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 Post Doctorate & Graduate Alumni's 

Lisa Sorensen, MSc (September 2011 - May 2013)

Lisa Sorensen completed her BSc in Honours Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University. Lisa investigated the effects of lampricide, 3-triflouromethyl-4-nitrophenol (TFM) on non-target species. She was also a great mentor and dedicated a lot of her time helping out the undergraduate and graduate students during her MSc. 

Michael LeClair, MSc (September 2011 - May 2013)

Ben Hlina, MSc (May 2013 - May 2015)

Ben Hlina completed his BSc in Fisheries Management at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  He is a MSc candidate investigating detoxification processes in larval sea lamprey when exposed to the lampricide 3-triflouromethyl-4-nitrophenol (TFM).  He hopes to find employment after completion of his M.Sc. with the US-Federal Government working as a Fish Biologist either on the Great Lakes or the Pacific Northwest.


Ben’s interests include aquatic habitat restoration, stream ecology, invasive species management, and fish physiology. 

Phil Pham-Ho, MSc (September 2013 - September 2015)

Phillip Pham-Ho graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Honours Biology and recently completed his MSc in Integrative Biology. Phillip has been interested in aquatics since his early childhood. He has bred and nurtured many species of tropical fish for over 14 years. Such species include Discus, Betta, Koi and cichlids. Phillip is also involved in numerous community service organizations helping organize annual leadership camps for youths and young adults. Currently, Phillip is working in the lab.

David Lisser, MSc (September 2013 - September 2015)

David Jones Lisser is a recent graduate of Honours Biology with High Distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University. During his undergraduate study, he completed Honours thesis project examining the role of antioxidant defenses in tolerance to hyperammonemia and anoxia in fish. David is currently a MSc candidate, investigating the role of oxidative stress in the mechanisms of ammonia-induced brain swelling in the goldfish (Carassius auratus). His major research interests include biochemical bases of disease, particularly neurophysiological stress through free-radical mediated cell injury.

 Undergraduate Thesis & Directed Studies 

Malcolm Glennie, BSc Student (January 2014 - April 2015)

Malcolm Glennie is a 4th year Honours BSc Biology student. His research involves examining the mechanism of ammonia excretion across larval sea lamprey gills. After he graduates he intends to take a few years off of school to teach English as a second language in Korea before starting a Master’s in Marine Science.  Outside of school he enjoys playing and making music, reading books, exploring nature, and is attempting to improve his dancing skills.

Heather Bauman, BSc Student (September 2014 - Winter 2018)

Heather is completing a BSc in Honours Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University. During her second year she received an NSERC USRA and worked as a research assistant in the Wilkie lab studying ammonia excretion in larval sea lamprey. After completing her undergrad, Heather hopes to pursue a career in veterinary medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College.

Erik Daroczi, BSc Student (September 2013 - Winter 2017)

Erik Daroczi graduated with HBSc Biology with a minor in Chemistry (Physiology/Toxicology stream) at Wilfrid Laurier University. Erik undertook a thesis project in his final year under the supervision of Dr. Wilkie and Dr. Birceanu studying the mechanistic connections between brain swelling and anoxia exposure in the common goldfish (Carassius auratus). Results from this work are currently being finalized with the help of Phillip Pham-Ho for potential publishing. Erik is currently deciding on graduate studies he would like to pursue and how he wants to further his academic goals.

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