Lyssa Martin, B. Sc. Cellular Molecular and Microbiology (honours)

Lyssa Martin
Graduate Student
Unrau Laboratory
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C., Canada
V5A 1S6

About me

    I am the newest graduate student in the Unrau Laboratory. My research interests are the RNA world hypothesis, the origin of life on Earth, and the possibility of life on other planets (or wherever!). As an undergraduate at Thompson Rivers University I studied the lodgepole pine dwarf mistletoe under Dr. Cynthia Ross Friedman. When I'm not doing research or thinking about research (which is rarely), I am playing paintball with my finance or reading science and science fiction books. I hope to live long enough to see people travel to other worlds in our solar system or even go there myself one day!


Martin, L.L., Ross Friedman, C.M., and Smith, R.G.  (2011).  Callus culture of Arceuthobium americanum Nutt. ex Englem. and explant response to varying auxin and cytokinin concentrations. Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology. 21(1): 1-10.

Martin, L.L., Ross Friedman, C.M., and Phillips L.A. (2012) Fungal endophytes of the obligate parasitic dwarf mistletoe Arcethobium americanum (Santalaceae) act antagonistally in vitro againts the native fungal pathogen Cladosporium (Davidiellaceae) of their host. American Journal of Botany. 99(12):