Hof Lab Team

Fraser Hof

Canada Research Chair in Supramolecular and Medicinal Chemistry

Professor, Department of Chemistry

Bio

Fraser was raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Alberta in 1998. He got his Ph.D. in supramolecular chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute with Julius Rebek, Jr. He studied medicinal chemistry as a post-doctoral fellow with François Diederich at ETH-Zurich, and has been a professor at the University of Victoria since 2005. Fraser has an unhealthy obsession with the subtleties of molecular recognition in water. He is passionate about creating chemical tools that drive biology and medicine in new directions. Fraser takes his greatest pleasures from family, students, writing, strong coffee, and soccer.

Member, Centre for Biomedical Research
Associate Director, Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technology
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Canadian Journal of Chemistry
Member, Editorial Board, Supramolecular Chemistry

Career

1993-1998 B.Sc. University of Alberta
1998-2003 Ph.D. The Scripps Research Institute (Julius Rebek, Jr)
2003-2005 Novartis Foundation and Human Frontier Science Program post-doctoral fellow, ETH Zürich (François Diederich)
2005-2011 Assistant Professor, UVic Chemistry
2011-2016 Associate Professor, UVic Chemistry
2016-Professor, UVic Chemistry

Awards

2018 UVic Faculty of Science Research Excellence Award
2017 Intellisyn Pharma Research Excellence Award, Canadian Society for Chemistry
2016 Canada Research Chair, Tier II
2016 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Visiting Professor
2015 Royal Society of Chemistry Journals Grant for International Authors
2013 Early Excellence profile, J. Phys. Org. Chem.
2012 Canadian National Committee of IUPAC Travel Award
2011 Canada Research Chair, Tier II
2010 CIHR New Investigator Award
Ichikizaki Award for Young Chemists, Canadian Society for Chemistry
2007 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Scholar Award
2004 Human Frontier Science Program post-doctoral fellowship
2003 Novartis Stiftung post-doctoral fellowship
2002 Skaggs predoctoral fellowship
Louis R. Jabinson fellowship
R. U. Lemieux seminar award, 85th CSC conference
2001 Jairo H. Arévalo award for academic scholarship and achievement
Skaggs predoctoral fellowship
2000 NSERC post-graduate fellowship B
1998 NSERC post-graduate fellowship A
University of Alberta gold medal in chemistry

“CIHR scholarships, Bocce ball tournament, NSERC awards, Department pumpkin decorating contest, Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC Pioneer Award, Group squash nights, 3M National Student Fellowship, King of kubb, EMBO PDF fellowship, Mini golf… #hofgroupalwayswins.

Current Members

Jennalee Ramserran

M.Sc. student
B.Sc. Honours Chemistry with a Physics Minor, Ryerson University

Bio

Embarking on a journey to become a personal trainer, Jennalee found that the best part of her advanced diploma in Fitness and Lifestyle Management (2010) was the science aspects. After joining Ryerson University (Toronto, Ontario) in Medical Physics, it wasn’t enough and she decided after doing a summer research project in chemistry that she found her calling. Completed her BSc in Chemistry with a Physics minor (2018), she craved more research and found herself moving to B.C. to complete her masters with Dr. Fraser Hof. In her past time she loves to do most things outdoors, which is understandable; being in the lab for hours on end.

Allison Selinger

Ph.D. student
B.Sc. Biochemistry, Queen’s University

Bio

Allison grew up in Ontario and recieved her Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry at Queen’s University. She is interested in biological applications of supramolecular hosts. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dog on hikes and dreaming of a blissful reclusive existence.

Alok Shaurya

Ph.D. student
M.S. Chemistry, IISER Kolkata

Bio

Alok was born in the state of Bihar, India and spent the majority of his schooling in the city of Varanasi and Patna. He attended IISER, Kolkata from 2008-2013 where he completed his BS and MS in sciences. For his Masters research, Alok worked with Dr. Bandyopadhyay where he focused on dihydropyrene based photoswitchable compounds. Since joining Hof group in 2013, the focus of his research has been to develop supramolecular hosts that bind different N-methylation states of lysines and arginines selectively. Nicknamed “The Volleyball Dictator”, he also loves playing squash, badminton, bouldering and video games. Once voted “Most probable to get upset during a game of Monopoly”, he also gets upset while coding or playing chess.

