LaRoche Lab

Lab News

July 2020: Congratulations to the three grad students (Liam, Martha, and Diana) who successfully passed their ATC (Admission to Candidacy) in the spring/summer. 

May 2020: Congratulations to M.Sc. candidate Liam MacNeil for being awarded an NSERC CGS-M Scholarship.

December 2019: LaRoche Lab member Jorg Behnke successfully defends his PhD Thesis!!! Well done Jorg. 

Nov/Dec 2019: MSc Student, Liam, embarks on month long research expedition along coasts & continental shelves of Newfoundland and Labrador (Northwest Atlantic). Probing the sunlit layers of the ocean, Liam and Cat (Bertrand Lab PhD Student) collected samples for characterizing microbes, the macromolecules they generate, the vitamins and nutrients essential for their growth, and took direct observations of cells using holographic imagery. Our research aims to deepen our understanding of how and why some of the most fascinating microorganism fluctuate in the ocean. We also hope to deepen our understanding of how and why some of the most fascinating microorganism fluctuate in the ocean.

August 2019: Graduate students Sonja, Connor, Liam, and Brent travel to Fredericton, NB to present at the Canadian Society for Ecology & Evolution yearly meeting.

August 2019: New LaRoche Lab publication featuring co-authors Ciara Willis (previous honours student) published at FEMS Microbiology Letters.  https://doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnz152

May 2019: MSc Candidates, Sonja Rose and Connor Mackie, successfully pass their Admission to Candidacy Exams! Congrats. 

April 2019: MSc student Connor Mackie wins best poster at the Biology Department’s Graduate Student Lett Symposium.

Feb 2019: New LaRoche Lab publication featuring co-authors Jackie Zorz (previous MSc student) and Ciara Willis (previous honours student) published at Frontiers in Microbiology.  DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00281

June 2018: Dr. Julie LaRoche and PhD Student Brent Robicheau facilitate a Metagenomics Workshop in Mindelo, Cape Verde (Africa) as part of the TOSST-HOSST Summer School and at the Universidade de Cabo Verde. Included a hike to the active stratovolcano Pico do Fogo!

July 2018 - Dr. Julie LaRoche and PhD student Brent Robicheau attend the Gordon Research Conference, Marine Microbes in Tuscany, Italy