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Members:

Wee Yong, Yong VW     Name: Dr. V. Wee Yong, PhD
Professor, University of Calgary
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Trainees:
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Past Trainees of the Yong Laboratory, compiled Jan 2018

 

Training Level (number)

Current Positions (number)

Surnames

PhD (19)

Professors (5)

Couldwell, Moumdjian, Baltuch,Balasingam, Besson

 

Postdoctoral Fellows (1)

Zemp

 

Medical doctors (4)

Moorhouse, Lau, Rice, Nathoo

 

Industry (3)

Chabot, P. Larsen, DaSilva

 

Public Service (2)

Oh, Dooley

 

Medical School (3)

Keough, Rogers, Jensen

 

Freelance writing (1)

Cua

Post-Doctoral Fellows (17)

Professors (8)

Stuve, Zhou, Giuliani, Zhang, Stirling, Xue, Faissner, Ladiwala

 

Medical doctors (2)

Skihar, Husseini

 

Industry (4)

J. Larsen, Todoruk, Agrawal, Doring

 

Foundations (2)

Johnson, Haylock

 

Maternity leave (1)

Hahn

Clinical Fellows (3)

Professors (3)

Zabad, Lu, Sloka

MSc (8)

Professors (1)

Le

 

Medical doctors (3)

Tejada-Berges, Weaver, Ah-Sue

 

Industry (1)

Corley

 

Technicians (2)

Management (1)

Boutros, Dhaliwal

Brundula

Residents on lab rotation (6)

Professors (1)

O'Ferrall

 

Medical doctors (5)

Noble, Vecil, Takahashi, H. Li, Janke

Summer Students (22)

Professors (7)

Uhm, Bar-Or, Fraser, Wright, Turley, Brade, Armour

 

Medical doctors (3)

Cheung, Verhaghe, Williamson

 

Medical students (6)

Stoian, Hurlbert, T. Li, Mahjoub,Moussienko, Hamilton

 

Undergraduates (6)

Nair, Kappen, Zhang, Bhattacharya, Dzikowski, Lemmon

 

Past Trainees and where they are now:

1.      William Couldwell, 1989 ‑ 1991, Ph.D. degree, obtained 1991. Source of support: MRC Centennial Fellowship. Current Position: Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah

2.      Robert Moumdjian, 1989 ‑ 1991, M.Sc. degree, obtained 1991. Source of support: Jeanne Timmins Fellowship. Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Montreal

3.      Jason CB Cheung, 1989, Summer Student Source of support: McGill Medical Student Research Program. Current Position: Ophthalmologist, Washington

4.      Joon H. Uhm, 1989, Winter Student; also 1990, Summer Student. Also: Neurology Resident on 6 months Basic Science Rotation, 1994 – 1995. Current Position: Staff, Mayo Clinic, Rochester

5.      Amit Bar‑Or, 1991, Winter Student. Source of support: McGill Medical Student Research Program. Current Position: Professor, University of Pennsylvania

6.      Garnet Fraser, 1991, Summer Student, Source of support: FRSQ. Current Position: Family practice, British Columbia

7.      Paul Noble, 1990 ‑ 1992, Neurology Resident on Basic Science Rotation. Current Position: Neurologist in private practice, Montreal

8.      Erin Wright, 1991, Summer Student; also 1991, Winter Student. Source of support: McGill Medical Student Research Program. Current position: Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Alberta

9.      Trevor Tejada‑Berges, 1991 ‑ 1993, M. Sc. Degree. Source of support: Supervisor's grant. Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University and Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

10.   Jolanda Turley, 1992 and 1993, Summer Student.  Source of support for 1992: Supervisor's MRC Grant.  Source of support for 1993: Challenge 1993, Current position: Professor, Department of Public Health Services, University of Toronto

11.   Anthony Brade, 1993, Summer Student. Source of support: McGill Medical Student Research Program. Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto

12.   Gordon Baltuch, 1991 ‑ 1994, Ph.D. degree. Source of support: MRC Fellowship. Current Position: Professor, University of Pennsylvania

