Alumni and Visiting Lab Members

Frederik Heim, BSc

Visiting Intern, University of Wurzburg, Germany

Electron microscopy specialist
 

Flora Liu, BSc

Computer Science and Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto

Current position: Google

Anson Sathaseevan, BSc 

ROP student and 4th year thesis student, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

Current position: Rotation Student, Graduate Program, University of Toronto

Wanxian Koh, BSc

2014-2017 Undergraduate research student; 4th year thesis student

Current position: Medical school, University of British Columbia 

Vivek Venkatachalam, PhD

2017

Visiting Professor, Northeastern University

Testuro Murakami, MD, PhD

2008-2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, Zhen lab, co-supervised with the St. George-Hyslop lab
Research: Using the C. elegans models to understanding the mechanisms of FUS and TDP-43-causative ALS

Min Wu, MSc

2015-2018
MSc Candidate 

Sina Kheiri, PhD Candidate

2018-2019

Co-supervised PhD Candidate and Research Assistant 

Current: PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto

Mindy Kim, BSc

2019 Summer Research Student
2019 BSc, Cornell University

Current:  Research Assistant, Harvard University

Claudia Arndt, BSc

2016-2019, Thesis student and Research Assistant (co-supervised with the Park lab)

2018 BSc, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

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

Current: MD program, Western University

Raymond Zeng

2019 UROP Summer Student

Current: Undergradate Student, Department Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

Lili Chen, PhD Candidate

2019, Visiting PhD Candidate
Currently: PhD Candidate, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, the Gao lab

Research project: Neuromodulation of the C. elegans motor circuit

Sebastian Market, PhD

2015, Visiting PhD Candidate from the Stigloher lab
Project: LM/EM array-tomography of the high-pressure frozen C. elegans samples

Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins

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Shangbang Gao, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2016

Visiting Professor, 2016 - Present

PhD, Biophysics, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science

Current: Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

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Asuka Guan, MSc
2012-2015
Master's student, 2012 - 2015
Current: Research Associate, University of Texas
Maria (Ria) Lim, Ph.D
 
Ph.D UPenn, Neuroscience
Postdoctoral fellow, 2012-2016
Current: Assistant Professor, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, Saint Louis
Jyothsna Citturi, Ph.D
 
Ph.D Student, 2009 - 2015
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers' University
Salvadore Alcaire, MD
2010-2013
 
Masters Student
Current: Dentist, Toronto
Michelle Po, Ph.D
 
Ph.D Student, 2009 - 2015
Current: Medical Writer, SCRIPT Medical
Lin Xie, Ph.D
2007-2013
 
PhD Student
Current: Investment Associate for the biotechnology sector, HEDA Ventures
Tetyana Pekar, MSc
2011-2013
 
M.Sc Student
Valeriya Laskova, MSc
2010-2013
 
Masters Student
Current: Clinical Research Coordinator, Canadian Centre for Clinical Trials
Louis Barbier, MSc
2009-2012
 
Masters Student
Current: Medical Writer, Toronto
Calvin Mok, Ph.D
2006-2012
 
Masters Student
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington
John Calarco, Ph.D
2006-2011
 
PhD Student
Current: Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Systems Biology,
University of Toronto
Website: https://csb.utoronto.ca/john-calarco/
Hang Li, MD
2008-2012
 
Technician
Current: The Okamoto lab, Technician, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Nicholas Watkins, MSc
2008-2011
 
Masters Student
Current: Genetic Counselor, Mount Sinair Hospital, Toronto
Magali Bouhours, Ph.D
 
2005-2010, Postdoctoral Fellow
2002-2005 Ph.D, University Paris VII, Neuroscience
 
Current: Bilingual Resouce Distribution Coordinator at Health Nexus
Christine Hwang, MD
2006-2008
 
Masters Student
Current: Physician, Toronto
Taizo Kawano, Ph.D
 
1998-2003 Ph.D, Hobe University, Genetics
2003-2012 Postdoc and Research Associate, Zhen Lab
Current: Assistant Professor, International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, University of Tsukuba
Edward Yeh, Ph.D
 
1995-2001, Ph.D, University of Toronto, Molecular Genetics
2001-2007, Postdoctoral Fellow
Current: CHEO
Yu Liu, MSc
2004-2006
Masters Student
Current: Programmer, Toronto
Roma Chlupaty, Ph.D
2004-2006
Technician
Current: Freelance writer, consultant, currently living at London and Prague
Kyota Aoyagi, Ph.D
2001-2005, Ph.D, Tokyo University, Neuroscience
 
2005-2007, Postdoctoral Fellow
Current: Senior Associate Professir, Kyorin University, Japan
Edward Liao, Ph.D
2001-2006
 
Ph.D Student
Current: Senior Reseach Associate, Buck Institute, California
Sharon Ng, MSc
2006-2008
 
Masters Student
Current: Research Scientist, GSK
Joanne Kim, Ph.D
2006-2008
 
Masters Student
Current: Senior Consultant, Ontario Ministry of Health
Lori Nelson
2004-2015
 
Administrative Assistant
Current: Manager, Imperial Oil
Kevin Zhang, BSc
2016-2017
 
Summer Students
Current: Medical School, University of Toronto
Soomin Maeng, BSc
2016-2018 Undergraduate Research Student
2018 B.Sc, University of Toronto. Majors: Physiology, immunology, and Computer science
Danqian Cao, BSc
2018 Summer Intern: Motif analyses for C. elegans connectomes
Current: 4th year undergraduate student, Quan Lab, Department of Physics, Chinese University of Science and Technology
Jerry (Zhitong) Wang, BSc
2015-2017 Summer student and 4th year thesis student
Current: Ph.D program, Caltech
Sebastian Britz, BSc
 
2016 Visiting Ph.D student: C. elegans connectome and correlative microscopy
 
Current: Ph.D student, Stigloher Lab, University of Wurzburg, Germany
Albert Lin
 
2017, Visiting Ph.D student 
 
Establishing a calcium imaging line for olfaction neurons
Current: Ph. D student, Samuel Lab, Harvard University
Andreas Cuentas Condori
 
2018 Visiting Ph.D student
 
EM reconstruction of the GABAergic motor neurons,
 
Current: The Miller Lab, Vanderbilt University
Quan Wen, Ph.D
2017, 2018 Visiting Professor, Chinese University of Science and Technology
Lab website
Yan Li, Ph. D
2007-2011 PhD University of Manitoba
2011-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Connecticut (The Wang Lab)
2015-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow
Current: Research Staff, Zhen Lab
Tianqi Xu, BSc
2018: Visiting Ph.D Student
The Wen Lab, Department of Physics,
Chinese University of Science and Technology
Katarina Pankova, Ph.D
PhD, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2018
Charline Roy
2017 Visiting Ph.D Student, NeuroMyoGene Institute
 
Cell-sorting of dissociated C. elegans neurons and muscles
 
The Bessereau Lab, Lyon, France

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