Undergraduate Research Topics

  1. Extremophile Astrobiology

    Student: Bethlehem Abraham

    Supervisors: Dr. Emma Bell, Margaret Cramm

    Project: CMMB 528

  2. The Relationship Between Bacterial Endospores and Metals in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico

    Student: Greta Elizondo

    Supervisor: Dr. Jayne E. Rattray

    Project: GLGY 509

  3. Geomicrobiological Characterization of Marine Mud Volcanoes in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico

    Student: Emily Ellefson

    Supervisor: Dr. Anirban Chakraborty

    Project: GEOL 599

  4. Microbiology of Arctic Soils

    Student: Deidra Ferguson

    Supervisor: Carmen Li

    Project: ENSC 504

  5. Extraction Methods and Quantitative Analysis of Dipicolinic Acid in Thermophilic Endospores

    Student: Nisha John

    Supervisor: Dr. Jayne E. Rattray

    Project: CMMB 528

  6. Geomicrobiology of Shales

    Student: Dana Jwad

    Supervisor: Dr. Anirban Chakraborty

    Project: CMMB 528

  7. Rates of Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons in Arctic Temperatures

    Student: Calvin Kong

    Supervisor: Dr. Srijak Bhatnagar

    Project: CMMB 530

  8. Oil Industry Biotechnology - Germination and Growth of Endospore-forming Bacteria from Crude Oil

    Student: Cynthia Kwan

    Supervisor: Daniel Gittins

    Project: CMMB 507

  9. Screening for Organohalogen Compounds in Deep Sea Environments Using High Resolution Mass Spec

    Student: Stuart Matthews

    Supervisor: Dr. Jayne E. Rattray

    8 month research work (and summer student)

  10. Mammalian Bone Microbiome

    Student: Armeen Rashidian

    Supervisor: Dr. Jayne E. Rattray

    Project: CMMB 507

  11. Mammalian Bone Microbiomes, and the Search for Branched GDGT Producers

    Student: Armeen Rashidian

    Supervisor: Dr. Jayne E. Rattray

    Project: CMMB 528

  12. Characterization of Microorganisms Growing on Archaeological Bone

    Student: Armeen Rashidian

    Supervisor: Dr. Jayne E. Rattray

    NSERC-USRA award stipend

     

  13. Effect of Temperature on Spore-forming Prokaryotic Communities

    Student: Kathryn Sloan

    Supervisor: Dr. Jayne E. Rattray

    Project: CMMB 507

  14. Isolation and Characterization of Sea-ice Microbial Communities

    Student: Michael Stone

    Supervisor: Maria A. Bautista

    Project: CMMB 528

  15. DNA Extraction Method From Bacterial Endospores in Estuarine Sediment

    Student: Michelle Wong

    Supervisor: Anirban Chakraborty

    Project: CMMB 528

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  1. Stimulating Crude Oil Biodegradation by Arctic Ocean Microbial Communities

    Student: Sofia Ahmed

    Supervisor: Dr. Alastair Smith

     

  2. Effect of Volatile Fatty Acids on Sulfate Reduction by Spore-forming Thermophlilic Bacteria

    Student: Sienna Drake

    Supervisor: Dr. Anirban Chakraborty

  3. Dipicolinic Acid in Deep Water Marine Sediments

    Student: Greta Elizondo

    Supervisor: Dr. Jayne E. Rattray

     

  4. Spore-forming Thermophilic Bacteria in Various Sediment Depths in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico

    Student: Emily Ellefson

    Supervisor: Dr. Anirban Chakraborty

  5. Effect of Wavelength Filtering on Community Composition of a Cyanobacteria Dominated Consortium

    Student: Timber Gillis

    Supervisor: Jackie Zorz

  6. Germination and Growth of Endospore-forming Bacteria from Hydrocarbon Prospective Sediments

    Student: Oliver Horanszky

    Supervisor: Daniel Gittins

  7. Isolation and Characterization of Hydrocarbon Degrading Microbes from the Arctic Ocean

    Student: Kaiden Jobin

    Supervisor: Dr. Maria A. Bautista

  8. Microbial Community Analyses from Hydraulically Fractured Shale Reservoirs

    Student: Rohan Khan

    Supervisor: Dr. Anirban Chakraborty

     

  9. Resource Ratio Theory: Effect of Nitrate Phosphate Ratio on the Hydrocarbon Degrading Communities

    Student: Calvin Kong

    Supervisor: Dr. Srijak Bhatnagar

     

  10. Effects of Freezing on a Cyanobacterial Dominated Microbial Consortium

    Student: Sim Lakhyan

    Supervisor: Dr. William Richardson

     

  11. Stable Isotope Labelling of Pure Cultures and Metaproteomics of Crude Amended Arctic Microcosms

    Student: Janine McCalder

    Supervisor: Dr. Maria A. Bautista

  12. Rheology of Mixtures of Algae and Media at Different Concentrations

    Student: Beth Mentie

    Supervisor: Dr. William Richardson

  13. Development of Flexible Bioreactors for Algae Growth

    Student: Jeremy Ohlhauser

    Supervisor: Dr. William Richardson

  14. Endospore Dipicolinic Acid

    Student: Kathryn Sloan

    Supervisor: Dr. Jayne E. Rattray

  15. Molecular-microbiological Based Hydrocarbon Seep Detection in Deep-sea Marine Sediments

    Student: Scott Wang

    Supervisor: Carmen Li

  16. Thermophilic Clostridia Associated with Hydrocarbon and Brine Seepage in the Gulf of Mexico

    Student: Michelle Wong

    Supervisor: Dr. Anirban Chakraborty