13.   Vijayabalan Balasingam, 1991 ‑ 1995, M.D./Ph.D. degree. Source of support: National Centre of Excellence.  Current Position: Professor, Neurosurgery, University of Montreal

14.   Olaf Stuve, from 1995 ‑ 1996, Postdoctoral FellowSource of support: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft  (German equivalent of MRC). Current Position: Professor, University of Texas at Dallas

15.   Alexis Armour, May ‑ August, 1995, Summer student. Source of support: University of Toronto Medical Student Bursary Program and MRC. Last known position: Plastic Surgery Resident, University of Toronto

16.   Tarek Boutros, 1993 ‑ 1997, M.Sc. degree. Source of support: Berlex Laboratories. Current Position: Research Technician, McGill University

17.   Nora Dooley, 1991 ‑ 1998, Ph.D. degree. Source of support: FCAR and NCE. Current Position: Public service, Human Rights Commisioner, Rochester

18.   Jack Vecil, 1998, Neurosurgery Resident on 6 months Basic Science Rotation.  Current position: Neurosurgeon private practice, USA

19.   Luke Oh, 1994 - 1999, Ph.D. degree.  Source of support: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.  Current position: Senior Staff Fellow, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration

20.   Sophie Chabot (B.Sc. McGill University), 1995 – 2000, Ph.D. degree. Source of support: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.  Current position: Founder, Justbio Nutraceuticals Quebec

21.   Veronika Brundula (B.Sc. Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela), from 1998 - 2000, M.Sc. degree.  Current position: Education management, Slovenia

22.   Shannon Corley (B.Sc. University of Victoria), from 1998 - 2000, M.Sc. degree.  Current position: Laboratory supplier

23.   Uma Ladiwala (M.D. India), from 1999 - 2000, Postdoctoral fellow.  Current position: Research Scientist, India

24.   Arnaud Besson (M.Sc Grenoble University, France), 1997 - 2001, Ph.D. degree. Source of support: National Cancer Instutute of Canada and AHFMR.  Current position: Professor, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

25.   Leonie Moorhouse‑Herx (B.Sc. McGill University), from September 1997, MD/Ph.D. candidate. Source of support: MRC MD/PhD Studentship and AHFMR.  PhD obtained in 2001.  Current position: Family doctor, Calgary

26.   Le Duc (B.Sc. University of Waterloo), 1999 –2001, M.Sc. degree.  Source of support: NSERC studentship and AHFMR.  Current position: Radiation Oncologist, University of Saskatchewan

27.   Charlotte Verhaeghe, Medical Student from the University of Alberta, for 3 months summer studentship, 2001.  Last known position: Neurology resident, University of Alberta

28.   Jennifer Takahashi, Neurology Resident at the University of Calgary, for 6 months laboratory basic research program, from July 2001.  Current position: Neurologist, British Columbia

29.   Yan Zhou (Ph.D. Justus Liebig University, Giessen), from 2000 - 2002, Postdoctoral fellow.  Source of support: AHFMR.  Current position: Scientist and Professor, Vaccine Centre, University of Saskatoon

30.   Andrew Weaver (B.Sc. University of Victoria), 2001 – 2003, M.Sc. degree.  Medical doctor, Alberta

31.   Hui Li, (MD China), Neurosurgery resident on basic science rotation in my lab, January – April 2004.  Current position: Neurosurgeon, Ontario

32.   Peter Larsen (M.Sc. Odense University), 1999-2004, Ph.D. degree. Source of support: Danish Academy of Science, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.  Current position: Scientist, Lundbeck,  Copenhagen, Denmark 

33.   Jennifer Larsen nee Wells (PhD, Memorial University), 2000 - 2004, Postdoctoral fellow.  Source of support: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.  Current position: Translational Medicine Scientist, Lundbeck, Copenhagen, Denmark

