Students

2021 Cohort

  • Ekpereka Amutaigwe – M.Sc. program
  • Credo Casmil – M.Sc. program
  • Keng Chang – M.Sc. program
  • Hadiseh Dehghan – M.Sc. program
  • Kalen Dofher – M.Sc. program
  • Kashish Doshi – M.Sc. program
  • Skyler Friedline – M.Sc. program
  • Rutuja Pattanshetti – M.Sc. program
  • Nick Mateyko – M.Sc. program
  • Jason Nguyen – Ph.D. program
  • Dylan Perera – M.Sc. program
  • Juliana Sobral de Barros – Ph.D. program
  • Cathy Yan- M.Sc. program
  • Rui Wang- M.Sc. program

2020 Cohort

  • Gabriel Dall’Alba – M.Sc. program
  • Jiyoung Han- M.Sc. program
  • Mikado Kishida -M.Sc. program
  • Hannah Liu – M.Sc. program
  • Tian Liu- M.Sc. program
  • Mariah Lumpa- M.Sc. program
  • Nilou Noursadeghi – M.Sc. program
  • Syed Asfar Lathif  – M.Sc. program
  • Andrew Sherrard – Ph.D. program
  • George Wang – Ph.D. program – on LOA
  • Yifan Ying – M.Sc. program
  • Lisa Zhan – M.Sc. program
  • MingMing Zhang – Ph.D. program

2019 Cohort

  • Naila Adam – Ph.D. program
  • Yan Chen – Ph.D. program
  • Ruth-Hannah Engelbrecht -Ph.D. program
  • Iciar Fernadez-Boyano – Ph.D.  program
  • Axel Hauduc – Ph.D. program
  • Ronald Marr – M.Sc. program
  • Jackson Moore – Ph.D. program
  • Lucia Quesada-Ramirez – M.Sc. program
  • Yilin Qiu – M.Sc. program
  • Yuka Takemon – Ph.D. program
  • Jorge Rodrigo Vallejos – Ph.D.  program
  • Megan Wolf – Ph.D. program

2018 Cohort

  •  Zeid Hamadeh – Ph.D. program 
  • Cameron Herberts – Ph.D. program
  • Tonya Severson – Ph.D. program

2017 Cohort

  • Julia Anstett – Ph.D. program 
  • Jack Bacon – Ph.D. program
  • Zheng Dong – Ph.D. program
  • Maggie Fu – Ph.D. program
  • Seevasant Indran- Ph.D. program
  • Sephr Kamal – M.Sc. program
  • Avery Noonan – Ph.D. program
  • Joseph Ogbede -Ph.D. program
  • Evan Warner – Ph.D. program

2016 Cohort

  • Rawnak Hoque – Ph.D. program
  • Alan Manser – M.Sc. program
  • Elie Ritch – Ph.D. program

2015 Cohort

  • Mitchell Braam – Ph.D. program
  • Nelly Saber – Ph.D. program
  • Dan Seale – Ph.D. program
  • Alice Zhu – Ph.D. program

