Curriculum Vitae

Maryna P Lesoway

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Biology
Neotropical Environment Option
McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Panama, Republic of Panama
Supervisors: Ehab Abouheif (McGill), Rachel Collin (STRI)
Funded by FRQNT Doctoral Research Scholarship (B2)

Certificat en Sciences de l’environnement
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada

Master of Science, Biology
University of Victoria; Victoria, BC, Canada
Supervisor: Louise R. Page

Bachelor of Science, Zoology
University of Calgary Calgary, AB, Canada

International Baccalaureate Diploma ; High School Diploma
St. Mary’s High School, Calgary, AB, Canada

PUBLICATIONS

Henry, JQ, Lesoway, MP, Perry, KJ, Osborne, CC, Shankland, M, and Lyons, DC. 2017. Beyond the Sea: Crepidula atrasolea as a spiralian model system. International Journal of Developmental Biology. doi: 10.1387/ijdb.170110jh

Lesoway, MP, Collin, R, and Abouheif, E. 2017. Early activation of MAPK and apoptosis in nutritive embryos of calyptraeid gastropods. Journal of Experimental Zoology B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22745

Lesoway, MP, Abouheif, E, and Collin, R. 2016. Comparative transcriptomics of alternative developmental phenotypes in a marine gastropod. Journal of Experimental Zoology B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution. 326:151-167. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22674

Lesoway, MP. 2016. The Future of Evo-Devo: The Inaugural Meeting of the Pan American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology. Evolution & Development. doi: 10.1111/ede.12181

Lesoway, MP, Abouheif E., and Collin, R. 2014. The development of viable and nutritive embryos in the direct developing gastropod Crepidula navicella. International Journal of Developmental Biology. 58: 601-611. doi: 10.1387/ijdb.140136rc

McDonald, KA, Collin, R and Lesoway, MP. 2014. Poecilogony in the caenogastropod Calyptraea lichen. Invertebrate Biology. 133: 213–220. doi: 10.1111/ivb.12057

Abouheif, E, Favé, MJ, barrarán-Viniegra, AS, Lesoway, MP, Rafiqi, AM, and Rajakumar, R. 2014. Eco-evo-devo: The time has come. In: Ecological Genomics: Ecology and the Evolution of Genes and Genomes. C. Landry and N. Aubin-Horth (eds.). Springer.

Lyons DC, Perry KJ, Lesoway MP, Henry, JQ. 2012. Cleavage pattern and fate map of the mesentoblast, 4d, in the gastropod Crepidula: a hallmark of spiralian development. EvoDevo. 3:21. 19 September 2012.

Lesoway, MP and Page, LR. 2008. Growth and differentiation during delayed metamorphosis of feeding gastropod larvae: signatures of ancestry and innovation. Marine Biology. 153(4): 723–734.

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS :

Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology.
Travel Award ; August 2017

Society for Developmental Biology
Emerging Models Grant ; 2017

Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole
Whitman Center Early Career Investigator Award ; 2017

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies.
Bourse de recherche postdoctorale ; 2016 – 2018

Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Sciences. Excellence Award / Bourse d’excellence ;
April 2015

Canadian Society of Zoologists. Student Travel Award ; April 2015

Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Sciences. Excellence Award / Bourse d’excellence ;
May 2014 (Declined)

Department of Biology, McGill University. GREAT Travel Award ; May 2014

Department of Biology, McGill University. International Research Travel Award ;
September 2013

Department of Biology, McGill University. International Research Travel Award ; April 2013

Department of Biology, McGill University. Research Travel Award ; April 2012 

Department of Biology, McGill University ; GREAT/GTC Travel Award ; January 2012

Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Sciences. Excellence Award / Bourse d’excellence ;
January 2012

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Fellows’ Travel Award ; September 2011

Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, MA, USA. Teaching Honorarium ; July 2011

Evo-Devo-Eco Network (EDEN), NSF Research Coordination Network. Research Exchange Award (Henry Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) ; May 2011

Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington. Financial Support ; June 2010

Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Sciences. Excellence Award / Bourse d’excellence ;
June 2010

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Charlotte Mangum Student Support ;
January 2010

Department of Biology, McGill University. GREAT/GTC Travel Award ; January 2010

McGill University. Provost’s Graduate Fellowship ; September 2009

McGill University. Principal’s Graduate Fellowship ; September 2009

McGill University. STRI-NEO-McGill Fellowship ; September 2009

Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies.
Bourse de doctorat en recherche ; 2009-2012

University of Victoria. Graduate Research and Teaching Fellowship ; 2001-2004

PRESENTATIONS

Lesoway MP* and Henry JJ. Sex Change in Slipper Limpets. 29th CDB Meeting: Mavericks, New Models in Developmental Biology. Riken Center for Developmental Biology (CDB). Kobe, Japan. 19-20 October, 2017.

