Staff Directory

Undergraduate Work Learn Program Student
Alex Kadhim, BSc
MSc Student

Degree:  BSc in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University.
Project: Investigating the role of MED15 in the developing and adult pancreas.
Hobbies: play bass guitar.

BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Room No.2032
950 West 28th Ave Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 4H4
Work Learn Student
+1 (604) 875-2345 ext. 5257
+1 (604) 875-3840

Research Assistant/Technician

PhD Student

Doctoral Student
MD PhD Student

PhD Student

Post Doctoral Fellow
604 875 3808
Amy Poon
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Degree: BSc in Integrated Sciences from the University of British Columbia (expected graduation date May 2017).
Project: Adaptation to heavy metal stress via the transcriptional coregulator MDT15.
Hobbies: volleyball, yoga.

Andrea Korecki
Room 3032
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Lab Manager
+1 (604) 875-3850
Andy An
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Degree: BSc Undergraduate in Pharmacology at the University of British Columbia (in progress).
Project: Investigating the transcriptional regulators involved in starvation survival of C. elegans.
Hobbies: fishkeeping, making YouTube videos.

Room 2025
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research Coordinator
+1-604-875-3828
+1-604-875-3840
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Room No.2025
950 West 28th Ave Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 4H4
Research Coordinator
+1 (604) 875-3827
+1 (604) 875-3840
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Room No.2032
950 West 28th Ave Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 4H4
Laboratory Assistant
+1 (604) 875-2345 ext. 5257
+1 (604) 875-3840
Room 2028
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Lab Manager
+1-604-875-2424 x7570
Room 3004
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research assistant
+1 (604) 875-3808
+1 (604) 875-3819
Room 2020
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Director
+1 (604) 875-3801

Senior Scientist, CMMT, BCCHR, UBC
Director, Transgenic Core Facility
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC
Neurologist, UBC Neurogenetics
Director of Research & Neurologist, Centre for Huntington Disease

890 West 28th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4
Post Doctoral Fellow
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
950 West 28th Avenue, Rm 2032, CMMT
604-875-2424 ext. 5259
950 West 28th Avneue
Rm 2032 CMMT
Vancouver, BC, V5Z4H4
Lab assistant
604-875-2424 x5259

Scientist, CMMT, CFRI, UBC

Nomination for YWCA Woman of Distinction Award – 2017
Canadian Organization for Rare Diseases Scientific Award – 2016
UBC Faculty of Medicine Early Career Excellence Award – 2016
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award – 2014
IG Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Finalist Prize (CIHR) – 2013
Digital Health Innovation Summit Award – 2012
Bluma Tischler Fellowship Research Award – 2011
Laura McRae Award for Excellence in Pediatrics – 2011
Undergraduate Student Research Assistant and Summer Student
MD PhD Student
Room 2026
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Principal Investigator
+1 (604) 875-3822

Senior Scientist, CMMT, CFRI, UBC
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC
Canada Research Chair Tier 1
Scientific Director, NeuroDevNet NCE

Room 1100
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Facility Manager
+1-604-875-3846
David J Arenillas
Bioinformatics Software Developer
David T. S. Lin

Research Assistant/Technician

Room 3026
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Executive Coordinator
+1 (604) 875-3535
+1 (604) 875-3819
Room 3109
Research Manager
+1 (604) 875-2345 ext 5273
Room 2108
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Principal Investigator
+1 (604) 875-3898
+1 (604) 875-3840

Scientist, CMMT, CFRI, UBC

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC

Elizabeth Simpson
Rm 3020
950 – W 28th Ave.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V5Z4H4
Principal Investigator
+1 (604) 875-3830

Senior Scientist, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT)
Scientist Level 3, British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC
Associate Member, Department of Psychiatry, UBC
Associate Member, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UBC