2014 Cohort

  • Dan Kehila – Ph.D program
  • Tal Shalev – Ph.D program

2013 Cohort

  • Analise Hoffman – Ph.D. Program

2012 Cohort

Program Graduates

  • Laura Mai – M. Sc. – July 9, 2011: Application of SCODA to forensic exhibits (Dr. David Sweet)
  • Xuesong Li – M.Sc. – May 18, 2012: Synthetic lethality and synthetic cytotoxicity strategies for selective killing of ATM deficient cells (Dr. Phil Hieter)
  • Mani Hamidi – M.Sc. – August 2, 2012: Study of non-genetic variability and heritability of pheromone signaling in Saccharomyces cerevisiae on a microfluidic device (Dr. Carl Hansen)
  • Yuan Fang – M.Sc. – August 30, 2012: A novel pathway to sequester ASC at mitochondria-associated membranes dampens inflammasome activation during early Salmonella infection (Dr. Leonard Foster) 
  • Sarah Natrasany – M.Sc. – August 29, 2013: Analysis of the host-pathogen proteomics of Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus in the honey bee using mass spectrometry (Dr. Leonard Foster)
  • Tejomayee Singh – M.Sc. – October 24, 2013: Functionalization of cancer-associated mutant alleles of human CDC4 (FBXW7) (Dr. Phil Hieter)
  • Lyda Mimi Brown – M.Sc. – December 17, 2013: Proteomic analysis of a dynamic Salmonella-host interactome (Dr. Leonard Foster)
  • Geoffrey Woollard – M.Sc. – April 10, 2014: Towards high-throughput  protein sequencing: re-design of the N-end rule protein Clps (Dr. Joerg Gsponer)
  • Jake Yeung – M.Sc. – April 22, 2014: Identification of binding proteins associated with differential splicing in neuroendocrine prostate cancer (Dr. Colin Collins)
  • Baillie Redfern – M.Sc. – May 16, 2014: Characterization and heterologous expression of cis-abienol synthase from balsam fir (Abies balsamea) towards high-end fragrance components (Dr. Joerg Bohlmann)
  • Rachel Edgar – M.Sc. –  August 8, 2014: Meta-analysis of human methylomes reveals stably methylated sequences surrounding CpG islands associated with high gene expression (Dr. Paul Pavlidis)
  • Marlo Firme – M.Sc. – December 3, 2014: The regulatory landscape of the glioma-associated transcription factor capicua (Dr. Marco Marra)
  • Chia Wei Kuan – M.Sc. – February 23, 2015: Investigation of the effect of genetic polymorphism on the selection of antigenic peptides in major histocompatability complexes. (Dr. Leonard Foster)
  • Gerard Chan – M.Sc.-  April 2, 2015: Feature analysis of lower solubility proteins in three eukaryotic model systems and assessment of in silico predictors.  (Dr. Thibault Mayor)
  • Alex Cumberworth – M.Sc. April 9, 2015: Implicit solvent models and free energies of solvation in the context of protein folding. (Dr. Joerg Gsponer)
  • Julia Pon – Ph.D. (MD/PhD program) – June 1, 2015: The MEF2B regulatory network. (Dr. Marco Marra)
  • Kateryna Ievdokymenko – M.Sc. – August 7, 2015: A metagenomic approach to study flavin mediated public good dynamics in hydrocarbon resource environments. (Dr. Steven Hallam)
  • Georgia Mewis – M.Sc.-  October 9, 2015: High-throughput pairing of antigen receptor chains. (Dr. Carl Hansen)
  • Adam White – Ph.D. – December 1, 2015: Development and application of microfluidic polymerase chain reaction. (Dr. Carl Hansen)
  • Louise Lund – Ph.D. – February 4, 2016: A novel platform for creating digital PCR assays to detect genetic translocations and its application to the initial diagnosis of cancer. (Drs. Charles Haynes & Leonard Foster)
  • Roy Nassar – M.Sc. – April 13, 2016: The nanomechanical properties of amyloid fibrils using molecular dynamics simulations. (Dr. Joerg Gsponer)
  • Shreyas Rangan – M.Sc. – April 14, 2016: Cell death analysis by Raman spectroscophy enables detection of apoptosis earlier than Annexin V analysis. (Dr. James Piret)
  • Kevin Mehr – Ph.D. – December 5, 2016:  Discovery and engineering of carbohydrate-modifying enzymes using targeted high-throughput approaches. (Dr. Stephen Withers)
  • Erica Acton – M.Sc. – December 7, 2016:  Genotype-specific behavior of auxotrophic and prototrophic yeast gene deletion collections. (Dr. Corey Nislow)
  • Sophie Comyn – Ph.D. – December 15, 2016: Characterization of degenerative protein quality control mechanisms using model substrates derived from temperature sensitive allelles. (Dr. Thibault Mayer)
