Grant W. Brown, Ph.D.
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Grant received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from UCLA where he worked in Dan S. Ray's lab studying DNA replication in the trypanosomatid C. fasciculata. His postdoctoral fellowship was at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore with Tom Kelly, where he studied regulation of S phase in fission yeast. He has been at U of T since 1999, Associate Professor since 2004, and Professor since 2011.

   

Dave Gallo, M.Sc.
Graduate Student

david.gallo@mail.utoronto.ca
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Dave received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UBC, and did his M.Sc. in Alain Nepveu's lab at McGill. Dave is using high content screening to identify regulators of the DNA damage response.

   

Brandon Ho, B.Sc.
Graduate Student

brandon.ho@mail.utoronto.ca
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Brandon received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto. He is studing the regulation of protein localization during the DNA replication stress response.


   

Jennifer Ho, B.Sc.
Graduate Student

jennjung.ho@mail.utoronto.ca

Jennifer is a graduate of the Biochemistry Department at McGill University. She is identifying and characterizing new components of the Bloom-TopoIIIalpha-Rmi1 complex.

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Raphael Loll-Krippleber, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

raphael.loll.krippleber@utoronto.ca
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Raphael received his PhD in Microbiology from the Institut Pasteur, in the group of Christophe d’Enfert. Raphael is studying the role of mRNA processing granules in the DNA replication stress response.

     

 


 

 
     

Jesse Marshall-Sheppard, B.Sc.
Student Research Trainee

jesse.marshall.sheppard@mail.utoronto.ca

Jesse received her B.Sc. from the Department of Biochemistry at the Univrsity of Toronto. She is studying the maintenance of ploidy in budding yeast.

   

Antonio Mollica, M.S.
Graduate Student

antonio.mollica@mail.utoronto.ca

Antonio graduated from the Universitá degli Studi di Milano, where he studied with Marco Muzi-Falconi. Antonio is conducting chemical genetic screens using CRISPR/Cas9 in human cells.

   

Jiongwen Ou, M.S.
Technician

jiongw.ou@utoronto.ca
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Jiongwen has a B.S. in Medicine from Kunming Medical College, China and an M.S. in Forensic Medicine from West China University of Medical Sciences. He was a technician at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York before joining our group. Jiongwen is an all-around miracle-worker. He keeps the lab running, and does all the experiments that are too tough for anyone else.

 
     

 

 
     


 
   

Tina Sing, B.Sc.
Postdoctoral Fellow

tina.sing@mail.utoronto.ca
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Tina graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry. Tina defended her PhD in Biochemistry in 2016. She is exploring the role of chromatin structure in the maintenance of ploidy.

 
     


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Tajinder Ubhi, B.Sc.
Graduate Student

t.ubhi@mail.utoronto.ca

Tajinder received her B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto. She is studying DNA replication stress in pancreatic cancers.

     

Alan Xiao
Undergraduate Student Research Trainee

alan.xiao@mail.utoronto.ca

Alan is a 3rd year Biochemistry Specialist. He is working to optimize a multiplex CRISPR/Cas gene editing system designed by Fabian Rudolf at ETH Zurich.

 
     

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Xanita Saayman, B.Sc.
Undergraduate Student

xanita.saayman@mail.utoronto.ca

Xanita graduated from the University of Toronto Biochemistry Specialist program in 2017. She is studied the function of the Slx4 nuclease and developed a pipeline for detecting DNA replication by copy number variation using deep sequencing. Xanita is now a graduate student at Oxford University, in Fumiko Esashi's lab.

 
   

Cristina Ramos Pérez, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

cristina.ramosperez@mail.utoronto.ca
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Cristina's PhD is from the Universidad de la Laguna, where she studied topoisomerase function with Félix Machín. She explored the action of gemcitabine in pancreatic cancer cells and in a yeast model. Cristina is now a Scientific Analyst at BenchSci.

 
   

Nikko Torres, Ph.D.
Graduate Student

nikko.torres@utoronto.ca
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Nikko received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto. He identified novel DNA damaging agents using chemical genetics in yeast and human cells, and studied protein re-localization during DNA replication stress. He defended his PhD in Biochemistry in 2017 and is now a Research Scientiest at Ranomics.

 
   

Attila Balint, Ph.D.
Graduate Student

attila.balint@utoronto.ca
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Attila received his B.Sc. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto, and defended his PhD in Biochemistry in 2016. Attila identified a new mode of replication stress signaling complex assembly behind stalled replication forks. He is now a postdoc in Ian Hickson's group at the University of Copenhagen.

 
   

Minnie Hung, M.Sc.
Graduate Student

minnie.hung@mail.utoronto.ca

Minnie is a graduate of the Biochemistry Department at the University of Toronto. She identified genes and pathways that maintain ploidy in budding yeast. Minnie completed her M.Sc. in September 2016 and is now the Lab Manager at Ranomics.

