Where Are They Now?!

Ever wondered what happens to Graduate and Post-Graduate Trainees after they leave CRRD-member labs? Click on the appropriate tab below to find out what our past trainees are doing now!

MSc Graduates

Trainee Name Years As Trainee Supervisor(s) Position After Graduation Current Position
suhaarab [at] gmail.com (Suha Arab) 2012-2013 Hugh Clarke   Obstetrics Resident, Obstetrics & Gynecology, McGill
abiebermcneil [at] bereskinparr.com (Adrienne Bieber McNeil) 2003-2005 Barbara Hales
Bernard Robaire
  Patent Agent at Bereskin & Parr, a leading Canadian intellectual property law firm
Elliot.byrne [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Elliot Byrne  ) 2012-2014 Louis Hermo   Job Searching!

victoria.chiwara [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Victoria Chiwara)

2014-2016 Anna Naumova  

Research Assistant with Dr. Nicole J. Francis, IRCM

george.chountalos [at] gmail.com (George Chountalos) 2010-2013 Sarah Kimmins Scientific Officer, GA International Inc., Laval Manager and Physical Trainer, Monkey Bar Gym, Montreal
luke.currin [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Luke Currin) 2014-2017 Vilceu Bordignon  

PhD Candidate, Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University

nedwar [at] uwo.ca (Nicole Edwards)

2011-2013 Hugh Clarke   PhD Candidate, Developmental Biology Program, Dept of Physiology & Pharmacology at Western University, London, Ontario
Aysegul.erman [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Aysegul Erman) 2008-2011 Cynthia Goodyer Research Consultant in Epidemiology, Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit, McGill University Health Centre PhD candidate, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto

ml.fillion7 [at] gmail.com (Marie-Lyne Fillion)

2012-2015 Indra Gupta   Job Searching!
navee.g [at] gmail.com (Naveen Gnanabakthan) 2005-2008 Barbara Hales   Medical resident, SUNY, NY
bianca.ho [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Bianca Ho) 2015-2016 Anna Naumova  

Pursuing MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City

halim.khairallah [at] gmail.com (Halim Khairallah)

2010-2013 Aimee Ryan 
(co-supervisor: Indra Gupta)
Project Manager, Clinical Evaluation and Beta Testing, Benetech Clinical Software Solutions, Toronto Operations Manager, Customer Accounts & Quality Assurance, Benetech Clinical Software Solutions, Toronto

yassemine [at] gmail.com (Yassemine Khawajkie)

2014-2017 Rima Slim   French Student, McGill University

chi.chon.kong [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Chi-Chon (Joshua) Kong)

2013-2016 Martine Culty   Self employed
aaron.kwong [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Aaron Kwong) 2014-2017 Yojiro Yamanaka   TBD!

Alexandra.laliberte [at] icloud.com (Alexandra Laliberté)

2013-2017 Hope Weiler   Looking for new challenges!
sunghoon.lee2 [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Sunghoon (Daniel) Lee) 2013-2016

Vassilios Papadopoulos

  Looking for new opportunities!
vlibasci [at] gmail.com (Vanessa Libasci) 2008-2012 Daniel Bernard Technical writer, Stante Waked et Aassociés Senior Tax Staff,
EY Canada, a financial services organization
david4nier [at] gmail.com (David Matsushita-Fournier) 2012-2015 Cristian O'Flaherty   Product Development Manager at Corpa Flora

laura.michalovic [at] hotmail.com (Laura Michalovic)

2015-2017 Vilceu Bordignon  

Bilingual Parentage Research and Genomics Representative at Holstein Canada

kristina.mullahoo [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Kristina Mullahoo)

2015-2017 Hope Weiler   Clinical Dietitian at the Jewish General Hospital
touspenska [at] mail.rockefeller.edu (Tamara Ouspenskaia) 2009-2010 Daniel Bernard
(co-supervisor: Terry Hebert)
  Ph.D. student, Rockefeller University

pagano.chris [at] gmail.com (Chris Pagano)