950 West 28th Avenue
Rm 2032, CMMT
Vancouver, BC, V5Z4H4
Work learn student
604-875-2424 x5259

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Student

Room 2037
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Director of Finance and Administration
+1 (604) 875-3875
+1 (604) 875-3819
Room 3004
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Post doctoral fellow
+1 (604) 875-3809
+1 (604) 875-3840
Forum Bhanshali, MSc
Lab Manager

Project: Understanding the mechanism of adaptation to starvation using C. elegans.
Hobbies: Travelling, Hiking, Cooking.
Degrees:
MSc in Pathology and Cell Biology from The University of Montreal.
MSc in Molecular Biology from The University of Montreal.
MSc in Microbiology from  M.S University of Vadodara.
Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Biochemistry from M.S University of Vadodara.
B.Sc in Biotechnology from Saurashtra University.

950 West 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4
Post Doctoral Fellow
+1 (604) 875-2000 ext 6217
Room 1101B
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Stores Technician
+1 (604) 875-3854
+1 (604) 875-3547
Room 2028
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Ave
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H4
+1-604-875-3843
Grace Ying Shyen Goh, BSc
PhD Student

Degree: B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology, University of Leeds
Project: Transcriptional regulators of oxidative stress responses in C. elegans
Hobbies: Martial arts, travelling, reading popular science
Awards:
– DeLill Nasser Travel Award 2016.
– Keystone Symposia/National Institute on Aging Travel Scholarship 2016.
– Child and Family Research Institute Jan M. Friedman Graduate Studentship 2014-2016.

Room 3003

Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research assistant
+1 (604) 875-3817
+1 (604) 875-3840
Room 3003
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research assistant
+1 (604) 875-3825
+1 (604) 875-3840
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
950 West 28th Avenue, Rm 2032, CMMT
MSc candidate
604-875-2424 ext. 5259
Jack Hickmott
Room 3032
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
PhD Student
+1 (604) 875-3842

Thesis topic: Towards a PAX6 gene therapy for Aniridia

Room 2028
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Ave
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Room No.2034
950 West 28th Ave Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 4H4
MSc Student
+1 (604) 875- 2000 x5259
+1 (604) 875-3840
Room 3008
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research Scientist/HD BioBank Coordinator
+1 (604) 875-3999
+1 (604) 875-3819
Doctoral Student
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Room No.2034
950 West 28th Ave Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 4H4
Postdoctoral Fellow
+1 (604) 875-2345 ext. 5257
+1 (604) 875-3840
Jonathan Chang
Rm 2051
950 W 28th Ave.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V5Z 4H4
Systems Administrator
+1 604 875 3820

PhD Student

Research Associate / Lab Manager

Research Assistant/Technician

Room 1100
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Assistant Manager
+1-604-875-3847
Kelsie Doering, BSc
MSc Student

Degrees: BSc, Genetics Honours (Co-op), University of Manitoba.
Project: Dissecting the response to oxidative stress to find novel drug targets.
Hobbies: Napping.

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Room 2004
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research Assistant
+1 (604) 875-3817
+1 (604) 875-3819
Lisa M McEwen
PhD student
Room 3003
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research assistant
604-875-3811
604-875-3819
Room 3003
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research Assistant
+1 (604) 875-3811
+1 (604) 875-3819
Postdoctoral Fellow
Room 3004
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
PhD student
+1 (604) 875-3809
+1 (604) 875-3840
Maria Aristizabal

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Meaghan Jones

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Room 3025
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Principal Investigator
+1 (604) 875-3535

Senior Scientist, CMMT, BCCHR, UBC
Canada Research Chair in Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine
University Killam Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC

Michael Hockertz
Room 3021
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Director of Core Facilities
+1 (604) 875-3816
+1 (604) 875-3819
Kobor Lab
A5-151
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Principal Investigator
+1 (604) 875-3833

Scientist, CMMT, BCCHRI, UBC
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC

Michelle Ying Ya Lee
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Project: Testing regulations of zinc response genes.
Hobbies: playing badminton and baking.

BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Room No.2034
950 West 28th Ave Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 4H4
MSc Candidate
+1 (604) 875-2345 ext. 5259
+1 (604) 875-3840
Mike Davey
Room 2004
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Lab Manager
+1 (604) 875-3817
+1 (604) 875-3840

PhD Student

Room 2052
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Manager of Information Systems
+1 (604) 875-3804
Naomi Shomer, BSc
MSc Student

Degree: BSc in Life Sciences from Ben-Gurion University.
Project: Examining the transcriptional regulation of trace metal homeostasis trough Mediator subunits MDT-15 and CDK-8.
Hobbies: Painting, jogging and hiking.
Awards:
– Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Graduate Scholarship–Master’s 2016.
– Child Family Research Institute Studentships 2016 (Declined).
– Medical Genetics Graduate Support Initiative Award (GSI) 2015.

Nicholas Caron, PhD
Room 3003

Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canad
Postdoctoral fellow
604-875-2000 ext 5620
604-875-3819

PhD Student

Room 2028
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
Room 3002
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research Associate
+1 (604) 875-2424 ext 4755
+1 (604) 875-3840
Phillip Richmond
Doctoral Student
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
V3-309, Clinical Support Building
950 West 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Training coordinator, CHILD-BRIGHT
+1 (604) 875-2424 ext. 5567
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Room 3002
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research assistant
+1 (604) 875-3825
+1 (604) 875-3840

Bioinformatician

Rachelle Farkas
Master’s Student
Undergraduate Work Learn Program Student
Room 3109
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Finance manager
+1 (604)-875-3844
+1 (604) 875-3819
Robin van der Lee, PhD
Room 3109, Wasserman Lab

Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia

950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Postdoctoral Fellow

M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Google Scholar
ORCID ID

MSc Student

Sam Dziurdzik
980 W 28th Ave
Vancouver, BC
V5Z4H4
MSc Student
604-875-3817
604-875-3840
Room 3021
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Principal Investigator
+1 (604) 875-3802

Scientist Level 1, CMMT, CFRI, UBC
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, UBC

PhD Student

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Room 2028
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Ave
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4
BSc candidate
Room 3024
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research manager
+1 (604) 875-3823
+1 (604) 875-3819
Siu Ling Lam
Room 3032
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research Technician
+1 (604) 875-3877
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Room No.2032
950 West 28th Ave Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 4H4
PhD Candidate
+1 (604) 875-3840
Room 2024
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Principal Investigator, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics & BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
+1 (604) 875-3860

Canada Research Chair Tier 2
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC
Co-lead, Rare Disease Group, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

Twitter: @TaubertLab
3007-950 West 28th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4
Lab Manager
604 875 3811
604 875 3819

PhD Student

Research Manager

Undergraduate Summer Student
Room 2028
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4
Research Associate
+1-604-875-3837
Room 3032
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
MAPS Research Technician
+1 (604) 875-3865
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Vaishnavi Sridhar
950 W 28th Ave
Vancouver, BC
V5Z4H4
PhD student
604-875-3817
604-875-3840
Wenqiang Shi
Doctoral Student
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Room 3109, Wasserman Lab
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Principal Investigator
+1 (604) 875-3812

Executive Director, Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI)
Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Senior Scientist, CMMT/CFRI, UBC
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC

cisreg.ca
Room 3003
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research assistant
+1 (604) 875-3811
+1 (604) 875-3840
Room 1100
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada

Research Manager

Undergraduate Summer and Work Learn Program Student
Room 3003
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research assistant
+1 (604) 875-3817
+1 (604) 875-3840
Room 3032
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
PhD Student
+1 (604) 875-3853
Sarah Truong
Room 2108
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
Research Technician
604-875-3817
604-875-3840
Shawn Shortill
Room 2004
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
MSc Student
604-875-3817
604-875-3840
Sydney Holme
Room 2004
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
MSc Student
604-875-3817
604-875-3840