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Collaborations and alumni

Current collaboratorsDalhousie collaborators
Past sabbaticants and visiting scientistsPast postdoctoral lab members
Past graduate studentsPast visiting graduate students

The lab maintains links with the following past and present collaborators and their universities:


Dr. H.L. Atwood, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, ON

Dr. G. Boulianne, Program in Developmental Biology, Children's Hospital, Toronto, ON

Dr. P. Callaerts, Laboratory of Developmental Genetics, Leuven, Belgium

Dr. D. Chklovskii, Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI, Ashburn, VA

Dr. T.R. Clandinin, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University, School of Medicine

Dr. A. Fröhlich, Mt. St. Vincent University, Halifax.

Dr. C-H. Lee, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda

Dr. U. J. McMahan, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University, School of Medicine

Dr. E. Pyza, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland.

Prof. Dr. F.-W. Schürmann, Zoologisches Institut der Universität, Göttingen, Germany.

Dr. T. Schwarz, Division of Neuroscience, The Children's Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Prof. Dr. E.-A. Seyfarth, Zoologisches Institut der Universität, Frankfurt/M, Germany.

Dr. Y. Shimohigashi, Laboratory of Biochemistry, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Dr. P. Taghert, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Dr. K. Yasuyama, Department of Biology, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan.

Dr. S. L. Zipursky, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Dalhousie collaborators:

Shelley Adamo (Psychology)
insect neuroethology, insect parasitoid relations

Kevin Duffy (Psychology)
Anatomical and imaging methods

Andrew French and Päivi Torkelli (Physiology & Biophysics)
spider mechanoreceptors; invertebrate neurobiology.

Jürgen Kreuzer (Physics and Atmospheric Sciences)
Digital in-line holography

Vett Lloyd (Biology) Now at Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
Drosophila genetics/cell biology; lysosomal trafficking

Stephen Shaw (Psychology)
invertebrate neurobiology

Past sabbaticants and visiting scientists:

Prof. M. Järvilehto, Department of Zoology, University of Oulu, Finland (1985).

Doz. Dr. K. Kral, Institut für Zoologie de Universität Graz, Austria (1987-1988).

Dr. E. Pyza, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland (1993-94).

Dr. M. Shimohigashi, Division of Biology, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan (1996-97).

Prof. Dr. F.-W. Schürmann, Zoologisches Institut der Universität, Göttingen, Germany (1998).

Dr. H.L. Atwood, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, ON (2000).

Dr. A. Polyanovsky, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia (2001).

Dr. B.T. Hovemann, Fakultät für Chemie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany (2004).

Past postdoctoral lab members:

Dr. A. Fröhlich.  Now Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, Mt. St. Vincent University, Halifax (1979-86). 

Dr. D. Moore. Now at Department of Biological Sciences, Tennessee University (1977-1987).

Dr. W. Bates. Now College Professor, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC (1988-89).

Dr. J.H. Brandstätter. Now Professor, Department of Biology,University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany (1988- 1991).

Dr. R. Patil. Now Reader, Department of Applied Zoology, Mangalore University, Mangalore, India (1990-1991).

Dr. M. Vorontsova.Now Head, IFAW (Moscow) (1993-1994).

Dr. E. Pyza, NSERC International Scientific Exchange Fellow and HHMI International Fellow, now Professor, Department of Cytology & Histology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland (1990-92, 1993-1995).

Dr. L. Nezlin. Now at Zentrum Physiologie, Abteilung Neuro- und Sinnesphysiologie, der Universität Göttingen, Germany (1993-1994).

Dr. K. Krause. Now Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06430 (1994-1995).

Dr. C. Li. Now in family medical practice, Barrie, ON.

Dr. X.-J. Sun. Now Staff Scientist, Department of Experimental Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB (1995-1998).

Dr. J. Rybak. Now Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter, Zoologisches Institut II der Universität Würzburg, Germany (1997-00).

Dr. J. Gorska. Now Adjunkt at Zoological Institute, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland (1999-2000).

