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Research Projects: 1990-1991 to 1999-2000



Landry, Jacqueline.  Analysis of hydrogen peroxide resistance of an induced resistance form of Escherichia coli and a mutated form of Enterococcus faecium.

Myskiw, Kevin N.  An investigation of the effect body size and sex has on search behaviour in fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster).

Ramirez, Kyla.  How does the Red Deer wastewater treatment plant affect the total dissolved phosphorus levels and aquatic biota in the Red Deer River?

Rath, Darren.  The effects of variations in dissolved oxygen and temperature on the behaviour of the goldfish (Carassius auratus) and the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas)

Silveira, Joan.  Cyanobacterial toxin microcystin-LR in the gastropod Lymnaea stagnalis.

Singh, Mandeep.  The effect of static magnets on spinal cord cultures of white leghorn chick embryos.

Stokowski, Adam.  Construction of a plasmid containing the SOS consensus promoter lexA inserted into Escherichia coli.


Chan, Sam.  The investigation and detection of the presence of hepadnaviruses causing liver disease in northern flying squirrels caught in Alberta, Canada.

Estephan, Mireille.  Are toxins of the microcystin class present in blue-green algae health food?

Fuger, Jason.  The contractile properties of White Leghorn embryonic chick cardiocytes:  an investigation of protein synthesis inhibition and ascorbate exposure.

Goede, Jennifer.  Adhesion of Candida albicans to murine peritoneal macrophages in the presence of secreted and soluble lung and trachea proteins.

Hagan, Gordon.  A study of cell adhesion of Drosophila imaginal discs of the their instar period of embryonic development and the role of the PSß in this cell adhesion.

Maclure, Todd.  The toxic effects of fluoride and aluminum on goldfish (Carassius auratus) respiration.

McGlade, Naomi.  The effect of estrogen, tamoxifen, and indole-3carbinol on the presence of estrogen receptors in the cytoplasm and nuclei of cultured estrogen receptor positive human breast cancer cells.

Meeres, Sandra.  Antimicrobial properties of commercially prepared Echinacea purpurea L., Echinacea angustifolia L. and goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.)

Nahirnick, Dione.  The effect of triclosan-containing detergent vs. non-antibacterial detergent upon the growth of Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae, and Staphylococcus epidermis.

Normandeau, Cheryl.  Agarose gel analysis of the effect of the putative antviral C3 on T4 bacteriophage replicating in E coli bacteria.

Strauss, Michael.  Inducing endosymbiosis between an aerobic eubacterium and an anaerobic eukaryote to examine mitochondrial origin.

Westly, Koreen.  An investigation of the effects of fluoride from Selenastrum capricornutum on the reproduction and survival of Daphnia magna.

Sustrik, Ian.  An investigation of the effects of hypergravity on the growth and development of Drosophila melanogaster.

Woudstra, Trudy.  Alpha 5 and beta 1 integrin involvement in adhesion to fibronectin and type-1 collagen in ZR75-1 breast cancer cells and Vero kidney cells in culture.


Ducommun, Michelle.  Biological investigation of the toxic effects of the yeast Candida albicans on viability and rate of cell division in VERO cells.

Endale, Betelihem.  Comparing the toxicity of the Athabasca and the Slave Lake pulp and paper mills effluents using Daphnia magna acute toxicity testing.

Friesen, Jacqueline.  Cell wall glycoproteins of Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis and Candida krusei used in SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.

Gonek, Natasha.  Transepithelial resistance curves of Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) epithelial cells and V79-4 Chinese hamster fibroblast cells and the effects of hyperosmotic stress on MDCK monolayers.

Harrison, James.  Growth and sporulation in a polyploid strain of Candida albicans.

Knebel, Steven A.  Recovery of organisms from the doorhandles of public washrooms in Edmonton, AB.

Kuzyk, Barb.  A comparative study of the growth and extraction of a biodegradable plastic from a purely organic source.

Lamoureux, Robin A.  The testing of antiviral activity in a bacterial isolate.

Larson, Kari.  Testing the effectiveness of five kennel disinfectants in vitro using Staphylococcus epidermidis and Escherichia coli.

Shandro, Judith.  The influence of acute doses of cobalt 60 radiation on the reproductive morphology of dwarf French marigolds (Tagetes patula nana) as an indicator of possible ultraviolet irradiation effects in angiosperms.

Ulloa, Bauricio.  The effects of age and colour on non-shivering thermogenesis in gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus).

Wood, April.  Characterization of methotrexate-binding proteins from Candida albicans methotrexate resistant colonies by SDS-Polyacrylamide electrophoresis.


Dul, Jeff.  Comparative morphology between Rattus norvegicus and Glaucomys sabrinus, in the Order Rodentia, to determine the morphological difference between the two species.

Huber, Shayla.  The effect of various acupuncture treatments on the growth rate of the cucumber plant Cucumis sativus (commercial name:  Imp. Long Green).

Kothari, Shil.  The immunological identification of laminin from Sperdoptera frugiperda cell cultures using polyclonal mouse antibodies.

