Current and recent trainees

Undergraduate trainees currently (and recently) mentored by me

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Alexis Castaneda

Transcriptomics survey of animal epithelia for voltage-gated, ligand-gated and mechanosensitive ion channels

Serena

Farrell

Using molecular biology to detect transcripts corresponding with voltage-gated ion channels in animal epithelia 

Transcriptomics survey of animal epithelia for voltage-gated, ligand-gated and mechanosensitive ion channels

Trevor Karpinski

Nancy Ramirez

Using Western blotting and immunohistochemistry to detect ion channels in ion-transporting epithelia of insects

Michelle Solorio

Effects of hormones on paracellular permeability of the Malpighian tubule epithelia of larval lepidopterans

Ivan Gonzalez

Effects of hormones on the fluid secretion rate of the Malpighian tubules of larval lepidopterans

Mark Lopez

Emilie Serna

Effects of hormones on the fluid ion content of the Malpighian tubules of larval lepidopterans

Using Western blotting and immunohistochemistry to detect ion channels in ion-transporting epithelia of insects

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Aaida Arpa (McMaster U)

2020-2021

Undergraduate Thesis project investigating the effects of Helicokinin isoforms on the Malpighian tubule function in caterpillars.

Damandeep Kapoor

(McMaster U)

2020-2021

NSERC USRA and Undergraduate Thesis Project, investigating transcription and exon content of voltage-gated, ligand-gated and mechanosensitive ion channels expressed in the Malpighian tubules of caterpillars.

Aliyyah Khan

(McMaster U)

2020-2021

Bio 3IR3 investigating nitric oxide signalling in the Malpighian tubules of caterpillars. Undergraduate Thesis project investigating the roles of mechanosensitive ion channels in the Malpighian tubules of caterpillars

Vanessa Marocha

(McMaster U)

2019-2020

Biochem 4T15, investigating mechanosensitive ion channels and paracrine ligand production in the Malpighian tubules of caterpillars

Neha Anwar

(McMaster U)

2018-2020

LifeSci 4C12 and 4A03, investigating why caterpillars crave salt and how they use their ‘kidney’ retain dietary Na+.

Gayatri Sivaratnam

(McMaster U)

2017-2018

Undergraduate thesis, investigating K+ transport in the Malpighian tubules of caterpillars

Harish Ravisangar

(McMaster U)

2017-2018

Undergraduate thesis, investigating inward-rectifying K+ channels in the Malpighian tubules of caterpillars

Maria Tauqir

(McMaster U)

2016-2017

Undergraduate thesis, investigating ion transport in isolated distal ileac plexus of the larval Trichoplusia ni

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