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Environmental Chemistry

University of Toronto

 

 

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June 2013

 

Lisa Lin (PhD Student) joins the Simpson group.  Welcome Lisa!

Brent successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Pautler!!!

Perry is awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2013-14.  Congratulations Perry!

 

Perry’s manuscript submitted to Environmental Chemistry is accepted for publication!

 

 

May 2013

 

David and Perry are awarded SGS conference grants to attend the CSC in Quebec City.

 

Olivia Lun joins the Simpson group for the summer.

 

 

 

April 2013

 

Edward is awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2013-14.  Congratulations Edward!

 

Edward’s paper on Daphnia magna metabolomics is accepted for publication in Chemosphere.

 

Nick completes his MSc degree.  Congratulations Nick!

 

 

 

March 2013

 

David is awarded a NSERC PGS award!  Congratulations David!

 

 

 

February 2013

 

We are so awesome that Dr. Brian Lankadurai couldn’t to leave – he is back as a PDF!  Welcome back!

 

Joyce’s paper on mineral protection of lignin is accepted for publication in Organic Geochemistry.

 

 

 

January 2013

 

Perry completes the MSc in Chemistry and starts a PhD in the Simpson group.  Congratulations Perry!

 

 

 

December 2012

 

Perry is awarded the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Graduate Scholarship. Congratulations!

 

Brian successfully defends his PhD thesis.  Congratulations Dr. Lankadurai!

 

Perry’s paper on contaminant sorption to organic matter is accepted for publication in ES&T.

 

 

 

November 2012

 

Brent’s paper on cryoconite organic matter is accepted for publication in GCA.

 

 

 

October 2012

 

Brian’s paper on PFAA metabolomics responses to earthworms is accepted for publication in Environmental Chemistry.

 

 

 

September 2012

 

Michaela Marshall joins the Simpson group.  Welcome Michaela!

 

 

 

August 2012

 

Joyce’s manuscript submitted to Geoderma is accepted for publication.

 

 

 

July 2012

 

Nick is awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship.  Congratulations Nick!

Brent attends the Gordon Research Conference in Organic Geochemistry.

Perry’s application for the dual MSc/PhD program is approved.  Congratulations!

David’s application to transfer to the PhD program is approved.  Congratulations!

Brent is awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship in Science & Technology. Congratulations!

 

 

 

June 2012

 

Brian receives a Metabolomics Society Travel Award! Congratulations!

Brian and Edward attend the International Metabolomics Society Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Joyce passes her final PhD exam.  Congratulations Dr. Clemente!

 

 

 

May 2012

 

Undergraduate researchers Jonathon and Yolanda join the group.

 

 

 

April 2012

 

Perry is awarded the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Student Award for Israeli Studies. 

Brian’s latest paper is accepted for publication in Metabolomics.

 

 

 

March 2012

 

Brent’s paper on glacier ice DOM is accepted for publication in ES&T. 

Brent is awarded a Faculty of Arts and Sciences Graduate Travel Scholarship.  Congratulations Brent!

 

 

 

February 2012

 

Myrna joins the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Soil Science.

 

 

 

January 2012

 

Brent leaves to conduct research with Dr. Johan Weijers at Utrecht University in the Netherlands for 3 months.  The rest of the group fight over Brent’s chair.

Stephanie’s MSc thesis is accepted! Congratulations Stephanie!

 

 

 

December 2011

 

Melissa is awarded an Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship by NSERC to work with Intrinsik Environmental Science.

Joyce’s paper is accepted for publication in Environmental Chemistry.

Melissa’s paper on earthworm exposure to nanoparticles is accepted for publication in ES&T.

Jessica accepts a Lecturer position in Environmental Chemistry (starts Sept 2012) on the St. George campus.

 

 

 

November 2011

 

Melissa presents two papers at the SETAC meeting in Boston.

 

 

 

October 2011

 

Stephanie presents her research at the CSSS/SSSA meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

New Biochar research funding awarded to Myrna and Colleagues.

 

 

 

September 2011

 

The Simpson group welcomes four new graduate students:  Nick Battram, David Grewer, Perry Mitchell and Edward Nagato.

 

 

 

August 2011

 

Brent receives the NSERC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement to conduct research at Utrecht University with Dr. Johan Weijers.

Joyce’s study on selective preservation of organic matter in Prairie soils is accepted for publication in Organic Geochemistry.

Jennifer’s metabolomic comparison of exposure to various chemicals is accepted for publication in Environmental Pollution.

 

 

 

July 2011

 

Our Agilent GC/MS computer and software is upgraded (thank you Nigel and Kirby and NSERC for funding).

 

 

 

June 2011

 

Dr. Oliva Pisani (postdoctoral fellow) and Nick Battram (graduate student) join the Simpson group.

 

 

May 2011

 

Brian is awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship.  Congratulations Brian!

Stephanie is awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship.  Congratulations Stephanie!

Stephanie receives a School of Graduate Studies Travel Grant to attend the SSSA meeting in October of 2011.

 

 

April 2011

 

Brian’s study on time-dependent metabolomic responses is accepted for publication in Environmental Pollution.

Brent’s study on DOM in glacier ice is accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Technology.

Brent passes the oral comprehensive exam!  Congratulations Brent!

Myrna is promoted to the rank of full Professor (effective July 1, 2011).

Brent attends the Experimental NMR Conference (ENC) in Asilomar, CA.

Myrna is appointed as an Associate Editor for the journal Organic Geochemistry.

 

 

March 2011

 

NSERC funds a request for a microbalance and a GC/MS upgrade.

Otto et al. (2006) makes the “Top 50 most cited list” for the journal Applied Geochemistry.

Otto and Simpson (2006) makes the “Top 50 most cited list” for the journal Organic Geochemistry.

 

 

February 2011

 

Myrna is appointed to the editorial board of Scientific Reports; a new multi-disciplinary open access journal launched by the Nature Publishing Group.

Melissa’s two papers on metabolomics research are accepted for publication in Chemosphere and Ecotoxicology! 

 

 

November 2010

 

Brent passes his research proposal defence.  Congratulations Brent!

Brian’s research on concentration-dependent metabolomic responses is accepted for publication in Environmental Chemistry.

 

 

October 2010

 

Myrna is awarded SETAC/Royal Society of Chemistry Award in Environmental Science for outstanding contributions to research in Environmental Science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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