Prof. Jennifer Chiang

Lecturer of Biology

Director of the Whaley Teaching Garden

Coordinator, Elementary School and High School Science Programs

Phone: 9056482139 Ext:4245

Email: jchiang@redeemer.ca

Office: 221B

Department: Biology

Education

M.Sc. (1979), University of Toronto

B.Sc. (1977), University of Toronto

Courses

  • Fundamentals of Biology I (BIO-121)
  • Fundamentals of Biology II (BIO-122)
  • Survey of the Plant Kingdom (BIO-223)
  • Field Biology (BIO-333)
  • Forensic Biology (BIO-248)
  • Plant Physiology (BIO-343)
  • Independent Study (BUS-485)

About

Jennifer Chiang earned her degree in Neurobiology at the University of Toronto where she studied the neurobiology of crustaceans. Today her research includes the neurobiology of Rhodnius prolixus(a blood sucking insect) and Science Education. Jennifer serves as the Coordinator for the Elementary School and High School Science Programs held at Redeemer. She also established the Whaley Teaching Garden and Natural Regeneration Site on Redeemer’s campus.

Research Interests

Recent Publications

Articles

R.G. Chiang, J. A. Chiang, H. Hoogendoorn and M. M. Lima. (2013) Exploring the Role of Rhodtestolin, A Cardio-Inhibitor from the Testes of Rhodnius prolixus, in Relation to the Structure and Function of Reproductive Organs in Insect Vectors of Chagas Disease. Special Issue “Feature Papers 2013” Insects 4: 593-608.

R.G. Chiang, J.A. Chiang, O. Sarquis, M.M. Lima (2012) Morphology of reproductive accessory glands in eight species of blood-feeding Hemiptera (Hemiptera, Reduviidae) insect vectors of Chagas disease. Acta Tropica 122: 196-204

R. G. Chiang and J. A. Chiang (2010) Feeding through artificial membranes reduces fecundity for females of the blood-feeding insect, Rhodnius prolixus. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, 74: 103-113

Book Chapters

Chiang, R.G., J.A. Chiang and K.G. Davey (1989) Ultrastructure of a sensory receptor in the abdominal body wall of Rhodnius prolixus. In: Insect Neurochemistry and Neurophysiology 1989. A.B. Borkovec and E.P. Masler (eds.), Humana Press, New Jersey, pp. 431-434.

Conference Presentations

Chiang, J. A. and R.G. Chiang (2014) Sensory cues affecting fecundity in the blood-feeding insect, Rhodnius prolixus, a vector of Chagas Disease. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

Chiang, R. G. and J.A. Chiang (2014) Sexual physiology of the blood-feeding insect, Rhodnius prolixus, a vector of Chagas disease. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

Chiang, R.G., Chiang, J.A, Lima, M.M. and Hoogendoorn, H. (2013) Further studies on rhodtestolin, a cardio-inhibitor from the testes of Rhodnius prolixus. Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Meeting, Guelph, ON.

Chiang, R. G., Chiang, J. A. and Lima, M. M. (2012) A cardio-inhibitor from the testes is present among insect vectors of Chagas disease. Insect Biotech Conference Annual Meeting, St. Catharines, ON.

Chiang, R.G., Chiang, J.A. and Lima, M.M. (2012) A strategy for population control of insect vectors of Chagas disease targeting rhodtestolin, a cardio-inhibitor from Rhodnius prolixus. Proceedings for the XVIII International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Vol. 1, page 230.

Chiang, R.G. and J.A. Chiang (2011) Morphological indicates of cryptic female choice as revealed by comparing the reproductive glands of eight previously undescribed species of blood-feeding Hemiptera. Can. Soc. Zool. Annual meeting, Ottawa, ON.

Chiang, J.A. and R.G. Chiang (2010) The use of artificial membranes in feeding reduces feeding efficacy and fecundity in adult females of the blood-feeding insect Rhodnius prolixus. Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C.