Lauren Stone

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Thesis Topic

Effects of meteorite impact on the habitability of basalt and geochemical alterations to impact-shocked basalt associated with microbial activity: Astrobiological implications for Mars

Current Degree

  • Ph.D Student in Geology/ Collaborative Specialization in Planetary Science and Exploration

Past Degrees

  • 2016 – 2020: B.Sc. (Honours) in Biology and Health Sciences – Brock University

Awards

  • 2021 – Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M)
  • 2020 – Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology
  • 2020 – Distinguished Graduating Student Award – Biological Sciences
  • 2020 – Department of Biology Undergraduate Research Excellence Award
  • 2020 – Biological Sciences Faculty Year 4 Book Prize
  • 2020 – Dr. Alan Earp Alumni Scholarship
  • 2019 – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Award (USRA)
  • 2019 – Biological Sciences Faculty Year 3 Book Prize
  • 2016 – 2020 – Brock Scholars Award
  • 2016 – 2020 – Brock Dean’s List, Brock University

Publications

  1. Stone, L. B. L., Padilla-Guerrero, I. E ., and Bidochka, M. J. (2022). Fungal effector proteins: Molecular mediators of fungal symbionts of plants. In Horwitz, B.A. and Mukherjee, P.K. (Eds.), Microbial Cross-Talk in the Rhizosphere. Springer Nature Singapore.
  2. Stone, L.B.L., Bidochka, M.J. The multifunctional lifestyles of Metarhizium: Evolution and applications. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 104, 9935–9945 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-020-10968-3