Zoey Warmerdam

Ph.D. student
B.Sc. Chemistry, Leiden University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Bio

Zoey was born in the Netherlands and obtained her B.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Applied Science in Leiden. She arrived in the Hof lab in September 2015 as an intern to finish up her bachelor’s with a research project, and decided to return for grad school. Her research is focused on finding a host for small molecules that play a role in diseases. In her free time she likes to bake and swing dance.

Chelsea Wilson

M.Sc. student
B.Sc. Chemistry, UVic

Bio

Chelsea is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Chemistry in the Hof group… yay. Her academic passion is for organic synthesis and supramolecular systems. She loves animals, has a bunny with behavioural problems, and will have a pet goat at some point in her life.

Natalie Cavallin

Honours project

Bio

Natalie was raised in Victoria is completing her B.Sc. in Chemistry for the Medical Sciences at UVic. Natalie is passionate about synthesis, and has worked on both supramolecular hosts and inhibitors targeting aggressive cancers. Natalie adds her attacking flare to the UVic Vikes soccer team and adores her growing collection of tiny glassware.

Evan Chen

Honours project

Bio

Evan was born in Victoria and is currently completing his BSc. in Chemistry at UVic. With a passion for organic synthesis, his research project revolves around the testing and optimizing of the synthetic pathway for new macrocycles. In his free time, Evan enjoys cooking and outdoor activities such as hiking and tennis. He also has taken up piano and photography as hobbies.

Claire Hodson

Research undergrad

Bio

Claire is currently working towards her B.Sc. in Biology with a concentration in neurobiology and a minor in English. Claire enjoys playing the violin, swimming, and houseplants.

Mary Maguire

Co-op student

Bio

Mary is a biochemistry undergraduate student at the University of Victoria who has developed particular interest in the fields of epigenetics and cancer research. She grew up in Powell River before moving to the “big city” of Victoria, and tries to spend as much time exploring outdoors as she does explaining to people where Powell River is actually located. In her free-time she enjoys running, swimming, and playing music.

Lauren Nolan

Research undergrad

Bio

Lauren is from Yellowknife, NT, also known as the Land of the Midnight Sun. Organic chemistry has been an interest of hers since high school, and she is aiming for graduate studies or pharmacy school. Lauren enjoys road trips, hiking, paddle boarding, and Netflix.

Kirsten Sinclair

Research undergrad

Bio

Kirsty is currently working on her B.Sc. in chemistry minoring in psychology. Originally intending to study biopsychology, a love for organic chemistry prompted a change in direction and she has not looked back since. Kirsty is interested in organic synthesis and its applications to biomedical problems. She is from Nanaimo and an island girl at heart who loves spending time outdoors, gardening, and hanging out with family and friends.

Grayson Tilstra

Honours project

Bio

Grayson is from the sunny Okanagan, and is currently in the final year of a B.Sc. in Chemistry. Grayson cares deeply about using Chemistry to help others, especially through drug development. His honours project is focused on creating calixarene scaffolds for binding small metabolites. When not wearing a lab coat, Grayson spends his time dancing, thinking about baseball, or cooking and baking his little heart out.

Past grad students

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Student Degree Current/last known location
     
Arthur Altunc MSc (visiting) MSc, RU Nijmegen, Netherlands
Bianca Kamba PhD (visiting) ongoing Ph.D. studies, University of Duisberg-Essen, Germany.
Charlotte Dewar MSc MSc UVic, recent graduate
Meagan Beatty PhD Postdoc in systems chemistry, University of Groningen, Netherlands (Otto lab)
Natalia Milosevich PhD Postdoc in chemical biology, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA (Cravatt and Erb labs)
Chakri Simhadri PhD Postdoc in materials chemistry, UVic (Wulff group)
Ronan Hanley (co-sup Wulff) PhD Postdoc in epigenetics and medicinal chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill (Frye lab)
Wei Li MSc Ph.D. studies at UVic Biochemistry (Evans lab)
Jorge Borges-González PhD (visiting) Ph.D. studies at Universidad de La Laguna, Spain (Martín lab)
Sara Tabet MSc Research Associate, O’Brien lab, UVic; Business Dev. Director, Medisave Pharmacies; now Pharmaceutical Industry Consultant, Pharmaris Canada
Graham Garnett MSc Research Associate, Kairos Therapeutics, Vancouver; now Associate Scientist, Zymeworks, Vancouver
Kevin Allen (co-sup Berg) PhD Postdoc in synthetic radiochemistry, U of Sask. School of Pharmacy (Krol lab). Now Research Associate, University of Saskatchewan
Kevin Daze PhD Postdoc in molecular epigenetics, Max Planck Inst. for Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany (Jenuwein lab); now Scientist at Seattle Genetics
Tom Pinter PhD Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Laval; now Scientist, Paraza Pharma, Montreal
Amanda Whiting PhD Postdoc, NIH Center for Cancer Research, Bethesda (Bernal lab). Now pursuing competitive weightlifting.
Florent Pineux MSc (visiting) Ph.D. studies at U of Namur, Belgium (Bonifazi lab); now QA Supervisor at GSK Belgium
Sam Minaker MSc Obtained M.D. at UBC; now Opthmaology Resident, Toronto
Cindy Wang PhD Analyst, Province of BC Ministry of Health
Keri McQuinn MSc Remediation project manager, Imperial Oil, Calgary

