2017 was the inaugural year of the Department of Biological Sciences Best Undergraduate Research Presentation Award (Bio BURP), which acknowledges two students for exceptional presentations of their independent research work (as part of the BIOD98 or BIOD99 courses) on D98/99 Presentation day, with a monetary prize.
Congratulations to our winners and to all of our Directed Research students for their significant contributions to research projects in BioSci!
2019 Winners: The winners this year were Rebekah Kim (Mason Lab) for her presentation entitled "Time-course of Metabolomic Signature of Stress in the Monster Haglid, (Cyphoderris monstrosa), Myuran Yoganathan (Treanor Lab) for his presentation entitled Investigating the Mechanism of B Cell Anergy Through Super-Resolution Imaging, and Thiviya Rajasekar (Harrison Lab) for her presentation titled "Isolation and Culture of Primary Osteocytes from Long Murine Bones.
2018 Winners: The winners this year were Inkar Artygalina (MacIvor Lab) for her presentation entitled "The Effect of Dog-Strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum) on Taxonomic and Functional Diversity of Wild Bees in Southern Ontario" and Javal Sheth (Terebiznik Lab) for his presentation entitled "Development of a Rapid Analytical Protocol for Colocalization Image Analysis of Phagolysosomal Maturation."
2017 Winners: The winners this year were Brandon Au (Richards Lab) for his presentation entitled "Reconciling novel experiences with long term memory patterns", and Deka Mohammed (Gazzarini lab) for her presentation entitled "Investigating the role of XERICO in stomatal development".