V Wee yong lab calgary


Wee Yong, Yong VW     Name: Dr. V. Wee Yong, PhD
Professor, University of Calgary
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Current Trainees:


1.      Manoj Mishra (PhD, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India), from Sept 2009.  Postdoctoral fellow, Source of support: Alberta Innovates Health Solutions

2.      Khalil Rawji (MSc, Queen's University), PhD candidate, from August 2012. Source of support: Achievers in Medical Science Award, University of Calgary, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, and CIHR Varnier Scholarship

3.      Jason Plemel (PhD University of British Columbia), postdoctoral fellow (joint supervision with Peter Stys), from January 2012. Source of support: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Alberta Innovates Health Solutions and CIHR

4.      Erin Stephenson (BSc, University of Guelph, MD/PhD candidate, from July 2013.  Source of Support: HBI Chen Fong studentship, Alberta Innovates Health Solutions and Vanier Scholar CIHR

5.      Deepak Kaushik (PhD, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India), postdoctoral fellow from October 2013. Source of support: University of Calgary Eyes High scholarship, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and Alberta Innovates Health Solutions

6.      Nathan Michaels (BSc, University of Kamloops, PhD candidate, from July 2014.  Source of support: University of Calgary Eyes High scholarship and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

7.      Runze Yang (BSc, University of Alberta), MD/PhD candidate, from September 2014, co-supervisor (Jeff Dunn as primary supervisor). Source of support: CIHR and Alberta Innovates Health Solutions

8.      Candice Poon (MD, University of Alberta, and 3rd year Neurosurgery resident), PhD candidate, from September 2014, co-supevisor (John Kelly as primary supervisor)

9.      Reza Mirzaei (PhD, University of Tehran), postdoctoral fellow from October 2015.  Source of funding: U Calgary Eyes High program

10.   Annie Pu (BSc, University of Toronto), MSc graduate, from Jan 2017.

11.   Carlos Camara-Lemarroy (MD, Neurologist, University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico), Clinical fellow from August 2017

12.   Jeff Dong (PhD expected from UBC Feb 2018), postdoctoral fellow from March 2018.  Source of support: Alberta MS Collaboration postdoctoral fellowship


Current staff:

Laboratory manager: Claudia Silva, MSc (from 2005)

Research Associate: Susobhan Sarkar (PhD, University of Calcutta), from May 2003


1.     Yan Fan (from 2001 - 2017)

2.     Janet Wang (from December 2008 - 2017)

3.    Helvira Cavalcante Melo (from November 2017)

Administrative Assistant: Tanna Giroux (from 1997)

Administrative and graphics manager: Fiona P. Yong (from 1989)

Alberta endMS manager: Charlotte Breakey (2009 - 2014), Jessie Trufyn (2014 - 2016), Trisha Lichtenberger (from 2016)