Past undergraduates

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Mary Maguire Co-op work term ongoing in Hof group Jan-20 Aug-20
Lauren Nolan Chem 398 ongoing in Hof group Jan-20 Apr-20
Grayson Tilstra Chem 499 Honours Thesis ongoing in Hof group Sep-19 Apr-20
Claire Hodgson Work Study ongoing in Hof group Sep-19 Apr-20
Anton Kliuchynskyi MITACS exch. student (Ukraine) ongoing B.Sc. Studies, Taras Shevchenko Univ., Kiev, Ukraine Jun-19 Sep-19
Mahesh Kotana MITACS exch. student (India) ongoing M.Sc. Studies, IISER Bhopal, India May-19 Aug-19
Evan Chen Chem 498 Honours Project ongoing in Hof group May-19 Dec-19
  Chem 399   Jan-20 Apr-20
Toni Sikkema Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; recent graduate Jan-19 Apr-19
Kirsten Sinclair Work Study ongoing in Hof group Sep-18 Apr-19
  Work Study   Sep-19 Apr-20
Cara Gallo (joint w/ Bohne) Chem 498 Honours Project B.Sc. UVic; now Medical Student, U of Alberta Sep-18 Apr-19
  NSERC USRA   May-19 Aug-19
Marissa Penney Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; recent graduate May-18 Aug-18
  Chem 399   Sep-18 Dec-18
  Chem 498 Honours Project   Jan-19 Aug-19
Tyler Brown Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now Ph.D. student, McGill Chemistry (Sleiman lab) May-18 Aug-18
  Work Study   Sep-18 Apr-19
Chelsea Wilson Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; M.Sc. Student in Hof group May-18 Aug-18
  Chem 499 Honours Thesis   Sep-18 Apr-19
Emily Davies Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now Medical Student, UBC May-18 Aug-18
  Chem 498 Honours Project   Sep-18 Apr-19
  NSERC USRA   May-19 Aug-19
Andrew McGinn NSERC USRA B.Sc. UVic; recent graduate Jan-19 Apr-19
  Chem 398   May-18 Aug-18
  Chem 298   May-17 Aug-17
Jai Cunningham Work Study ongoing undergrad at UVic  Sep-17 Apr-18
Allison Selinger Research volunteer M.Sc. Student, Hof group Jan-18 Aug-18
Penelope Young Work Study ongoing undergrad at UVic Sep-17 Dec-17
Matt Coxon Chem 398 ongoing undergrad at UVic Sep-17 Dec-17
YuQi Li Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now Ph.D. student at McGill (Human Genetics) Sep-17 Dec-17
  Chem 398   Jan-18 Apr-18
Trevor Bolduc Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; now Ph.D. studies at UBC Sep-17 Apr-18
Felino Ponio Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; now Pharmacy Assistant in Victoria Sep-17 Apr-18
Maria Walker Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; now Ph.D. studies at U of Toronto (Beharry lab) Sep-17 Apr-18
Jil Busmann MITACS exch. student (Germany) B.Sc. FU Berlin; now M.Sc. Studies at SFU (Vocadlo lab) May-17 Aug-17
Natalie Cavallin Chem 499 Honours Thesis ongoing in Hof group Sep-19 Apr-20
  USRA project   May-17 Aug-17
  USRA project   May-18 Aug-18
Roko Nikolic Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now Medical Student, UBC May-17 Aug-17
  Chem 398   May-18 Aug-18
Kevin Sun Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; then Res. Assoc. Cell. Physiol. Sci. UBC (Hammond lab); now Res. Assoc Cuprous Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Jan-17 Apr-17
      Sep-17 Dec-17
Savannah Gellner Chem 398 ongoing undergrad at UVic  Jan-17 Apr-17
Charles Miller Work Study B.Sc. UVic; now with BC Ministry of Health Sep-16 Apr-17
  Work Study   Sep-17 Apr-18
Belim Kim Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; now attending Law School, UVic Sep-16 Apr-17