Lesoway, MP* and Henry JJ. Sex Change in Slipper Limpets. Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology Second Biennial Meeting. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 19-23 August 2017.

Lesoway, MP*, Collin R, and Abouheif, EEcology, evolution, and development of nutritive embryos in the calyptraeid gastropods. 2015 Québec Centre for Biodiversity Science Symposium. Montréal, Québec, Canada. 29-30 October 2015.

Lesoway, MP*, Collin R, and Abouheif, E. Potential roles for apoptosis and MAPK in nutritive embryo development in the calyptraeid gastropods. Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Meeting. University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. 25-29 May 2015.

Lesoway, MP*. Ecology, evolution, and development of nutritive embryos in the calyptraeid gastropods. BESS (Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, and Sustainability) / NEO (Neotropical Environment Option) Symposium 2015. McGill University, Montréal, Canada. 19 May 2015.

Lesoway, MP*, Collin R, and Abouheif, E. Comparative transcriptomics of viable and nutritive embryos in the direct developing marine snail, Crepidula navicella. Genomes to Biomes: 1st Joint Meeting of CSEE, CSZ, and SCL. Montréal, Canada. 25-29 May 2014.

Lesoway, MP*, Collin, R, and Abouheif, E. Repeated evolution of trophic embryos in the calyptraeid gastropods. Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science 2012 Symposium on Biodiversity Science. Montreal, Canada. 13-14 December 2012.

Lesoway, MP*. MAPK activation and early development in the calyptraeid gastropods. Annual NEO Symposium, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panamá. 8 August 2011.

Lesoway, MP*. Evolution and Development in the Calyptraeid Gastropods. Annual NEO Symposium. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panamá, 2 August 2010.

Lesoway, MP* and Page, LR. Comparing gastropods during delay of metamorphosis. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, USA. 7 January 2004.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Lesoway, MP*, Collin, R, Abouheif, E. Ecology, evolution, and development of nutritive embryos in the calyptraeid gastropods. Inaugural Meeting. Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology. August 5-9, 2015. Berkeley, CA, USA.

Lesoway, MP*, Collin, R, Abouheif, E. How to break an egg: Comparative transcriptomics of a direct developing snail with nutritive embryos. Evolution Ottawa. 1st Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology. July 6-10, 2012. Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Lesoway, MP*, Collin, R, Abouheif, E, Henry, JJ. MAPK activation and early development in the calyptraeid gastropods. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC, USA. 6 January 2012.

CM Shishido*, R Collin, Lesoway, MP. The development of particle capture and ingestion abilities in calyptraeid gastropods with different modes of development. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting.Charleston, SC, USA. 6 January 2012.

Lesoway, MP* and Collin, R. Particle capture and ingestion abilities in larvae of calyptraeid gastropods with different modes of development. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, USA. 6 January 2010.

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS :

Summer School in Evolutionary Developmental Biology: From Gene Networks to Organismal Systems. September 23-27, 2013. Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti. Venice, Italy.

Tomlinson Project in University-Level Science Education (T-PULSE) Graduate Teaching Workshop. January 8-10, 2013. Université McGill, Montréal, Canada.

Next Generation Sequencing Workshop. October 3-7, 2011. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC, USA.

Comparative Invertebrate Embryology. June – July 2010. Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington. Friday Harbor, WA, USA.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE :

Laboratory Instructor. Winter 2013, 2014. Biology 112. Cell and Molecular Biology. McGill University. Montréal, Canada.

Laboratory Instructor. Fall 2013. Biology 111. Principles: Organismal Biology. McGill University. Montréal, Canada.

Teaching Assistant. Fall 2012. Biology 304. Evolution. McGill University. Montréal, Canada.

Instructor. Curso de Introducción a las Ciencias Biologicas. November 6-7, 2011. Laboratorios Marinos Galeta. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.

Teaching Assistant. Embryology: Concepts and Techniques in Modern Developmental Biology. June 5 – July 2 2011. Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA.

LANGUAGES :

Fluent in English and French.
Working knowledge of Spanish.
Basic Japanese, including reading and writing.

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