04/22: Welcome to post-doc Hyojin Lee who will be working on PFAS toxicity in zebrafish in close collaboration with Dr. Jason O'Brien at ECCC and Dr. Yauk (uOttawa).
01/22: Congratulations to lab Alumni Raphael Chakal and Tyler Eng for co-authoring a recently accepted publication on the cumulative effects of nanoplastics and persistent organic pollutants on zebrafish metabolism. Thank you also to our collaborators.
01/22: Congratulations Bailey on an excellent MSc defence!
12/21: The lab recently participated in a collaborative review on inter- and transgenerational effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals through an initiative headed by CIAPE-ICADEA. Check out the open-access publication here.
07/21: Mais Jubouri's integrative MSc work on alanine's role on rainbow trout glucoregulation has just been accepted in JEB. Congratulations also to co-authors Giancarlo Talarico and J-M Weber.
05/21: Congratulations to Dan Kostyniuk on winning the uOttawa Commission on Graduate Studies in Sciences Thesis prize 2020! Well done!
04/21: Welcome to Jory Curry, a new MSc student in the lab co-supervised with Jason O'Brien at ECCC who will be using embryonic zebrafish contaminant exposures to develop transcriptomics-based dose-response modelling as risk assessment tools.
04/21: Congratulations to Jacey, Mélissa, Shahd and Raphael for their successful completion of their Honour projects under challenging conditions this year. We will miss you in the lab and wish you all the best in your future endeavours. Thank you for all your work!
03/21: Wonderful recognitions of the Team's work over the last little while. Exciting student-driven research. Click here and here to learn more.
03/21: The lab is now on Twitter! Follow us @mennigenlab
12/20: The secret (socially-distant) Santa paid the lab a visit. Happy holidays everyone!!
12/20: Mais Jubouri successfully defended her M.Sc. thesis and did a great job. Congratulations Mais, we are very proud of you!!!
08/20: Welcome to the lab: Divya Ramachandran (M.Sc.), Giancarlo Talarico (M.Sc.) and undergraduates Jacey Chou, Shahd Haddad, Melissa Grégoire and Raphael Chakal.
05/20: New papers from the lab on metabolic consequences of developmental BPA exposure in zebrafish (Rubén Martinez), interactive effects of nanoplastic and the persistent organic pollutant (F-53) exposure on zebrafish immune system parameters (collaboration with Wenqin Tu), and effects of dietary carbohydrates on reproductive parameters in rainbow trout broodstock (collaboration with Lucie Marandel). Congratulations everyone!
05/20: In spite of the postponed convocation, congratulations to Dan Kostyniuk (M.Sc.) and undergraduate students Julianne Magnan, Tyler Eng, Christine Hum, Jordan Corcoran and Giancarlo Talarico.
We wish you all the best in your future endeavours!
01/20: Dan Kostyniuk has been nominated for a MSc thesis prize! Congratulations Dan, well-deserved!
01/20: Check out the recent press release of our research on metabolic effects of emerging fluorinated compounds here: Tu et al., 2019. Rubén Martinez, a co-author involved in the study, gave an interview on the subject on CBC International.
01/20: Dan Kostyniuk sucessfully defended his MSc work. Congratulations Dan and a big thank you to all collaborators involved in this work!
10/19: New research from the lab revealing metabolism disrupting effects of Chinese PFOS alternatives has been published in Environmental Science and Technology. Congratulations Tu and co-authors!
09/19: Zeinab Altmieme and Dan Kostyniuk have MSc work articles accepted in Physiological Genomics, PLoS One and the Journal of Comparative Physiology Part B. Congratulations - well done!!
09/19: We welcome new graduate students Becky Clark (PhD) and Bailey Bedard (MSc), as well as undergraduates Tyler Eng, Jordan Corcoran, Julianne Magnan and Giancarlo Talarico.
08/19: Jan presented two seminars (at INTA Buenos Aires and IIB-INTECH Chascomús) on endocrine disruption in fish during his recent visit to Argentina.
02/19: Zeinab Altmieme successfully defended her M.Sc.
thesis today. Congratulations and well done!
01/19: Successful talks and poster presentation by Melissa, Alexandria, Christine and Dan at this years Rice Lake workshop. Well done!
01/19: Good-bye Tu! Visiting scholar Wenqin Tu will return home to China. We thank you for all your hard work and will miss you in the lab!
03/18: UROP student Manuela Fonseca presented her research project (coauthors Georges Coté and Tess Julian) mentored by MSc student Zeinab Altmieme at this year's UROP research symposium. Well done!
02/18: Dan Kostyniuk is awarded a Mitacs Globalink grant and will conduct part of his MSc. research at INRA, France. Congratulations Dan!
01/18: The Mennigen lab attended the 27th Annual Rice Lake Workshop in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, which we co-hosted with the Standen lab. Congratulations on excellent talk and poster presentations Zeinab, Dan, Majd, Adina, Mais and Rida.
12/17: Dr. Lucie Marandel will join the lab as visiting researcher under the European Marie Curie Agreen Skills Plus program. We are excited to collaborate on epigenetic determinants of metabolism in the rainbow trout model.
12/17: PhD student Reem Alharti will join the lab to study developmental and transgenerational consequences of aquatic contaminant exposure on zebrafish metabolism. Welcome Reem!
11/17: Volunteers Tess Julian and Georges Coté as well as UROP student Manuela Fonseca have joined our group. Welcome!
04/17: Dan Kostyniuk (co-supervised with Dr. Gilmour) wins the John Armstrong Biology Honour's thesis award. Well done, Dan!