Jacob McCallum Chem 490 B.Sc. UVic; now Medical Student, UBC Sep-16 Dec-16
  Chem 398   Jan-17 Apr-17
  SURA summer project   May-17 Aug-17
  Chem 499 Honours Thesis   Sep-17 Apr-18
Lee Treanor Chem 490 B.Sc. UVic; now Medical Student, U of Ottawa Sep-16 Dec-16
  Chem 398   Jan-17 Apr-17
Scot Jones Chem 298 B.Sc. UVic; now Research Chemist at Blue-O Technology, Burnaby, BC Sep-16 Dec-16
  Chem 298   May-16 Aug-16
  Chem 398   Jan-17 Apr-17
Michael Henry Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; Patent Writer, Myolib ria, Kingston, ON May-16 Aug-16
  Chem 499 Honours Thesis   Sep-16 Apr-17
Anna Kratofil Lab volunteer ongoing undergrad at UVic  Jan-16 Apr-16
  Chem 398   Sep-16 Dec-16
Jace Kenny Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now training as Cardiovascular Perfusionist Jan-16 Apr-16
Sarah Khan Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now Medical Student, U of Toronto Sep-16 Dec-16
  USRA project   May-16 Aug-16
  Chem 398   Jan-16 Apr-16
  Chem 398   Jan-17 Apr-17
Shanti Horvath Chem 399 B.Sc. UVic; now Res. Assoc., Stressmarq Biosciences Sep-15 Dec-15
Landon MacGillvray (joint w/ McIndoe) Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; now Medical Student, UBC Sep-15 Apr-16
Zoey Warmerdam Exch. Student (Netherlands) B.Sc. Leiden; now Ph.D. Student, Hof group Sep-15 Jun-16
Katrina Vizely Work Study B.Sc. UVic; now Ph.D. student, U of Toronto (Radisic group)  Sep-15 Apr-16
  Chem 398   Sep-16 Dec-16
  Chem 398   Jan-17 Apr-17
  Chem 398   Sep-17 Dec-17
  Chem 398   Jan-18 Apr-18
  Chem 498 Honours Project   May-18 Dec-18
Aidan Pye Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; thenTeaching Assistant, UVic Chemistry; now Medical Student, UBC Sep-15 Dec-15
  Chem 398   Jan-16 Apr-16
  SURA summer project   May-16 Aug-16
  Work Study   Sep-16 Apr-17
  Chem 399   Sep-17 Dec-17
  Work study   Jan-18 Apr-18
  Research Associate   May-18 Sep-18
Mark Grasdal Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; then Res. Assoc., Hof group; now Medical Student, UBC Sep-15 Dec-15
  Chem 499 Honours Thesis   Sep-16 Apr-17
Luana Leticia MITACS exch. student (Brazil) B.Sc. U. Rio de Janeiro; then M.Sc. Studies, URdJ; now Ph.D. Studies, U of Ottawa Jun-15 Aug-15
Aman Dheri SURA summer project B.Sc. UVic; then Res. Assoc., Hof group, now M.Sc. Studies U Ottawa May-15 Aug-15
Yue (Kathleen) Ming Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; currently Physiotherapy Student, U Alberta Sep-15 Dec-15
  Chem 398   May-15 Aug-15
  USRA project   Jan-16 Apr-16
Brent Staples Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; now Res. Assoc. at Camosun College+Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. May-15 Dec-15
Cameron Anderson USRA summer project B.Sc. UVic; now Professional Referee, WLA and National Lacrosse League May-15 Aug-15
  Chem 398   Jan-17 Apr-17
Caitlin Croft Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now Product Specialist, Longevity Resources Ozone Generators Sep-14 Dec-14
  Chem 398   Jan-15 Apr-15
Lance Bai Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now Product Development Specialist, Aurora Biomed, Vancouver Sep-14 Dec-14
  Chem 398   Jan-15 Apr-15
  Chem 499 Honours Thesis   Sep-15 Apr-16
Rachel Kratofil Work Study B.Sc. UVic; now M.Sc. Immun., U of Calgary Sep-14 Apr-15
Andrew Roberts (joint w/ McIndoe) Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; now Medical Student, UBC Sep-14 Apr-15
