Taubert Lab

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
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.

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.

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.

Dora Pak
Room 3109
Research Manager
+1 (604) 875-2345 ext 5273
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.

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.

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.

Michelle Ying Ya Lee
Undergraduate Research Assistant

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

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.