Lab Alumni

Lab Alumni

Ahmed Elbassiouny [Former PhD Student] Currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at BC Cancer Research Centre.

Nihar Bhattacharyya [Former Postdoctoral Associate/Lab Manager] Currently a Research Scientist at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Ryan K. Schott [Former PhD Student] Ryan is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at York University.

Benjamin Scott [Former PhD Student] Benjamin is now the Engineering Biology Platform Lead at the Global Institute for Food Security.

Alex Van Nynatten [Former Post-Doc] Alex is now a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at University of Victoria.

Matthew Woo [Former MSc Student] Focused on comparative analyses and mutagenesis studies of Retinitis Pigmentosa associated mutations to understand molecular mechanisms using natural variation, and molecular evolution of snake crystallin genes and implications for snake evolutionary origins. He is currently an Associate Scientist at Altasciences.

Sarah Dungan [Former PhD Student] Currently holds the position of Staff Technical Writer at Boston Scientific.

Frances Hauser [Former PhD Student] While at the Chang lab, Frances researched molecular evolution of the opsin gene family in Neotropical cichlids, functional characterization of Neotropical cichlid opsin proteins, protein evolution, and visual ecology and evolution of fishes. She has gone on to a Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Toronto Scarborough.

Eduardo de Almeida Gutierrez [Former PhD Student/Research Associate] He is now the Medical Education Manager at Société Internationale d’Urologie.

Ekaterina Hult [Former Research Associate] She is now a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto.

Jean-Daniel Wong [Former Research Associate] He is currently a Software Engineer at Snap Inc.

Jing Du [Former MSc Student/Research Associate] Jing has gone on to XinChao Technology Co. Ltd where he is the Director of Psychological Products.

Johannes Müller [Former Post-Doc] Johannes is now a Professor at the Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity

Yihang Zhao [Former Undergraduate Student] Yihang is now a PhD student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Amanda Rokicky [Former Undergraduate Student] Amanda is now a Graduate student at ZYWang’s Lab at the University of Washington, Seattle Campus

Raphaël Brisset Di Roberto [Former PhD Student] Raphaël is currently Scientist II at 2seventy bio.

James M. Morrow [Former Post-Doc/PhD Student] James has gone on to the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General where he is a Forensic Scientist

Iris Chiu [Former MSc Student] Iris is now a PharmD Candidate and MSc.

Gianni Castiglione [Former Post-Doc/Lab Manager] Gianni has gone on to Vanderbilt University and Medical Centre where he holds the title of Assistant Professor.

Ilke van Hazel [Former PhD Student] Ilke is now a dentist.

Kristen Brochu [Former MSc Student] Kristen is now an Entomologist and Science communicator.

Cameron Weadick [Former PhD Student] Cameron has gone on to the University of Exeter where he holds the Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship.

Clement Yang [Former MSc Student] Clement is a Business System Analyst at Fraser Health Authority.

Francisco Jose Martinez Perez [Former Post-Doc] He is currently a Professor in Microbiology and Genetics at Universidad Industrial de Santandar, Columbia.

Francesco Santini [Former Post-Doc] Francesco has gone on to UC Davis where he is an Assistant Project Scientist.

Einat Hauzman [Former Post-Doc] She is now a researcher at the Natural History Museum in London and at the University of São Paulo.

Amir Sabouhanian [Former MSc student/Research Associate] Amir is currently enrolled in a Post Graduate program in Internal Medicine at Toronto General Hospital

Clare Gillis [Former Undergraduate Student] Clare is now pursuing a degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

Mac Goldman [Former Undergraduate Student]

Ashenafee Mandefro [Former Undergratudate Student] Ashenafee is now a master’s student in Applied Computing in Data Science at the University of Toronto.