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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
April 20, 2014
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Undergraduate Student Opportunities

I am currently recruiting undergraduate thesis students in Biology, Chemistry (Biochemistry and Biotechnology Program), and Health Sciences for the 2014-2015 academic year. Please see below for details.

Undergraduate Thesis Students (Sept. 2014-April 2015):

The McDonald lab in the Department of Biology is now seeking candidates for undergraduate thesis projects. Competitive candidates with an excellent academic record (minimum GPA of 7.0 in Biology) who have an interest in obtaining hands-on experience through a laboratory research project are encouraged to apply. The McDonald lab performs research on the respiratory enzyme alternative oxidase in a wide variety of species and uses molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, and bioinformatics techniques to address our research questions. I have previously supervised students in Biology, Chemistry (Biochemistry and Biotechnology Program), and Health Sciences. I anticipate supervising 2-3 thesis students next year.

Application Procedure:

Please submit an unofficial copy of your transcripts, a one-page description of why you wish to work in the McDonald lab, and a CV or resume via email to by February 15, 2014 in order to be considered. The instructions and application for BI499 are listed under the "Documents" section on the Biology Department webpage.