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The Toxopeus lab is starting up at St. Francis Xavier University on July 1st, 2020. Use the menu tabs above to read more about us, the research we do, opportunities to join the lab, and information about the courses that Dr. Toxopeus teaches.

Recent News

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.

13 May 2019 – This week Dr. Toxopeus travelled to exotic Windsor ON to present her research at the CSZ (Canadian Society of Zoologists) Annual Meeting, funded by a CSZ PDF travel grant.

27 March 2019 – New publication in the Journal of Insect Physiology on the nature of freeze injury in Drosophila larvae, available online.

20 March 2019 – New publication in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on how cryoprotectants function in cricket freeze tolerance! We were featured on CBC Radio about the study, which you can listen to here (on Fresh Air) and here (on All in a Day).

7 January 2019 – New publication in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology on the gene expression associated with freeze tolerance in crickets, available online.

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