34.   Fabrizio Giuliani (Neurologist, University of Bari, Italy), from 2001-2004, Postdoctoral fellow.  Source of support: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.  Current position: Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton 

35.   Tiona Toduruk (PhD, University of Calgary), May 2003 – Nov 2005, Postdoctoral fellow.  Source of support: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and Neuroscience Foundation Canada. Last known position: Researcher, Comox Environmental Agency, Calgary

36.   Jennifer Ah-Sue (BSc, Queen's University), M.Sc. degree, Dec, 2005.  Current position: Medical doctor, Vancouver

37.   Rana Zabad (Neurologist, Wayne State University), from 2002 - 2005, Clinical Fellow.  Source of support: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and BiogenCanada.  Current position: Professor and MS clinic director, University of Nebraska

38.   Angela Janke (MD, Germany), from August 2004 - 2006, Clinical Fellow.  Current position: Forensic pathologist, University of Toronto

39.   Tiffany Rice (B.Sc. University of Calgary), Ph.D. degree, July 2006Source of support: National Science and Engineering Research Corporation and Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.  Current position: Anesthesiologist, University of Calgary 

40.   Erin O'Ferral, 4th Year Neurology resident on 6 month research rotation, from Oct 2006.  Current position: Neurologist and Assistant Professor, McGill University

41.   Jing Zhang, PhD, Postdoctoral fellowfrom July 2006 – April 2008.  Current position: Professor, School of Applied Science and Technology, Fanshawe College, London Ontario

42.   Trina Johnson (PhD, University of Calgary), July 2007 – March 2008, Postdoctoral fellow.  Source of support: Supervisor grant. Current position: Program manager, Alberta Innovates

43.   Angelika Goncalves DaSilva (BSc, Carlton University), Sept 2003 – June 2008, Ph.D. degree.  Source of support: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.  Current position: Business Consultant

44.   Shuhong Liu, PhD, Research Associate in molecular biology, from August 2005 – July 2008.  Current position: Research Staff, Calgary Laboratory Services

45.   Viktor Skihar (PhD, University of Saskatchewan), from 2004 - 2008, Postdoctoral fellow. Source of support: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.  Current position: Clinical fellow, Pathology, University of Toronto

46.   Dave Stirling (PhD, University of British Columbia), March 2006 – June 2008, Postdoctoral fellow.  Source of support: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.  Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky

47.   Jian-Qiang Lu, MD, Neuropathology resident.  I mentored his basic science projects from 2007 – 2009.  Current position: Associate Professor and staff pathologist at Hamilton General Hospital, McMaster University

48.   Mengzhou Xue (PhD, University of Mannitoba), from Nov 2004 – Dec 2009, Postdoctoral fellow.  Source of support (2004-2007): Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).  Source of support from Oct 2007 - 2009: Postdoctoral fellowship for Focus on Stroke from The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Stroke Network, and the CIHR/Rx&D Collaborative Research Program along with AstraZeneca Canada.  Current position: Chair and Professor of Neurology; and Director, Institute of Neurological Disorders, Henan University, China

49.   Scott Sloka (MD/PhD, Neurology residency from Memorial University), July 2008 – Nov 2009, Basic science and Clinical fellow.  Source of support: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.  Current position: Neurology director, Waterloo; Adjunct Assistant Professor, McMaster University

50.   Rowena Cua (BSc, University of British Columbia), 2004-2010, Ph.D. degree. Source of support: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

51.   Lorraine Lau (MSc, University of Calgary), defended Ph.D. thesis Aug 2011.  Source of support: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.  Current position: Internal Medicine resident, University of Calgary

52.   Jackie Williamson, BSc candidate, summer student, July- August 2010, and May – August 2011.  Current position: Family doctor, British Columbia

53.   Kevin Tse, BSc Honors thesis student, University of Calgary, September 2010 – April 2011.  Summer student May – August 2011.  Current position unknown

54.   Axinia Doring (PhD, University Bern, Switzerland), from October 2007 – 2011, Postdoctoral fellow. Source of support: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.  Currrently a manager and microscopist at Olympus