Dr. S. Brown.  Now postdoctoral fellow, Division of Neurobiology, ARL, University of Arizona,  Tucson (2002).

Dr. T. Day.  Now lecturer, Division of Neurobiology, ARL, University of Arizona,  Tucson (2002)

Dr. N. da Silva. Now postdoctoral fellow, Dalhousie Medical School (2002-04).

Dr. R. Walia. Now teaching in Halifax Regional Municipality (2002-03).

Dr. J. Borycz, NATO Fellow, now Research Associate (1999-2004, 2006-).

Dr. T. Okada. Now at Lab Cell Culture and Development, Riken BSI, Wako, Saitama, Japan (1999).

Dr. W. Xu.  Now at Flow Cytometry Core Facility, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver (1999-05).

Dr. M. Balys.  Now at Centre for Ultrastructural Imaging, Guys Campus, King's College London, UK. (2002-03).

Dr. Y. Hamanaka.  Now postdoctoral fellow (2005-).

Dr. S. Takemura.  Now postdoctoral fellow, Janelia Farm Research Campus of HHMI (2006-08).

Dr. B. Greiner, Schrödinger Stipendium and Honorary Killam Postdoctoral Fellow.  Now DFG Postdoctoral Fellow at the  Rudolf Virchow Bio-Imaging Center of Würzburg University (2006-07).

Dr. J. Borowska. Now Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Dalhousie University (2006-08).

Dr. J.A. Borycz.  Now Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-).

Dr. C. Groh-Baumann, DAAD Fellow, now at the Theodor-Boveri-Institut (Biozentrum) of Würzburg University (2007-).

Past graduate students:

Dr. Dianne Nicol, Ph.D. (Dalhousie Univ.), now Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania (1978-87)

Mr. Gary Chernenko, M.Sc. (MUN), Memorial University of Newfoundland (1983-86)

Ms. Judy Dawson, B.Sc. (Univ. Western Ontario) (1985-88)

Dr. Wei-Guo (William) Jia, Ph.D. (UBC), University of British Columbia (1985-87)

Dr. Steve O'Neil, M.D., M.Sc. (1986-88)

Xiangyun Hu, M.Sc. (1991-93)

Chinglu Li, Ph.D. (1991-1996)

Steve MacIntosh, M.Sc. (1992-96)

Sarah Stanley, M.Sc. (1996-99)

Jason Emsley, M.Sc.(1996-98)

Ping Sun, M.Sc.(1996-99)

Alison Cole, M.Sc.(1997-2000)

Xuetao Sun, M.Sc. (2000-03)

Janice Imai, M.Sc. (2001-05)

Past visiting graduate students:

Dr. T. Bollner. Now Lektor, Södertörns Högskola, Laboratorium, Huddinge, Sweden(1989-90).

Dr. A. Mizutani. Now at Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, A.C.T., Australia (1993-1994).

Dr. M. Barth. Now Projektträger des BMBF, DLR, Bonn, Germany. (1995).

Dr. R. Fabian. Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University (1997-98) now on maternity leave,

Dr. P.R. Hiesinger. Now Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX (1999).

Dr. J.-Y. Okamura, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan (2000).

Ms. M. Parowicz, working for Ph.D., University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland (2000).

Dr. J.A. Borycz, working for Ph.D., Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Poland, now postdoctoral fellow.

T. Kemme, dr. rer. nat. (Bochum) Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany (2004).

S. Busch, dr. rer. nat. (Würzburg) Universität Würzburg, Germany (2006).

S. Knowles-Barley, now working for Ph.D. (Edinburgh) Divn of Informatics, University of Edinburgh (2008).

Recent undergraduate successes:

Stamatia (Tina) Piper. Former Rhodes Scholar, now Assistant Professor, and Research Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy, McGill University Law School (1995-96).

Mohammed Loubani, M.D. University of Western Ontario Medical School (2001-02)

Nicole Delaney, M.D. program Dalhousie Medical School (2005-07)

Nancy Butcher, NSERC Julia-Payette and Killam scholarship awards (2006- )