Welcome Kevin and Nora!

Kevin Liang and Nora Hussain have been officially welcomed into the Boucher lab as Masters students! Kevin has a B.Sc. in Bioinformatics from the University of Alberta, and Nora graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. with a specialization in Microbiology. Both Kevin and Nora started off doing undergraduate research projects in the Boucher lab, and continued on to pursue graduate studies after completing their B.Sc. degrees. This will be the first group of Masters students in the Boucher lab.  

Welcome back, Kevin and Nora!


Kevin and Nora are the newest graduate recruits in the Boucher lab. 

Celebratory Barbecue!

To celebrate lab members passing their candidacy exams and to welcome the new graduate students, Yan and Rebecca hosted a joint Boucher-Case lab barbecue party. Friends and family joined to celebrate as well.

Paul, Fabini, Tania, and Anna (of the Case Lab) are now official Ph.D. candidates after recently passing their candidacy exams. Tareq is the new Ph.D. student of the Boucher Lab. For the Case Lab, Yue just started his M.Sc. this month, and Albert will commence his Ph.D. in January.

Lab party!

Tareq Joins the Lab

Tareq Islam officially joins the Boucher Lab for his Ph.D.! He is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka. He worked as a Senior Research Officer in the Enteric and Food Microbiology Lab at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) with Dr. Munirul Alam. He also worked as a visiting researcher in Dr. Rita Colwell-Dr. Anwar Huq's lab at the University of Maryland, College Park during his tenure at icddr,b. Back in the summer of 2014, Tareq assisted Yan and Tania during their field work in Bangladesh to isolate Vibrio cholerae from various regions of the Ganges Delta.

Tareq is the recipient of two awards – the University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship and the Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures Graduate Student Scholarship.

Welcome Tareq!

Tareq is ready for winter in Edmonton

Tania and Fabini Join the Lab

The Boucher Lab welcomes Ph.D students Tania Nasreen and Fabini Orata.

Tania holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Fabini has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of the Philippines. They are both recipients of the University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship.

Paul is glad to have new company in the lab.

Tania (top) and Fabini attracting goats with KFC (bottom)

Paul Joins the Lab

Paul Kirchberger joins the Boucher Lab as the first graduate student. He is originally from Graz, Austria. He holds a B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and an M.Sc. in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Graz.

Paul, together with Yan, will attend the annual meeting of the Integrated Microbial Biodiversity Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research on May 8-12, 2012 in Québec City, Québec. He will present a poster entitled "Exploring integron evolution in coral reefs."

Paul with a Dunkleosteus skull