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CSZ2019 – Windsor

Last week the lab attended the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Zoologists in sunny Windsor, Ontario. Six team members gave excellent presentations, highlighted by Dan’s participation in the President’s award competition and Kenny’s poster competing for the Holeton Award. Great job everyone!!

Welcome Dan, Sylvia, Amanda, Nikita, Travis, and Lewis!

Better late than never! The lab was thrilled to welcome a handful of new trainees this fall, including our newest postdoc (Daniel Munro), a new M.Sc. student (Sylvia Girgis), two undergraduate honours thesis students (Amanda and Travis), a fantastic undergradute volunteer (Nikita), and our first UROP student (Lewis). Welcome to the lab everyone! It’s going to be a busy year!!

Spring conference season wraps up

The spring conference season has wrapped up and we participated in some great conferences!

In April, Dr. Pamenter was a Featured Speaker at EB2017 in Chicago where he presented Lisa’s work on the role of HIF in regulating ventilatory responses to hypoxia in naked mole rats. He also presented a poster with the help of the lab’s youngest member, 5 month old Samara. Dr. Pamenter was also awarded the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology section’s New Investigator Award from the American Physiological Society!

In May, he kicked off the Peter Hochachka memorial satellite symposium of the annual CSZ meeting in Winnipeg and then also presented Alexia, Chelsea, and Aaron’s work examining behavioural responses to hypoxia in naked mole rats at the general meeting. It was an exhausting few weeks and now it’s time to write all that data up!IMG_0512