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 protein 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

 

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 studies of de novo designed enzymes





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

 



Curtis Walton
Ph.D. candidate (2011/01-present)
B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Ottawa (2011)
Home town: Sarnia, Ontario

NSERC CREATE Scholarship (2011-2016)

Research Project: Engineering of aminotransferases for the biocatalytic production of aromatic D-amino acids

 

Postdoctoral Fellow


Aron Broom
Postdoctoral Fellow
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

 

Undergraduates

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

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2017)

Research Project: Red fluorescent protein engineering

 


Marc Mayer
B.Sc. Biomedical Sciences (2014-present)
Home town: Casselman, Ontario

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2017)

Research Project: Structure/dynamics relationships in DANCER GB1 variants

 

Erin Nguyen
B.Sc. Biochemistry (Biotechnology) / BASC Chemical Engineering (2013-present)
Home town: Montreal, Quebec

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2016)
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2015)

Research Project: Structure/activity relationships in de novo enzymes

 

Éric Robert
B.Sc. Biochemistry (Biotechnology) / BASC Chemical Engineering (2013-present)
Home town: Ottawa, Ontario

 

Research Project: Aminotransferase substrate specificity engineering

 

 

Alumni

For a list of past members, click here.