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

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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

Lab Website

Asuka Guan, MSc
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
Masters Student
Current: Dentist, Toronto
Michelle Po, Ph.D
Ph.D Student, 2009 - 2015
Current: Medical Writer, SCRIPT Medical
Lin Xie, Ph.D
PhD Student
Current: Investment Associate for the biotechnology sector, HEDA Ventures
Tetyana Pekar, MSc
M.Sc Student
Valeriya Laskova, MSc
Masters Student
Current: Clinical Research Coordinator, Canadian Centre for Clinical Trials
Louis Barbier, MSc
Masters Student
Current: Medical Writer, Toronto
Calvin Mok, Ph.D
Masters Student
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington
John Calarco, Ph.D
PhD Student
Current: Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Systems Biology,
University of Toronto
Hang Li, MD
Current: The Okamoto lab, Technician, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Nicholas Watkins, MSc
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
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
Masters Student
Current: Programmer, Toronto
Roma Chlupaty, Ph.D
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
Ph.D Student
Current: Senior Reseach Associate, Buck Institute, California
Sharon Ng, MSc
Masters Student
Current: Research Scientist, GSK
Joanne Kim, Ph.D
Masters Student
Current: Senior Consultant, Ontario Ministry of Health
Lori Nelson
Administrative Assistant
Current: Manager, Imperial Oil
Kevin Zhang, BSc
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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