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Joshua Taylor
Master's Student

Joshua Taylor, B.Sc.

Master's Student

Cancer and Development Program

Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Master's Student

Sydney Chizmeshya, B.A.

Master's Student

Cancer and Development Program

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Evin Hessel
Master's Student

Evin Hessel, B.S.

Master's Student

Cell and Molecular Biology Program

The University of Akron

Graduate Students

Joshua Taylor, Master's Student

Joshua Taylor is a Master’s student in the Andronowski Lab researching the bone remodeling process and factors that impact it such as drug use. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry at The University of Akron. During his undergraduate career, he assisted various university organizations including the Biological Anthropology and Human Anatomy (BAHA) club. In this organization, he taught aspiring nursing students about human anatomy and informed the public about common sex and age at death estimation techniques. Josh also worked as a medical scribe at the Aultman-Canton Hospital assisting emergency room physicians. He became an undergraduate research assistant in the Andronowski Lab where he worked to curate the Andronowski Skeletal Collection for Histological Research (ASCHR), prepare grants, and assist in various ongoing research projects. Josh is interested in continuing his research aspirations by exploring the effects of opioids, alcohol, and nicotine on the bone remodeling process. 

 

Josh is currently a member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars and the Aging Research Centre - Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sydney Chizmeshya, Master's Student

Sydney Chizmeshya is a Master’s student in the Andronowski lab. Sydney’s academic career began at McMaster University, where she received her honours BA in anthropology with a minor in Indigenous studies. During this time, Sydney participated in a forensic archeology field school hosted by the University of Saint Mary’s and volunteered in the Shelley R Saunders Biological Anthropology Teaching Lab. In 2020, Sydney participated in the Canadian Association of Biological Anthropology’s virtual conference, where she presented Building on the Bioarchaeology of Care: Suggestions from the case of Khuyankh in the podium prize competition. Sydney also has multiple contributions in the textbook and lab manual Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology. In 2021, Sydney was awarded the Memorial University of Newfoundland Dean’s Fellowship. Sydney is interested in studying the impacts of hormone therapy on the bone remodelling process and micromorphological alterations. 

 

Sydney is a member of the Canadian Association of Biological Anthropology and participates in ad-hoc committees such as the CABA Indian Residential School Graves ad-hoc committee. 

Evin Hessel, Master's Student

Evin is a master’s student in the Andronowski lab. Evin earned her bachelor’s degree in biological anthropology with a minor in forensic anthropology from Kent State University in 2019. During her academic career at Kent, Evin served as a teaching assistant for a forensic archaeological field school taught by Dr. Linda Spurlock. She also traveled to Scotland in the spring of 2019 with Dr. Spurlock to study the mortuary practices of the early 1800s. Evin was also a member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars and the Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity. In May 2020, Evin received the 2019-2020 Distinguished Student Leadership Award for the Department of Anthropology at Kent State University. After graduating, Evin served as an intern at the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office during the spring of 2020, assisting in forensic autopsies and death investigations.

Evin is interested in researching bone trauma and forensic identification techniques, as well as how collagen disorders such as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome can affect bone regeneration.