Current Graduate Students

Eublephosphere 2015-16

Eublephosphere 2015-16

Stefanie, BScH MSc Student Stef joined the lab after completing her BSc at Western University. In addition to breakfast, Stef is interested in how the brain of gecko is altered in response to tail loss.  

Stefanie, BScH

MSc Student

Stef joined the lab after completing her BSc at Western University. In addition to breakfast, Stef is interested in how the brain of gecko is altered in response to tail loss.  

Jennifer BSc Project Student Jenn is an undergrad with a keen eye for detail and a knack for immunostaining. Her project is looking at growth factors expressed by gecko skin before and during wound healing.  Swish indeed Jenn!

Jennifer

BSc Project Student

Jenn is an undergrad with a keen eye for detail and a knack for immunostaining. Her project is looking at growth factors expressed by gecko skin before and during wound healing.  Swish indeed Jenn!

Noeline, BSc, MSc. soon to be PhD Student Noeline received her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics with a minor in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences from the University of Guelph. Her research currently focus on investigating the role of angiogenesis in scar formation. In her spare time she enjoys taking selfies and creating motivational hashtags for the lab (#subsayings).

Noeline, BSc, MSc.

soon to be PhD Student

Noeline received her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics with a minor in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences from the University of Guelph. Her research currently focus on investigating the role of angiogenesis in scar formation. In her spare time she enjoys taking selfies and creating motivational hashtags for the lab (#subsayings).

Rebecca, BScH MSc Student Rebecca began in the Vickaryous lab as an undergraduate project student and has not looked back. For her MSc, Rebecca is investigating neurogenesis in the gecko brain. Rebecca is a big fan of Christmas and awkward parrots.

Rebecca, BScH

MSc Student

Rebecca began in the Vickaryous lab as an undergraduate project student and has not looked back. For her MSc, Rebecca is investigating neurogenesis in the gecko brain. Rebecca is a big fan of Christmas and awkward parrots.

Kathy, BScH, MSc. PhD Student In her undergraduate degree, Kathy majored in Biology and Psychology and subsequently received an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto upon completion. Her research focuses on investigating stem/progenitor cells in the lizard heart. She enjoys playing the piano and reading books when she is not too busy researching her heart away. Awwww...

Kathy, BScH, MSc.

PhD Student

In her undergraduate degree, Kathy majored in Biology and Psychology and subsequently received an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto upon completion. Her research focuses on investigating stem/progenitor cells in the lizard heart. She enjoys playing the piano and reading books when she is not too busy researching her heart away. Awwww...

Sarah, BScH MSc Student Sarah joined the lab in 2015 with a diverse background and a keen interest in the spinal cord.  Her research is focused on establishing the identity of neural/stem progenitor cells in the gecko spinal cord. When she is not tracking down SOX2 positive cells, she can be found predicting the future.  Sort of.

Sarah, BScH

MSc Student

Sarah joined the lab in 2015 with a diverse background and a keen interest in the spinal cord.  Her research is focused on establishing the identity of neural/stem progenitor cells in the gecko spinal cord. When she is not tracking down SOX2 positive cells, she can be found predicting the future.  Sort of.


Past Graduate Students

Emily Gilbert (PhD 2016)

Noeline Subramaniam (MSc 2016)

  • "Growth factor expression in normal and wounded skin: an investigation of scar-free wound healing in the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius)"

Kathy Jacyniak (MSc 2016)

  • "Cardiomyocyte proliferation in the lizard heart: exploring criteria for spontaneous self-repair"
  • Currently: PhD student in the Vickaryous lab, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Hanna Peacock (MSc 2014)

Jason Vieira (MSc 2014)

Carmon Co (MSc, co-advised by T. Koch)

Richard Gilbert (MSc 2013, co-advised by A. Viloria-Petit)

Samantha Payne (MSc 2012)

Stephanie Delorme (MSc 2011)

Ilinca Lungu (MSc 2011)

  • "The role of apoptosis during reparative regeneration in the leopard gecko, Eublepharis macularius"
  • Currently: Research Technician, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto

Katie McLean (MSc 2010)

  • "Tail regeneration in the leopard gecko, Eublepharis macularius: gross anatomy, histology and patterning"
  • Currently: Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Disa Lim (MSc 2010, co-advised by C. Armstrong)

  • "Heterochronic expression of HSP25 and calretinin in altricial and precocial models of neurodevelopment"

Christopher Zweerman (MSc 2009)

  • "Wound healing and blood cell morphology in the leopard gecko"

Past Undergraduate/Veterinary Students

Jennifer Hung (2016-17)

  • Spatio-temporal investigation of VEGFR2 phosphorylation sites in the skin of the leopard gecko

Rebecca McDonald (2015-16)

  • Tracing the source of regenerate tissue: an investigation of progenitor cells in the skin of the leopard gecko
  • Currently: MSc student in the Vickaryous lab, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Alaina Macdonald (2015-16)

  • Characterization of neural/stem progenitor cells in the brain of the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius)
  • Currently: Veterinary Student, University of Guelph

Ellen Denstedt (2014)

  • The role of angiogenesis during full thickness excision wound repair
  • Currently: Veterinary Student, University of Guelph

Danika Hawthorne (2014)

  • Slow cycling cells in the leopard gecko heart
  • Currently: Medical Student, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Erika Lindgren (2012)

  • The role of neural stem/progenitor cells in regeneration and recovery (review)

Jihee (Marie) Park (2011)

  • Protein expression in the developing chick brain
  • Currently: JD (Law) Student, York University

Timothy Tsang (2012)

  • An investigation of joint anatomy and histology in the leopard gecko
  • Currently: Veterinary Student, University of Glasgow

Ersilia Porru (2013)

  • The role of activins during wound healing

  • Currently: Veterinary Student, University of Guelph

Hanna Peacock (2011)

  • Cartilage regeneration in the leopard gecko tail

  • Currently: PhD student in the lab of Dr. Elizabeth Jones, KU Leuven, Belgium.

Becky Kendall (2011)

  • Muscle regeneration in the leopard gecko tail
  • Currently: Veterinary Student, University of Guelph

Melissa Allwood (2010)

  • The role of basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF2) in tail regeneration of the leopard gecko

  • Currently: PhD Student in the lab of Dr. Jeremy Simpson, University of Guelph

Julia Cecchini (2010)

  • A histological investigation of tail development as a model for appendage formation
  • Currently: Veterinarian

Samantha Payne (2009)

  • Structure and histology of lizard cranial sutures
  • Currently: PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto

Nadine Vogt (2010)

  • Characterization of blood vessel development during tail regeneration
  • Currently: Veterinarian

Stephanie Delorme (2009)

  • The integumentary skeleton of anurans
  • Currently: Veterinarian

Sarah Wassmer (2009)

  • Development and regeneration of the amphibian eye: lessons and limitations in the biomedical sciences (review)
  • Currently: PhD Student, University of Ottawa/Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Matt Granger (2009)

  • Regeneration of the nervous system in the tail of the leopard gecko
  • Currently: PhD Student, University of Ottawa