Founder and Director: Alexandra Ha
Alexandra Ha is the Founder and Director of JMRT. Alexandra was 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 mission is to bring research insights to industry applications through consulting. Prior to leading the editorial team for the JMRT, she was the president of Trent Graduate Students’ Association (TGSA) for the 2016-17 term.
Editor-in-Chief: Ibraheem O. Alimi
Ibraheem O. Alimi is the Editor-in-Chief and manages the overall editorial and publication of 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 M.Sc. research thesis in Cell Biology & Genetics at Trent University with the Saville and Emery Laboratories by studying the biosynthesis, signaling and translocation of cytokinins during the formation of tumors in the Ustilago maydis–Zea mays pathosystem; a model system that can be used for understanding the pathogenesis of fungal pathogens such as Cryptococcus neoformans that is capable of causing the cryptococcosis disease mostly in HIV/AIDS patients (characterized by the inflammation and formation of tumor-like lesions in the brain, spinal cord and lungs).
Currently, Ibraheem is pursuing his MD/MPH Dual Degree 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 Vice President Communications for the Trent Graduate Student Association (TGSA) during the 2017/2018 academic year. As VP Communications, one of his visions was to help promote scholarly communication among graduate students at Trent by utilizing JMRT.
Managing Editor: Timothy Maton
Timothy Maton is a Ph.D. Candidate working on a Dissertation at the University of Manitoba in Native Studies. He received his Masters degree in Native Studies from the U. of M. in February, 2016. He attained a Bachelors Degree in Indigenous Studies at Trent University in May, 2011. His research uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate Settler-Colonialism in Winnipeg's urban environment. Doing this, his work combines Critical Theory (both Indigenous and non-Indigenous) with Urban Planning and Anthropological literature. His dissertation explores how Winnipeg's Central Economic District at Portage Ave. at Main St. has been designed to express alterity to Indigenous relationships to the land.
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: Sebastian Johnston-Lindsay
Sebastian Johnston-Lindsay is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University. He holds a B.A. in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University as well as an M.A. degree in English and Transitional Justice from Western University.
His main research interests include twentieth century Canadian literature and popular culture, specifically the interaction between political movements/ideologies and expressions of Canadian cultural nationalism(s) in texts written between 1940 and 1990, especially the works of Margaret Laurence and Mordecai Richler.
Since 2019, he has served as Chair of the Frost Centre Student Association and is currently serving as the Vice President Internal Affairs of the Trent Graduate Students’ Association for the 2020-21 term.
Associate Editor: Tyra Lewis
Tyra Lewis is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Environmental and Life Sciences at Trent University, where she also earned a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science in 2020. Tyra has specific interests in the application of various analytical methodologies as detection strategies for small molecules. Her current research focuses on the design and development of a new detection method for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). She values the experiences gained through continuous learning, dissemination and communication of scientific research, and the multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach to science.
Associate Editor: Magdelena Samulski
Magdelena Samulski is a PhD Candidate in the Cultural Studies Program at Trent University, with a focus on Fashion Theory and Textile Studies. She completed a Masters in English in 2019 through the execution of a historical fashion exhibit at a local museum. She is currently studying Gilded Age dress and the role that fashion systems have in the forming of cultural identity and understanding with specific emphasis on how one can read a dress to understand the cultural codes of when and why a particular garment was produced. The JMRT provides an excellent platform for any academic who seeks to do multidisciplinary research and Magdelena hopes her own cross disciplinary approach will be an asset to the Journal and its future issues.
Associate Editor: Erika Crowley
Erika Crowley is currently a Master of Space Studies Candidate at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France with a particular interest in aerospace science and health. Erika completed a Master of Science in Environmental and Life Sciences in 2019 and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with Specialization in Health Science in 2017 at Trent University. Also interested in medical dermatology, Erika explores treatment options for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa, atopic dermatitis, alopecia and other dermatologic conditions. Erika values multidisciplinary approaches to science and plans to combine her passions for research, patient-care, and academia throughout her pathway to studying human health in space.
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.