The Toxopeus lab researches how insects survive freezing at St. Francis Xavier University. Use the menu tabs above to read more about our team, the research we do, opportunities to join the lab, and information about the courses that Dr. Toxopeus teaches.

Recent News

9 November 2020 – Thanks to the folks in Mt. Allison Chemistry and Biochemistry for inviting Dr. Toxopeus to give a seminar today! It was great to chat with some chemists about the phenomenon of insect freeze tolerance.

31 October 2020 – Two big grants submitted this fall to fund research on insect freeze tolerance. It was a bit of a marathon but hopefully it produces results!

28 July 2020 – Dr. Toxopeus received a Best Presentation Award for her talk on apple maggot fly diapause in the University of Colorado Post-Doc Seminar Series back in January.

1 July 2020 – The Toxopeus lab is now live! Looking forward to doing some *cool* research with students at St. FX.

27 May 2020 – Dr. Toxopeus enjoyed presenting her work (virtually, of course!) on insect diapause as an invited speaker in the Presidents’ Award competition¬†of the Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Meeting.

1 May 2020 – Lalitya Andaloori, Matin Sanaei, and Joseph Tucker presented their undergraduate research this week at the first virtual edition of RaCAS (Research and Creative Activities Symposium) at the University of Colorado Denver. They all presented great posters, and Matin went home with a People’s Choice Award!

6 January 2020 – New publication in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. This one is on how the small cabbage white butterfly Pieris rapae survives low temperatures in cool places like Siberia!

4 January 2020 – This week Dr. Toxopeus presented recent results at the SICB (Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology) Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, partially funded by a travel grant from the University of Colorado Postdoctoral Association.

29 July 2019 – This week Dr. Toxopeus headed to Argentina to present her research at the International Symposium on the Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants, funded by a Sable Systems Young Scientist Award and a Company of Biologists travel grant.

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