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  


 

Runjhun Saran Narayan
PhD, Chemistry, University of Waterloo
M.Tech, Biotechnology, Anna University
B.Tech, Biotechnology, Amity University

2019 - present

Research interests: DNAzyme mechanics


 

Seong Ho Kim
PDF, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Korea University of Science and Technology (UST)

2020 - present

Research interests: Mechanobiology, single-molecule

   
Graduate Students  


 

Adam Yasunaga
PhD candidate - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC
BSc (Hons.) - Biochemistry, UBC

2018 - present

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


 

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

2018 - present

Research interests: Molecular force sensors
Awards: UGF, International Doctoral Partial Tuition Award, Special UBC Graduate Award


 

Zhongyi Dai
MSc candidate - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC
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 candidate - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC
BSc - Biochemistry, UBC

2019 - present

Research interests: 3D tracking and reconstruction, optical tweezers, making stuff!
Awards: URC poster award, GDES


 

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

2019 - present

Research interests: 3D bioprinting and mechanobiology


 

Bahram Talebjedi
(co-supervised with M. Hoorfar)
PhD candidate - Mechanical Engineering, UBC
MSc - Biomedical Engineering, University of Tehran

2019 - present

Research interests: Acoustic microfluidics, Exosome separation, Droplet microfluidics
Award: GDES, International Doctoral Partial Tuition Award



 

Vanessa White
MSc candidate - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC
BSc - Biochemistry, UBC

2020 - present

Research interests:
Awards:
GDES


 

Liubov Frolova
PhD candidate - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC
MSc - Nanobiotechnology, Moscow State University

2020 - present

Research interests:
Awards:
GDES

   
Researcher and Associates  


 

Yousif Murad
UBC Medical School
MSc - Chemistry, UBC
BSc - Chemistry, UBC

2018 - present

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

 
   
   
Undergraduate Students  


 

Micah Yang
Undergraduate, Biochemistry, UBC

2020/05 - present

Research interests: Mathematical biology, SMFS


 

Allison Leam
Undergraduate, Microbiology, UBC

2020/05 - present

Research interests: SMFS
Awards: NSERC-USRA


 

Duhan Yendi
Undergraduate, Biochemistry, UBC

2020/07 - present

Research interests: Mechanobiology


 

David Bakker
Undergraduate, Biochemistry, UBC

2020/09 - present

Research interests: SMFS

   
Visiting Scholar  
   
   
Lab Alumni

 

  Trainee Current position   Trainee Current position
Victor Sun (2019/10-2020/10)
Research Technician
MSc - Chemistry, UVic
BSc - Chemistry, UBC
Infinti Electro-Optics      

Alexander Corbett (2018/05 - 2020/04)
Undergraduate, Biochemistry, UBC
Awards: 2xNSERC-USRA, MURPH Scholar

MSc, UofT Summer Li (2018/04-2020/08)
Postdoc, Chemistry, UBC
PhD, MSc - Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, RMC
BSc - Biological Chemistry, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Thompson River University

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

IISER Kolkata

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

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

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

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