Principle Investigator


 

Isaac T.S. Li
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

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CV | Publications | Presentations

Postdoc   University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Biophysics)
PhD   University of Toronto (Chemistry)
MASc   University of Toronto (Biomedical Engineering)
BASc   University of Toronto (Engineering Science)
   
Postdocs  


 

Summer Li
PhD, MSc - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, RMC
BSc - Biological Chemistry, University of Toronto

2018-present

Research interests: Exosomal detection and drug delivery


 

Runjhun Saran Narayan
PhD, University of Waterloo

2019 - present

Research interests: DNAzyme mechanics

   
Graduate Students  


 

Adam Yasunaga
PhD - Biochemistry
BSc (Hons.) - Biochemistry, UBC

2018 - present

Research interests: Cell adhesion, motility and mechanical signalling, X-projects
Awards: UGF, NSERC CGS-M, GDES, URA, Graduate Travel Award, 3 poster awards (URC, BSC, and BGS)


 

Omkar Kulkarni
(co-supervised with F. Menard)
PhD - Biochemistry
MSc, BSc - Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

2018 - present

Research interests: Molecular force sensors


 

Zhongyi Dai
MSc - Biochemistry
BSc - Life Science, Lanzhou University
蘭州大學萃英學院

2018 - present

Research interests: DNA biosensor and machines
Awards: UGF, GDES, Mitacs Globalink, Globalink Graduate Fellowship


 

Scott Minh An
MSc - Biochemistry
BSc - Biochemistry, UBC

2019 - present

Research interests: 3D tracking and reconstruction
Awards: URC poster award, GDES


 

Rafaeal Hossain
(co-supervised with K.Kim)
MASc - Mechanical Engineering
BASc - Electrical Engineering, North South University, Bangladesh

2019 - present

Research interests: 3D bioprinting and mechanobiology


 

Bahram Talebjedi
(co-supervised with M. Hoorfar)
PhD - Mechanical Engineering
MSc - Biomedical Engineering-Biomechanics, University of Tehran
BSc - Mechanical Engineering, K.N.Toosi University of Technology

2019 - present

Research interests: Acoustic microfluidics, Exosome separation, Droplet microfluidics
Award: International partial tuition award


   
Medical Student  


 

Yousif Murad
UBC Medical School
MSc - Chemistry
BSc - Chemistry

2018 - present

Research interests: molecular forces and all the cool stuff around it
Awards: UGF, Graduate Student Travel Grant, SSRP

 
   
   
Undergraduate Students  


 

Alexander Corbett
Undergraduate, Biochemistry

2018 - present

Research interests: Exosomal biogenesis
Awards: NSERC-USRA, MURPH Scholar

 
   
   
Visiting Scholar  
   
   
Lab Alumni

 

  Trainee Current position   Trainee Current position

Raunak Dey
Physics, IISER Kolkata
2019/05 - 2019/08
Awards: Mitacs Globalink

IISER Kolkata

Erfan Taatizadeh
(co-supervised with M. Hoorfar)
MASc - Mechanical Engineering
BASc - Mechanical Engineering, Toosi University of Technology
2018/01 - 2019/12
Awards: UGF

PhD, Biomedical Engineering
UBC Vancouver
Varun Surendran
Research Assistant, Chemistry
MTech, BTech - Nanotechnology, Amity University
2018/01 - 2019/05
Awards:Gandhian Young Technological Innovation, Kerala Government Scholarship
 

Victoria Lange
NSERC USRA, Biochemistry
2019/05 - 2019/08
Awards: NSERC-USRA

UBC Okanagan
Nicole Skidmore
Undergrad thesis, Biochemistry
2018/09 - 2019/05
Awards: URC poster award (biology)
  Sydney Fearnley
Undergrad thesis, Biochemistry
2018/05 - 2019-07
Awards: Undergraduate Research Award (URA)
MSc, Neuroscience
McGill University
Yousif Murad
MSc - Chemistry
BSc - Biochemistry
2016/09 - 2018/08
Awards: UGF, Graduate Student Travel Grant, SSRP
Medical School
UBC Okanagan
Riley Waters (co-supervise with Abdallah Mohamed)
Undergrad thesis, Computer Sciences
2017/09 - 2018-05
MSc, Computer Science
University of Washington
Sydney Neumeier
Work-Study, URA, Biochemistry
2018/05 - 2018/08, 2019/05 - 2019/08
Awards: Undergraduate Research Award (URA)
UBC Okanagan Queena Pan
Undergrad, Chemistry
2017/01 - 2018-08
UBC Okanagan
Sophia Ng
Undergrad thesis, Biochemistry
2016/09 - 2018/05
Awards: Tuum Est Fund
  Yuechao Tang
Postdoc, Chemistry
PhD, University of Alberta
MSc, Fudan University
BSc, Zhejiang University
2018/04 - 2018/08
Assistant Professor
Chang'an University, Materials Engineering, China
Sara Tasnim
Visiting Scholar, Chemistry
2017/01 - 2017/08
Awards: GDES
MSc, Pharmacy
UBC Vancouver
Keith Taverner
Undergrad thesis, Biochemistry
2017/05 - 2018/08
MSc, Chemistry
U of T Mississauga
Nadia Anvari
Undergrad Summer, Biochemistry
2017/05 - 2017/09
Pharmacy, West Kelowna Melissa LeRose
Work-Study, Mechanical Engineering
2017/05 - 2017/09
Mechanical engineer
Integral Group
Victor Sun
Undergrad thesis, Chemistry
2016/06 - 2017/04
Awards: NSERC USRA
MSc, Chemistry
UVic
Christine Furrer
Undergrad thesis, Chemistry
2016/09 - 2017/04
World English Program
China, follow Christine
Dawei Gu
Undergrad, Biochemistry
2016/06 - 2016/12
Staff
Wenzhou Medical University
Nolan Frymire
Work-Study, Physics
2016/09 - 2017/04
Software Developer
QHR, Kelowna
Todd Sprieszl
Undergrad, Biochemistry
2016/06 - 2016/09
Regulatory Associate
Innovate Phytoceuticals
Sabrina Slade
Visiting Scholar
2016/06 - 2016/09
Medical School
Queen's University