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2015-2016 Graduates

June 2016 Convocation


GraduateProgramSupervisorThesis Title
Cuyler Borrowman
Masters
Prof. Jonathan Abbatt
Formation and Behaviour of Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals from the Heterogeneous Reaction of Ozone with Combustion Particulate Matter
Wei Ran (Wayne) Cheng
Doctoral
Prof. Xiao-an Zhang
Development of Mn(III) Porphyrins as High Relaxivity MRI Contrast Agents for Blood Pool and Targeted Imaging
Benjamin Chung
Doctoral
Prof. Andrei Yudin
The Reactivity and Conformational Properties of Aziridine-containing Cyclic and Bicyclic Peptides and their Derivative
Nicole Combe
Masters
Prof. James Donaldson
Measurements of Aqueous Droplet Evaporation Rate as a Function of Solute Species  
Victor Crivianu-Gaita
Masters
Prof. Michael Thompson
Acoustic Wave Biosensor for the Detection of the Breast Cancer Metastasis Biomarker Protein PTHrP  
Martin Czar
Doctoral
Prof. Rebecca Jockusch
Laser Spectroscopy of Mass-selected Protein Ions: Biological Fluorescence in the Gas Phase 
Erika Daley
Masters
Prof. Doug Stephan
Exploring Low-coordinate Aluminum-based Lewis Acids for Small Molecule Activation
Sara da Silva
Doctoral
Prof. Patrick Gunning
Investigating the Inhibition of Ubiquitin-like Activating Enzymes
Inga Haedicke
Doctoral
Prof. Xiao-an Zhang
The Development of MnIII-Porphyrins as T1 Contrast Agents for Biomedical Applications
Laura Hoch
Doctoral
Prof. Geoffrey Ozin
Functional Nanomaterials for Gas-phase Heterogeneous Photocatalysis: Toward Efficient Solar Fuel Production
Jonathon Moir
Doctoral
Prof. Geoffrey Ozin
Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation Using a-Fe2O3
Loise Perruchoud
Doctoral
Prof. Xiao-an Zhang
NMR Sensing Strategies Based on Modulation of Chemical Exchange Rate with Small-molecule Synthetic Sensors 
Brendan Peters
Masters
Prof. Mark Lautens
Three, Two, One: Three New C-C Bonds, Two C-H Activations, One Pot. A Highly Efficient Palladium-Catalyzed Domino Reaction of Aryl Iodides and Aryl Bromides
Rahul Rana
Masters
Prof. Patrick Gunning
Resistance and Binding Profile of Cabozantinib, a ROS1 Inhibitor and Design of Peptidomimetic Inhibitors of STAT5 Protein
Rohan Ravindranath
Masters
Prof. Andre Simpson & Prof. Alex Romaschin
Investigating the Use of a Biologically Active Surface Coating for Coronary Stent Devices: A New Approach to Improving Biocompatibility
Lennart Trouborst
Masters
Prof. Scott Mabury


March 2016 Convocation

GraduateProgramSupervisorThesis Title
Liora Bliumkin
Masters
Prof. Andre Simpson    
The Development of In-situ NMR Photoreactors and Analysis of Photochemical Processes in the Environment
Melinda Guo
Masters
Prof. Mitchell Winnik    
Functionalization of Cellulose Nanocrystals with PEG-metal-chelating Diblock Copolymers via Controlled Conjugation in Aqueous Medium    

