Lab News

Photos from the 2013 Brazil research trip

I’m sorry for taking so long to post these…but here you go. This year’s research trip to Brazil took place May-June. With an earlier start in the year, we hoped to catch additional species that were already gone when we showed up in 2012. For the most part, we were successful. We worked with hummingbirds […]

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Dr. McKinnon joins the lab!

Welcome to new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Laura McKinnon. Laura is the recipient of a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship and arrives August 1st. Laura will be studying the effects of climate change on arctic shorebird nestling physiology and ecology.

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Lab publication accepted!

Recent MSc graduate Sajeni Mahalingam’s paper, “Neuromuscular control of hovering wingbeat kinematics in response to distinct flight challenges in the ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Biology! This will be Sajeni’s first publication. Sajeni is currently pursuing her PhD in the Scott Lab at McMaster University.

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New lab publication!

New lab publication: “Very low force-generating ability and unusually high temperature dependency in hummingbird flight muscle fibers” in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

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Derrick wins an NSERC PGS-D

Congratulations to PhD student Derrick Groom on being awarded a prestigious NSERC PGSD Postgraduate Scholarship! This funding will support Derrick for the coming three years as he continues his PhD thesis work.

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Sajeni earns her MSc

Congratulations to lab member Sajeni Mahalingam on the successful defense of her MSc thesis! Sajeni will begin working towards her PhD in the McClelland and Scott labs at McMaster University in January, 2013.

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Goodbye Ubatuba!

Well, we’ve had a very good run here in Ubatuba. We’ve worked with several individuals of three species.   Now we’re off to Santa Virginia, located just west of Ubatuba up into the mountains. It boarders on the Serro do Mar state park and sits at an elevation of approximately 1000 meters. Our host, Don […]

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