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_oAfter completing my Biology degree at STFX I went through the typical “what am I going to do with my life after grad” phase. Thankfully, Russ took pity and hired me for a research position! I traveled to Bamfield, BC where I researched the effect of UV light on biofouling organisms. I’m pursuing the antifouling research and working with the talented Amelia MacKenzie this summer in Waycobah, CB. Short-term goal: convert the Wyeth lab to veganism, expand my bug collection, and enjoy a glass of pinot noir after work. Long-term goal: return to the West coast and do my masters!

Ella is supported by 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