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

Priyanka Mishra

Dr. Mishra, a postdoc in Dr. Frederic Pio’s lab, obtained her Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences in 2018, from CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Bangalore, India. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on studying evolutionary genetics in Senna alexandrinaplant and identified and characterized plant genetic markers for a potential drug compound called sennosides. In November 2017 she joined the laboratory of Prof. R.P. Sharma at University of Hyderabad, India... 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