Lab Personnel




Current Lab personnel & their research interests.

Mina Ghahremani (Biology PhD Student)

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

Kyla Stigter (Biology MSc Student)

Role of purple acid phosphatases in phosphorus metabolism of Arabidopsis thaliana  

Mike Ting (Biology MSc Student)           

 Molecular and biochemical aspects of bacterial-type PEP carboxylase isozyme from Arabidopsis thaliana

Suzanne Gerdis (Biology MSc Student; co-supervisor, Prof. Wayne Snedden)

Autophosphorylation studies of RcCDPK1, the Ca2+-dependent protein kinase that catalyzes inhibitory phosphorylation of bacterial type PEP carboxylase at Serine-451 in developing castor beans
Emily Stratford (Biology 2016 summer, & BSc thesis student)

Comparatitve studies of phosphorus remobilization efficiency of senescing leaves of crop versus non-crop plants

Leo Liu (Biochemistry 2016 summer, & BSc thesis student)

Characterization of the reversibly glycosylated protein-sucrose synthase multienzyme complex (metabolon) from developing castor seeds

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. Vinay Singh: Adjunct Prof., Dept. of Biochemistry, Queen’s Univ.
  • 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. R. Glen Uhrig: Post-doctoral Fellow, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 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