Dr. Rana El-Sabaawi

Dr. Rana El-Sabaawi is an associate professor in the Department of Biology at UVic. Her work focuses on the effects of nutrition on ecosystem processes and how nutrition changes over the course of evolution. She uses applied biological stoichiometry and model organisms to look at the effects of nutritional constraints and phenotype distributions.

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Dina Buric

Dina Buric is a third year PhD student in the Pure Mathematics group in UVic’s department of Mathematics and Statistics. In her work she is able to tie together two of her passions by exploring the concepts of mathematics that can be intrinsic to diverse forms of art. Dina has used this connection to help others understand the mathematical aspects of art through the creation of beautiful physical mathematical models, as well as collaborating to create a course at Western Washington University that addresses this connection.

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Karina Giesbrecht

UVic Women in Science presents an interview series highlighting women in the scientific community on Vancouver Island. Karina Giesbrecht is a fifth year PhD candidate in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at UVic. Her work focuses on how diatoms influence the marine biogeochemical cycling of silicon in the Arctic. As a part of her research, Karina has done fieldwork all over the world, including cruising through the Northwest Passage.

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Mackenzie Mey

As part of our Undergraduate Research Interview Mini-Series, we are showcasing Honours Research happening at UVic. Mackenzie Mey is an Honours student in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at UVic. Her research focuses on determining the functional and structural properties of the enzyme, ɑ-Galactosidase, which is a putative virulence factor of the human pathogen, Streptococcus pneumoniae. Her future plans are to pursue a career in healthcare or research.

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Brandy Biggar

As part of our Undergraduate Research Interview Mini-Series, we are showcasing Honours Research happening at UVic. Brandy Biggar is an Honours student in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences and the Department of Biology at UVic. Her research focuses on marine invertebrates, specifically examining the foregut development in the chiton, Katharina tunicata. She is also interested ecology, climate change, and conservation. Her future aspiration is to pursue graduate studies.

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Lauren Caters

As part of our Undergraduate Research Interview Mini-Series, we are showcasing Honours Research happening at UVic. Lauren Caters is an Honours student in the Department of Chemistry at UVic. Her research focuses on the environmental issue of microplastic pollution. She is investigating the surface structure interactions of these polymers. Her future aspiration following graduation is to pursue a career in healthcare.

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Chelsea Spengler

Chelsea Spengler is a sixth year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UVic. Her work focuses on observational extragalactic astronomy of galaxies outside of the Milky Way based on observations and models.

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Marie Vance

Marie Vance is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Forest Biology at UVic and a Forester in Training. Her work focuses on studying the population genomics of subalpine Larch while simultaneously working as a Forester in Traning. In addition to her research, Marie has worked as a grad rep to contribute to the Sexualized Violence Policy in implementing effective strategies to protect students.

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Dr. Lisa Reynolds

Dr. Lisa Reynolds is an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at UVic. Her work focuses on helminth parasitic worms and bacterial microbes that live in the intestinal tracts of mammals. She is interested in how they influence immune system development and how they can contribute to and modulate our susceptibility and predisposition to diseases.

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Dr. Sybil Seitzinger

Dr. Sybil Seitzinger is the executive director of the BC wide collaborative Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and a professor in the department of Environmental Studies at UVic. Through her long and successful career, Sybil has worked to integrate academic disciplines through her oceanography and environmental research at regional and international levels.

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Karolina Papera Valente

Karolina Papera Valente is a PhD candidate in the Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry departments. Karolina has is currently building a device to analyze breast cancer tissue and measure the treatment impact, while exploring her aspirations to teach and mentor.

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Dr. Magdalena Bazalova-Carter

Dr. Magdalena Bazalova-Carter is an assistant professor in Medical Physics at the University of Victoria and is currently researching x-ray methods for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Magdalena balances academia, leadership, starting a family, and a love of the outdoors while supporting the success of young women entering Physics fields.

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Madelynn Slade

Madelynn Slade is a non-status member of the Michel Cree Band and has a degree in Child and Youth Care (CYC) from the University of Victoria and is a current biology undergraduate student at UVic. Madelynn in an Indigenous youth rights advocate and has worked with Actua Inc to engage Indigenous youth with STEM fields. Madelynn also helped found ISSS (Indigenous Student STEM Society) a new club and support network for Indigenous scientists.

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Dr. Kristin Morell

Dr. Kristin Morell is a UVic assistant professor conducting tectonic plate research to better understand past and understand future earthquakes. In her three and a half years at UVic, she has become an established and prominent scientist in her field.

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Dr. Caroline Cameron

Dr. Caroline Cameron is a professor in the Biochemistry and Microbiology Department at UVic who studies the diseases of spirochetes, a type of uniquely spiral shaped microorganisms, including the causative agents of syphilis and leptospirosis. The work in Dr. Cameron's lab primarly focuses on understanding the pathogenesis of treponema pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis, and identifying novel candidates to improve diagnostics and develop a vaccine for this disease.

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Sandra Roy

Sandra Roy is a PhD candidate in the Chemistry Department at UVic as well as a Senior Laboratory Instructor. Her work focuses on combining her passion for teaching with the technical instrumental expertise developed throughout her experiences working for the National Defence and her years of research at UVic. 

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Megan Adams

 Megan Adams is a PhD candidate in laboratory of Dr. Chris Darimont in the Department of Geography at UVic. Megan's research focuses on studying the bear-salmon-human system in temperate coastal rainforests, and is incredibly passionate about her research and promoting interactions between academic institutions, communities, and resource managers.

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Elena Liles

UVic Women in Science presents an interview series highlighting women in the scientific community on Vancouver Island. Here, we target women who are brainy, creative, and passionate. Elena Liles exemplifies these characteristics and is an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemistry at UVic!

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