Theora Holden

Theora is study sea slug movement patterns and a potentially new way animals might use magnetic fields to navigate.

Theora says: Raised in Antigonish, I’m a second year student in the biology program here at X. Though I have yet to find my focus I am excited about exploring the wide world of biological studies. Some of my other passions include religious studies, sketching, bookmaking and watching bad horror movies.

Ella Maltby

18297014_10155253240377498_1020086673_oUpon completing my BSc in Biology at StFX, I went through the typical post-graduate crisis where I didn’t know what to do with my life. Thankfully, Russ took pity on me and I joined the Wyeth lab, primarily researching the effect of UV light exposure on biofouling organisms. I have also been involved with other projects including sea slug behaviour, crow behaviour, antifouling abilities of trout netting, and environmental sequencing of biofilm. I was accepted into the biology MSc program at StFX and will be  looking at the effects of contaminants on lobster. I’m excited to be working with my co-supervisors, Russell Wyeth and Jim Williams, over the next 2 years.

Ella has been supported by the Province of Nova Scotia boat harbour remediation project and Nova Scotia Fisheries & Aquaculture

Amelia Mackenzie

WyethLabPhotoAfter two years at Dalhousie, I transferred to StFX and completed my BSc in Biology with a minor in Development Studies in 2017. I’m originally from Sherbrooke but now live outside of Antigonish in St. Josephs. I am really looking forward to spending the summer doing research, and will be testing anti-fouling materials in Whycocomagh, CB, with Ella Maltby. My hobbies include taking too many pictures of my dog, being outside, and talking about how cool science is.

Amelia is supported by the StFX University Council for Research and Nova Scotia Fisheries & Aquaculture