HBHL Trainee Committee

The HBHL Trainee Committee consists of volunteer graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are responsible for organizing the monthly HBHL Trainee Get-Togethers and the annual Research Day.

Contact the Trainee Committee at hbhl.trainees [at] mcgill.ca.

2020-2021 HBHL Trainee Committee

Name Status Committee Role
Oualid Benkarim Postdoctoral fellow Co-President
Alice Morgunova PhD student Co-President
Xuanteng Yan PhD student EDI Officer
Elly Htite MSc student EDI Officer
Sujata Sinha PhD student Lead Communications Officer
Sofia Skromne Carrasco PhD student Communications Officer
Jasmine Phénix PhD student Communications Officer
Samantha Wong MSc student Communications Officer
Sabine Rannio PhD student Lead Get-Together Chair
Ghislaine Deyab MSc student Get-Together Chair
Jisoo Choi PhD student Get-Together Chair
Wenmin Zhang PhD student Get-Together Chair
Alexandra Chapleau MSc student Lead Research Day Chair
Anjali Chawla PhD student Research Day Chair
Arielle Crestol MSc student Research Day Chair
Gerardo Ramos PhD student Research Day Chair
Sydney Sue MSc student Lead Sponsorships Officer
Lazaro Sanchez Rodriguez PhD student Sponsorships Officer
Risa Thevakumaran MSc student Sponsorships Officer

Past HBHL Trainee Committee Members

2019-2020

Group of trainee committee members posing for a group photo in the HBHL office lobby

Name Status Committee Role
Oualid Benkarim Postdoctoral fellow President
Ivan Marbaniang PhD student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion officer
Rana Ghafouri-Azar MSc student Lead Communications Officer
Camille Cassel de Camps MSc student Communications Officer
Stephania Palimeris MSc student Communications Officer
Maral Yeganeh Doost Postdoctoral fellow Lead Sponsorships Officer
Mehrdad Asghari Estiar PhD student Sponsorships Officer
Christophe Tanguay-Sabourin MSc student Sponsorships Officer
Abdullah Azeem MSc student Sponsorships Officer
Manesh Girn MSc student Lead Get-Together Chair
Lani Cupo PhD student Get-Together Chair
Mohammad Yaghoubi PhD student Get-Together Chair
Amanda McFarlan PhD student Lead Research Day Chair
Airi Watanabe MSc student Research Day Chair
Konstantin Senkevich Postdoctoral fellow Research Day Chair
Alexandra Chapleau MSc student Research Day Chair

2018-2019

Read a "Year-in-Review" article highlighting the accomplishments of the 2018-2019 Trainee Committee

Name Status Committee Role
Hovy Ho Wai Wong Postdoctoral fellow President
Kaitlyn Easson MSc student Lead Communications Officer
Emma MacDougall MSc student Communications Officer
Ross Markello PhD student Lead Sponsorships Officer
Maral Yeganeh Doost Postdoctoral fellow Sponsorships Officer
Laura Estefany Suarez PhD student Sponsorships Officer
Gina M Kemp PhD student Lead Get-Together Chair
Rana Ghafouri-Azar MSc student Get-Together Chair
Christopher Lafferty MSc student Get-Together Chair
Stephanie Scala PhD student Lead Research Day Chair
Manesh Girn MSc student Research Day Chair
Andrew Bayne PhD student Research Day Chair
Amanda McFarlan PhD student Research Day Chair

2017-2018

Three Trainee Committee members around a table

Name Status Committee Role

Kaitlyn Easson

MSc student

Co-President

Gregory Kiar

PhD student

Co-President

Elizaveta Solomonova

Postdoctoral fellow

Co-President

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