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2013 June  

Chase Reaume was awarded the President’s Medal for academic excellence and achievement at the Master’s level at the 2013 convocation at Trent University.


2013 April  

Chase Reaume successfully defended his M.Sc. thesis on the gene expression analysis of the Giardia cell cycle.

2013 March

Kayla Campanaro received 3rd prize in the Cell Chemistry Division for her talk on the “Identifying the redox partner of cytochrome b5 in Giardia lamblia” at the 41st Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference held at McMaster’s University.


Jennifer Brown and Elizabeth Walden won NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Awards to work in the lab.


Jennifer Brown received the Graham Hartley Prize from Chemical Institute of Canada for academic excellence in her 2nd year of undergraduate studies in chemistry at Trent University.

2013 November  

Jennifer Brown and Elizabeth Walden received Robert Annett Scholarships for academic excellence in their 3rd year of undergraduate studies in biochemistry. 


In addition, Jennifer was awarded the R & R Laboratories Prize in Analytical Chemistry, and Elizabeth received the The David Sutherland Irwin Prize in Biochemistry for their studies at Trent University.


2013 September  

Kathleen Horlock-Roberts was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) for her M.Sc. studies.

2012 March  

Johnathan Almey received 1st prize in the Biochemistry Division for his talk on the “Characterizing the Giardia lamblia Flavohemoglobin” at the 40th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference held at the University of Guelph.


Amber Olson successfully defended her M.Sc. thesis on the molecular analysis of Giardia isolates.


Jennifer Brown, Elizabeth Walden and Katie Horlock-Roberts won NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Awards to work in the lab.


2012 February  

Colin (Meng-Ju) Du successfully defended his M.Sc. thesis on a Giardia transcription factor.

2014 March

Jennifer Brown received 2nd prize in the Biological Chemistry Division for her talk at the 42nd Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference held at the University of Windsor.


Elizabeth Walden and Kelly Nori won NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Awards to work in the lab.

2014 August

Jennifer Brown is the winner of $10,000 in Tim Horton’s Duelling Donuts Competition for her creation “loving Reese’s to pieces.”


Mirfath Mesbahuddin won an Ontario Graduate Scholarship for her M.Sc. studies.

Kathleen Horlock-Roberts was awarded an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship from NSERC for her M.Sc. studies.

2015 April  

Kelly Nori and Courtney Toms won McKerracher Scholarships for being the top two students in the 4th year program in Biology.  Kelly also won the David Sutherland Irwin Prize for her outstanding performance in 3rd year Biochemistry. 


Brian Lukaszewicz was awarded an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship from NSERC for his M.Sc. studies.


Samiah Alam successfully defended her M.Sc. on the characterization of the Giardia flavohemoglobin.

2015 March  

Kelly Nori and Julianne Hoekstra were awarded NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Awards to work in the lab.

2016 April

Julianne Hoekstra received 1st prize in the Biological Chemistry Division for her talk at the 44th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference held at the Trent University.


Students who won awards for research in our lab this summer: Julianne Hoekstra (NSERC USRA), Nicholas Cook (BMO USRA), Rebecca Ridings (NSERC Industrial USRA with Noble Tech), and Jessica Chorolovski (NSERC USRA with Steve Rafferty).

2015 November  

Julianne Hoekstra was awarded the Charles Omole Scholarship for her high achievement in upper year Biology courses that are medically related.


Several students associated with our lab were recognized at this year’s Chemistry Awards Ceremony: Chris Thompson (Canadian Society for Chemistry Silver Medal and The Organic Chemistry Prize), Samantha Stahn (The Makhija Prize in Chemistry), Eliza McColl (Graham Hartley Prize for 2nd year), Glinton Hanover (Graham Hartley Prize for 1st year).

2016 October

Eliza McColl won the Canadian Society for Chemistry Silver Medal and Robert Annett Scholarship at the Chemistry Dept. Awards Ceremony.  She also received the McKerracher Scholarship for being the top 4th year student in Biology.


Glinton Hanover was awarded the Charles Omole Scholarship for his high achievement in upper year Biology courses that are medically related.


2016 June  

Brian Lukaszewicz won the prize for the best oral presentation at the 16th annual Quebec Molecular Parasitology Conference.