Graduate Association of Physiology

The Graduate Association of Physiology (GAP) is the representative body for graduate students and post-docs in the Department of Physiology at McGill University. We aim to enrich the graduate experience for our members. We achieve this by organizing academic and social events.

In addition to representing students and Post-docs, GAP activities include:

  • Journal Clubs
  • "GAP Junction” Technical Seminars
  • Annual Ski Trip
  • Annual Holiday Party
  • Fundraisers and Charity Events for the Montreal Community
  • Graduate Students Mentoring Program

Contact: gap.pgss [at]

Executive Body                                                                                                                                                        


Aiten Ismailova

From: Thornhill, ON

Area of Study: Innate immune response of neutrophils to Vitamin D

Fun Fact: When I was 15, I fell off a tiny horse named Button in the middle of the woods and while  I was crawling on the grass for my glasses, Button stepped on them.

Email: mariana.marquezmachorro [at] (aiten).ismailova [at]


VP Academic Affairs

Miguel Romero Sepúlveda

From:Tijuana, Tijuana, BC, Mexico

Area of Study: Cardiac dynamics

Fun Fact:

Email: jose.romerosepulveda [at]


VP Communications

Léo Han

From: Stratfford, PE

Area of Study: pH homeostasis in neuronal vesicles

Fun Fact: I ran a half marathon within 24-hours of deciding to do it.
Email: leo.han [at]

VP Social Affairs

Sophia Karabatsos

From: Newmarket, ON

Area of Study: Vitamin D Signaling in autoimmune onset

Fun Fact: I used to be a synchronized swimmer.
Email: sophia.karabatsos [at]

VP Financial Affairs

Dhanesh Patel

From: Montreal, QC

Area of study: Tcell biology and virus evolution

Fun Fact: I thought speakeasies were quiet bars for years.

Email:dhanesh.patel [at]

VP External Affairs

Charlotte Kruger

From: London, ON

Area of study:Ultrasonic hearing Abilities in Animals.

Fun Fact: I was born and raised in South Africa, and my first language is actually Afrikaans

Email: kiamehr.rahemipour [at] (charlotte.)kruger [at]


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