THE LAB

Dmitry Trubetskoy (post-doc)

Dmitry came to do a short post-doc with us in the fall of 2019 learning the nuts and bolts of transcriptomic analyses; he is continuing this work as well as doing some genome annotation for us (hopefully) remotely from France

Tamanna Yasmin (PhD candidate)

Tamanna is a PhD student in Biology under co-supervision of Dr. Margaret Docker and Dr. Sara Good. Her PhD project involves gonadal transcriptomic analysis during sex differentiation and sexual maturation in sea lamprey (Petromyzon Marinus) to determine the genes involved in the key events of gonadal developmental process and how they are expressed across different stages in both male and female lampreys. The focus of her research is to understand the genetic basis of gonad development by revealing sex- and stage-specific gene expression patterns in sea lamprey as well as identifying novel genes those are not identified before in sea lamprey genome. The intention of this research is to help determine the degree to which the genes involved in gonadal development are conserved among vertebrates.

Lambert Wilson (MSc)

Lambert is working with Dr. Shrivastav and I doing Chip-Seq analyses of novel proteins that may act as transcription factors in cancer cells.

Ian McNicol (Honours)

Ian honours project will examine the role of Insl5 in immune cells using cell culture experiments in human and mouse cell lines.

Nisha Ajmani (Bioinformatician)

Nisha recently completed her MSc on transcriptomic analyses of gonad development in the parasitic chestnut lamprey and non-parasitic Brook lamprey with Dr. Docker and myself. She is now working as an instructor in the Department of Biology at UofW and continuing to help with Bioinformatics analyses in the laboratory.

Dean Reddick (MSc, Technician)

Dean recently obtained his MSc with Dr. Anuraag Shrivastav at UofW, where he worked on identifying mutations associated with Estrogen + breast cancer cell lines. Using this great cell-culture expertise, he is helping us to spearhead our first foray into using cell culture to investigate the expression of Insl5/Rxfp4 in immune cells.

Hend Al Nafea, MSc

Hend completed her MSc in the laboratory in 2018, and is currently looking for Doctoral opportunities here and abroad. Remotely, she is working on the third manuscript arising from her MSc. 

Brett Vakhal (MSc, currently at Uof Ottawa)

Brett completed her MSc in the laboratory in 2018, investigating the possible function of Insl5 and Rxfp4 in the immune system using a mouse model. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology.

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