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Marjorie Brand, Principal Investigator

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Marjorie started her lab at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in September 2004.

She received a PhD in Molecular Biology (2001) from Universite Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg, France) and did her postdoctoral studies (2001-2004) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA, USA).

Marjorie is a Senior Scientist at the Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research in the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

She was elected to the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in 2014.

Address
Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road - Mailbox 511
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6
Canada

Phone
+1-613-737-8899 ext. 70336

FAX
+1-613-737-8803

 E-mail
mbrand @ ohri . ca

Magid Fallahi, Laboratory Animal Technician

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Magid joined the lab in June 2018.
 
He holds a M.Sc. in Molecular Biology (2000) from the University of Ottawa (ON, Canada). Before joining the lab, Magid worked as a Mouse Colony Manager at the Royan Institute in Tehran (Iran).
 

Address
Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road - Mailbox 511
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6
Canada

Phone
+1-613-737-8899 ext. 70327

FAX
+1-613-737-8803

 E-mail
mfallahi @ ohri . ca

Woratree Kaewsakulthong, Postdoctoral Fellow

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Woratree joined the lab in November 2021.
 
She holds a BSc in Medical Technology (2013) fom Thammasat University in Thailand and a PhD in Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2021) from Mahidol University in Thailand.

Address
Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road - Mailbox 511
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6
Canada

Phone
+1-613-737-8899 ext. 70327

FAX
+1-613-737-8803

 E-mail
wokaewsakulthong @ ohri . ca

Audrey Kopp, Graduate Student

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Audrey joined the lab in January 2019.
 
She holds a M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology, Genomics and Biotherapy from the Université de Limoges (France).
 
Audrey is a recipient of a University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship and the Walter Faigan Kiwanis Club Fellowship in Lymphoma and Transplant Research

Address
Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road - Mailbox 511
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6
Canada

Phone
+1-613-737-8899 ext. 70327

FAX
+1-613-737-8803

 E-mail
akopp024 @ uottawa . ca

Thomas Olender, Graduate Student

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Tom joined the lab in May 2017.
 
He obtained his B.Sc. with honours in Biochemistry (2017) from the University of Ottawa (ON, Canada).
 
Tom is a recipient of the Walter Faigan Kiwanis Club Fellowship in Lymphoma and Transplant Research and the Ontario Government Scholarship.

Address
Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road - Mailbox 511
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6
Canada

Phone
+1-613-737-8899 ext. 70327

FAX
+1-613-737-8803

 E-mail
tolen059 @ uottawa . ca

 

Carmen Palii, Research Associate

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Carmen joined the lab in December 2006.
 
She holds a M.Sc. in Biochemistry (2003) from Al. I. Cusa University (Iasi, Romania) and a PhD in Biochemistry (2006) obtained in collaboration between the Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1 (Lille, France) and Al. I. Cusa University (Iasi, Romania).
 
Carmen was a postdoctoral fellow in the Brand lab until August 2012 when she became a research associate.

Address
Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road - Mailbox 511
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6
Canada

Phone
+1-613-737-8899 ext. 70327

FAX
+1-613-737-8803

 E-mail
cpalii @ ohri . ca

 

Steven Tur, Graduate Student

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Steven joined the lab in September 2021.
 
He obtained a B.Sc. in Physics (2017) from the University of Tours in France and an MSc. in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (2018) from the University Grenoble Alpes in France.
 
Steven is a recipient of a University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship and an International Doctoral Scholarship from the University of Ottawa.

Address
Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road - Mailbox 511
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6
Canada

Phone
+1-613-737-8899 ext. 70327

FAX
+1-613-737-8803

 E-mail
stur @ ohri . ca

 

Fan Zhang, Technician and Lab Manager

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Fan joined the lab in November 2021.
 
She holds a B.Med with Major in Nursing (2006) from Wuhan University (China). Before joining the lab, Fan worked as a Senior Research Assistant at the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shangai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
 

Address
Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road - Mailbox 511
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6
Canada

Phone
+1-613-737-8899 ext. 70327

FAX
+1-613-737-8803

 E-mail
fazhang @ ohri . ca

Qingzhou (Johnson) Zhang, Postdoctoral Fellow and Bioinformatician

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Johnson joined the lab in January 2021.
 
He obtained a MSc in Bioinformatics (2011) fom the University of Manchester in the UK and a PhD in Biochemistry (2021) from the University of Regina in Canada.

Address
Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road - Mailbox 511
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6
Canada

Phone
+1-613-737-8899 ext. 70327

FAX
+1-613-737-8803

 E-mail
qinzhang @ ohri . ca

Jiayu Zhu, Graduate Student

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Jiayu joined the lab in Sept 2016.
 
He holds a B.Sc. in Life Science (2013) and a M.Sc of Animal Science and Technology (2016) from Northwest A&F University in Yangling (Shaanxi, China).
 
Jiayu is a recipient of a Chinese Government PhD Scholarship Award and a University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship.
 

Address
Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road - Mailbox 511
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6
Canada

Phone
+1-613-737-8899 ext. 70327

FAX
+1-613-737-8803

 E-mail
jiayuzhu216 @ gmail.com

     
     
     
     
     

Former Trainees

Last Known Position
Marilyn Vera Chang
Postdoctoral Fellow
2019 - 2021
Research Scientist
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Zeinab Mokhtari
Postdoctoral Fellow
2019 - 2020
Junior Principal investigator
University of Wuerzburg (Germany)
Kaitlin Kharas
Master Student
2015 - 2018
 PhD Student
University of Toronto
Aissa Benyoucef
Postdoctoral Fellow
2013 - 2017
Research Assistant
Université de Montreal (Canada)
Maxwell Sunohara
Master Student
2014 - 2017
Canadian Airforce
Alexander Griffith
Master Student
2013 - 2016
Scientific Officer
Health Canada (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Sylvain Fraineau
Postdoctoral Fellow
2013 - 2016
Associate Professor of Physiology
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Rouen (France)
Dmitry Yevstafiev
Master Student
2012 - 2014
Research Assistant
Applied Biological Materials Inc. (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Erinija Pranckeviciene
PhD Student
2010 - 2013
Research Scientist
Department of Human and Medical Genetics,  Vilnius University,  Vilnius (Lithuania)
Chandra-Prakash Chaturvedi
Postdoctoral Fellow
2007 - 2013
Principal Investigator, Associate Professor and Wellcome Trust-DBT Indian Alliance Fellow
Stem Cell Research Center,  Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences,  Lucknow (India)
Brinda Somasundaram
Master Student
2010 - 2012
Associate
VWR (India)
Camilia Thieba
Master Student
2010 - 2012
Research Associate
Sussex Research Laboratories Inc. (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Alison Hosey
Postdoctoral Fellow
2008 - 2010
Manager of Research Services
University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Cathy (Xin Yue) Zhang
Master Student
2007 - 2010
PhD Student
Min Lin's Lab in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON, Canada).
Zeshawn Awan
Master Student
2005 - 2007
Scientific Officer
Health Canada (Ottawa, ON, Canada)