The Angers lab


Catherine Chiu
Graduate Student

Raised: Toronto, ON
Education: B.Sc. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Toronto), Ph.D (Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto)
Scientific Interests: cancer biology, protein chemistry, microscopy, mitosis, cell polarity
Pastimes: figure skating, eating

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Nishani Rajakulendran
Graduate Student

Raised: Scarborough, ON
Education: B.Sc. (University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus), M.Sc. (University of Toronto, St. George)
Scientific Interests: Developmental pathways, in particular Wnt Signalling, oncology, regenerative medicine
Pastimes: Reading, running, playing with my nephews, volunteering with let’s talk science

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Zachary Steinhart
Graduate Student

Raised: Toronto, ON
Education: B.Sc. (Queen’s University, Kingston, ON)
Scientific Interests: Wnt signaling, CRISPR/Cas9, cancer, genetic screens, biotechnology, bioinformatics
Pastimes: Hiking/canoeing/camping, basketball, baseball, board games, drinking fancy beers

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Monika Mis
Graduate Student

Raised: North York (Toronto), ON
Education: B.Sc. in Biochemistry (York University)
Scientific Interests: functional genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screens, βcatenin signalling
Pastimes: camping, hiking, the great outdoors

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Milena Kosic
Graduate Student

Raised: Mississauga, ON
Education: B.Sc (University of Toronto), M.Sc (Université de Montréal)
Scientific Interests: cell signalling, cancer, stem cells neuroscience
Pastimes: cooking, travelling, reading, design and architecture

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Meng Zhang
Graduate Student

Raised: Montreal, Qc
Education: B.Sc. (McGill University)
Scientific Interests: Identification of Frizzled receptors involved in normal tissue homeostasis and diseases.
Pastimes: Playing badminton, travelling, spending time with my family and exploring Toronto

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Elli Kubarakos
Graduate Student

Raised: St. Catharines, ON
Education: B.Sc.Hon. (Brock University), B.Ed. (Brock University)
Scientific Interests: Personalised medicine and pharmacogenomics, gene editing in stem cells and cancer therapeutics
Pastimes: Travelling, playing basketball, soccer & ukulele

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Graham Macleod
Post-doctoral fellow

Raised: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Education: B.Sc. (University of Toronto at Mississauga), Ph.D (University of Toronto, Department of Cell & Systems Biology).
Scientific Interests:  Glioblastoma, Genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screening, Proteomics, Protein Phosphatases, DNA Damage
Pastimes: Hiking, Travel, Hockey, Baseball

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Keith Mascall
Post-doctoral fellow

Raised: Galashiels, Scotland
Education: B.Sc. (University of Aberdeen, Scotland), Ph.D (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
Scientific Interests: Oncology, vascular physiology
Pastimes: Rugby, Cycling, Travelling

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Moloud Ahmadi
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Raised: Boushehr, Iran
Education: B.Sc. (Shiraz University), M.Sc. (Isfahan University of Technology), Ph.D. (McGill University)
Scientific Interests: Cancer Biology, Neurosciences, Glioblastoma, Developmental signaling pathways, Biotechnology, Drug design
Pastimes: Hiking, Travelling, Reading, Playing squash, Playing ping pong, Eating

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Sichun Lin
Research Tech

Raised: Gongan, Hubei, China
Education: B.Sc (Hubei University, China), B.Sc (University of Toronto Scarborough Campus) , M.Sc (McMaster University)
Scientific Interests: Essential genes, Telomeres, DNA damages, and signaling pathways
Pastimes: Watching ATP tennis, and PGA golf

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Lab Alumni :

2015-2017 Keith Mascall (Post-Doctoral Fellow)

2011-2017 Catherine Chiu (Ph.D Student) Present position, Medical Specialist 

2007-2016 Celine Lacroix (Ph.D Student)

2009-2015 Yulu Cherry Liu (Ph.D Student) Present position : Post-Doctoral Fellow, Adrian Salic's lab, Harvard

2008-2014 Melanie Robitaille (Post-Doctoral fellow)

2012-2013 Josiah Obiero (Post-Doctoral fellow)

2007-2013 Mukhtar Ahmed (Ph.D Student) Present position : Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ian Macara's lab, Vanderbilt University

Summer 2012 Charis Lam (Summer Student, Pharmaceutical Sciences)

2007-2012 Dr. Avais Daulat (Post-Doctoral Fellow) Present position: Fellow, Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie de Marseille

2008-2010 Andrew Chang (Research Technician) Present position: Research tech, BC Cancer Agency

Summer 2010 Elodie Gras Lavigne (Summer Student), Polytech Clermond-Ferrand, Aubiere Cedex, France

Summer 2009 Zuhaib Mir (Summer Student, OGI summer research fellow ), University of Western, London Ontario

2007-2010 Tony Lui (M.Sc Student) Present position: Medical School student, Australia

2006-2008 Natalie Lavine (Research Technician / lab administrator) Present position: John Macdonald lab, Robarts Institute, London Ontario

Summer 2007 Alexandre Meunier (Summer Student)

Summer 2007 Teresa Lee (Summer Student) Present position: Graduate student in Jerry Pelletier's lab @ McGill University