People

Interested in joining the Toxopeus lab? Please see our Opportunities page for more details, and our Research page information on current projects.

Dr. Jantina Toxopeus
Principal Investigator
Funding: NSERC Discovery Grant, StFX UCR (University Council for Research) Grant

I am an assistant professor at St. FX, where I love researching how insects survive winter and teaching biology. I take an integrative approach to research, explaining whole animal phenotypes (like being able to survive freezing) at many levels of biological organization (genes, cells, tissues, physiological systems).

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Sarah Rokosh
MSc Student

Project: Using RNAi to test the function of genes in insect freeze tolerance

Joined the lab: Sep 2021
Funding: Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship

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Paige Brown
Volunteer (Fall 2021) and Directed Studies Student (Winter 2022)

Project: Genetics of overwintering apple maggot flies

Joined the lab: Sep 2021

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Lily McIntyre
Volunteer (Fall 2021/Winter 2022)

Project: Helping out with cricket dissections  and immunohistochemistry (various projects)

Joined the lab: Sep 2021

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Mackenzie Moore
Volunteer (Fall 2021) and Directed Studies Student (Winter 2022)

Project: Genetics of overwintering apple maggot flies

Joined the lab: Sep 2021

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Robyn Walter
Directed Studies Student (Fall 2021) and Volunteer (Winter 2022)

Project: Catalase activity during acclimation of freeze-tolerant crickets

Joined the lab: Sep 2021

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Victoria Adams
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Summer 2021) and Volunteer (Fall 2021/Winter 2022)

Project: The search for ice-binding proteins in the transcriptome of freeze-tolerant crickets

Joined the lab: May 2021
Funding: StFX Biology McLachlan Award

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Maranda van Oirschot
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Project: Effect of cold and freezing on the cytoskeleton of freeze-tolerant crickets

Joined the lab: May 2021
Funding: StFX Biology McLachlan Award

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Trinity McIntyre
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Summer 2021) and Directed Studies Student (Fall 2021)

Project: Cold tolerance of apple maggot flies and their parasitoid wasps

Joined the lab: Feb 2021
Funding: StFX Biology Chiasson Award

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Lab alumni can be viewed here!