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MELS Student Talks

Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Brodie Building, Room 3-47

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The Master of Science (Environmental & Life Sciences) invites you to hear second-year students presenting talks based on ongoing research.

MELS Second Year Student Talks

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Brodie Building, Room 3-47

Zoom Link: https://brandonu-ca.zoom.us/j/94680806073

Meeting ID: 946 8080 6073           Passcode: MELS2023


1:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

  • Courtney Geer (Supervisor: Mike Charette)
  • SAM Supplementation Partially Rescues a Yeast Model of the Bowen-Conradi Syndrome Ribosomopathy


1:50 p. m. – 2:10 p.m.

  • Brady Nault (Supervisor: Mousumi Majumder)
  • More than the mitochondria: Investigating ATP-synthase as a breast cancer biomarker

2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • Reid Opperman (Supervisor: Mousumi Majumder)
  • The Roles of microRNAs in Breast Cancer Cellular Senescence

BREAK – 10 min | 2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.


2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Nidhi Patel (Supervisor: David Greenwood)
  • Spore and pollen record of terrestrial vegetation’s response to end Cretaceous mass extinction

Geography and Environment

3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

  • Carter Hildebrand (Supervisors: Pete Whittington & Scott Ketcheson)
  • Bog islands in patterned fens: insights into allogenic and autogenic factors on bog formation

3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

  • Michael Falufosi (Supervisor: Pete Whittington)
  • Effects of the post-glacial hydrogeomorphic settings on peatlands distribution in south-eastern Manitoba, Canada

We hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Brodie Building, Room 3-47
270 18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9
(204) 728-9520