  • Keith Mewis – Ph.D. – December 16, 2016: Functional metagenomic screening for glyoside hydrolases. (Dr. Steven Hallam)
  • Carolina Novoa – M.Sc. – March 16, 2017: Recq-like helicase SGS1 counteracts DNA:RNA hybrid induced genome stability. (Dr. Peter Stirling)
  • Florian Baier – Ph.D. March 29, 2017: The evolution of enzyme functions in the metallo-beta-lactamase superfamily. (Dr. Nobuhiko Tokuriki)
  • Madeline Couse – M.Sc.- April 18, 2017: A bioinformatic workflow for analyzing whole genomes in rare mendelian disease. (Dr. Jan Friedman)
  • Daniel Woodsworth – M.D./Ph.D. -May 29, 2017: Characterizing the granzyme-perforin pathway and its utility as a cell-to-cell delivery system for cellular therapeutics. (Dr. Rob Holt)
  • Christopher Roach -Ph.D.-September 8, 2017: Elucidation and characterization of genes associated with Montbretin A biosynthesis with Crocosmina x crocosmiiflora and White Pine weevil defense in Picea sitchensis (Dr. Joerg Bohlmann)
  • Matthew Bundala – M.Sc. – November 3, 2017: Serological immune profiling using mass spectrometry (Drs. Carl Hansen and Leonard Foster)
  • Ben Callaghan – M.Sc. – November 20, 2017: An analysis of genetic variants associated with autism spectrum disorder (Dr. Paul Pavlidis)
  • Tony Hui – M.Sc. – January 29, 2018: Epigenetically distinct subpopulations of hematopoietic stem cells revealed through single-cell DNA methylation sequencing (Dr. Martin Hirst)
  • Christina Tysoe – Ph.D. – February 26, 2018: Exploring novel human pancreatic alpha-amylase inhibitors: a departure from carbohydrate-based therapeutics. (Dr. Stephen Withers)
  • Adi Steif – Ph.D. – March 19, 2018: Tumour Evolution at single-cell resolution. (Drs. Sohrab Shah and Sam Aparicio)
  • Cecilia Perez-Borrajero – Ph.D. – March 28, 2018: Biophysical insights into the regulatory and DNA-binding mechanisms of the eukaryotic transcription factors Pax5 and Ets1. (Dr. Lawrence McIntosh)
  • Hans Zahn – Ph.D. – March 28, 2018: Development and application of microscale technology for single-cell sequencing. (Dr. Carl Hansen)
  • Michael VanInsberghe – Ph.D. – April 13, 2018: The development of single-cell microfluidic technologies for the analysis of microRNA expression. (Dr. Carl Hansen)
  • Kevin Jepson- M.Sc. – April 17, 2018: single-cell microRNA sequencing of circulating tumour cells: a new tool for monitoring prostate cancer. (Dr. Carl Hansen)
  • Zachary Armstrong – Ph.D. – May 18, 2018: Harnessing natural diversity for the discovery of glycoside hydrolases and the design of new glycosynthases. (Drs. Steve Hallam and Stephen Withers)
  • Florian Heinkel – Ph.D. – May 31, 2018: Protein phase separation by the ABC transporter Rv1747 of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. (Drs. Joerg Gsponer and Lawrence McIntosh)
  • Min Feng – M.Sc. – July 3, 2018: Mega-analysis of gene expression patterns across tissues in human and mouse. (Dr. Paul Pavlidis)
  • Emma Titmuss – M.Sc. – July 10, 2018: A case study of apparent immune activation following treatment of a colorectal cancer patient with an angiotensin receptor blocker. (Dr. Marco Marra)
  • Alison McAfee –  Ph.D. – October 31, 2018: Towards defining the molecular mechanism of hygienic behaviour in Hone Bees (Apis Mellifera). (Dr. Leonard Foster)
  • Jessica Lee- M.Sc. – November 6, 2018: Development of human-computer interactive approaches for rare disease genomics. (Drs. Wyeth Wasserman & Clara van Karnebeek)
  • Karissa Milbury – M.Sc. – November 30, 2018: Genome instability in multiple myeloma-associated DIS3 exonuclease domain mutants. (Dr. Peter Stirling)
  • Scott Brown – Ph.D. – December 5, 2018: Interrogating the TCR-pMHC comples in health and disease using immunogenomics methods (Dr. Robert Holt)
  • Govinda Sharma – Ph.D. – December 6, 2018: Novel In Vitro methods for the discovery of funciotnal T-cell receptor epitiopes from large peptide-coding libraries (Dr. Robert Holt)
  • Eugene Kuatsjah – Ph.D. – January 16, 2019: Characterization of metalloenzymes involved in the bacterial catabolism of lignin-derived biaryls. (Dr. Lindsay Eltis)
