgae for wastewater treatment and biomass production: A comparative analysis of growth and nutrient removal including shotgun proteomics
 

Diana Valtierra Rodriguez, Department Of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
FTIR Investigations of Whey Protein Interactions in Relation to Model Food Systems

 

Amanda Waglay, Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Potato Proteins: Isolation, Characterization, and their Application for the Enzymatic Generation of Peptides and for the Development of a Reduced-Gluten Cookie

 

Anubhav Pratap Singh, Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Heat Transfer Characterization during Reciprocating Agitation Thermal Processing of Canned Particulates in a Newtonian Fluid

 

Jiby Kudakasseril Kurian, Bioresouce Engineering
Fractionation of Sweet Sorghum Bagasse using Steam-assisted and Microwave-Assisted Methods


JULY 2015

Matilda Essandoh Laar, Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Improving the capacity of community health workers to identify and mitigate low weight-for-length in young children in Ghana


JUNE 2015

Felipe Perez Jvostov, Institute of Parasitology
Evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

 

Sarah Reiling, Institute of Parasitology
Analysis of drug resistance mechanisms in intact Plasmodium falciparum-infected red blood cells

 

Kiruba Krishnasawmy, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Green nanotechnology approach for synthesis and encapsulation of gold nanoparticles from agricultural waste

 

Hamed Hojjat, Institute of Parasitology
Interaction between Peroxin 14 and Peroxin 5 in Leishmania donovani: a privotal step in glycosomal biogenesis

 

Nastaran Khodaei, Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Development of biocatalytic approaches for the extraction of Rhamnogalacturonan I and the generation of prebiotic oligosaccharides from potato cell wall

 

Patrick Cortbaoui, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Postharvest Quality Management of Cucumber and Eggplant

 

Maryam Kargar, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Dynamics of trace metals and de-icing salt in compost-amended urban soils

 

Peter Adewale, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Influence of ultrasonic mixing on enzyme catalyzed biodiesel production from waste animal fats


MAY 2015

Rachel Joy Krause, Institute of Parasitology
An Ecosystem Approach to Understanding Preschool Child Growth in Rural Panama:Potential Nutritional Benefits and Infection Risks of an Agricultural Intervention


APRIL 2015

Alireza Darissi Shaneh, Institute of Parasitology
In-Silico Structural and Functional Analysis of Trypanosoma brucei RNA Editing Ligases and their Interaction with their Binding Partner Proteins


MARCH 2015

Surinder Singh, Department of Plant Science
Transposon-assisted functional genomics of malting quality QTLs in barley

Megan Dilbone, Department of Plant Science
Building Seed Sustaining Households: Defining Seed Security Through Informal Seed Systems and Intraspecific Diversity on Semi-Arid, Resource Poor Farms in Kenya

Chaeho Byun, Department of Plant Science
Determinants of Biotic Resistance to Invasionin Plant Community Assembly

Inneke Roos Mary Victor, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Processing of Arenga pinnata (Palm) Sugar

Vijay Krishnan Kolinjivadi, Department Of Bioresource Engineering
A Critical Examination of Payments For Ecosystem Services (PES) as Applied in a Watershed Management Context


FEBRUARY 2015

Sonia Inès Edayé, Institute of Parasitology
Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum Resistance to Novel Drugs: A Study of PfCRT, PfMDR1 and PfABCG Mediated Drug Resistance

Dorothy Y Maguire, Natural Resource Sciences
The Effect of Landscape Structure on Insect Herbivory and Biodiversity: Implications for Forest Ecosystem Services in the Montérégie, Québec

Lisa Michelle Starr, Institute of Parasitology
Consequences of Heligmosomoides bakeri (Nematoda) infection and Protein Deficiency during Pregnancy and Lactation on Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in Mice

Derek Wray, Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Development of a Novel Drying Process for Whole Cranberries Employing Microwave-Osmotic Dehydration Under Continuous Flow Medium Spray (Mwods) Conditions and Microwave-Vacuum (Mwv) Finish-Drying

Ramesh Murugesan, Bioresource Engineering
Use of Millets for Partial Wheat Replacement in Bakery Products

Yu Wang, Natural Resource Sciences
Low Carbon Biomass Fuel Combustion and Ash Recycling for Sustainable Cement Production

Shoaib Ashraf, Institute of Parasitology
Tubulin and Ivermectin Pharmacology in the Parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus

Crystal Ernst, Natural Resource Sciences
Patterns and Drivers of Terrestrial Arthropod Biodiversity in Northern Canada

Pablo Godoy Rosas, Institute of Parasitology
Haemonchus contotus ABC Transporters Linked to Macrocyclic Lactone Resistance

Nandkishor M. Dhawale, Bioresource Engineering
Advancements in Proximal Soil Sensing Through an Integrated Systems Approach