Experience

Michelle Crown

Michelle started her PhD in September 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Willie Davidson. She is a recipient of the Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship, Simons Foundation Doctoral Entrance Fellowship, Provost Prize of Distinction, Weston Garfield Foundation. She obtained her BScH Specialization in Biochemistry at Queen’s University and a MSc in Cell and Developmental Biology at University of British Columbia. During her employment at Fisheries and Oceans Canada... read more

Bailey Burrell

Bailey became a Master's student under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Craig in May 2017. He is the recipient of a CIHR Canada Graduate Student Master's scholarship, the Vice President of the MBB graduate caucus and an avid soccer player. Bailey originally completed a B.Sc. in MBB at SFU before transitioning to become a grad student, where he now studies Type IV Pili on the surfaces of bacterial pathogens such as Vibrio cholerae and Neisseria gonorrhoeae... read more

Stephanie Vlachos

Stephanie started her PhD in 2006 under the supervision of Dr. Nicholas Harden here in MBB. After completing her degree in 2012, she moved on to do a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in the lab of Dr. Todd Nystul where she was interested in understanding how cell polarity might play a role in stem-cell competition... read more

Kwangjin Park

Kwangjin is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Michel Leroux and a recipient of a prestigious three-year Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship in 2014/15. Kwangjin's doctoral research investigates the ciliary function of a novel protein which is associated with epilepsy in humans. Despite the fact that epilepsy is a very common human disease, there is no known cause for 70% of the cases of epilepsy. If Kwangjin can discover a connection between ciliary function and epilepsy, his research has the potential to help thousands of epilepsy-afflicted people around the world... read more

Sarah Arthur

Sarah started off her time at SFU by completing a Bachelor's of Science degree with honours in MBB. Her honours project included discovery and prioritization of mutations and validation of fusion transcripts in canine lymphoma under the supervision of Dr. Ryan Morin. She became very interested in genomics and the study of cancer during her time here. Sarah decided to continue her studies in the Morin lab as a Master's student in the fall of 2015... read more