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Principal Investigator

John Parkinson
Parasites, Microbiomes and Complexity
Founded the lab in 2003

Research Project Manager

Xuejian Xiong
Metatranscriptome Analysis
2007 to present

Research Associates

Graham Cromar
2006 to 2015: Extracellular matrix
2017 to present: Computational cell and pathway simulation

Bioinformatics Analyst

Billy Taj
Computers
2017 to present

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Doctoral Students

Ana Popovic
Parasitic infection and microbiome in malnutrition and inflammatory disease
2015 to present
Grant Stevens
Parasitology and protein interaction networks
2017 to present
Irina Utkina
Metabolic modeling of microbiome
2019 to present
Javi Zhang
Genome comparison
2013 to present
Nirvana Nursimulu
Apicomplexan metabolic networks
2012 to present

Master's Students

Donny Chan
In silico cell simulation
2018 to present
Duncan Carruthers-Lay
Metabolic modeling for Neisseria gonnorhoeae and genital tract microbiome
2020 to present
Emil Jurga
Bioinformatics, including analysis of large-scale sequencing data-sets relating to genomics and microbiomes
2019 to present
James St Pierre
Maxine Ty
Chicken microbiome
2020 to present
Ryan Chieu
Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the microbiome
2021
Shraddha Khirwadkar
Determining the benefits of prebiotics in congenital heart disease
2020 to present

Undergraduates

Past Lab Members

Alex Yang
Elastic Fibre Network
2013 to 2014
Andrew Yam
Comparative Genomics
2003, 2004
Now IT Specialist at TD Bank Group
Angela Zou
2015 to 2019
Anthony Zhao
Elastic Fibre Network
2014 to 2015
Bahareh Movahed
Genome Misassembly
2010 to 2011
Ben Elsworth
Apicomplexan Metabolic Networks
2007
Now Research Officer Garvan Research Institute
Bill Song
Bioinformatics Analysis
2007 to 2013
Now Systems Analyst at Ryerson
Carl Song
Apicomplexan Metabolic Networks
2010 to 2012
Now Software Security Researcher at Rapid7
Cedojlub Bundalovic-Torma
Bacterial Evolution
2011 to 2018
Chong Su
Evolution of Bacterial Gene Networks
2007
Chris Sanford
Metabolic Networks
2006 to 2009
David He
Elastin
2004 to 2011
Now studying Medicine at Queen's
Esther Chan
Elastin
2004 Now Research Analyst Stanford
Gaya Sivakumar
Comparative Genomics
2005
James Wasmuth
Apicomplexan Metabolic Networks
2006 to 2010
Now Faculty at University of Calgary
Jennifer Daub
Apicomplexan Genomics
2005
Now Senior Bioinformatician, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Jose Manuel Peregrin-Alvarez
Evolution of Bacterial Gene Networks
2003 to 2009
Now Faculty at University of Malaga
Kevin Ha
Elastin
2006
Now Graduate Student University of Toronto
Kris Hon
2009 to 2015
Kyle Chessman
Protein-protein interactions
2013 to present
Mahboubeh Ghoryshi
Elastin
Matthew Yip
Metabolic Networks
2003, 2004
Naema Nayyar
Cell++
2007
Now Lab Manager at Massachusetts General Hospital
Noeleen Loughran
Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Biology
2011 to 2013
Now Senior Research Associate at Monaghan Biosciences
Samantha Halliday
Metatranscriptomics
2012 to present
Senior Researcher
Sharon Dubois
Comparative Genomics
2006
Now Graduate Student at University of Wisconsin - Madison
Stacy Hung
Apicomplexan Genomics
2007 to 2013
Now a Research Associate at BC Cancer Agency
Stephen MacKinnon
Comparative Structural Biology
Sukwon Oh
Cell++
2007
Now Graduate student at University of Toronto
Swapna Seshadri
Molecular Evolution
2013 to 2019
Tomasz Blazejewski
Genome Annotation
2012 to 2014
Now Graduate Student at Colombia, NY
Trevis Alleyne
Elastin
2004
Now Java Developer at SQL Power Group Inc.
Tuan On
Evolution of Chromatin Remodelling
2007 to 2010
Now Officer Canadian Armed Forces
Verena Brand
Apicomplexan Metabolomics and Metabolic Networks
2011 to 2015
Yue (Cindy) Jiang
Metatranscriptome Analysis
2011 to 2015
return to Understanding Biological Complexity