Lasner, Brian.  The investigation of the herbicide Premium-3-Way for clastogenic effects by using the micronucleus test in vivo on mouse bone marrow.

Nicol, Kristy.  pH analysis and comparison of soils from the trembling aspen, Populus tremuloides, white spruce, Picea glauca, black spruce, Picea mariana, Jack pine, Pinus banksiana, and Balsam poplar, Populus balsamifera.

Segal, Bonnie.  The prevalence of Giardia in dogs using the off-leash areas of Edmonton.

Ziprick, Hal J.  The comparison of two different types of ageing using the scales and cleithra.


Eisert, Greg.  Effect of UV radiation on growth and development of Xenopus laevis.

Hislop, Nyall.  Investigating the effectiveness of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis on the second and fourth instar of Aedes aegypti at low temperatures.

Makey, Steven.  Exposure of Xenopus laevis eggs to electrical fields.

Maxxuca, Gino.  The effect of the parasitic wasp Telenomus alsophilae (Viereck) on the defoliating populations of the fall cankerworm Alsophila pometaria (Harris).

Mierlo, Jo-Ann.  Effects of pentoxifylline ingested in mice and humans.

Toal, Anne.  Testing pyrvinium pamoate (Sigma Chemical Company) for mutagenicity in the Salmonella/Microsome assay.

Urcelay, Paulina.  Testing for Salmonella in household pets in order to determine a correlation between the type of animal and the presence of Salmonella.


Dutton, Maureen E.  The developmental and resistant responses of Drosophila melanogaster after chronic exposure to the insecticide diazinon.

Graham, David.  Effect of iron deficiency on young male mice regarding memory and learning.

Hagan, Karin.  The effects of social deprivation on the social behaviour of the mouse Mus musculus (strain BALB/C).

Heinrichs, V.  The effect of simulated acid rain on microbial activity in a forest soil.

Jensen, Terry.  Aggregation, resorting and collagen production in embryonic chick cells:  the effect of ascorbic acid with and without α-tocopherol.

Kraemer, Cheryl.  A comparison of bacteria growth on plastic and wooden cutting boards.

Kroeker, Jay.  The effect of aeration on the detoxification of Clover Bar municipal landfill leachate as measured by static 48-hour median lethal concentration tests using Daphnia magna.

Pasula, Kim.  The potential toxicity of pulp mill effluent discharged into the Athabasca River as indicated by the 48-hour Daphnia magna acute toxicity test.

Ross, Heather.  Determination of fecal coliform levels in wet sand conditions and dry sand conditions of sand play tables in children’s day care centres.

Turner, Jason.  An examination of the chromosomes of Poecillia reticulata to determine if their karyotype can be used as an aid to evolutionary studies.


Fowler, Chris.  Dispersion in the reintroduced Swift fox.

Galbraith, Jayson.  Parasite-specific antibodies in the blood of Equus caballus.

Good, Rob.  Home range sizes in captive-raised and wild-raised foxes in the reintroduction of the Swift fox (Vulpes velox).

Haro, Ignacio.  An experimental study of the effects of acidification on the phytoplankton community structure and biomass of Iosegun Lake, Alberta.

Mak, Anthony K.  Effectiveness of quaternary ammonium chlorides as disinfectants on attached Pseudomonas aeruginosa in hydrotherapy bathing pools.

Marquardt, Karen.  Active transport of sodium ions across Xenopus laevis epithelium.

Reiner, Marnie.  A study to determine if the by-products of chlorination have a mutagenic effect on Drosophila melanogaster.

Rutten, Cam.  The effects of age and sex on the home range of the reintroduced Swift fox (Vulpes velox).

Staatz, Gilda.  The determination of allelic differences in purebred Arabians and Anglo-Arabians using SDS-PAGE.


Brownlee, Melody.  The evaluation of serum proteins in goldfish and crayfish through the use of electrophoresis.

Davyduke, Brian.  The effects of low environmental pH on blood viscosity in goldfish (Carassius auratus).

Kuuesel, Tim.  The impact of treated sewage effluent on algal growth potential in the North Saskatchewan River.

Miller, Shannon.  The effects of ethylene glycol on the kidneys of mice:  looking for calcium oxalate crystallization.

Wong, Byron.  The effects of environmental conditions on the hatching and growth of Artemia salina.

Yakimchuk-Orthner, Laura.  Study of the effects of H2S on the sixteen developmental stages of Drosophila melanogaster wild-type embryos.

Zurawell, Ron.  The study of the effects of the toxicity of storm water effluent.


Chandra, Usha.  Fibronectin in Drosophila imaginal disc cells.

Cormier, Lisa.  The effects of caffeine on the after-effects of acute ethanol intoxication.

Cormier, Rene.  Using indirect immunofluorescence to investigate the inductive capacity of the embryonic notochord on somite chondrogenesis.

Hansen, Christina Louise.  Identification of Drosophila melanogaster from collected fruit flies.

