Editor-in-Chief: Alexandra Ha

Alexandra Ha is the senior editor, managing the overall editorial and publication activities of the JMRT. Alexandra is a PhD student in the Department of Management at Smith School of Business, Queen's University.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Brock University where she studied prejudice and intergroup behaviours, and a Master's degree in psychology at Trent University where she studied emotional intelligence and bullying victimization in adolescents.  Her long-term goal is to secure a tenure-track professor position in Business Management at a research university. Prior to leading the editorial team for the JMRT, she was the president of Trent Graduate Students’ Association (TGSA) for the 2016-17 term.  




Managing Editor: Ibraheem Alimi

Ibraheem Alimi is a Managing Editor for JMRT. Before coming to Trent, Ibraheem received his H.BSc degree from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology.  Afterwards, Ibraheem completed his MSc in Cell Biology & Genetics at Trent University studying the biosynthesis, signaling and translocation of cytokinins during the formation of tumors in the Ustilago maydisZea mays pathosystem. Currently, Ibraheem is pursuing his MD/MPH within the School of Medicine (SOM) and the Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine (DPHPM) at St. George’s University. In addition to this, Ibraheem was also the VP Communications for the Trent Graduate Student Association (TGSA) during the 2017/2018 academic year.  As VP Communications, one of his visions was to help facilitate and promote scholarly communication among graduate students at Trent by utilizing JMRT.


Managing Editor: Dr. Anna Kisiala

Dr. Anna Kisiala is a Research Adjunct in the Environmental & Life Science Graduate Program and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Emery Lab, Department of Biology at Trent University.  With the background in agrobiology, Dr. Kisiala’s research concentrate on the role of growth hormones in plant, microbial and animal systems.  She is interested in factors that affect phytohormone production and investigates regulatory functions of these signaling molecules in different aspects of plant-microbe interactions.

Dr. Kisiala coauthored few successful research projects on the application of beneficial Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria for crop quality and yield improvement that has been funded by provincial farmers’ organisations (GFO, SPG) and The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).  She publishes in the area of plant physiology and biotechnology and has been coauthor of over 20 Peer-reviewed research publication in various international journals and conference proceedings.




Associate Editor: Timothy Maton

Timothy Maton is working on his PhD Dissertation at the University of Manitoba. He has a Bachelors Degree in Indigenous Studies from Trent University and attained his Masters degree in 2015. His research uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate Settler-Colonialism in Winnipeg's urban environment. He has a particularly strong comprehension of Critical Theory (both Indigenous and non-Indigenous), Urban Planning, and Anthropological literature. His PhD looks at what is happening in an ongoing controversy over what to do with the famous infrastructure of Winnipeg's Portage Ave. at Main St. When considering the nature of an ongoing controversy over what to do with the site, it will consider how Portage and Main has been shaped by Settler-Colonialism in the past, and how it might continue to shape it in the future.


Associate Editor: Erika Crowley

Erika Crowley is a Master’s Candidate in the Environmental and Life Sciences Program at Trent University, using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to determine the structure of cytochrome b5 in the parasite Giardia intestinalis. Other research interests include medical dermatology, specifically exploring treatment options for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa, chronic hand dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and alopecia. Erika completed her undergraduate honours degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with Specialization in Health Science at Trent University. For her thesis, she worked in the Inorganic Material Science Laboratory, synthesizing silica polymers with cross-linked enzyme aggregates to retain native properties of enzymes when in unfavourable environments. Erika values multidisciplinary approaches to science and plans to combine her passions for research, patient-care, and academics throughout her pathway in medicine.


Associate Editor: Verena Sesin

Verena Sesin is a PhD Candidate in the Environmental and Life Sciences program at Trent University, studying the effects, fate and persistence of glyphosate-based herbicides in aquatic plants. She completed her MSc degree in Ecotoxicology at University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany, in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada. Besides having expertise in environmental chemistry and ecological risk assessment, Verena also holds a BA in science journalism, and hopes to apply her multidisciplinary knowledge to contribute to great future issues of JMRT.


Editors and Reviewers:

We welcome graduate students to be editors of varied degrees of responsibilities and peer-reviewers from a wide range of disciplines from Trent University and other universities.  If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact us.