Graduate Students

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Kim Blakely

PhD - August, 2012

HBSc. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Thesis Title:Development and application of a novel method to detect mammalian protein-protein interactions.




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Clara (Eun Jee) Koh

MSc - April 2016

BSc. Pharmacology & Human Biology University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

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Sachin Kumar

MSc - August 2015

BScUniversity of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Thesis Title:Characterizing the role of PTK7 in cancer development and cellular fitness




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Esther Lau

MSc - September 2013

BSc. BiologyRyerson University, Toronto, ON

Thesis Title: Generation of human synthetic antibodies to investigate the biological functions of the receptor tyrosine kinases HER3 and PTK7.



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Squall Ma

MSc - April 2014

BSc. Molecular Genetics and Microbiology University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Thesis Title:(Co-supervised by Dr. Jim Dennis)



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Anthony Mak

PhD - May 2012

HBSc. McGill University, Montreal, PQ

Thesis Title:Characterizing the regulation and function of the membrane glycoprotein CD133 in cancer.




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Rashida Williams

MSc - September 2013

HBSc. Biology Specialist University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Thesis Title:Generation of Anti-CD133 Human Synthetic Antibodies as Tools for Exploring CD133 Function (Co-supervised by Dr. Sachdev Sidhu)



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Sylvia Wong

MSc - August 2013

BSc. (Co-op) Microbiology University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

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Peter Xu

MSc - February 2015

BSc. Molecular Genetics and Microbiology University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

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Hayoung Yoo

MSc - April 2016

BSc. Biochemistry and Chemistry University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

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Research Associates

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Alla Buzina

RA, 2009-2013

PhD. Immunology Institute of Immunology, Moscow, Russia
MD. Moscow State Medical Institute, Russia

Research Focus: Identification of targets for synergistic anticancer therapy.



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Dina Karamboulas

PDF/RA 2009-2013

PhD. Anatomy and Cell Biology University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Research Focus: Cell signaling pathways and mechanisms of action studies in mammalian cells.




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Troy Ketela

SRA, 2009-2013

PhD. Molecular Genetics McGill University, Montreal, PQ
BSc. Biology McGill University, Montreal, PQ

Research Focus: Co-Director of the COLT platform; cancer biology and technology development in functional genomics.


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Christine Misquitta

RA, 2010-2012

PhD. Molecular Biology McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Research Focus:Functional genomics screening using pooled lentiviral hairpin libraries, preparation of new pooled libraries and materials for screen deconvolution.


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Nish Patel

RA, 2011-2013

PhD. Cell Biology University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Research Focus: To utilize phage-display antibody libraries to generate antibodies against receptor tyrosine kinases such as the ErbB family of proteins as well as the insulin receptor and IGF1R.


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Azin Sayad

RA, 2011-2014

MSc. Bioinformatics McGill University, Montreal, PQ
BSc. Mathematics and Computer Science McGill University, Montreal, PQ

Research Focus Statistical methods development for the analysis of genome-scale pooled shRNA screens, specifically the quantification of differential essentiality across screen panels and for sets of matched isogenic screens.



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Franco Vizeacoumar

RA, 2009-13

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Systems Biology University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
PhD. Molecular and Cell Biology University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
BSc. Clinical Laboratory SciencesJIPMER, India

Research Focus: Using synthetic lethal screens to identify novel proteins involved in genetic instability.



Post-doctoral Fellows

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Carly Griffin

PDF, 2012-2015

PhD. Biochemistry University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
HBSc. Biochemistry University of Windsor, Windsor, ON

Research Focus: Develop and implement high-throughput methods to validate novel synthetic antibody fragments targeting human transcription factors for use as potential therapeutics and/or molecular tools.



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Traver Hart

PDF, 2012-2015

PhD. Cell and Molecular Biology University of Texas, Austin, TX

Research Focus: Using bioinformatics approaches to identify genetic interaction networks in humans, to evaluate their evolutionary context, and to exploit them to find new diagnostic and therapeutic targets for cancer.



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Satra Nim

PDF, 2012-2014

PhD. Pharmacology McGill University, Montreal, PQ
MSc. Pharmacology University of Montreal, Montreal, PQ
BSc. Biochemistry University of Montreal, Montreal, PQ

Research Focus: Development of libraries of lentiviruses expressing peptides for genome wide investigation of protein-peptide interactions.



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Andrea Uetrecht

PDF, 2012-2015

PhD. Cell and Developmental Biology University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
MSc. Molecular Biology and BiochemistrySimon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
BSc. BiochemistryTrent University, Peterborough, ON

Research Focus: Characterization of CD133 function



Technicians

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Jasmyne Carnevale

Technician - STP Validation Group








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Bohdana Fedyshyn

Technician - COLT








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Yaroslav Fedyshyn

Technician








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Alex Gloushenkov

Database Developer








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Dahlia Kasimer

Technician








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Kaajal Nagar

Technician








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Pier-Andrée Penttilä

Specialist - Cell Sorting








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Sonali Weerawardane

Technician - STP Validation Group








Undergraduates

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Tracy Tang

4th Year Project Student, 2012-13

B.Sc. Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Research Focus: Synthetic antibody characterization




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