Lab News and Events

October 5, 2019. Congratulations Samantha! Her article Specific Quantification of Scenedesmus obliquus and Chlorella vulgaris in mixed-species algal biofilms was just accepted for publication in the journal Bioresource Technology.


September 20, 2019: A beautiful day to be out on the water sampling Hamilton Harbour viruses and microorganisms!

Special thanks to Prof. McMeans for the use of her boat and sampling equipment.


August 27, 2019: Christine’s manuscript is now published in the journal Viruses. Congrats to Christine and our co-authors! The article is available here:


August 14, 2019. Ajandan presented his NSERC-funded summer research at Smarti Gras, an annual celebration of undergraduate research hosted by UTM’s Research Office.

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July 9, 2019: Christine submitted her most recent work for publication. A preprint version of her manuscript is available here:


June 29, 2019: Backyard Summer Party


Picture above, from left to right: Jenna Black, Ajandan Nandakumar, Christine Palermo, Ammar Hafeez, Robin Rozon, Steven Short, Rose Mastin-Wood, Yuri Chaban, Michael Staniewski, Nikhil George, Cynthia Ton.