2019 Biology Award Winners 2019-03-22T05:22:31+00:00

49th Science Atlantic Biology Conference 2019

March 8-10, 2019, Crandall University

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Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award (Award Description)

Oral, First Place

Sarah Robertson
Acadia University
Docosahexaenoic Acid-Acylated Phloridzin, a Novel Compound Derived from Apple Phytochemicals and Fish Oil, Inhibits the Metabolic Activity and Proliferation of Colon Cancer Cells in vitro

Oral, Second Place

Sonya Radvan
Saint Mary’s University
Effects of inbreeding on fitness in the North Atlantic right whale

Oral, Third Place

Nicholas Zinck
Mount Saint Vincent University
The Roles of the BMP and WNT Signalling Pathways in Zebrafish Cartilage Development

Poster, First Place

Alison Gladwell
Dalhousie University
Acoustic monitoring of Leach’s Storm-petrels (Oceanodrama leucohora) as an index of nesting density

Poster, Second Place

Victoria Field
Cape Breton University
An Examination of the Impact of the Freshwater Mussel Elliptio complanata Has on Water Quality

Poster, Third Place

Rachel Corney
Saint Mary’s University
Extent of plasticity in the nuptial body coloration of the white ecotype of the Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)


Botany Award, sponsored by the Canadian Botanical Association (Award Description)


Caitlyn Zamora
Dalhousie University
Determination of genome size, chromosome number and chromosomal ploidy in Aponogeton madagascariensis (lace plant)


Bridget Biermann
Saint Mary’s University
Vegetation type affects nutrient concentrations in green roof runoff

Past Student Award Winners