People

updatedDrPengDr. Chun Peng – Principal Investigator
Professor, Department of Biology
Tier 1 York Research Chair
Contact: cpeng@yorku.ca

Ph.D.  University of Alberta
M.Sc.  Zhongshan University, China
B.Sc.  Zhongshan University, China

Ontario Women’s Health Council/CIHR IGH mid-career award 2005/10
Premier’s Research Excellent Award 2001/06
Merit Award, York University 2002/03/06/08/09/10/11
NSERC Women’s Faculty Award 1995/00


IMG_1797Dr. Gang Ye
Contact: gangye@yorku.ca

Ph.D. Peking Union Medical College, China

Research Interests:  The effect of microRNAs on proliferation/apoptosis in ovarian cancer and trophoblasts


Mohamed Salem – Post-doctoral fellow
Contact: msalem@yorku.ca 

Ph.D. York University (2018)
B.Sc. (Hons) Benha University, Department of Zoology, Egypt

Research Interests: Role of microRNAs in ovarian cancer.


Heyam Hayder –  Ph.D Candidate
Contact: heyam23@yorku.ca

B.Sc. (Sp. Hons) York University, Department of Biomedical Biology

Research Interests:  Role of miRNAs in trophoblast cells under hypoxic conditions.

OGS Holder 2017/18
NSERC Holder 2013/14
York Graduate Scholarship 2012/13


Yara Zayed – Ph.D. Candidate
Contact: yaraz@yorku.ca

B.Sc. (Hons) U. of T, Cell Systems Bio+ Human Bio (2010)
M.Sc. U. of T., Plant Molecular Biology (2012)

Research Interests: miRNAs in zebrafish follicles.

 

 

York Graduate Scholarship 2012/13


Jacob-OBrienJake O’Brien – Ph.D. Candidate
Contact: jaobr@my.yorku.ca

B.Sc. (Hons), York University, Department of Biology (2015)

Research Interests: miRNA-DNA regulation in placenta.


OGS Holder 2018/19
OGS Holder 2016/17

York Graduate Scholarship 2015/16


Yanan Shan – Ph.D. Candidate
Contact: shan1104@yorku.ca

M.Sc. Hebei Medical University, Department of Medical Laboratory of Science

B.Sc. Hebei Medical University, Department of Medical Laboratory of Science

Research Interests: Role of microRNAs and small molecular inhibitor in angiogenesis.

 


Vu Hong Loan Nguyen – M.Sc. Candidate
Contact: hlnguyen@my.yorku.ca

B.Sc. (Spec. Hons Biotechnology), York University, Department of Biology (2017)

Research Interests: Small molecule inhibitor of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway in ovarian cancer.

 

 

     York Graduate Scholarship 2017/18


Ramsha Malik – M.Sc. Candidate
Contact: mramsha@yorku.ca

B.Sc. (Hons. Biological Sciences), Qatar University
Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences (2018)

Research Interests: microRNAs and proteins in zebrafish follicles

 


Work Study Students: Katie O’Brien


Past Members

Dr. Uzma Nadeem (Ph.D 2018)
Dr. Jelena Brkic 
(Ph.D 2017, Postdoctoral Fellow 2017)
Dr. Stefanie Bernaudo 
(Ph.D 2015, Postdoctoral Fellow 2017)
Shahin Khazai (M.Sc. completed 2016)
Xiaoyang (Christina) Liu (M.Sc. completed 2016)
Dr. Xin Qi (Postdoctoral Fellow 2015)
Dr. Wenyi Zhou (Research Assistant 2015)
Dr. Guodong Fu
(Postdoctoral Fellow 2014)
Rina Abramov  (M.Sc. completed 2013)
Christine Zhang (Postodoctoral Fellow 2013)
Dr. Y.Y. Liang (Postdoctoral Fellow 2011)
Dr. Lubna Nadeem (Ph.D. completed 2011)
Linlin Luo (M.Sc. completed 2011)
Dr. SufenZhao (Visiting Professor 2010)
Tanya Desilva (M.Sc. completed 2010)
Susie Tan (M.Sc. completed 2009)
Dr. Ling Yu (Visiting Ph.D. student 2009)
Dr. Yin Bai (Postdoctoral Fellow 2008)
Dr. Eric Cellend (Ph.D. completed 2007)
Dr. Guoxion Xu (Ph.D. completed 2007)

Undergraduate Students: 
Eilyad Honarparvar, Michele Taffs, Amy Tawadrous, Weining Yang, Dan Rosman, Frank Zhao, Tung Van Bui, Tanita Manchanda, Smit Shah, Sara Tawadrous, Michele Webb, Alina Kopteva, Stefano Lopiccolo, Benedikt Wimmer, Mouood Ahmad, Anna Puzinovici, Sheza Qayyum.