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Dr. H. McNeill Lab
 

Lab Members

 

 

Research Coordinator

 

Pearl Sequeira

 

416-586-4800 ext: 2218
Fax: 416-586-8588

 

 

Laboratory Technicians

Lab: 416-586-4800 ext: 2659

 

 

Yonit Tsatskis

 

 

 Senior Lab Technician

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 Yi Qu

 

 

Lab Technician 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Doctoral Fellows

Lab: 416-586-4800 ext: 2659

 

 Caroline Badouel

 

Post Doctoral Fellow

I am interested in how Fat and Expanded regulate growth and neuronal development. My current studies focus on how Fat1 and Fat4 control neuronal stem cell fate and proliferation. 

 

 

 

 

 Antoine Reginensi

 

Post Doctoral Fellow 

I am interested in football and kidney development- particularly how the Hippo pathway regulates normal kidney development.

 

 

 

 

 Masha

Post Doctoral Fellow

am interested in the development biology of hydra, an amazing tiny freshwater polyp. An early Metazoan hydra combines a very simple body plan with a remarkable regeneration capacity that makes it unique for evolutionary studies. In Dr. McNeill's lab I am trying to uncover the role of atypical cadherins in hydra PCP.

 

 

 Leonie Enderle

Post Doctoral Fellow

I try to understand how Fat signaling affects cell growth. I am working with biochemical tools, cell culture systems and in vivo imaging to investigate Fat interactors and their roles during Drosophila development.

 

 

 Hongtao Zhang

 

Post Doctoral Fellow

I'm applying Crispr to deeply investigate the roles of Fat/Ds atypical cadherins in growth control using flies and their potential contribution to cancer progression using mice. I love Basketball and watching Raptors' games here---Lets go RAPTORS! Let's go McNeill Lab! 

 

 

   
 

 Elise Loie

 

Post Doctoral Fellow

I am interested in how PCP and apico-basal polarity can interact to control tissue growth and development. Currently I am working on the role of Fat4 and PAR3 during kidney development using in vivo models and biochemical tools. I also love rock climbing and good food!

 

 

 

Graduate Students

Lab: 416-586-4800 ext: 4593

 


 Kelvin Yeung

 

PhD Candidate

I am interested in planar cell polarity (PCP) and I use Drosophila as a model.  I am working on finding the PCP target genes of Atrophin (a transcriptional corepressor and a component of Fat/Dachsous pathway) by using chromatin immunoprecipitation.  I am also working on the role of JAK/STAT signalling in PCP.

 

 

   
 

 Norman Yau

 

PhD Candidate

I am studying how Fat cadherins regulate mitochondrial function and metabolism (see Sing et al, 2014, Cell). I use fly models and CRISPR to define residues essential for Fat function in mitochondria, how Fatmito is generated, and if this processing is altered by the metabolic needs of the cell. 

 

 

 

 Chikin Kuok

 

PhD Candidate -

Developmental Biology is of great interest to me and my project revolves around Fat signaling: to characterize the novel function of Fat which involves in PCP and/or the Hippo pathway

Our lab is awesome! People are nice! Don’t hesitate to join us!  

 

 

 

   
 

Undergraduate Project Students

Lab: 416-586-4800 ext: 4593

 

 Robin

 

Undergraduate Student

  

 

 

 

 Zihe Liu

Undergraduate Student 

   
         
 

Past lab members

   

Postdocs

   
  Richelle Sopko 2008-2010 Scientist, Biogen, Cambridge
  Natasha Arbuzova 2005-2011 Research Fellow, Toronto, Canada
  Nancy Amin 2005-2009 Genetic Counselling, Melborne, Australia
  Sakura Saburi 2003-2009 Research Fellow, Tokyo, Japan
  Cedric Plachot 2006-2008 Global Manager Medical & Scientific Affairs, QIAGEN, France
  Laura Gardano 2005-2007 Faculty, University of Paris 13, France
  Joe Bateman 2002-2005 Faculty, King's College, London
  Ruth Wheeler 2002-2005 Clinical Scientist, Guys Hospital, London
  Manolis Fanto 2000-2003 Faculty, King's College, London

 
   

Grad Students

   
  Robyn Rosenfeld 2008-2016 Teaching Research Associate, University of Berkeley, California
  Srdjana Ratkovic 2010-2016 Program Manager - Knowledge Translation, Sick Kids, Toronto
  Nicole Liscio 2011-2014 Medical Editor, SAGE Media, Toronto
  Praveer Sharma 2007-2013 Research Fellow, University of California
  Sanjeev Shaw 2006-2009 Lab Technician PMH
  Afifa Khan 2001-2005 Mother
  Elizabeth Silva 2001-2005 Program Director MIND, UCSF, California
  Aphrodite Bilioni 2001-2005 Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Manager, SPRIM, Madrid
  Mike Mohns 1999-2003 Consulting Team Manager, Roche Diagnostics, Singapore
  Ina Dahlsveen 1998-2002 Scientist, Exiqon, Norway

 

   

Lab Technicians

 
  Ian Hester 2007-2014 Technician, Toronto, Canada
  Ben Pakuts 2009-2011 Research Communications, Toronto, UH

 

   

Undergraduate Students

 
  Suhail Agarwal 2015-2016 Student, McMaster University Medical School, Canada

  

  
  
    
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