Interested in Graduate Studies?
I am always looking for enthusiastic and talented graduate students interested in plant molecular biology, plant biochemistry, or biochemical ecology. Thesis projects typically focus on one aspect of poplar defense, which is analysed at both the protein and the gene level. The specific project will depend on a student's background and interests. Contact me for more information and projects available.
These are the completed PhD and MSc theses from the Constabel laboratory:
- Vasko Veljanovski (PhD, 2012): Functional Characterization of Flavonoid Glucosyltransferases and an Acid Phosphatase from Poplar (Populus spp.)
- Lan Tran (Msc, 2011): Molecular and Comparative Phylogenetic Analysis of the Polyphenol Oxidase
Gene Family in Poplar (Populus spp.)
- Mike Zifkin (Msc, 2011): Flavonoid Gene Expression and Metabolite Profiling during Fruit
Development in Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.)
- Robin Mellway (PhD, 2010): The Regulation of Stress-Induced Proanthocyanidin Metabolism in Poplar
- Nicole Dafoe (PhD, 2009): Identification and Characterization of Phloem and Xylem Sap Proteins in Populus trichocarpa x Populus deltoides
- Ian Major (PhD, 2007): Analysis of Poplar Inducible Defense Response against Insect Herbivores
- Jiehua Wang (PhD, 2004): Analysis of the Expression and Function of Polyphenol Oxidase in Hybrid Poplar
- Joseph Patton (MSc, 2003): Novel Wound-Induced Genes in Hybrid Poplar
- Miyoshi Haruta (PhD, 2003): Analysis of Inducible Anti-Herbivore Defenses and Signals in Populus
- Darren Peters (MSc, 2002): Dihydroflavonol and Condensed Tannin Accumulation in Aspen