Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Students

OSEI B. FORDWOUR
  PhD student, BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

osei.fordwour@ubc.ca
FIP 245B

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
Kirsten Wolthers, CHEMISTRY
Osei FordwourBSc Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
MSc Hanbat National University

RESEARCH: total characterization of acetone monooxygenase, a novel Baeyer Villiger monooxygenase (BVMO), and its possible application as a diagnosis enzyme in the health sector.

SANDEEP GILL
  MSc student, BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

sand.gill01@gmail.com
ASC 355
Internal UBC Phone #: 39207

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
Deanna Gibson, BIOLOGY
Sandeep GillBSc University of British Columbia Okanagan

RESEARCH: creating designer probiotics engineered to enhance colonization and survival in the hostile gut environment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), in order to improve efficacy during probiotic therapy

GEETKAMAL HANS
MSc student, BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

geet.hans@ubc.ca
 SCI 372
Internal UBC Phone #: 39211

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
  Louise Nelson, Biology

Geet HansBSc University of British Columbia Okanagan

RESEARCH: effect of depth on the abundance of Nitrifying Archaea and Bacteria in woody perennial cropping systems under different nitrogen and mulch treatments

JESSICA LOWRY
MSc student, BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

jessica.lowry@ubc.ca
ASC 365
Internal UBC Phone #: 39204

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
  Andis Klegeris, Biology

No Photo AvailableBSc University of Northern BC

RESEARCH: 

JENSEN LUND
 
PhD student, BIOCHEMISTRY

jensen.lund@alumni.ubc.ca
FIP 306

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
Susan Murch, Chemistry

No Photo Available MSc University of British Columbia Okanagan
BSc University of British Columbia Okanagan

RESEARCH: nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry-based metabolomics investigating Crataegus Hawthorn); natural products chemistry; analytical chemistry
ROBERT MOTHERSOLE
  PhD student, BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

robert.mothersole@ubc.ca
FIP 245C

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
Kristen Wolthers, CHEMISTRY
Robert MothersoleMChem, University of York, United Kingdom

RESEARCH: characterisation of arginine/ornithine decarboxylase (ODA), an enzyme that is produced by Fusobacterium nucleatum and is believed to be involved in the pathogenesis of various forms of periodontal diseases.

DEANNA PASQUALE
 
MSc student, BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

dpasquale88@live.ca
SCI 372
Internal UBC Phone #: 39211

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
Louise Nelson, BIOLOGY

Deanna PasqualeBSc Honours University of British Columbia Okanagan

RESEARCH:investigating the impact of iron limitation to the colonization and biofilm formation of Salmonella spp. growing on live spinach plants

CANDICE QUIN
 
PhD student, BIOLOGY

candice.quin@ubc.ca
ASC 355
Internal UBC Phone #: 39207

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
Deanna Gibson, BIOLOGY

Quin 2014BSc University of British Columbia Okanagan

RESEARCH: investigate how maternal diet intake drives offspring's disease susceptibility by examining the gut microbiome

LISA RENAUD
 
MSc student, BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

lisamrenaud@hotmail.com
ASC 356
Internal UBC Phone #: 39204

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
Sanjoy Ghosh, BIOLOGY

Lisa RenaudBSc Honours University of British Columbia Okanagan

RESEARCH: TBD

BRETT SAREMBA
 
MSc student, BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

brettsaremba@gmail.com
ASC 355
Internal UBC Phone #: 39207

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
Mark Rheault, BIOLOGY

Brett SarembaBSc University of British Columbia Okanagan

RESEARCH: understanding Plant-Insect-Fungi Interactions in Dutch Elm Disease

WYATT SLATTERY
  MSc student, BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

wyatt.slattery@alumni.ubc.ca
FIP 245

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
Frederic Menard, CHEMISTRY
Wyatt SlatteryBSc University of British Columbia Okanagan

RESEARCH: use of a rationally designed chemical probe for the detection of integrin alphaV beta5 in hippocampal brain tissue. Analysis of the intra and intercellular astrocyte signaling pathways integrin alphaV beta5 mediates will provide insights to role of integrin signaling in synaptic elimination associated with neurodegenerative disease

MITRA TABATABAEE
PhD student, BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Mitra.tabatabaee@alumni.ubc.ca
FIP 245B

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
Frederic Menard, CHEMISTRY

No Photo AvailablePhD in microbiology, research and science branch/Azad University, Tehran, Iran

RESEARCH: Neurobiology
NISHAT TASNIM
  MSc student, BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

nishat.tasnim@ubc.ca
ASC 365
Internal UBC Phone #: 39204

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
Deanna Gibson, BIOLOGY
Miranda Hart, BIOLOGY
Nishat TasnimBS Honours University of British Columbia Okanagan

RESEARCH: assess the impact of sanitation of a living environment on gut microbiota and development of the immune system; next generation amplicon sequencing will be used to assess bacterial and fungal diversity of the initial gut microbiota acquired by three week old C57BL/6 mice raised in three environments ranging from low to high microbial diversity: no soil, urban soil and forest surface soil; overall aims include understanding the role of soil exposure on gut microbial diversity and innate immunity, and developing recommendations for public health

NUSRAT JAHAN URMI
MSc student, BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

nusratmb@mail.ubc.ca 
EME 3218

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
  Deborah J. Roberts, Engineering

Nusrat UrmiBSc University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
MSc University of Chaka, Bangladesh

RESEARCH: direct Cryptosporidium detection for developed and developing nations; assessment of water quality and potential hazards; optimization of biochemical parameters for detection and viability testing, experimental study of anti-pathogen/pathogen adhesion; demonstration of device applicability through the USEPA technology verification process

TYLER WENZEL
MSc student, BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

me@tylerjwenzel.com
ASC 365
Internal UBC Phone #: 39204

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
  Andis Klegeris, Biology

Tyler WenzelBSc Simon Fraser University
BEd Simon Fraser University

RESEARCH: Inhibitors that decrease neuroinflammation, a condition associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.

JOHN (JAKE) WINKLER
  MSc student, BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

john.winkler@ubc.ca
ASC 374
Internal UBC Phone #: 39206

FACULTY SUPERVISOR
Sanjoy Ghosh, BIOLOGY
John WinklerH.BSc Lakehead University

RESEARCH: TBD

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