Lab Personnel




Current Lab personnel & their research interests.

Mina Ghahremani (Post-doctoral Fellow)

Structural and functional characterization of AtPAP26 glycoforms and the lectin AtGLA1 from phosphorus starved Arabidopsis thaliana 

Ryan Kilburn (Biology MSc Student; co-supervisor, Prof. Wayne Snedden)

Dual function of RcCDPK1 in abscisic acid signaling and bacterial-type PEP carboxylase phosphorylation 
Bryden O'Gallagher (Biology MSc Student)

Does peroxidase activity of Arabidopsis PAPs function in ROS metabolism &/or immune responses to pathogen infection?
Jordan Balson (BTech BSc-MScStudent)

Functional genomic studies of RcCDPK1's alternative role in ABA signal transduction
Sanaz Biglou (BTech BSc Student)
Heterolgous expression & purification of the lectin AtGAL1 in E. coli

Some Former Lab Graduates (and their current affiliations)

  • Prof. Glen Uhrig, Assistant Prof., Dept. of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Alberta (starts summer 2017)
  • Prof. Joonho Park, Assistant Prof. & Head of Biochemistry Division, Dept. of Chemistry, Seoul National Univ. of Science & Technology (South Korea)
  • Prof. Greg Moorhead: Prof., Dept. of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Calgary
  • Prof. David Law: Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Biology, Lakehead Univ.
  • Prof. Gale Bozzo: Assist. Prof., Dept. of Plant Agriculture, Univ. of Guelph
  • Prof. Allison McDonald: Assist. Prof., Dept. of Biology, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.
  • Prof. Trevor Moraes: Assist. Prof., Dept. of Biochemistry, Univ. of Toronto
  • Prof. Florencio Podestá: Prof., CEFOBI, Univ. of Rosario (Argentina)
  • Prof. Jean Rivoal: Prof., IRBV, Univ. of Montreal
  • Prof. David Palma: Assist. Prof., The Univ. of Western Ontario
  • Dr. Brendan O'Leary: Discovery Early Career Researcher Awardee (DECRA), Plant Energy Biology, Univ. of Western Australia
  • Dr. Karina Tripodi: Research Associate, Dept. of Biochemistry, Univ. of Rosario
  • Dr. Stephen Duff: Senior Research Scientist and Associate Fellow, Monsanto Company (St. Louis, MO, USA)
  • Dr. Raj Sangwan: Research Director, Central Institute Medicinal Plants, Lucknow (India)
  • Dr. Neelam Singh: Research Director, Central Institute of Aromatic & Medicinal Plants, Lucknow (India)
  • Dr. Hue Tran: Research Manager, Oncolytics Biotech, Calgary
  • Dr. Richard Hodgson: Research Scientist, Ontario Cancer Instit., Univ. of Toronto
  • Dr. Maria Theodorou: Physician, Belleville, Ontario
  • Ms. Whitney Robinson: Lawyer working for Toronto area law firm
  • Ms. Allyson Hill: Senior Policy Advisor for The Minister of Energy, Province of Ontario (Queen's Park, Toronto)
  • Mr. Vasko Veljanovski: Post-doctoral Fellow, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore OK
  • Mr. Brenden Hurley: PhD Student, Dept. of Cell & Systems Biology, Univ. of Toronto