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MEI ZHEN, PhD

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Professor, University of Toronto

Department of Molecular Genetics

Department of Physiology

Department of Cell & Systems Biology

Senior Scientist

Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Wesley Hung, PhD

Research Associate & Lab Manager

BSc, Simon Fraser University;
PhD, University of British Columbia

Investigating the molecular mechanisms and neuronal circuit requirements for C. elegans locomotion

Ying Wang, MD

Researcher & Lab Manager

1988, BSc; 2000, MD, Dalian Medical University, China

Yan Li, PhD

Researcher

2011, PhD, University of Saskatchewan; 2011-2014 Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut

Dylan Fong, BSc

Programmer

2016, BSc, University of Toronto (Computer Science)

Ben Mulcahy, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow

2009, BSc; 2013, PhD, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Investigating circuit wiring, development, and neurophysiology

Tosif Ahamed, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow

2019, PhD, Biological Physics Theory Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Daniel Witvliet, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow, Samuel Lab, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University

2020, PhD, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

Yangning Lu, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow, Boyden Lab, McGovern Institute / Media Lab, HHMI, MIT

2020, PhD, University of Toronto (Physiology)

Jun Meng

PhD Candidate

2009, BAgrSc DVM, China Agricultural University; 2014, MSc, Hangzhou Normal University, China

Investigating the molecular mechanisms for neuronal and circuit excitability

Hongrou Zheng

PhD Candidate

2018, BSc, Wuhan University

Mechanisms that regulate central pattern generators and neuronal excitability

Mona Wang

PhD Candidate

2018, BSc, University of Toronto

Investigating the influence of environment on neural circuits

Jayant Rai

PhD Candidate (Co-supervised with Dr. Kenichi Okamoto)

2018, HBSc, University of Toronto (Molecular Biology)

Investigating the spatiotemporal roles of cAMP in learning & memory

Christine Rehaluk

MSc Candidate

2018, BSc, University of British Columbia

Gap junctions in the C. elegans connectome

Julian Moran

MSc Candidate

2017, BSc, University of Toronto

Imaging analysis pipeline design, mechanisms that regulate central pattern generators

Neeraja Ramakrishnan

MSc Candidate

2017, BSc, University of Waterloo

Mechanisms of synaptic development

William Li

MSc Candidate

2018, BSc, University of Toronto

Genetic methods to determine the functional and behavioural effects of neural connectivity

Mengyao Lui

Visiting PhD Candidate

PhD Candidate, Chinese Ministry of Education

Maggie Chang, BSc

Post-graduate Research Assistant

2019, BSc, University of Toronto (Physiology); Starting the PhD, Biology program at McGill University, fall 2020

Dissecting the C. elegans motor circuit using optogenetic and genetic tools

Shifei Wu

UROP, Summer Research Student

BSc Candidate, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

Identifying Insulin-Signalling Targets That Regulate Synapse Development

Linyan (Alice) Xu

Work-study Student

BSc Candidate, University of Toronto (Molecular Genetics)

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