2010-2012 Cynthia Goodyer

Completed Graduate Certificate in Business Administration at Concordia

Worked with the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada

Project Coordinator, Health Quality Ontario, Toronto
asimard5 [at] gmail.com (Annie Simard) 2012-2014 Aimee Ryan   none yet
paul.simon [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Paul H. G. Simon) 2012-2014 Louis Hermo   PhD Student in Experimental Medicine at McGill/CRCHUM
milena.taibi [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Milena Taibi) 2015-2017 Raj Duggavathi  

Program Director at Fondation FOSPHERE

lmwhidden [at] gmail.com (Laura Whidden) 2013-2015 Jacquetta Trasler  

Product Quality Professional at Sanofi Pasteur 

xuchen2004 [at] gmail.com (Chen Xu) 2008-2010 Sarah Kimmins PhD, Bioinformatics, University of North Carolina (UNC) Research Assistant at UNC Charlotte
maggieyuan723 [at] gmail.com (Maggie (Ye) Yuan)


Hope Weiler  

Not yet decided

PhD Graduates

Trainee Name Years As Trainee Supervisor(s) Position After Graduation Current
beata.bak [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Beata Bak) 2007-2013 Daniel Bernard Medical Writer, IC Axon Medical Editor, IC Axon
tara.bartonmaclaren [at] hc-sc.gc.ca (Tara Barton-Maclaren) 2000-2007 Barbara Hales   Manager, Hazard Methodology Division, Existing Substances Risk Assessment Bureau, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON. 
rohini.bose [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Rohini Bose) 2011-2016 Simon Wing Research Assistant to Simon Wing

Analyst at Costello Medical Consulting, Singapore

neil.brett [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Neil Brett) 2014-2017 Hope Weiler   Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Nutrition, Ryerson University
michelle.collins [at] mpi-bn.mpg.de (Michelle Collins) 2006-2013 Aimee Ryan   Postdoctoral Fellow,
Stainier Lab, Department of Developmental Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany
stephany.el-hayek [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Stephany El-Hayek) 2011-2015 Hugh Clarke   Postdoctoral Fellow,
College de France, Paris
jerome.fortin [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Jerome Fortin ) 2008-2014 Daniel Bernard   Postdoctoral Fellow,
Campbell Family Institute for Cancer Research, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto
huge [at] galdones.com (Eugene Galdones) 2003-2008 Barbara Hales Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
Food & Lifestyle PhotographerGaldones Photography, LLC, Chicago, IL
Lisanne Grenier 2005-2012 Bernard Robaire
Barbara Hales

Assistant Study ManagerAlgorithme Pharma

Ambassadrice, Pluriels

Student, diploma in management, McGill

swati.gupta [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Swati Gupta) 2012-2017 Loydie A. Jerome-Majewska  

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Pathology
Yale School of Medicine
Connecticut, USA

Mahsa.Hamzeh [at] cnrc-nrc.gc.ca (Mahsa Hamzeh) 2004-2010 Bernard Robaire   Research Officer, National Research Council Canada, Montreal
Catherine.collier.ho [at] gmail.com (Catherine C. Ho) 2006-2010 Daniel Bernard   Scientific Assessment OfficerHealth Products and Food Branch / Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Canada, Ottawa
stevenr.jones [at] canada.ca (Steven Jones) 2013-2016 Martine Culty  

Clinical Evaluator / Toxicologist within the Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate (BGTD) of Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) at Health Canada, Ottawa

Sophie-Anne.lamour [at] hc-sc.gc.ca (Sophie-Anne Lamour) 2003-2010 Bernard Robaire   Human Therapeutic Product Reviewer, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa
gurpreet.manku [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Gurpreet Manku) 2008-2014 Martine Culty Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Culty, 2014-2016

