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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 Full 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

 

Alphonse Chu, Bioinformatician

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Alphonse joined the lab in July 2012.
 
He obtained his M.Sc. in Biochemistry (2012) 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
alchu @ ohri.ca

Thomas Hay, Research Technician and Lab Manager

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Tom joined the lab in April 2018.
 
He obtained his M.Sc. in Microbiology (2013) from Queen's University (Kingston, ON). Prior to joining the lab, Tom worked as a research technician at Queen's University.

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
thay @ ohri.ca

Woratree Kaewsakulthong, Graduate Student

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Woratree joined the lab in July 2017.
 
She is a PhD candidate in the Program of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Mahidol University, Bangkok (Thailand) in the Thalassemia Research Center.
 
Woratree is spending a year in the lab as part of her Royal Golden Jubilee PhD Scholarship (Thailand Research Fund). 
 

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
woratree @ gmail . com

 

Kaitlin Kharas, Graduate Student

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Kaitlin joined the lab in September 2015.
 
She obtained her B.Sc. with honours in Biomedical Science (2015) from the University of Ottawa (ON, Canada).
 
Kaitlin is a recipient of a University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship and a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology.
 

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
kkhar007 @ uottawa . ca

 

Deborah King, Laboratory Animal Technician

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Debbie joined the lab in March 2016.
 
She received a B.Sc. with Honors in Zoology (2008) from the University of Guelph (ON, Canada). Before joining the lab, Debbie worked as an Animal Technician at 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
deking @ ohri . 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.

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

 

Gloria Umogbai, Undergraduate student

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Gloria joined the lab in January 2018.
 
She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Program at 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
pumog101 @ uottawa . ca

 

Jiaxuan Wang, Coop Student

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Jiaxuan joined the lab in May 2018.
 
She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science Program, Option Biostatistics (Coop) at 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
jwang375 @ uottawa . 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
Aissa Benyoucef
Postdoctoral Fellow
2013 - 2017
Research Assistant
Universite 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
Assistant 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
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)