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 

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

Dual function of RcCDPK1 in abscisic acid signaling and bacterial-type PEP carboxylase phosphorylation 
Rebecca Huang (Biology BSc Student)
In vivo (auto)phosphorylation studies of RcCDPK1 in developing castor beans
Gagan Singh (Biology BSc Student)

Proteolysis of secreted purple acid phosphatases of Arabidopsis thaliana following phosphate resupply
Jerry Li (Biochemistry BSc thesis student)

Structure function studies of AtPPC3, a PEP carboxylase isozyme of Arabidopsis thaliana

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