10th July Congratulations to Alexa for being awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship!!!
1st June The lab welcomes its first postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Nesha Andoy. Know more about Nesha here...
Alexa, explaining her work to poster enthusiasts...
30th May Kudos to Daniel for being the recipient of the DPES Excellence and Leadership Award in Chemistry! This award is to recognize undergraduates who demonstrate both academic excellence and leadership within the Department.
30th May Kudos to Daniel for being the recipient of the DPES Excellence and Leadership Award in Chemistry! This award is to recognize undergraduates who demonstrate both academic excellence and leadership within the Department. See more about Daniel on page 9 of the DPES Digest Newsletter.
23rd-25th May Ruby and Alexa attended the 4th Annual meeting of the Biophysical Society Canada in beautiful Vancouver. Lots of exciting new developments in the field of membranes and lipids, as well as in imaging technologies, allowing us to peek through the inner workings of the cell!
27th April Alexa won 1st place (poster) in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Research and Discovery Conference (IGRAD) at UTSC! Congratulations!!!
1st May The lab welcomes its new lab members: Keuna (MSc) and undergraduate summer volunteers: Mayura, Anya, and Sarah...Know more about them here...
26th April Ruby received a Connaught New Researcher Award!
25th April Congratulations to Daniel and Sri for being awarded an NSERC-USRA!
16th April Together with the labs of Profs. Kerman, Kraatz, and Zhang (collectively known as the Biological Chemistry Cluster), the lab was awarded an NSERC-RTI (Research Tools and Instruments)!
12th April Congratulations to Sri for winning the TD Undergraduate Research Opportunity Fellowship!
24th Mar Brody placed 3rd in Best Poster at the 46th SOUCC (Southern Ontario Undergraduate Chemistry Conference) held at Wilfrid Laurier University. Congratulations Brody!
25th Jan Ruby gave a talk at the Seminar Series hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biology and the Molecular Science Graduate Program at Ryerson University. Lots of exciting research on biofilms, surfaces and interfaces, and host-pathogen interactions are happening at Ryerson U!
8th Jan The lab welcomes two undergraduate specialists from the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology program of UTSC, Nawrah Khader and Jonathan Burnie. Know more about Nawrah and Jonathan here.
7th Dec The lab was awarded a UTSC Research Competitiveness Fund!
7th Dec Ruby gave a talk in the Analytical Chemistry Seminar Series of Chemistry-St. George campus.
1st Sept Welcome to Alexa, the lab's very first graduate student! Know more about Alexa here...
Group lunch―Summer 2017
L-R: Brody, Alexis, Sri, Eric, Ruby, Daniel...with tiramisu, gelato, and crème brûlée!
31st Aug Group lunch at Fratellis―Thanks to this bunch of dynamic undergraduates for kick-starting the lab's research program!
15th Aug Lab's infrastructure grant from CFI-John R. Evans Leaders Fund in UTSC news!
21st July Noula Pitsiniaga joins the lab as a volunteer, welcome! Know more about Noula...
3rd Jun Ruby gave a talk, "Bacterial Attraction", at the Chemistry Alumni Spring 2017 Reunion at St. George campus.
11th May Kudos to Eric for being awarded the NanoNet Undergraduate Student Enhancement Award!
8th May Ruby gave a talk in the Matrix Dynamics Group seminar series of the Faculty of Dentistry (UofT). Lots of exciting research synergies between the Matrix Dynamics group and the Mechano-microbiology Lab!
1st May Daniel Lysak joins the group for the summer as a recipient of the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)! Congratulations and welcome!
1st May Brody Chen starts his Summer Research in the group. Brody is a recipient of the University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA)-awarded to only two students in the Sciences in UTSC. Congratulations and welcome!
12th Apr The lab was awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant for the proposed work on "Molecular Forces in Microbial Biofilms"!
3rd Mar Ruby gave a talk in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Concordia University.
6th Feb Alexis Ty joins the lab, welcome!
16th Jan How we got interested with bacterial biofilms is summarized here. (article by Mandy Koroniak)
2nd Jan The lab welcomes its very first member, Eric Lentz! Know more about Eric...
2017 Jan Welcome to Mechano-microbiology Lab! Happy New Year and Happy New Lab!!!