Mak Lab

Molecular Immunology

Lab Members

Brendon Parsons

Position: Research Associate (10/2018-present)
Project: NK cell control of influenza infection.
Hometown: Alberta

 

 

 

Angela Troke

Position:Research Assistant (01/2016-present)

Detection of MHC-I expression changes during cellular infection

 

 

Hometown: Burgeo, Newfoundland, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haggag Zein

Position: Visiting Professor (09/2017-present)
Project:Innate immune responses in the kidney
Hometown: Egypt

 

 

Michal Scur (Ph.D. candidate)

Position: Ph.D. Student (09/2015-present)
Project:  Alveolar Macrophage Development and Function
Hometown: Slovakia

 

 

 

Daniel Medina-Luna

Position: M.Sc. Student (09/2018-present)
ProjectNK cell memory contribution to cancer resistanceHometown: Mexico

 

Guyana Gamage

Position: M.Sc. Student (09/2018-present)

ProjectSpecific role of Ly49 family members in NK cell memory
Hometown: Sri Lanka

 

 

Bishal Dagupta

Position: Undergraduate  Student (09/18-present)

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Farah Abdalbari

Position: Undergraduate Honours Student (09/18-present)

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 Becca Chilvers

 

Position:  Undergraduate Honours Student (09/18-present)

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 Hisham Ajami

 

 

Position:  Undergraduate Honours Student (09/18-present)

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Iona Stylianides

Position: Undergraduate  Student Volunteers(09/18-present)

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Former Lab Members

Name Hometown Research Project Dates
M/Y
Current
Position
Postdoctoral Fellows
Pati Lima Brazil Role of Ly49 in pregnancy. 05/12-
02/13
Postdoc
Haggag Zein Egypt Production of mAb to NK cell receptors. 03/12-
01/13
Professor
Munir Rahim Kabul, Afghanistan Role of Nkrp1b in NK cell function. 07/09-
03/14
Assistant Professor, University of Windsor
Ph.D. Students
Simon Bélanger St. Hubert, Québec Natural killer cell education and function in natural killer cell receptor-deficient mice. 06/06-
01/12
Postdoc
Lee-Hwa Tai Toronto, Ontario Elucidation of Ligand and Function for the Mouse Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Receptor Ly49Q 05/05-
05/10
Assistant Professor, Universite de Sherbrooke
Ahmed Mahmoud

 

Elias Samra

 

Megan Tu

 

Andrew Wight

 

 

 

M.Sc. Students

Qiang Zhang Jiangsu, China Nkrp1/Clr functional divergence 09/10-
08/12
Ahmad Bakur Mahmoud Al-madinah Al-munawwarah, Saudi Arabia Role of Ly49 in influenza infection 08/10-
08/12
PhD
candidate
Rajen Patel Montréal, Québec The Effects of Ly49 Haplotype Divergence on Natural Killer Cell Function 09/08-
11/10
PhD
candidate
Marie-Line Goulet Trois-Rivières, Quebec Immune Deficiency in Ly49Q-/- Mice 05/04-
11/06
Research
assistant
Undergraduates – Honour’s Students
Justin Roy Sudbury, Ontario Ly49 binding of DNA. 09/12-
04/13
MSc
candidate
Amelia Mottashed Ottawa, Ontario NK cell receptors on dendritic cells. 05/12-
04/13
Emily McFall Kanata, Ontario Ly49 ligand characterization 09/11-
04/12
MSc
Nick Ault Brinston, Ontario Role of class I MHC in dendritic cell responses. 05/11-
04/12
Medical
school
Chloe Corbeil Timmons, Ontario Role of Ly49Q in cytokine production. 05/10-
04/11
Medical
school
Aaron St-Laurent Ottawa, Ontario Alternative Ly49 ligands 05/06-
07/07
Medical
doctor
Devang Patel Montréal, Québec Characterization of Ly49 Expression 09/03-
04/04
Undergraduates – Summer Students
Celine Sayed Ottawa, Ontario Role of NK cells in cancer resistance 05/14-
08/14
Undergrad
Mohamed Hassan Somalia Immune development in Nkrp1-deficient mice. 05/13-
08/13
Annie Peng Kingston, Ontario Ly49 in pregnancy 05/12-
08/12
MSc
candidate
Midhun Thomas Jamaica Ly49-MHC interactions 05/11-
08/11
Clayton Hall Edwards, Ontario Clr gene knockout mice 05/12-
08/12
MD/PhD
candidate
Ly49-MHC binding studies 05/11-
08/11
Ly49 gene knockout mice 07/10-
12/10
Laeticia Eid Ottawa, Ontario Role of Ly49 in NKT cell function 05/10-
07/10
Medical
doctor
Michelle Fradette Gatineau, Québec IFN-a gene family diversity 01/10-
08/10
Velina Tzankova Toronto, Ontario, Novel MHC ligand for pDC receptors 07/07-
09/07
Medical
school
Simon Bélanger St. Hubert, Québec Divergent Nkrp1/Clr gene clusters in mice 05/05-
08/05
Postdoc
Marie-France Proteau Montréal, Québec Phosphatase expression in NK cells 05/04-
08/04
Mapping the BALB/c Ly49 gene cluster 05/03-
08/03
Dominic Meservier Montréal, Québec NK cell miRNAs 05/04-
08/04
Ly49 knockdown using shRNA 05/03-
08/03