What's New in the Lab?
Keep tabs on the lab and see what fun things we have been up to lately!
July 5th, 2023 – The lab went and explored the Elora Gorge on a group hike and then headed into town for a delicious sit-down lunch!
In May of 2023, some of our lab had the privilege of attending the University of Saskatchewan for the annual Canadian Society of Zoologists (CSZ) conference. We are so proud of everyone who had successful talks and presentations! We are also so grateful for the opportunity to learn from researchers across the country and look forward to next year!
- March 2021. Congratulations Oliver Bullingham on winning the Keith Ronald Undergrad Scholarship!
- February 2021. Check out our BioRxiv preprint on age-specific responses to cold-acclimation in painted turtles.
- January 2021. Welcome to the lab Derin Calik, new MSc candidate in the Alderman and Gillis labs
- September 2020. Alderman Lab receives new funding from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to continue timely research on the impacts of diluted bitumen exposure on early life stages of salmon, with collaborators Drs. Todd Gillis (Guelph), Chris Kennedy (SFU), and Tony Farrell (UBC)
- August 2020. Congratulations Oliver Bullingham, winner of a Mitacs Research Training Award
- May 2020. Welcome to the lab Oliver Bullingham, winner of the Ted Morwick Summer Research Assistantship
- January 2020. Three new papers accepted, including two papers from Sean Avey’s MSc thesis published in Aquatic Toxicology, and a new proteomics paper on alligator hearts
- November 2019. Alderman Lab receives new funding from Great Lakes Fisheries Commission to investigate biomarkers of sea lamprey parasitism in lake trout, with collaborators Drs. Cheryl Murphy (Michigan State) and Rick Goetz (NOAA).
- July 2019. Join Drs. Sarah Alderman and Matt Vickaryous at Society for Experimental Biology in Seville, Spain for their session: Brain Building – Plasticity in Form and Function of the Central Nervous System
- June 2019. New paper published in Nature Scientific Reports by Drs. Sarah Alderman, Dane Crossley (North Texas), Ruth Elsey and Todd Gillis entitled: Hypoxia-induced reprogramming of the cardiac phenotype in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) revealed by quantitative proteomics
- May 2019. Welcome to the lab Christarin Dilkumar, winner of the Dr. Anne Innis Dagg Summer Research Assistantship
- January 2019. Congratulations Jonathan Tea for publishing his MSc thesis in the Journal of Experimental Biology
- June 2018. New research on developmental and latent effects of bitumen exposure in sockeye published in Aquatic Toxicology
- January 2018. New article written by Dr. Sarah Alderman on the sockeye and bitumen work published in the Conversation Canada
- December 2017. Project examining the consequence of bitumen exposure on salmon making national headlines Globe and Mail, CTV, CBC
- April 2017. New paper published in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology: Proteomic analysis of sockeye salmon serum as a tool for biomarker discovery and new insight into the sublethal toxicity of diluted bitumen
- April 2017. New paper published in Journal of Proteomics: Novel insights into cardiac remodelling revealed by proteomic analysis of the trout heart during exercise training
- November 2016. outside-jeb article published about Dr. Sarah Alderman’s recent paper: Effects of diluted bitumen exposure on juvenile sockeye salmon: From cells to performance
- June 2016. New paper published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry: Effects of diluted bitumen exposure on juvenile sockeye salmon: From cells to performance
- March 2016. New research paper by Dr. Sarah Alderman and UBC/Laurier colleagues featured in the Journal of Experimental biology: Evidence for a plasma-accessible carbonic anhydrase in the lumen of salmon heart that may enhance oxygen delivery to the myocardium Summary article here.