Alumni

Raymond Zhang

2019

Undergraduate ROP, Summer Student

Current: Undergraduate Student, BSc, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

Flora Liu, BSc

2019

Undergraduate Work-study Student

BSc, University of Toronto (Computer Science)

Christina Wong

2018-2020

Undergraduate ROP, Work-study Student

Current: Undergraduate Student, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto

Anson Sathaseevan, BSc

2017-2019

Undergraduate ROP, 4th-year Thesis

BSc, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

Current: Rotation Student, Graduate Program (Molecular Genetics), University of Toronto

Katarina Pankova, PhD

2017-2018

Post-doctoral Fellow

PhD, Ludwig Maximilian University

Investigating neuronal circuits underlying locomotion in C. elegans

Claudia Arndt, BSc

2016-2019

Undergraduate ROP, 4th-year Thesis (co-supervised with the Park lab); Research Technician

BSc, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

Establishing the C. elegans and Drosophila models for ALS-causative mutations

Current: MD program, Western University

Min Wu, MSc

2016-2018

Graduate Student

MSc, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

C. elegans model for Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome

Soomin Maeng, BSc

2016-2018

Undergraduate ROP

BSc, University of Toronto (Physiology; Immunology; Computer Science)

Yan Li, PhD

2015-2017

Post-doctoral Fellow

PhD, University of Saskatchewan

The role of K2P channels in C. elegans

Current: Researcher, Zhen lab

Jerry (Zhitong) Wang, BSc

2015-2017

Summer student, 4th-year Thesis

BSc, McMaster University

Current: PhD Candidate, Caltech

Wan Xian Koh, BSc

2014-2017

Undergraduate ROP, 4th-year Thesis

BSc, University of Toronto (Physiology)

Current: MD program, University of British Columbia

Kevin Chan, BSc

2014-2017

Undergraduate Summer Student

BSc, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

Current: MD program, University of Toronto

Asuka Guan, MSc

2012-2015

Graduate Student

MSc, University of Toronto (Physiology)

The Anatomic Connectome and Functional Dissection of the Caenorhabditis elegans First-stage Larvae (L1) Motor Circuit

Current: Research Associate, University of Texas

Maria (Ria) Lim, PhD

2012-2016

Post-doctoral Fellow

PhD, University of Pennsylvania (Neuroscience)

Current: Assistant Professor, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, Saint Louis

Tetyana Pekar, MSc

2011-2013

Graduate Student

MSc, University of Toronto (Physiology)

The role of GABAergic synapses in the adult Motor Circuit

Valeriya Laskova, MSc

2010-2013

Graduate Student

MSc, University of Toronto (Physiology)

Regulation of neuromuscular junction formation by guidepost neurons

Current: Clinical Research Coordinator, Canadian Centre for Clinical Trials

Salvadore Alcaire, MSc, MD

2010-2013

Graduate Student

MSc, University of Toronto (Institute of Medical Science)

Identification of signaling transducers and regulators of the NCA sodium leak channels

Current: Dentist, Toronto

Jyothsna Devi Chitturi, PhD

2009-2015

Graduate Student

PhD, University of Toronto (Institute of Medical Science)

How do ubiquitin ligases regulate synapse formation

Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers' University

Louis Barbier, MSc

2009-2012

Graduate Student

MSc, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

Regulation of the C. elegans motor circuits

Current: Medical Writer, Toronto

Shangbang Gao, PhD

2008-2015

Post-doctoral Fellow

PhD, Chinese Academy of Science (Institute of Biophysics)

Neuronal excitability in C. elegans

Current: Associate Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Hang Li, MD

2008-2012

Technician

Current: Okamoto lab, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Nicholas Watkins, MSc

2008-2011

Graduate Student

MSc, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

The role of insulin-signaling in the nervous system development

Current: Genetic Counselor, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Lin Xie, PhD

2007-2013

Graduate Student

PhD, University of Toronto (Institute of Medical Science)

Identification of signaling transducers and regulators of NCA-1 channels

Current: Investment Associate for the biotechnology sector, HEDA Ventures

Calvin Mok, PhD

2006-2012

Graduate Student

PhD, University of Toronto (Institute of Medical Science)

C. elegans as a model for Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington

John Calarco, PhD

2006-2011

Graduate Student

PhD, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

Understanding the role of alternative splicing in C.elegans nervous system development and function

Current: Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto

Sharon Ng, MSc

2006-2008

Graduate Student

MSc, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

A putative nematode calcium channel, NCA-1, and its accessory component UNC-80 regulates synapse formation

Current: Research Scientist, GSK

Joanne Kim, MSc

2006-2008

Graduate Student

MSc, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

Activity and pathways of SAD-1 kinase in neuronal cell polarity and synaptogenesis in C.elegans

Current: Senior Consultant, Ontario Ministry of Health

Michelle Po, PhD

2005-2011

Graduate Student

PhD, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

Gap Junctions and Stomatins Dictate Directional Movement

Current: Medical Writer, SCRIPT Medical

Magali Bouhours, PhD

2005-2010

Post-doctoral Fellow

PhD, University Paris VII (Neuroscience)

Electrophysiology analysis of C. elegans

Current: Bilingual Resouce Distribution Coordinator at Health Nexus

Kyota Aoyagi, PhD

2005-2007

Post-doctoral Fellow

PhD, Tokyo University (Neuroscience)

Role of SAD-1 kinase during synapse development

Current: Senior Associate Professor, Kyorin University, Japan

Yu Lui, MSc

2004-2006

Graduate Student

MSc, University of Toronto (Physiology)

Identifying genes regulating SAD-1 localization

Current: Programmer, Toronto

Roma Chlupaty, PhD

2004-2006

Technician

Current: Freelance writer, consultant

Taizo Kawano, PhD

2003-2011

Post-doctoral Fellow and Research Associate

PhD, Kobe University (Genetics)

Motor circuit dynamics in C. elegans

Current: Assistant Professor, International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, University of Tsukuba

Edward Liao, PhD

2001-2007

Graduate Student

PhD, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

The role of a SCF-like ubiquitin ligase complex in synapse formation

Current: Senior Research Associate, Buck Institute, California

Edward Yeh, PhD

1995-2001

Post-doctoral Fellow

PhD, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

A genetic screen to identify molecular determinants for active zones

Current: CHEO

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