The 2006 RISE Scholars

Eleven RISE Scholarships were awarded in 2005/06.  The 2006 RISE Scholars are listed below, along with their home institutions and the institutions at which their awards were held. Several of the students were also awarded NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards, while the student at NRC was awarded an NRC Summer Studentship.  These awards are held concurrently with the RISE Scholarships.

  Marija Antonic *
University of Ottawa

Role of Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate Dehydrogenase in Nitrate Tolerance and Bioactivation of Glyceryl Trinitrate

with Dr. Ann English, Concordia University

Mohammad Sharif Askari *
Concordia University


Characterization of a Transient Silylene and Silene in Solution by Laser Flash Photolysis of Phenyltris(trimethylsilyl)silane

with Dr. Willie Leigh, McMaster University

  Matt Decan
University of Western Ontario

Photosynthesis of Unprotected Gold Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solution

with Dr. Tito Scaiano, University of Ottawa

Michale Gaultois *
University of Alberta


Controlled Synthesis of Water Soluble Polymers

with Dr. Will Skene, Université de Montréal

  Andrew Kitchin
University of Calgary


RAFT Agent Photochemistry

with Dr. Ron Steer, Univ. of Saskatchewan

Svetlana Kostina
McMaster University

Photochemical Reactions of Organic Substrates on Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanoparticles

with Dr. Mark Workentin, University of Western Ontario


  Susan Ng *
University of Alberta


An Investigation into the Absorption Spectra of Protoporphyrin IX and Verteporfin

with Dr. David Cramb, University of Calgary

Esther Pierce *
University of Toronto

Investigation of the Metal-Sulfur Interaction in
Pd(II) and Pt(II) Complexes of 1,4,7-Trithiacyclononane by Pressure-dependent Luminescence Spectroscopy

with Dr. Christian Reber, Université de Montréal

  Katrina Traikov *
University of Western Ontario


Detecting DNA Damage using Molecular Beacons and Reverse-Phase Microarrays

with Dr. Glen Loppnow, University of Alberta

Sapphire Vanderlip **
University of Victoria

Effect of Ceramide in Model Raft Membranes: a TIRF Study

with Dr. Linda Johnston, NRC-Ottawa

  Heather Wheeler
University of Ottawa


Ultrafast Photodissociation of Solid State Triiodide - Sample Preparation

with Dr. Dwayne Miller, University of Toronto

*   RISE/NSERC Scholar
** NRC Summer Student

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