RESEARCH STAFF

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DR. ALLISON BOYD

Research Associate

boydal2@mcmaster.ca

BSc Biology & Psychology
MSc Environmental & Life Sciences

PhD Biochemistry 

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EMILY BRODER

Lab Technician

brodere@mcmaster.ca

BSc Biology

Biotechnology Technician 

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GENA MARKOUS

Lab Logistics

markousg@mcmaster.ca

BSc Biology

MSc Biochemistry 

 

POST-DOCS

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DR. LUCA ORLANDO

Research Associate Academic
lorland@mcmaster.ca

BSc & MSc Biotechnology
PhD Human Genetics

Luca's project focuses on unlocking the human stem cells differentiation potential for regenerative medicine and cancer differentiation therapies

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JUAN LUIS GARCIA-RODRIGUEZ

BSc. in Biology

MSc & PhD Molecular Biology and Biomedicine

 
Juan’s project focuses on tracing the epigenetic transitions that occur from healthy to myelodysplastic syndrome to AML

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DR. KINGA VOJNITS

BSc & MSc Biophysics
PhD Theoretical Medical Sciences

Kinga's project focuses on defining the regulatory kinome of human pluripotent stem cell fate and identifying possible anti-cancer agents that can induce differentiation of cancer stem cells

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DR. KAPIL DEV CHAUHAN

BSc Life Sciences

MSc & PhD Biotechnology

Dev's project focuses on understanding the clock genes that control hematopoietic maturation using human pluripotent stem cells

 
 

PHD & MASTERS STUDENTS

MSc Cellular and Molecular Biology

Michela’s project focuses on understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying the transitions from healthy to MDS to AML

Shirley's project focuses on elucidating the mechanisms that regulate the bone marrow niche during AML therapy

BSc Bioscience

MSc Biochemistry

XUELI (SHIRLEY) ZHAO

BSc & MSc Kinesiology & Health Science

 
Deanna's project is focused on reprogramming the differentiation block in human myeloid leukemia

CAMERON HOLLANDS

BSc. Molecular Biology and Genetics

 

Charisa's project focuses on characterizing human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells in AML 

BSc. Molecular Biology and Genetics 

 

Cam's project focuses on characterizing the molecular and cellular kinetics of AML disease relapse post-chemotherapy

BSc. Biochemistry
Masters Biomedical Technology 

Sean's project focuses on using an innovative phenotypic screen to identify novel compounds that can be developed into drugs to treat AML