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PROFILE: Undergraduate Researcher, Danielle Tremblay
Tremblay and her colleagues are working on laboratory induced adaptive evolution in microalgae species for wastewater bioremediation and algae biofuel production. It’s work that will help protect the environment and could provide alternative sources of combustible fuel.
“We start by growing the algae on different concentrations of wastewater in the lab,” says
Tremblay. “Then we test the samples to see if the individual alga cleaned the wastewater and if it can be used afterwards to produce good quality biofuel.”
Tremblay met Champagne after first year when she developed a GUI for one Champagne’s Master’s students.
“She offered me a position when I finished,” says Tremblay. “I was really interested in the work she was doing, so I continued to work with her throughout all of my summers at Queen’s.”