  • Karen Chan – Ph.D. –  September 3, 2019: Modulating the adhesive strength of blood clots by coagulation factor IIIa-based technologies (Dr. Christian Kastrup)
  • Bin Ye – Ph.D. – December 12, 2019: C. elegans as a platform to characterize genes and therapeutics affecting genome stability (Dr. Phil Hieter)
  • Andrew Wong – Ph.D. – December 12, 2019: The TMEM16 tethering protein IST2 directly interacts with the ORP lipid transporters OSH6 and OSH7 to maintain aminophospholipid metabolism. (Dr. Chris Loewen)
  • Grant de Jong – M.Sc. – December 18, 2019: Analysis of multiple Brassica transcriptomes reveals subgenome dominance in the response of Brassica napus to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. (Dr. Keith Adams)
  • Jasper Wong – M.Sc. – December 20, 2019: TET2 and TET3-dependence of vitamin C-induced epigenomic alterations in acute myeloid leukemia (Dr. Martin Hirst)
  • Shauna Crowley- Ph.D. – March 18, 2020: The inflammatory caspases coordinate mucosal restriction of Samonella enterica serovar typhimurium (Dr. Bruce Vallance)
  • Stephen Lee- M.Sc. – June 2, 2020: Characterization of the effects of CIC loss and neomorphic IDH1 mutation on the transcriptome and epigenome (Dr. Marco Marra)
  • Atenas Sofia Romero Guzman- M.Sc.- August 17, 2020: A Prophylactic Probiotic to Fight Paenibacillus larvae Infection in Honey Bees (Dr. Leonard Foster)
  • Judith Booth- Ph.D. – September 8, 2020: Terpene and isoprenoid biosynthesis in Cannabis sativa (Dr. Joerg Bohlmann)
  • Phuong Nguyen – Ph.D. – December 14, 2020: Hic1 is a quiescence regulator of messenchymal stromal cells in bone marrow and responsible for controlling the size of himatopoietic stem cell niche (Dr. Fabio Rossi)
  • Ryan Bailey- M.Sc. – May 19, 2021: The effects of abiotic stress on isoform composition in polyploid Brassica napus (Dr. Keith Adams)
  • Kathryn Lande – M.Sc. – April 29, 2021 – Genomic characterization of divergent haplotypes of large structural variants in the genus Helianthus. (Dr. Loren Rieseberg)
  • Mang Zhu – Ph.D. – May 10, 2021: To Aggregate or not to aggregate: A study of  protein macro- assemblies and aggregation-prone polypeptides in Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Dr. Thibault Mayor)
  • Spence MacDonald- Ph.D. – June 7, 2021: Discovery of new glycoside phosphorylases through rational, genomic and metagenomic exxploration. (Dr. Steve Withers)
  • Veronique LeBlanc-Ph.D. – July 23, 2021: Genomic characterization of inter- and intra-tumour heterogeneity in primary adult diffuse gliomas and associated disease models (Dr. Marco Marra)
  • Haoning Cen- Ph.D. – August 3, 2021: Modulation of muscle cell insulin receptor signaling, transcription and trafficking by insulin (Dr. James Johnson)
  • Carmen Bayly – Ph.D. –  August 23, 2021: Engineering Mycobacterium tuberculosis PK212 towards improved polyketide pathway control. (Dr. Vikram Yadav)
  • Amir Kashani – M.Sc. – September 2, 2021: Evaluating E. coli as a chassis for production of capsaicinoids and capsinoids. (Dr. Vikram Yadav)
  • Frederick Sunstrum – M.Sc.: November 1, 2021: Engineering montbretin A biosynthesis in Nicotiana bethamiana (Dr. Joerg Bohlmann)
  • Grace Ho – M.Sc. – November 10, 2021: Investigation of diazeniumdiolate formation by the fragin biosynthesis pathway of Burkholderia cenocepacia h111.  (Dr. Katherine Ryan)
  • Sierra Gillis – M.Sc. – December 6, 2021: Differential RNA expression analysis across cancer clonal populations using Bayesian phylogenetic modelling. (Drs. Alexandre Bouchard-Cote and Andrew Roth)
  • Nathaniel Lim- Ph.D. – December 13, 2021: Mining of differential expression across thousands of conditions (Dr. Paul Pavlidis)
  • Somdeb Paul- M.Sc. – February 10. 2022: A pursuit of self-cleaving RNAse-A mimicking DNAzymes without an imidazole functionality and their further characterization. (Dr. David Perrin)
  • Victor Yuan – Ph.D. – February 22, 2022: Major sources of variation in placental DNA methylation. (Dr. Wendy Robinson)
  • Anni Zhang- Ph.D. – March 16, 2022: Hyperinsulinemia and Insulin receptor signaling in pancreatic cancer development (Dr. James Johnson)
  • Miguel Ramirez – Ph.D. – March 28, 2022: Identification and characterization of enhancer sequences during cerebellar development (Dr. Michael Kobor)