Past Members

Graduate Students:

Michael Taylor (MSc 2016-2018): Antibiotic Reduction of Bacterial Beta-Glucuronidase Activity in the Murine Gut Prevents and Reverses Mycophenolate Mofetil-Induced Gastrointestinal Toxicity


Summer Undergraduates:

Amyna Fidai, O’Brien Centre Summer Studentship (2013)

Varun Suresh, CIHR Training Program Summer Studentship (2013)

Nick Chang, CIHR Training Program Summer Studentship (2014), 2015

Madisen Neufeld, O'Brien Centre Summer Studentship (2014)

Umair Sajid, O'Brien Centre Summer Studentship (2014), 2015, 2016

Patrick Czeczko, co-supervised with Dr. Jason de Koning (2015)

Sabrina Poonja, Markin USRP in Health and Wellness award, ACHRI award declined (2015)

Andrew Moffat, O’Brien Centre Summer Studentship (2015)

Nicole Lamont, O’Brien Centre Summer Studentship (2015)

Sam Shang, O’Brien Centre Summer Studentship (2015), Markin USRP in Health and Wellness award (2016)

Amanda Boudreau (2015, 2016)

Rachelle Loo (2015)

Aiswarya Madhu, PURE Award (2016)

Amina Mohamud, AIHS Summer Studentship (2016)

Heidi Joyce, O’Brien Centre Summer Studentship (2016)

Hannah Rahim, Markin USRP in Health and Wellness award (2017)

Fatima Iqbal, O'Brien Centre Summer Studentship (2018)

Arijit Lodha, PURE Award (2018)


MDSC 508 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Thesis Students:

Amyna Fidai, "Fontan-associated liver disease" (2013-2014)

Umair Sajid, "Cell-free DNA as a biomarker for injury in transplantation" (2014-2015)

Taylor Rajbar, "Bacterial composition of the human gut after fecal microbiota transplant in an immunocompromised host: a case study" (2014-2015)

Mia Hong, "Characterizing the effect of chronic immunosuppression on the human microbiome" (2014-2015)

Sabrina Poonja, "The clinical utility of contrast echocardiography" (2015-2016)

Nicole Lamont, "Developing methodology for the non-invasive genetic diagnosis of congenital heart disease during pregnancy" (2015-2016)

Jimena Rodriguez, "Effect of chronic immunosuppression on the microbiome: Mechanism of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) toxicity" (2015-2016)

Heidi Joyce, "Composition and function of the oral microbiome after transplantation" (2017-2018)

Sam Shang "Cell-free DNA as a biomarker for atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour" (2017-2018)


MDSC 528 Independent Studies in Health Sciences Students:

Sabrina Poonja (2014)

Andrew Moffat (2015-2016)

Amina Mohammud (CMMB 507, 2016)

Mohammad Aleinati (2016)

Hannah Rahim (2017)

Andrew Moffat (2017-2018)


Cooperative Students:

Sheldon Pereira (McMaster), co-supervised with Dr. Simon Hirota (January-September 2015)


Pediatrics Residents (research project supervisor):

Dr Alyssa Power (2014-2016)

Dr Leena Desai (2017-2018)