Marine Barbelanne

Marine is a postdoctoral fellow studying the lipid composition of ciliary membranes using C. elegans and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in Dr. Michel Leroux’s lab. Her focus is to perform cutting-edge research on the formation, maintenance and function of cilia, with the aim of understanding how defects in this organelle can lead to variety of diseases (ciliopathies). Her end goal is to develop new genetic tests to diagnose, and ultimately treat, common cilium associated disorders, such as retinal degeneration, kidney disease and obesity... read more

Krysta Coyle

Dr. Krysta Coyle obtained her BSc in Microbiology & Immunology from UBC and developed a love for research while working as a co-op student in labs across Western Canada. She pursued PhD studies in Pathology at Dalhousie University. Krysta used a variety of in vitro and in vivo models, including patient-derived xenografts, to investigate gene regulation in response to retinoic acid...read more

Kwanjin Park

Dr. Kwangjin Park obtained his B.Sc. in Biology (2011) from Yonsei University and M.Sc. in Biological Sciences (2014) from Seoul National University in South Korea. He moved to Canada and pursued his Ph.D. studies in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at SFU. Using the nematode C. elegans as a model organism, he studied under the supervision of Dr. Michel Leroux the ciliary function of a novel protein, which is associated with epilepsy in humans. During his Ph.D. program, he received a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and volunteered as the SFU organizer for the Vancouver-area Worm Research Meeting (VanWoRM)...read more