The Angers Lab


Sichun Lin
Research Technician

Raised: Gongan, Hubei, China
Education: B.Sc. (Hubei University, China), B.Sc. (University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus) , M.Sc. (McMaster University)
Scientific Interests: Essential genes, telomeres, DNA damages, and signalling pathways
Pastimes: Watching ATP tennis, and PGA golf


Yun Kim
Research Technician

Raised: Daegu, Korea
Education: B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Yeungnam University, Korea)
Scientific Interests: Mouse pathophysiology, disease modelling, antibody production
Pastimes: Baking, watching movies, foodie and pilates


Elli Kubarakos
Research Assistant

Raised: St. Catharines, Ontario
Education: B.Sc. and B.Ed. (Brock University), M.Sc. (University of Toronto)
Scientific Interests: Regenerative and personalized medicine, gene editing in stem cells, pharmacogenomics
Pastimes: Science outreach (@stemcelli), playing basketball, soccer & ukulele

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Dr. Graham Macleod
Research Associate

Raised: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Education: B.Sc. (University of Toronto at Mississauga), Ph.D (University of Toronto, Department of Cell & Systems Biology).
Scientific Interests:  Glioblastoma, Genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screening, Proteomics, Protein Phosphatases, DNA Damage
Pastimes: Hiking, Travel, Hockey, Baseball

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 Dr. Moloud Ahmadi
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Raised: Boushehr, Iran
Education: B.Sc. (Shiraz University), M.Sc. (Isfahan University of Technology), Ph.D. (McGill University)
Scientific Interests: Cancer Biology, Neurosciences, Glioblastoma, Developmental signaling pathways, Biotechnology, Drug design
Pastimes: Hiking, Travelling, Reading, Playing squash, Playing ping pong, Eating

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Dr. Rony Chidiac
Post-doctoral Fellow

Raised: Bcharri, Lebanon
Education: B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon), PhD (University of Montreal)
Scientific Interests: Cell signalling, stem cells and regenerative medicine, developmental biology, proteomics
Pastimes: Nature photography, hiking, watching movies, eating and drinking beer

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Milena Kosic
Graduate Student

Raised: Mississauga, Ontario
Education: B.Sc (University of Toronto), M.Sc (Université de Montréal)
Scientific Interests: cell signalling, cancer, stem cells neuroscience
Pastimes: cooking, travelling, reading, design and architecture


Siobhan O'Brien

Graduate Student

Raised: Richmond, British-Columbia
Education:  B.Sc. Microbiology (University of Victoria, BC), M.Sc. Microbiology & Immunology (Dalhousie University, NS)
Scientific Interests: Cell signalling systems in cancer
Pastimes:  Kima hangouts, drinking good beer, Netflix

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Andy Yang
Graduate Student

Raised: Markham, Ontario
Education: B.Sc. (University of Toronto)
Scientific Interests: Cell signalling pathways, stem cells, developmental biology
Pastimes: Playing basketball and ultimate frisbee, watching NBA, travelling

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Meng Zhang
Graduate Student

Raised: Montreal, Québec
Education: B.Sc. (McGill University)
Scientific Interests: Identification of Frizzled receptors involved in normal tissue homeostasis and diseases.
Pastimes: Playing badminton, travelling, spending time with my family and exploring Toronto

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Fatemeh Molaei
Graduate Student

Raised: Kuwait & Iran
Education: B.Sc. (Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz), M.Sc. (Mashhad University of Medical Sciences)
Scientific Interests: Cell signalling, cancer biology, CRISPR-Cas9 genome-wide screens, cancer therapy
Pastimes: Watching movies, gym, travelling

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Michael Chimenti
Graduate Student

Raised: Toronto, Ontario
Education: B.Sc. and M.Sc. (York University)
Scientific Interests: Signalling pathways, developmental biology, pharmaceutical design
Pastimes: Playing hockey, travelling, learning about history, long distance running

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Lab Alumni:


2016-2020 Mouloud Ahmadi (Post-Doc) Present position: Development Scientist at CCRM, Cell and Gene Therapy, Toronto

2016-2019 Meng Zheng (M.Sc. Student) Present position: Consultant @ Trindent Consulting

2016-2019 Elli Kubarakos (M.Sc. Student) Present position: Junior Scientist BlueRock Therapeutics, Toronto

2012-2019 Zachary Steinhart (Ph.D. Student) Present position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Alex Marson Lab, University of California, San Francisco

2012-2019 Monika Mis (Ph.D. Student) Present position: Scientist, ModMab Therapeutics (San Francisco)

2012-2019 Nishani Rajakulendran (Ph.D. Student) Present position: Research & Development Associate, Edesa Biotech, Toronto

2015-2017 Keith Mascall (Post-Doctoral Fellow) Present position: QA Complaint Manager at Sandoz, Austria

2011-2017 Catherine Chiu (Ph.D Student) Present position: Medical Specialist, Amgen

2007-2016 Celine Lacroix (Ph.D Student)

2009-2015 Yulu Cherry Liu (Ph.D Student) Present position : Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Hood College, Baltimore

Summer 2014 Mary Morrison (Undergraduate research project) Present Position: David Liu lab, Harvard

2008-2014 Melanie Robitaille (Post-Doctoral fellow) Present position: Research Technician University of Queensland, Australia

2012-2013 Josiah Obiero (Post-Doctoral fellow)

2007-2013 Mukhtar Ahmed (Ph.D Student) Present position : Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ian Macara Lab, Vanderbilt University

Summer 2012 Charis Lam (Summer Student, Pharmaceutical Sciences)

2007-2012 Dr. Avais Daulat (Post-Doctoral Fellow) Present position: Fellow, Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie de Marseille

2008-2010 Andrew Chang (Research Technician) Present position: Research Tech, BC Cancer Agency

Summer 2010 Elodie Gras Lavigne (Summer Student), Polytech Clermond-Ferrand, Aubiere Cedex, France

Summer 2009 Zuhaib Mir (Summer Student, OGI summer research fellow), University of Western, London Ontario

2007-2010 Tony Lui (M.Sc Student) Present position: Medical School student, Australia

2006-2008 Natalie Lavine (Research Technician / lab administrator) Present position: John Macdonald lab, Robarts Institute, London Ontario

Summer 2007 Alexandre Meunier (Summer Student)

Summer 2007 Teresa Lee (Summer Student) Present position: Graduate student in Jerry Pelletier's lab @ McGill University