 
   

Krystal Laframboise, M.Sc.
Graduate Student

k.laframboise@mail.utoronto.ca

Krystal received her B.Sc. from the Biochemistry Department at the University of Western Ontario. She identified genes that cause DNA replication stress when overexpressed, and completed her M.Sc. in September 2016. Krystal is the Youth Program Coordinator at Girls Learning Code.

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Xiaohan Yang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

xiaohanyang@bjmu.edu.cn
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Xiaohan received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Peking University, where she worked in Yongfeng Shang's lab. She identified novel DNA replication proteins in human cells. Xiaohan is now a Lecturer at the Peking University Health Science Center.

 
   

Askar Yimit, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

askaryimit@hotmail.com
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Askar received his Ph.D. in Biology from Queen's University, where he worked in Paul Young's lab. He investigated regulation of intracellular protein localization during DNA replication stress.

 
   

Edith Cheng, Ph.D.
Defended her thesis in May 2015

e.cheng@mail.utoronto.ca
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Edith received her B.Sc. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto. She examined the contributions of essential genes to maintenance of genome integrity in yeast and human cells.

 
   

Jason Hendry, M.Sc.
Graduate Student

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Jason is a graduate of the Biochemistry Department at the U of T. He studied regulators of RNR3, using high throughput functional genomics approaches. Jason successfully defended his Master's thesis in 2014, and is now a PhD student in Genomic Medicine and Statistics at Oxford University.

 
   

Jessica Vaisica, Ph.D.
Defended her thesis in September 2012.

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Jessica received her B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from the University of Windsor. She istudied the role of Rtt101/Mms1/Mms22 in stabilising stalled replication forks. Jessica is now a Research Officer at the OICR.

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Jay Yang, Ph.D.
Defended his thesis in May 2012.

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Jay received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto. He investigated the function of Rmi1 in the maintenance of genome integrity, identifying a role for Rmi1 in DNA replication and demonstrating that Rmi1 is a ssDNA decatenase. Jay is now working at Singer Instruments.

 
   

Johnny Tkach, Ph.D.

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Johnny received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto, in John Glover's lab. He used DNA combing to characterize DNA replication defects in genome instability mutants and conducted high-content microscopic screens to identify novel DNA damage response pathways. He is now a Research Associate in Laurence Pelletier's lab at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute.

 
   

Marta Davidson, Ph.D.
Defended her thesis in September 2010.

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Marty received her B.Sc. in Biochemistry at U of T. She studied the function of the Elg1 Replication Factor C-like complex in vitro and in vivo. Marty went on to medical school at the University of Calgary.

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Nick Berbenetz, M.Sc.
Graduate Student

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Nick received his M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics in 2009. He was co-supervised by Corey Nislow, and went on to medical school at McMaster University.

 
   

Barry Dion, M.Sc.
Graduate Student

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Barry graduated with his M.Sc. in Biochemistry in 2008. He moved to a technician position in Maitreya Dunham's lab at the University of Washington, and then back to Toronto to do his MBA at Rotman.

 
   

Lisa Yu, Ph.D.
Defended her thesis in July, 2008. Mouse-over picture to see effects of 5 years of doctoral research.

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Lisa received her B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta. She screened small molecules in order to identify new cell cycle inhibitors. She did a postdoc in Don Fujita's lab in Calgary, then in Harbin, and then in Scot Leary's lab in Saskatoon. Lisa now works with Christopher Pearson at SickKids.


 
   

Tania Roberts, Ph.D.
Defended her thesis in December, 2007. Mouse-over picture to see effects of 5 years of doctoral research.

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Tania has a B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from McMaster and an M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Guelph. Tania dissected the function of Rtt107 in DNA damage resistance. She did a postdoc in Matthias Peter's lab in Zurich, and is now working in Biotech.


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Mohammed Bellaoui, Ph.D.
Research Associate

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Mohammed received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Physiology of Microorganisms from the University of Paris-Sud, France. He was a postdoctoral fellow with George Haughn at UBC and Wilhelm Gruissem at UC Berkeley and ETH, Zurich. Mohammed left the lab in 2005 to join the faculty at the Université Mohamed Premier Oujda in Morocco.

 

   

Michael Chang, Ph.D.
Defended his thesis in September, 2005. Mouse-over picture to see effects of 5 years of doctoral research.

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Mike received his B.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology at U of T. He finished his PhD in 2005 and did postdoc's with Joachim Lingner in Lausanne and in Rodney Rothstein's lab in New York. He now has his own group at the European Research Institute on the Biology of Ageing at the University of Groningen.

 

     

Chaoying Zhang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

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Chaoying finished his postdoc with us in 2005. He continued his postdoctoral work at Purdue University.

 

     

Amy Fung, M.Sc.
Graduate Student

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Amy graduated with her M.Sc. in Biochemistry in 2002. She has worked as a research associate at Sunesis Pharmaceuticals in San Francisco and at Roche in Palo Alto and New Jersey.

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