Clinical Research AssociateQuintiles, Montreal

Ludovic Marcon 2004-2010 Bernard Robaire   Scientific Assessment Officer, Health Products and Food Branch / Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Canada, Ottawa
Jennifer Maselli 2008-2014 Bernard Robaire   Study Start Up Associate I at ICON plc
burak.ozkosem [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Burak Özkösem) 2011-2015 Cristian O'Flaherty   Postdoctoral Fellow, Arizona State University
france-helene.paradis [at] mail.mcgill.ca (France-Hélène Paradis) 2009-2015 Barbara Hales   None yet.
carlis.rejon [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Carlis Rejon) 2007-2012 Daniel Bernard
(co-supervisor: Terry Hebert)
  Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill Cancer Centre
ava.schlisser [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ava Schlisser) 2008-2014 Barbara Hales   Maternity Leave
shayesta.seenundun [at] gmail.com (Shayesta Seenundun) 2001-2007 Bernard Robaire Post-doctoral fellow at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Scientific Evaluator,Health Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa
SLTran [at] lbl.gov (Stella Tran) 2008-2013 Daniel Bernard

Postdoctoral FellowUCSF Diabetes Center

Biologist Research Scientist,
Mammalian Functional Genomics Laboratory,
Division of Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology,
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Ekaterina.Zubkova [at] hc-sc.gc.ca (Katia Zubkova ) 1999-2006 Bernard Robaire   Scientific Assessment OfficerHealth Products and Food Branch / Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Canada, Ottawa

Postdoctoral Fellows

Trainee Name Years As Trainee Supervisor(S) Position After Fellowship Current Position
RBerger [at] intrinsik.com (Robert Berger) 2010-2013 Barbara Hales
Bernard Robaire

Freelance Editor, Oxford Science Editing Ltd.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Instrinsik Inc., Mississauga, ON.

Regulatory Toxicologist, Instrinsik Inc., a private environmental and health consulting company. 

lorecarvelli [at] gmail.com (Flavia Lorena Carvelli)

2013-2015 Carlos Morales  

Assistant Researcher, IHEM-CONICET, School of Medicine and 
Instructor Professor,  Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, National University of Cuyo, Argentina.

chc435 [at] ucsd.edu (Ching-Wen Chang) 2013-2016 Makoto Nagano   Postdoctoral Fellow
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, University California, San Diego
animusbiotech [at] gmail.com (Ana Rita Coutinho) 2007-2010 Vilceu Bordignon

Embryologist and Research Coordination, Ovo Clinic

Presidente Directrice chez Animusbiotech

biotom18 [at] yahoo.com.br (Regiana de Oliveira) 2015-2016 Louis Hermo   Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa
geraldine.delbes [at] iaf.inrs.ca (Geraldine Delbès) 2005-2010 Bernard Robaire

Research Associate, Pharmacology, McGill 

Research Associate, Urology, McGill

Assistant Professor, Institut Armand Frappier, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Laval, Quebec

ellisfok [at] cuhk.edu.hk (Ellis Fok)

2013-2015 Simon Wing   Research Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
hkohangh [at] med.wayne.edu (Hamid Reza Kohan-Ghadr) 2011-2012 Anna Naumova Research Associate,
Université de Montréal
Postdoctoral FellowWayne State University School of Medicine
cristian.oflaherty [at] mcgill.ca (Cristian O'Flaherty) 2005-2008 Bernard Robaire   Assistant professor, Department of Surgery (Division of Urology), McGill University – MUHC
vickydbs [at] gmail.com (Vikas Kumar Pundeer) 2010-2012 Daniel Bernard   Chairman,
Board of Directors, Prahlad Singh Memorial Group Of Institutions, Meerut Area, India
eddy.rijntjes [at] charite.de (Eddy Rijntjes) 2008-2010 Bernard Robaire Postdoctoral Fellow then Junior Group Leader, Charité University, Berlin Research Associate, Institute for Experimental Endocrinology, Charité University,  Berlin
ssahambi [at] yahoo.com (Sukhdeep Sahambi) 2004-2005 Barbara Hales Postdoctoral Fellow,
INRS - Institut Armand-Frappier
Study Monitor, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge, MA
monicasakai [at] gmail.com (Monica Sakai) 2010-2014 Vassilios Papadopoulos   Clinical Research Coordinator at RI-McGill University Health Centre



Note: If you are a past trainee from a CSR-member lab and would like to be included in our alumni section, please send all pertinent information to crrd [at] mcgill.ca (Charlotte McCaffrey).

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