55.   Matei Stoian, Summer Student (2012) from University of British Columbia. Current position: Medical student University of Toronto

56.   Mitchel Hurlbert, Summer Student (2011, 2012) from Queen's University. Current position: Medical student Sydney

57.   Sarah Haylock (PhD, University of Adelaide), from June 2010.  Postdoctoral fellow, Source of support: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.  Current position: Program director, University of Calgary

58.  Smriti Agrawal (PhD, Lund University), from June 2006, Postdoctoral fellow and a Research Assistant Professor in my laboratory, now a Medical Advisor at Novartis

59.  Franz Kemp (MSc University of Lethbridge), PhD candidate of Peter Forsyth, with me as co-supervisor from March 2011. Obtained PhD degree June 2013.  Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Calgary

60.  Teresa Li (currently medical student at the University of Alberta), summer student in 2013 and 2014 who comes into the laboratory on an ongoing basis.  At the University's 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium, Teresa won the Faculty of Medicine – Medical Research Prize.  Won: Best Oral Student Presentation Award at the Canadian Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference (CUNC), June 24 2015.  Current position: Medical student at the University of Alberta

61.  Arjun Nair, 2014 while a Grade 12 high school student, who won the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada national competition (2013, on work done with Dr. D. Cramb, University of Calgary, while in Grade 11), now at the University of Pennsylvania

62.  Nabeela Nathoo (BSc University of Calgary), MD/PhD degree, PhD in 2014.  Current position: Neurology resident, University of Alberta

63.  Michael Keough (BSc Memorial University), MD/PhD degree, PhD in 2015.  Now in the MD part of his MD/PhD degree

64.  Yasamin Mahjoub (3rd Year BSc Neuroscience). While in Grade 11, Yasamin's project with me won her the Calgary BioTalent Challenge Science contest (she then placed 4th in Canada-wide competition).  Yasamin's 2013 summer project at the University of Calgary's 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium won her the Faculty of Science – Biological Science Prize.  Her 2014 summer project won her the HBI and University of Calgary Markin's top prize.  Current position: Medical student at the University of Alberta

65.  James Rogers (BSc, Nipissing University, North Bay Ontario), MD/PhD degree, PhD in 2016, Source of support: Alberta Innovates Health Solutions.  Now in the MD part of his program

66.  Leila Hussieni (MD and neurologist, University of Dusseldorf), postdoctoral fellow from April 2014 - 1016. Source of support: Novartis, Basel.  Current position: Staff neurologist, Germany

67.  Jennifer Hahn (PhD University of Calgary), postdoctoral fellow from October 2012 - 2015. Source of support: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.  Currently on maternity leave

68.  Sam Jensen (BSc, University of Calgary), MD/PhD candidate, from July 2013 - 2017. PhD 2017. Source of support: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and Alberta Innovates Health Solutions. Now in the MD part of his program

69.  Daniel Moussienko (4th Year, BH Sciences, U Calgary) – Honors thesis student, 2017. Now in medical school.

70.  Raveena Dhaliwal (BSc, University of Calgary), MSc candidate, from September 2014 - 2017, co-supervisor (Jeff Dunn as primary supervisor)

71.  Simon Faissner (MD, Germany), postdoctoral fellow from January to Dec 2016.  Source of funding: German funds. Current position: Assistant Professor, Bochum University, Germany

72.  Janson Kappen (High school student, First prize in the 2015 National Brain Bee competition, and 5th in the International Brain Bee competition held in Australia), 2015-2017. Now in BSc program McGill

73.  Eric Zhang (3rd year BSc Queen's University) - summer student 2017

74.  Anindita Bhattacharya (2nd year BSc U Calgary) - summer student 2017

75.  Lauren Dzikowski (2nd Year BSc U Calgary) - summer student 2017

76.  Kennedy Lemmon (Ist year University of British Columbia) - summer student 2017