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 teaching biology and researching how insects survive freezing. 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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Trinity McIntyre
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Project: Cold tolerance of apple maggot flies and their parasitoid wasps
Funding: StFX Biology Chiasson Award

I am a third-year student at StFX. I am majoring in Biology with a minor in Mathematics and Statistics. I love going to the beaches surrounding Antigonish and exploring local hiking trails. I’m excited to be working with Dr. Toxopeus and to learn as much as I can!

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Maranda van Oirschot
Undergraduate Research Assistant
(co-supervised by Dr. Bill Marshall)
Project: Effect of cold and freezing on the cytoskeleton of freeze-tolerant crickets
Funding: StFX Biology McLachlan Award

I am a second year student at StFX majoring in Biology. I enjoy being around animals, learning about new things and exploring Antigonish with friends. I look forward to working with Dr. Toxopeus and the rest of her team over the summer!

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Victoria Adams
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Project: The search for ice-binding proteins in the transcriptome of freeze-tolerant crickets
Funding: StFX Biology McLachlan Award

I am a second-year student at St. FX doing an Honours degree in Biology. I love hiking, yoga, and learning about Biology. I can’t wait to start working with Dr. Toxopeus and learning new things!

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Jay Turnsek
Undergraduate Research Assistant
(co-supervised by Dr. James Hughes)
Project: Classifying CRISPR sequences using machine learning
Funding:
StFX Computer Science Ally Heaps Award

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