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ALUMNI

Training and Developing Great Scientists Across the Globe

 

MASTER STUDENT ALUMNI

DOCTORAL ALUMNI

2018 - 2021

GENA MARKOUS

Project: Development of a Surrogate In Vitro System to Define Initiating Events of MDS And Transition to AML Disease

2018 - 2020

YEONJOON KIM

Project: Optimization of a genome-wide screen for AML relapse genes

2017 - 2019

DIANA GOLUBEVA

Project: Modelling acute myeloid leukemia heterogeneity in vitro using induced pluripotent stem cells

2010 - 2012

LINDA RODRIGUEZ

Project: Investigated the direct conversion of human skin fibroblast cells to blood progenitor cells 
Current Position: Field application scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific

2010 - 2012

RYAN MITCHELL

Project: Altering human cell fate with the transcription factor OCT4
Current Position: Business Development Strategy Analyst at Satellos Bioscience Inc

2010 - 2012

STEVEN DINGWALL

Project: Neoplastic human embryonic stem cells as a model of radiation resistance of human cancer stem cells

2001 - 2002

BARBARA MURDOCH

Current position: PhD candidate, University of British Columbia

2010 - 2015

DR. ALLISON BOYD

Project: Selective targeting of acute myeloid leukemia stem cells through the bone marrow microenvironment
Current Position: Research Associate, Bhatia Program, McMaster

2012 - 2015

DR. RYAN MITCHELL

Project: Altering human cell fate with the transcription factor OCT4

Current Position: Business Development Strategy Analyst at Satellos Bioscience Inc

2010 - 2011

DR. SUSAN RAHMIG

Current Position: PDF, Sweden

2008 -2010

DR. CHELSEA MAEDLER

Project: Clinical banking of human acute myeloid leukemia tissue
Current Position: Physician

2006 - 2012

DR. CLINTON CAMPBELL

Project: The role of the in vivo microenvironment in human stem cell fate decisions
Current Position: Hematopathologist, Hamilton Health Sciences & Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, McMaster University

2004 - 2008

DR. MORAG STEWART

Project: Functional heterogeneity within human embryonic stem cells cultures

2003 - 2008

DR. SEAN BENDALL

Project: Proteomic analysis of human pluripotent stem cell regulation and fate
Current Position: Department of Pathology, Stanford University, CA

2002 - 2006

DR. JENNIFER TROWBRIDGE

Current position: PDF, Dana-Farber, MA

2002 - 2006

DR. FARBOD SHOJAEI

 

Current Position: Genentech, San Francisco, CA

1999 - 2001

DR. GAURAV BHARDWAJ

Current Position: Medical School, University of Toronto, ON

POST DOCTORATE ALUMNI

1998 - 2004

DR. KAREN JAY

Current Position: Patent law, Chicago, IL

1998 - 2003

DR. MIKE ROSU-MYLES

Current Position: Junior Scientist, Health Canada’s Biologics and Therapeutics Directorate, Ottawa, ON

1998 - 2004

DR. FRANCIS KARANU

Current Position: Research Scientist, Cellular Therapeutics, Johnson & Johnson

1998 - 1999

DR. CHRISTIAN AWARAJI

Current Position: Scientist , Israel

1998 - 1999

DR. ALLISON HUBEL

Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, MN

2001 - 2005

DR. LI LI

Current Position: Research Associate, University of Ottawa, ON

2001 - 2005

DR. LISHENG WANG

Current Position: Scientist and Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, ON

1999 - 2003

DR. DAVID HESS

Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

2004 - 2005

DR. JUNYUAN QI

Current Position: Physician, Chian

2002 - 2005

DR. PABLO MENENDEZ

Current position: Research Professor and Research Director of The Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute, in Barcelona, Spain

2002 - 2004

DR. YUFEI LOU

Current Position: Scientist and Principal Investigator, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, QC

2004 - 2008

DR. KAUSALIA VIJAYARAGAVAN

Project: Role of non-canonical Wnt signalling in human pluripotent stem cells
Current Position: Principal Investigator, Laval, QC

2004 - 2007

DR. JIABI YANG

Current Position: Technician, Robarts Research Institute, London, ON

2004 - 2006

DR. KATHY XU

Current Position: Research Associate, Robarts Research Institute, London, ON

2005 - 2007

DR. BONAN ZHONG

Current Position: Research Associate, Seattle, WA

2004 - 2009

DR. JUNFENG JI

Project: Role of HOX genes in human pluripotent stem cell regulation
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Zhejiang University, Shanghai, China

2004 - 2008

DR. MARC BOSSÉ

Project: Role of micro RNAs in human pluripotent stem cell development
Current Position: Chief Scientific Director, Celldex

2006 - 2010

DR. SEOK-HO HONG

Project: Priming of lineage programs of human pluripotent stem cells
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Kangwon National University, South Korea