November 2015 Convocation


GraduateProgramSupervisorThesis Title
Tamara Al-FaouriMastersProf. Gilbert WalkerSilica Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticles as SERS Labels for the Detection of Lymphoma B-Cells in Tissue Sections
Nadine Borduas
DoctoralProf. Jonathan Abbatt & Prof. Jennifer Murphy
The Atmospheric Fate of Organic Nitrogen Compounds 
Colin Bridges
Doctoral
Prof. Dwight Seferos
Part I: Strategies for the Controlled Chain Growth Synthesis of Electron Deficient Conjugated Polymer Part II: Synthesis of Solution Suspendable Gold Nanotubes and Their Shape Dependant Optical Properties
Kyan D'Angelo
Masters
Prof. Mark Taylor
Glycosyl Methanesulfonates in Regio- and Stereoselective Glycosylations Catalyzed by Borinic Acids
Elvin De Araujo
Doctoral
Prof. Voula Kanelis     
Biophysical Studies of the First Nucleotide Binding Domain of Sulfonylurea Receptor 2A to Assess the Significance of Phosphorylation and Mutations 
Eugenia Duodu
Doctoral
Prof. Patrick Gunning     
The Development of Receptors and Chemosensors for the Recognition of Proximally Phosphorylated Motifs
Liliana Guevara Opinska
Masters
Prof. Datong Song
Ruthenium-Diazafluorenide Complexes for Catalysis of Oxa-Michael Addition Reactions
Si Yue Guo
Doctoral
Prof. Ronald Kluge
Towards Understanding the Mechanism of Catalysis by Benzoylformate Decarboxylase: Enzyme and Solution-phase Studies  
Serenity Hou
Masters
Prof. John Polanyi
Dissociative Attachment and Reaction on Silicon  
Hannah Howard
Masters
Prof. Cynthia Goh
Polyelectrolyte Multilayers: an Investigation into their Assembly and Behavior with Diffraction Based Sensing
Anna Klinkova
Doctoral
Prof. Eugenia Kumacheva 
Plasmonic and Catalytic Properties of Shape-controlled Metal Nanoparticles and their Assemblies 
Nicholas Kotoulas
Masters
Prof. Cynthia Goh    
Measuring the Young's Moduli of Sugar Cross-link Native Type I Collagen Fibrils 
Lisa Koycz
Doctoral
Prof. Dwight Seferos
Conjugated Materials for Organic Electronics
Diane Kraskouskaya
Doctoral
Prof. Patrick Gunning 
Design and Development of Fluorescent Sensors for the Detection of Proximally Phosphorylated Peptide and Protein Motifs
Nan Li
Doctoral
Prof. Kagan Kerman 
Development of Electrochemical Immunosensors for the Detection of Clinically Important Biomolecules  
Tayseer Mahdi
Doctoral
Prof. Douglas Stephan 
Stoichiometric and Catalytic Transformations Using Frustrated Lewis Pairs    
Hussain Masoom
Doctoral
Prof. Andre Simpson
The Development of Environmental Comprehensive Multiphase Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy    
Peter Mitchev
Doctoral
Prof. Geoffrey Ozin
Investigations of Earth-abundant Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Solar Fuel Generation
Jared Mudrik
Doctoral
Prof. Aaron Wheeler
Solid-Phase Extraction and Detection Techniques for Digital Microfluidics   
Miguel Neves
Doctoral
Prof. Michael Thompson
Development of an Ultra-high Frequency, Piezoelectric, Aptamer Based Sensor Platform for Small Molecule Detection
Jamie Parker
Masters
Prof. Molly Shoichet
Affinity Release of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Increases the Viability of Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cells In Vitro
Harris Qureshi
Masters
Prof. Patrick Gunning
Targeting Human Ubiquitin Activating Enzyme UBE1 with Rationally Designed Copper-based Inhibitors and the Application of a Fluorescent Chemosensor to the Development of an Assay for Adenylating Enzyme Activity
Yin Song
Doctoral
Prof. Greg Scholes
Electron Transfer, Vibrational Coherence and Intrinsic Dopants in Conjugated Polymer/Fullerene Blends
Vince Song
Masters
Prof. Mark Taylor 
Modular Synthesis of Chiral beta-Aminophosphine P, P,N-Ligands and their Applications in Asymmetric Catalysis  
Clarissa Sooklal
Masters
Prof. Voula Kanelis
Phosphorylation-dependent structural changes in the N-terminal extension of SUR2A NBD1
Alexandra Strtak
Masters
Prof. Jumi Shin
Exploring Evolution: I. Directing Evolution of Proteins with Phage, II. Examining the Effects of Toxic Quantum Dots on the Yeast Genome
Harumi Takasaki
Masters
Prof. Mark Taylor
Multidentate Iodoalkyne Receptors as Halogen Bond Donors
Jennifer Tsoung
Doctoral
Prof. Mark Lautens    
Rhodium and Palladium Catalyzed Organic Transformations in the Synthesis of Small Heterocyclic Compunds
Uvaraj Uddayasankar
Doctoral
Prof. Ulrich Krull  
Towards the Development of Techniques to Facilitate the Assembly and Characterization of Quantum Dot-Gold Nanoparticle Complexes for Resonance Energy Transfer Based Assays 
Dan Voicu
Doctoral
Prof. Eugenia Kumacheva
Integrated Microfluidics for Targeted Applications Including Polymerization, Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Gas Separation
Ellie Wong
Masters
Prof. Michael Thompson
Polymyxin B-modified Glass Beads: an Alternative Approach to Reduce Lipopolysaccharide Toxicity in Blood 
Sonia Zaichuk
Masters
Prof. Mark Lautens 
Chiral Diene/Phosphine Hybrid Ligands: Synthesis and Applications  
Kelvin Zhu
Masters
Prof. Xiao-an Zhang 
Development of Water-soluble Mn(III) Porphyrin as Extracellular MRI Contrast Agents: Optimizing Relaxivity at High Magnetic Field