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