Lab Members

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  • Amos Raphenya (Bachelor of Computer Engineering, McMaster University, 2008), Lead Software Developer [June 2015 – present]
  • Kara Tsang (Bachelors – Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization, Master University), BiomedDC 4A15 Thesis Student [Sept 2015 – Apr 2016], Bioinformatics Summer Student [May – August 2016], MSc student [September 2016 – present]
  • Arjun Sharma (Honours Biochemistry – Biomedical Research Specialization), 2cd year volunteer [Sept 2015 – Apr 2016], Bioinformatics Summer Student [May 2016 – Aug 2016], Biochem 3R06 Project Student [Sept 2016 – April 2017], Bioinformatics Summer Student [May – August 2017]

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  • Brian Alcock (MSc Biology, McMaster University, 2015), Lead BioCurator – Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database [Dec 2015 – present]
  • Tammy Lau (Honours Biochemistry – Biomedical Research Specialization), Biochem 3A03 Project Student (January – April 2017], Bioinformatics Summer Student [May – August 2017]
  • Krishna Srinivasan (Bachelors – Biology, McMaster University, 2016), MSc student [September 2016 – present]

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  • Kirill Pankov (Bachelors – Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization), BiomedDC 4A15 Thesis Student [September 2016 – April 2017], Bioinformatics Summer Student [May – August 2017]
  • Suman Virdee (Bachelors – Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization), BiomedDC 4A15 Thesis Student [Sept 2016 – April 2017], CIHR Summer Fellow [May – August 2017]
  • Anastasia Koutoucheva (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Mitacs Globalink Intern [June – August, 2017]

 Past Lab Members

Undergraduate Students

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  • 2017 Annie Cheng (Bachelors – Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization), BiomedDC 4A15 Thesis Student – Mobilome bioinformatics
  • 2017 Jonsson Liu (Bachelors – Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization), BiomedDC 4A15 Thesis Student – Virulence bioinformatics
  • 2017 Godwin Chan (Bachelors – Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization), BiomedDC 4A15 Thesis Student – CryoEM bioinformatics
  • 2016 Briony Lago (Chemical Biology), Chem Biol Co-Op Placement – Human and zebrafish transcriptome studies
  • 2016 Biren Dave  (Honours Biochemistry – Biomedical Research Specialization, McMaster University), Biochem 3A03 Project student, BioChem Co-Op Placement – Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database & more!
  • 2016 Sachin Doshi (Bachelor – Master Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization Program, McMaster University), 3rd year volunteer – CARD*Shark text mining algorithms
  • 2016 Zachary Lin (Bachelor – Master Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization Program, McMaster University), BiomedDC 4T15 Thesis Student – Clostridium difficile molecular epidemiology
  • 2015 Justin Jia (Honours Biochemistry – Biomedical Research Specialization, McMaster University), BioChem Co-Op Placement – Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database
  • 2015 Pearl Guo (Computer Science, University of Waterloo), Summer Co-Op Placement – Resistance Gene Identifier
  • 2015 Daim Sardar (Honours Integrated Science Program, McMaster University), iSci 3A12 Independent Project – rRNA mutations conferring drug resistance
  • 2015 Tariq Elsayegh (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MB-BCh BAO), External Project Placement – Mechanisms of colistin resistance
  • 2014 Sheldon Pereira (Biology & Pharmacology C0-Op, McMaster University), Summer Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database (CARD) Curator (with G. Wright, McMaster University)
  • 2012 Austin Yan (McMaster University), Summer Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database (CARD) Curator (with G. Wright, McMaster University)

Research Assistants 

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  • 2005 Alexandria Papa (UMass Amherst), Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • 2005 Jeremiah Bernier (Oregon State), Summer Research Assistant
  • 2004 Matthew Beverly (B.Sc. Bioinformatics, 2004), Intern in Computational Biology as part of the Northeastern University Masters in Bioinformatics Program
  • 2003-2005 Shanda Birkeland (B.Sc. 2003), Research Assistant for Giardia, Schistosoma, and Trypanosoma Gene Expression Projects.
  • 2003-2005 Michael Cipriano (B.Sc. 2003), Research Assistant for Giardia Genome Project Database
  • 2001-2003 Sarah (Pacocha) Preheim (B.Sc. 1997), Research Assistant for Giardia Gene Expression Project.

Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Trainees

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  • 2005-2006 Shanda Birkeland (B.Sc. 2003), Masters Student in the Marine Biological Laboratory – Brown University Joint Program (degree completed at The University of Georgia)
  • 2005-2006 Dr. Heather M.H. Goldstone (Ph.D. Biological Oceanography from WHOI-MIT, 2003).  Marine Biological Laboratory – Ellison Program in Global Infectious Disease Postdoctoral Scientist.

 Marine Biological Laboratory – Ellison Visiting Scholars in Global Infectious Diseases

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  • 2005 Dr. Elijah Githui, Department of Molecular Genetics, National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya. Project: Bioinformatic characterization of Plasmodium cytoskeletal and amine metabolism proteins.
  • 2004 Dr. Raphael Isokpehi, South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa. Project: Integrative computational analysis of spliceosomal proteins of selected protozoan parasites.
  • 2004 Dr. Steven Aley, Department of Biology, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas. Project: Bioinformatic reconstruction of the metabolism of Giardia lamblia.
  • 2003 Sedrick Anderson (Ph.D. student), Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee. Project: Global gene expression patterns and Trypanosoma brucei serine/threonine protein phosphatase 5.

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