2005 - 2010

DR. TAMRA OGILVIE

Project: Development of cancer stem cell models from human pluripotent stem cells
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, MB

2005 - 2008

DR. VERONICA RAMOS-MEJIA

Project: Role of hedgehog signalling in human stem cells
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Granada, Spain

2007 - 2008

DR. TRACY WYNDER

Project: Creation of novel in vivo models for stem cell regeneration
Current Position: Veterinarian, London, ON

2007 - 2008

DR. SIMONA SALATI

Project: Use of genomic analysis in human acute myeloid leukemia
Current Position: Principal Investigator, University of Rome

2006 - 2015

DR. BORHANE GUEZGUEZ

Project: Characterization of the human hematopoietic stem cell niche
Current Position: Young Investigator (Group Leader), German Cancer Research Center

2008 - 2009

DR. NAZNIN SULTANA

Porject: Role of notch signalling in development related to human pluripotent stem cells
Current Position: Research technician, McMaster University, ON

2007 - 2014

DR. JUNGBOK LEE

Project: Role of notch in hematopoietic differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells

2007 - 2011

DR. RUTH RISUENO

Project: Identification of cancer stem cell therapy in leukemia
Current Position: Principal Investigator, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain

2008 - 2011

DR. SHRAVANTI RAMPALLI

Project: Epigenetic control of human pluripotent stem cell bivalency
Current Position: Principal Investigator, inStem, Bangalore, India

2008 - 2009

DR. DONGCHENG WU

Project: Novel chemical screening methods for human pluripotent stem cells
Current position: PDF, China

2008 - 2009

DR. KAKON NAG

Project: Novel notch targets in human pluripotent stem cells
Current Position: PDF, McMaster University, ON

2011 -2014

DR. RAHUL KUSHWAH

Project: Human stem cell-based immunotherapy
Current Position: CSO and Director, Anantlife Canada Inc

2010 - 2013

DR. BRENDAN MCINTYRE

Project: Development of lung epithelial cells from human pluripotent stem cells
Current Position: Field Application Scientist at Bio-Techne

2008 - 2016

DR. JONG-HEE LEE

Project: Development of direct reprogramming technologies
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology

2012 - 2018

DR. BORKO TANASIJEVIC

Project: Transcriptional regulations of directed differentiation
Current Position: Scientisit II at BlueRock Therapeutics

2012 - 2014

DR. SHUAI WANG

Project: High throughput methods for human pluripotent stem cell differentiation screens
Current Position: Assistant Professor, ShenZhen University, China

2011 - 2015

DR. FANNY CASADO

Project: Role of aryl hydrocarbon receptors in human stem cell regulation
Current position: Principal Investigator, Omics and Applied Biotechnology Institute, University of Peru

2015 - 2017

DR. RYAN MITCHELL

Project: Target identification of cancer stem cell selective small molecules
Current Position: Business Development Strategy Analyst, Satellos Bioscience Inc.

2012 - 2017

DR. YANNICK BENOIT

Project: Epigenetic regulation of human cancer stem cells
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, ON

2014 - 2017

DR. SALEEMULLA MAHAMMAD

Project: Establishing induced pluripotent stem cell derived sensory neurons to study diabetic neuropathy and analyzing potential chemical compounds to restore neuronal function in diabetic neuropathy induced sensory neurons
Current Position: Research Associate at Turnstone Biologics

2016 - 2017

WENDY YE

Project: Development of an in vitro relapse model for identification of novel therapeutics in acute myeloid leukemia

2014 - 2016

MICHELLE JONES

Project: Uncovering chemical substitutes for induced plasticity

 

2013 - 2019

DR. MIO NAKANISHI

Project: Human pluripotent stem cell niche regulation via non-canonical Wnt
Current Position: Lecturer, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Japan

2017 - 2019

DR. LILI ASLOSTOVAR

Project: The role of regenerating bone marrow niche in promoting leukemic relapse

Current Position: Development Scientist, GE Healthcare

2014 - 2020

DR. JENNIFER REID

Project: Human Stem Cell Models Identify Targets of Healthy and Malignant Hematopoietic Regulation

2011 - 2015

DR. LILI ASLOSTOVAR

Project: Therapeutic targeting of human leukemic stem cells via dopamine receptor antagonist Thioridazine in combination with chemotherapy

Current Position: Development Scientist, GE Healthcare

2010 - 2015

DR. KYLE SALCI

Project: Generation of healthy autologous sources of blood from AML patients through cellular reprogramming
Current position: Medical Science Liaison, Lymphoid Hematology at Janssen Inc.

2011 - 2013

RAMI MECHAEL

Project: Mechanism of blood maturation induced by hedgehog inhibition in pluripotent sources

Current Position: Sales Executive at 10x Genomics

2011 - 2013

SARAH LARONDE

Project: Differential pluripotent regulation dependent upon defined factors in human pluripotent stem cells
Current Position: Senior Research Associate at BlueRock Therapeutics