Lauren Voss Chem 298 Unknown May-14 Aug-14
  Chem 398   Sep-14 Dec-14
  Chem 398   Jan-15 Apr-15
Nishant Prashar Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; Clinical Research Intern at BC Cancer Agency; now Medical Student, SUNY Stony Brook May-14 Aug-14
  Chem 398   Sep-14 Dec-14
  Chem 398   Jan-15 Apr-15
Robert Flemmer Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now Ph.D. student, MUN Neuroscience (Vanderluit lab) May-14 Aug-14
  Work Study   Sep-14 Apr-15
  Chem 398   May-15 Aug-15
Melissa Starke Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now an at-home parent May-14 Aug-14
  Chem 398   Sep-14 Dec-14
  Chem 398   Jan-15 Apr-15
  SURA + BCPN summer project   May-15 Aug-15
  Chem 398   Sep-15 Dec-15
  Chem 398   Jan-16 Apr-16
  BCPN summer project   May-16 Aug-16
  Chem 398   Sep-16 Dec-16
Nuo Liang  Work Study B.Sc. UVic; Direct Care Worker, Brain Trauma Jan-14 Apr-14
Kevin Wakelin Work Study Unknown Jan-14 Apr-14
Brenden Kilpatrick Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; Pharm.D., UBC. Jan-14 Apr-14
Max Legg Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; Ph.D. studies, UVic Biochem (Evans lab) Jan-14 Apr-14
Justin Velletta  Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; then M.Sc. in Radiopharmaceutical chemistry, Uppsala, Sweden; then Pharm. D. UBC Jan-14 Aug-14
Nicholas Sinclair  Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; now Res. Assoc., Genome BC Proteomics Centre Jan-14 Aug-14
Princess Lafeyette  Work Study unknown Sep-13 Dec-13
Kyle Irvine  Co-op work term B.Sc. UVic; Res. Assoc. at Genome BC Proteomics Centre; now Medical Student, UBC Sep-13 Mar-14
Noah Fagen Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; Business Development – Investors Group; now studying for B.Ed., UBC. Sep-13 Apr-14
Amarjot Dev USRA summer project B.Sc. UVic; Dentistry school, UBC May-13 Aug-13
  Bioc 499 Honours Thesis   Sep-13 Apr-14
  Chem 399   May-14 Aug-14
Janessa Li SURA summer project B.Sc. UVic; Intern, Princess Margaret Stem Cell Biology;then Res. Assoc., Centre for Drug Research and Development, Vancouver; now Res. Assoc. II, Protein Engineering, Zymeworks May-13 Aug-13
  Chem 398   Sep-13 Dec-13
  Chem 498   Jan-14 Apr-14
  USRA and BCPN summer proj.   May-14 Aug-14
  BCMB 499 Honours Thesis   Sep-14 Apr-15
  Chem 398   Jan-16 Apr-16
  Lab volunteer   May-16 Sep-16
Jorge Peña (exch.) MITACS exch. student (Mexico) Biotechnology degree, Monterrey, Mexico; now studying Ph.D. In Med. Micro. Immunology at UBC (Finlay group) May-13 Aug-13
Kelly Turner  Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now M.Sc. Med. Genetics UBC (Jiang group) Jan-13 Apr-13
Samuel Hogman Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now Medical Student, UBC Jan-13 Apr-13
Brian Turnham  Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now Analytical Chemist at Tata Global Beverages, Comox, BC Jan-13 Apr-13
  Chem 398   Sep-13 Dec-13
  Chem 398   Jan-14 Apr-14
Benny Sio Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; Pharm.D., UBC. Sep-12 Apr-13
Derek Reay (joint w/ Berg) Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; Chemist at Axys Analytical; now Radiopharmaceutical Chemist at BC Cancer Agency Sep-12 Apr-13
Taylor Quon Bioc 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; Pharm.D. UBC Sep-12 Apr-13
  Junior research associate   May-13 Sep-13
