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Recent News

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! I was interviewed on CBC Radio about the study, which you can listen to here (on Fresh Air) and here (on All in a Day)

21 February 2019 – Received news that I won a travel award to attend the Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Meeting in May

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

21 December 2018 – New publication in the Journal of Insect Physiology on how crickets become freeze-tolerant, available online

11 November 2018 – My first invited conference talk at the Joint Annual Meeting of Entomologists in Vancouver, British Columbia

8 October 2018 – Joined the Ragland lab at the University of Colorado, Denver

12 September 2018 – My Ph.D. thesis defense! – finishing up my degree in the Sinclair lab at Western University

17 August 2018 – My last year running TA training as a graduate student educational developer at the Western University Centre for Teaching and Learning

27 July 2018 – Submitted my Ph.D. thesis for examination

12 May 2018 –  Presented my Ph.D. research (and completed my 2-year term as student councillor) at the Canadian Society for Zoologists Annual Meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland

10 May 2018 – New publication in Biological Reviews on the mechanisms underlying insect freeze tolerance


Brief Bio

I am a Canadian biologist, biology educator and educational developer, who is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado, Denver. I love life as an academic: I get to research cool questions about how organisms survive really stressful situations (like freezing!), help students learn about the wonderful realm of biology, collaborate with excellent colleagues, and try to make the world a slightly better place by increasing the number and diversity of people who understand and value scientific thinking. I also enjoy cycling, swing dancing, and spending time in the great outdoors.

Jantina Toxopeus, Ph.D.

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Want to chat about my science or teaching? Contact me via email at jantina [dot] toxopeus [at] ucdenver [dot] edu.