CV

MADELEINE BONSMA
Toronto, ON | m.bonsma@mail.utoronto.ca

EDUCATION

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON – 2015 to present
PhD Candidate, Physics
Supervisor: Sidhartha Goyal
Research area: biological physics – bacteria-phage interactions

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON – 2014 to 2015
MSc, Physics
Supervisor: Sidhartha Goyal
Thesis: “Analyzing Prokaryote-Phage Interactions Using the CRISPR locus”

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON – 2009 to 2014
BSc, Honours Co-operative Physics
Minor: Biology
Honours Thesis: “Analyzing Oscillations in the Rat Ventral Striatum”

RESEARCH POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics – September 2014 to present

Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON
Peace Camp Assistant Intern and Outreach Facilitator – Summer 2014

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
DREAMS Undergraduate Visiting Research Assistant – Summer 2013
Supervised by Dr. Jeff Dahn.

Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Undergraduate Research Assistant – Fall 2012
Supervised by Dr. Kevin Resch.

Sensors & Software Inc., Mississauga, ON
R&D Applications Testing Assistant – Winter 2011 & Winter 2012

Christie Digital Systems Inc., Kitchener, ON
Optical Engineering Assistant – Fall 2011

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Vineland, ON
Research Assistant – Summer 2010

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto – 2016-2019
Mozilla Network50 – 50 People Who Made the Internet a Better Place in 2016
NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research – 2016-2017
Van Kranendonk Teaching Assistant Award, University of Toronto – 2015-2016
Mary H. Beatty Fellowship, University of Toronto – 2015-2016
NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s, University of Toronto – 2015-2016
University of Toronto Fellowship, University of Toronto – 2014-2015
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto – 2014-2015
Ian R. Dagg Memorial Scholarship, University of Waterloo – 2013
W.B. Pearson Book Prize for Crystallography, University of Waterloo – 2013
Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship – 2009-2014
Dean’s Honours List, Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo – 2009-2012
DREAMS Summer Research Award, Dalhousie University – 2013
Mike Lazaridis Scholarship in Theoretical Physics, University of Waterloo (declined) – 2013
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award, University of Waterloo – 2012
President’s Research Award, University of Waterloo – 2012
A. Donald Maynes Entrance Scholarship, University of Waterloo – 2009
President’s Scholarship of Distinction, University of Waterloo – 2009
Miller Thomson Foundation Scholarship – 2009
Governor General’s Bronze Medal, Smithville Christian High School – 2009

PUBLICATIONS

Vermeyden, X. Ma, J. Lavoie, M. Bonsma, U. Sinha, R. Laflamme, K. J. Resch.
Experimental test of environment-assisted invariance. Physical Review A, 91, 012120 (2015).

Vermeyden*, M. Bonsma*, C. Noel, J.M. Donohue, E. Wolfe, K. J. Resch.
Experimental violation of three families of Bell inequalities. Physical Review A, 87, 032105 (2013). *These authors contributed equally to this work.

PRESENTATIONS

M. Bonsma, D. Soutiere, S. Goyal.
The CRISPR-Cas system: a window into the microbial world
Physics Summer Colloquium, Toronto, Canada – June 22, 2017 [talk]

M. Bonsma, D. Soutiere, S. Goyal.
Modelling the effect of CRISPR on bacteria-virus interactions
Ontario Networking Event in Biophysics, Mississauga, Canada – June 16, 2017 [talk]

M. Bonsma.
Are You Open?
Shaking it Up: Making Open Science Work For You, Toronto, Canada – April 25, 2017 [Invited panelist]

M. Bonsma.
Using Personas and Pathways to Build Community
Mozilla Science Lab Working Open Workshop, Montreal, Canada – March 10, 2017 [Invited talk]

M. Bonsma, L. Tran, L. Coome, L. Johnston.
Study Groups – Crossing the Boundaries of Discipline
Mozilla Festival, London, UK – October 29, 2016 [talk]

M. Bonsma.
Hands-On GitHub
AIS Intro to Open Source Workshop, Toronto, ON – March 7, 2016 [talk]

A. Collins, M. Bonsma.
Sprints and Events
The Working Open Workshop, Berlin, Germany – February 6, 2016 [Invited talk]

M. Bonsma, S. Goyal.
Building bacteria-phage interaction networks using the CRISPR locus.
The Ninth q-bio Conference, Blacksburg, VA – August 6, 2015 [poster]

M. Bonsma, S. Goyal.
Building bacteria-phage interaction networks using the CRISPR locus.
Women in Physics Canada Conference, Toronto, ON – July 31, 2015 [talk]

M. Bonsma, E. Carmichael, M. van der Meer.
Ratty Brain Waves: Analyzing Oscillations in the Rat Ventral Striatum.
Biology Senior Honours Colloquium, Waterloo, ON – March 29, 2014 [talk]

L. Vermeyden, M. Bonsma, C. Noel, J. M. Donohue, E. Wolfe, K.J. Resch.
Locally-Biased Nonlocality: Experimental violation of three families of Bell inequalities.
Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference, Hamilton, ON – October 19, 2013 [talk – received 3rd place in quantum condensed matter category]

M. Bonsma, J. V. Romero, J. R. Dahn.
Synthesis of Copper and Manganese Compounds for Gas Adsorption.
DREAMS Research Day, Halifax, NS – July 31, 2013 [talk]

M. Bonsma, J. V. Romero, J. R. Dahn.
Synthesis of Copper and Manganese Compounds for Gas Adsorption.
IRM Research Day, Halifax, NS – June 25, 2013 [poster]

L. Vermeyden, M. Bonsma, C. Noel, J. M. Donohue, E. Wolfe, K.J. Resch.
Locally Biased Nonlocality.
IQC Colloquium, Waterloo, ON – December 20, 2012 [talk]