Current Research Group

May 2017
Front row (left to right): Marc Mayer, Adam Damry, Roberto Chica, Matthew Eason, Curtis Walton, Tony St-Jacques
Back row (left to right): Olivier Gagnon, Sandrine Legault, Marina Cañellas, Antonia Pandelieva, Erin Nguyen

 

Graduate Students




Adam Damry
Ph.D. candidate (2013/09-present)
B.Sc. Biochemistry / BASC Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa (2013)
Home town: Orleans, Ontario

NSERC PGS-D Scholarship (2015-2018)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2014-2015)
NSERC PGS-M Scholarship (2013-2014)

Research Project: Rational design of red fluorescent protein structural dynamics





Matthew Eason
Ph.D. candidate (2013/09-present)
B.Sc. Biochemistry / BASC Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa (2013)
Home town: Wawa, Ontario

NSERC PGS-D Scholarship (2017-2019)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2015-2017)
NSERC CGS-M Scholarship (2014-2015)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2013-2014)

Research Project: Genetically-encoded biosensors for studying transiently-expressed proteins

 

 

Olivier Gagnon
M.Sc. candidate (2016/01-present)
B.Sc. Chemistry, Université de Sherbrooke (2015)
Home town: Gatineau, Quebec


Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2017)
FQRNT MSc Scholarship (2016-2017)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2016)

Research Project: Development of a structure-based computational method for prediction of protein-peptide interaction specificity

 

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Marc Mayer
M.Sc. candidate (2018/09-present)
B.Sc. Biomedical Sciences (2014-present)
Home town: Casselman, Ontario

NSERC CREATE Scholarship (2018-2020)
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2017)

Research Project: Development of a genetically-encoded biosensor for in vivo tracking of exosomes

 

Nurzhan Mukhametzhanov
M.Sc. candidate (2017/09-present)
B.Sc. Chemistry, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (2014)
Home town: Karagandy, Kazakhstan

Bolashak Scholarship (2017-2019)

Research Project: Crystallographic analysis of de novo Kemp eliminases


 

Rojo Rakotoharisoa
Ph.D. candidate (2018/09-present)
M.Sc. Chemistry, Université Paris Diderot (2018)
B.Sc. Biology, Biomolecules, Bioinformatics, Université Paris Diderot (2015)
Home town: Antananarivo, Madagascar

Research Project: De novo enzyme design

 




Mykhaylo Slobodyanyuk
M.Sc. candidate (2018/09-present)
B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Ottawa (2018)
Home town: Ottawa, Ontario

NSERC CREATE Scholarship (2018-2020)
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2017)

Research Project: Computational design of ion-channel agonist specificity

 



Tony St-Jacques
Ph.D. candidate (2011/05-present)
B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Ottawa (2011)
Home town: Kingston, Ontario

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2012-2014)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2011, declined)
Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (2011)

Research Project: Computational design of multi-substrate enzyme specificity

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

 

Aron Broom
Postdoctoral Fellow (2017/09-present)
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Waterloo (2017)
M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Waterloo (2012)
B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Waterloo (2010)
Home town: Orillia, Ontario

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018-2020)

Research Project: Multistate enzyme design

 

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Marina Cañellas Fontanilles
Postdoctoral Fellow (2018/09-present)
Ph.D. Chemistry, Universitat de Barcelona (2018)
M.Sc. Bioinformatics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2013)
B.Sc. Biotechnology, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (2012)
Home town: Torredembarra, Catalonia, Spain

Research Project: Computational design of enzyme allostery

 

 

Undergraduates

Serena Hunt
B.Sc. Biochemistry / BASC Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa (2015-present)
Home town: Kingsville, Ontario

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2018)

Research Project: Analysis of red fluorescent protein structural dynamics by NMR

 


Maymouna Myriam Ka
B.Sc. Biochemistry (2015-present)
Home town: Senegal

Research Project: Rational design of beta-aminotransferase substrate specificity

 

Sandrine Legault
B.Sc. Biochemistry (2014-present)
Home town: Gatineau, Quebec

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2017)

Research Project: Red fluorescent protein engineering

 

 

Alumni

For a list of past members, click here.