Moreau, Chantal.  A study of fibronectin associated with chick somites (Gallus domesticus) cultured with and without embryonic notochord.

Schoepp-Petrovic, Paula.  Effects of diet and exercise on weight loss in adult male mice.


Environmental Science


Dahl, Ian.  Effects of habitat fragmentation on exploratory behaviour of Mus musculus.

Gysbers, Jeannette.  Investigating using earthworm cocoons for the environmental introduction of the biodegradative bacteria Pseudomonas putida.

Hokanson, Andrea.  The effect of mice age and edge type in the response of male mice to edges simulated in the laboratory.

Koralak, Roanna.  Study of the natural regeneration of seismic lines in the northern boreal forest of Alberta.

Kreway, Perry.  Inosine as an effector of cellular ATP synthesis and muscle endurance.

Mulroy, Kari.  The effects of crude oil on the goldfish Carassius auratus and their recovery from the exposure.

Rafuse, Janice.  Analysis of toluene degradation by various isolated microorganisms under aerobic conditions.

Wyman, Brent.  The effects of simulated acid rain on Allium certa.


Alton, Cindy.  The effect of pH and lactic acid on the growth of Candida albicans.

Bromley, Stephen.  A survey of the aerobic microbiology of diesel polluted soil as the firs step to bioremediation.

Cameron, Daniel.  The effects of decane on toluene degradation by Pseudomonas putida.

Chaykowski, Aaron.  Effects of chelated and non-chelated iron sources on the growth of Candida albicans.

Dlouhy, Brad.  A study of the effectiveness of the “Dynamic Underground Stripping Design” steam injection application to remediate hydrocarbon based condensate from solid of varying densities.

Harrison, Cindy.  The inhibitory effect of a shark cartilage extract as shown by the CAM method.

Pasika, Trevor.  The effect of various temperatures on microorganism biodegradation in wastewater treatment.

Svoboda, Lucie.  Selective inhibition of lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis in living cells of Escherichia coli by L-573 655 and its effect on endotoxin release from the gram-negative cell wall.


Bell, Shannon.  A comparison of pulp sludge and fertilizer amendments in soil in the land reclamation of the Silver Creek compressor station, Alberta.

Chopp, Sandra L.  A classification of the fall cankerworm population cycles and its parasitoid Telenomus alsophilae in relation to climatic conditions in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Laplante, Cherie.  An investigation of the germination success of barley seeds in Bromacil contaminated soil treated with either RestorX-2000 or charcoal combined with RestorX-2000.


Frederiksen, David.  The evolutionary relatedness and distances of 11 strains of Hepatitis B:  3 duck, 3 human, 3 woodchuk, and 2 ground squirrel strains.

Gurba-Flanagan, M.  Mutagenicity of benzo(a)pyrene products in the AMES reversion bioassay.

Laursen, Stacy.  The effect of 4-tery-octylphenol and estradiol 17ß on the growth of ZR-75-1 human ductal carcinoma breast cancer cells.

Zazulak, Elson.  Presence of Campylobacter in lettuce.


Gillett, Kym.  Biological control of Canada thistle Cirsium arvense (Compositae) with the weevil Larinus planus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).

Gurba-Flanagan, M.  Mutagenicity of benzo(a)pyrene products in the AMES/Salmonella reversion bioassay.

LaTrace, Michelle.  Susceptability of various Canadian biotypes of the field bindweed Convoluvulus arvensis to the gall mite, Aceria malherbae.

Mirbach, Cory.  A measure of acute toxicity of four potentially lethal substances, using the 48-hour Daphnia magna acute lethality toxicity test.

Rudzcki, Jeanette.  The effects of NaCl and Na2SO4 on germination and seedling growth in alfalfa, Medicago sativa.

Rushforth, K.M.  a 28-day microcosm study observing the effects of sub-lethal cadmium concentrations on algal community structure using representative species of Chrysophyta and Cyanophyta.


Hohn, William S.  Evaluation of lead dust transport from worksites to home environments by radiator shop workers.

Savage, Darcey.  An examination of Drosophila melanogaster host response to the infectious insect parasite Nosema kingi:  does the air pollutant H2S increase this insect’s susceptibility to disease?

Upshaw, Craig.  Identification of differentially expressed mRNA in murine melanocytes in response to UV exposure.


Wieler, Ralph.  Potential toxicity of Edmonton’s storm water effluent as indicated by the 24-hour Daphnia magna acute toxicity test.

Zacharuk, Sheldon.  The toxicity effects of cadmium on Triticum aestivum or bread wheat.


Dupuis, Lynn.  Quantification and determination of total and fecal coliforms in drinking water from Edmonton’s Rossdale water treatment plant and the North Saskatchewan River.

Johnson, Tracey.  The effects of acidification on the phytoplankton community structure of Elk Island Lake.


Mulligan, James.  Uptake of nitrate by Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass).

Pool, Nadine.  Daphnia magna size selective feedings and its effect on algal community composition.