Emilie Toews

Emilie Toews
The University of Calgary | HBI · Department of Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science

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Introduction
I am interested in the transmission of zoonotic diseases from sylvatic to urban systems and the effect of urbanization on disease spread. Currently, I am researching the prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis in domestic dogs in Alberta, Canada, and risk factors associated with these infections. I have much lab experience in qPCR, gel electrophoresis (agarose and SDS-PAGE) and BCA protein assay. I also am experienced in exploratory data analysis and some GLMs and GLMMs.
Additional affiliations
October 2020 - present
Biostract Innovations Inc.
Position
  • Laboratory Assistant
Description
  • Researching the purification of an antioxidant egg yolk protein to develop protocols for protein extraction at a commercial level. Assessing purity and efficacy of commercially extracted egg yolk proteins via SDS-PAGE and shelf-life tests. Writing grant applications for research and development. Writing standard operating procedures for use in the research and development laboratory as well as for production and operations.
September 2017 - April 2021
The University of Calgary
Position
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
Description
  • Preparing, delivering, and grading eight semesters of undergraduate student laboratories including introductory biology, ecology, and genetics.
May 2017 - August 2017
The King's University
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Molecular detection of Echinococcus multilocularis and Echinococcus canadensis infections in coyote fecal samples via qPCR. Writing reports for grant funding for this project. Funded by the Alberta Conservation Association and supervised by Dr. Darcy Visscher.
Education
September 2017 - May 2020
The University of Calgary
Field of study
  • Biology
September 2012 - May 2017
King's University
Field of study
  • Biology

Publications

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Echinococcus multilocularis, the aetiological agent of human Alveolar Echinococcosis (AE), is transmitted between small mammals and wild or domestic canids. Dogs infected with E. multilocularis can transmit this infection to humans and can themselves be infected with canine AE as dead-end hosts. Whereas E. multilocularis infections in wild hosts an...

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