Alumni

Post-doctoral Researchers
Technicians
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students
Work Study/Research Assistants

Post-doctoral Researchers

Dr. Jeff Pau
2020-2021
“Developing GC-MS methods to measure cannabinoid concentrations.

Dr. Jing Luo
2010-2012
“Measuring the influence of climate change on plant mating.”

Dr. Jaimie Dufresne
2017-2018
“The proteome of Cannabis sativa.”

Dr. Muhammad Yousaf
2018
“Developing GC-MS methods to measure cannabinoid concentrations.

Technicians

Shawn Clark
2010-2011
RA project: “Seed morphology and seed production in Raphanus”.
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Graduate Students

Andrew Williams
M.Sc., Environmental Science & Applied Management
Co-Supervised by: Janet Koprivnikar
Ryerson University
“Investigating the sublethal effects of Cannabis sativa on earthworms and trematode cercariae”.


Steve Naraine
M.Sc. Molecular Science
2016 -2019
Ryerson University
“Morphology of Cannabis sativa L. achenes”
URA (2015): “The influence of lighting on cannabis cloning”
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Rebecca Parker
M.Sc., Environmental & Applied Science & Management
2012-2014
Ryerson University
“Knowledge gaps in demographic, spatial and biological characteristics of Canadian at-risk plant species.”
URA (2012): “The effect of soil moisture on hybrid evolution” 
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Kruti Shukla
Ph.D., Molecular Science
2014-2019
Ryerson University
“Environmental variation and its effect on the success of crop-wild hybridization in the Raphanus species complex”
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Emily Morris
M.Sc. Molecular Science 2016-2018
“Nutritional change due to climate warming: an analysis of fatty acid content of pasture plants common to southern Ontario”
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Puja Patel
M.Sc. Science Administration
2016
Western University
Managing a biology lab and its personnel”
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Zachary Teitel
M.Sc., Molecular Science
Ryerson University
2012-2014
“Approaches in demographic modelling for predicting population persistence across a moisture gradient of an invasive, hybridizing week (Raphanus spp).”

Undergraduate Students

Alex Rimmer
B.Sc. Biology – Honour’s Thesis
Ryerson University
2018-2019
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Daniel Milani
B.Sc. Biology – Independent Study
2019
Ryerson University
“The influence of soil based carbon fertilization on the growth of hemp plants.”

Carly Blanchette
B.Sc. Biology – Honour’s Thesis
2016-2017
Ryerson University
“Gene flow from medicinal plants: its ecological and legal consequences”
Independent Study (2016):
““Applying colchicine to Cannabis sativa L. to induce polyploid change.”

Jessica Benavides
B.Sc. Biology – Independent Study
2017
Ryerson University
“Evolution of pollen fertility and biomass of crop-wild hybrids after drought”
URA (2017)

Neda Ejbari
B.Sc. Biology – Honour’s Thesis
2015-2016
Ryerson University
“The effect of soil moisture on crop allele introgression”

Galila Wondewessan
B.Sc. Biology – Independent Study
2016
Ryerson University
“The consequences of soil moisture variation for germination rate and date of radishes (Raphanus raphanistrum, R. raphanistrum x R. sativus)”

Matthew Woods
B.Sc. Biology – Honour’s Thesis
2013-2014
Ryerson University
“Competitive dynamics in community gardens.”
URA (2015): “Eco-informatics to discern new air-cleaning plants”
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Graham Blakelock
B.Sc. Biology – Honour’s Thesis
Ryerson University 2011-2012
“Maternal effects and invasiveness.”
URA (2011): “The effect of soil moisture on hybrid evolution” 
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Natalia Pirimova
B.Sc. Biology – Honour’s Thesis
Ryerson University 2011-201
“The effect of soil moisture on insect pollinators.”
URA (2011): “The effect of soil moisture on hybrid evolution”
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Saif Al-Alul

Ryerson University MSc. 2014
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Ryan Palmer
Research Associate
2010-2011
“Seed morphology and seed production in Raphanus” 

Daniel Gwira
B.Sc. Biology – Independent Study
2019
Ryerson University
“Developing remote methods to track small-scale, home-grown Cannabis sativa production”

Adela Zyfi
B.Sc. Biology – Independent Study
2019
Ryerson University
“Predicting Cannabis sativa dioecy through seed morphology

Dryakhan Qudrat
B.Sc. Biology – Independent Study
2017
Ryerson University
“Effects of genome duplication on economically valuable traits in hemp, Cannabis sativa”

Edward Temelkos
B.Sc. Biology – Honour’s Thesis
2016-2017
Ryerson University
“Does crop-wild hybridization facilitate invasiveness under climate change scenarios?”
Independent Study (2016):
“Does crop-wild hybridization facilitate invasiveness under climate change scenarios?”

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Ryan Shilliday
B.Sc. Biology – Honour’s Thesis
2015-2016
Ryerson University
“The consequences of genome duplication for sex ratios in hemp, Cannabis sativa.”
URA (2016): “The consequences of soil moisture variation on radish phenology” 

David Lee
B.Sc. Biology – Independent Study
2014-2015
Ryerson University
“An ecological approach to measuring the evolutionary consequences of gene flow from crops to wild or weedy relatives”

Yi Yang
B.Sc. Biology – Independent Study
2014
“Urban food production and biological diversity”

Agnieszka Klimowski
B.Sc. Biology – Honour’s Thesis
2012-2013
Ryerson University
“Thermodynamics of crop yield.”
URA (2012): “The effect of soil moisture on hybrid evolution
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Mohammad Baqir
B.Sc. Biology – Honour’s Thesis
Ryerson University 2011-2012
“The response of outcrossing rate to climate change.”
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Colleen Chaplin
B.Sc. Biology – Honour’s Thesis
Ryerson University 2011-2012
“The effect of soil moisture on crop-wild hybridization.”
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Research Assistants

Anxelo Hoxja
NSERC USRA
2020
“The phylogeny of fatty acids.”

Muhammad Farooqui
Engineering Co-op
2016
“The inheritance of flowering time in Cannabis sativa”

Shion Song
Work study/Research Associate
2015-2016
“Meta-analysis of date of first flower across radishes grown in 8 locations over a decade” 
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Padmani Chirangi
Research Associate
2015
“The effect of soil moisture on hybrid evolution”
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Marie-Louise Tonea
Work Study/Research Associate
2014-2015
“Evolution of essential oil composition” 

Rehman Ata
Work Study/ Research Associate
2014
“Urban food production and biological diversity”

Sam Drule
NSERC USRA
2020
“Germination cues of Cannabis sativa.”

Shivangi Khera
Engineering Co-op
2016
“Seed germination of aging radish seeds

Anna Sorensen
Research Associate
2015
“Eco-informatics to discern new air-cleaning plants”
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Rebecca Allan
Research Associate
2015
“Eco-informatics to discern new air-cleaning plants”

Nishara Muthu Arachchige
Work Study/Research Associate
2014-2015
“Meta-analysis of photoperiod switch and its influence on Cannabis yield”
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