Trevor Henderson  Chem 298 B.Sc. UVic; Intern at Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer, U de Montréal; Res. Assoc., U of A Centre of Excellence for Inflammation and Immunity; now Medical student, RCSI, Ireland. May-12 Aug-12
  Chem 398   Sep-12 Dec-12
  Chem 398   Jan-13 Apr-13
  Chem 398   May-13 Sep-13
  Chem 398   Sep-13 Dec-13
  Chem 398   Jan-14 Apr-14
  Chem 398   May-14 Aug-14
  BCMB 499 Honours Thesis   Sep-14 Apr-15
Emma Abrioux USRA summer project B.Sc. UVic; B.Ed. UVic; now chemistry teacher, Oak Bay High School. May-12 Aug-12
  Chem 398   Sep-12 Dec-12
  Chem 398   Jan-13 Apr-13
  Chem 498   May-13 Sep-13
Marie Malone Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; Ph.D. studies at Scripps Florida (Paegel group) May-12 Dec-12
Krystyn Dubicki Chem 298 B.Sc. UVic; Scientific Assistant, UVic BCMB; Scientific assistant, VIU, Nanaimo; now Ph.D. Student at U of Iowa (Williams group) Jan-11 Apr-11
  Chem 398   May-11 Aug-11
  Chem 398   Sep-11 Dec-11
  Chem 398   Jan-12 Apr-12
  Chem 398   May-12 Aug-12
  Work study   Sep-12 Dec-12
  Chem 398   Jan-13 Apr-13
  Chem 499 Honours Thesis   Sep-13 Apr-14
Scott Roebuck  Work study B.Sc. UVic; now studying Ph.D. in Earth and Ocean Sciences Sep-11 Apr-12
Melanie Fontaine  Chem 298 Unknown Jan-12 Apr-12
James Piers Chem 298 B.Sc. UVic; Res. Assoc., McIndoe group UVic;  Jan-12 Apr-12
T. Hirkala-Schaefer Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now Ph.D. student at UBC (Andersen group) May-12 Aug-12
Lance Shaver Chem 298 B.Sc. UVic; now MPH student at Memorial University May-12 Aug-12
J. McFarlane (joint w/ Paci) Junior research associate B.Sc. UVic; now Ph.D. Student at UVic (Paci group) May-12 Aug-12
Graham Garnett Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; M.Sc. in Hof group; Res. Assoc. at Kairos, Inc.; now Scientist at Zymeworks, Vancouver May-10 Dec-10
Nikita Kuklev Work study Unknown Sep-10 Apr-11
C. Michael Hamilton Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; Res. Assoc. at CFRI Vancouver; M.Sc., SFU (Young lab); now Ph.D. Studies at SFU (Young lab) Sep-10 Apr-11
Rebecca Courtemanche SURA summer project B.Sc. UVic; M.Sc studies at U of Toronto (Yudin lab); Research Associate at BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Research Coordinator, BCCH May-10 Aug-10
  Chem 499 Honours Thesis   Jan-11 Aug-11
  Junior research associate   May-12 Aug-12
Manuel Ma USRA summer project B.Sc. UVic; Pharm.D., UBC. May-10 Aug-10
  Chem 499 Honours Thesis   May-11 Dec-11
Brendan Snarr Chem 498 B.Sc. UVic; Ph.D. studies at McGill in Molecular Mycology (Sheppard lab) Jan-10 Apr-10
  Junior research associate   May-10 Jul-10
Kathleen Genge Work study B.Sc. UVic; then Radiochemist, TRIUMF, now Cyclotron operator, TRIUMF, Vancouver Sep-09 Apr-10
Nigel Burke USRA summer project B.Sc. Biology, McGill; then B.Sc. Physics, UVic; then Grad studies in Mathematics, Cambridge May-09 Aug-09
Ben Farnell Co-op work term B.Sc. UVic; M.Sc. Univ. of Lethbridge(Abbot lab), now Alberta Ministry of Health,  May-09 Aug-09
Kim Osten Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; Ph.D. studies at UBC (Mehrkhodavandi lab) Jan-09 Aug-09
Catherine Jones Co-op work term B.Sc. UVic; then Research Associate, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, Vancouver, BC Sep-08 Dec-08
  Chem 499 Honours Thesis   Jan-09 Aug-09
Brandin Lilgert Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; then Bicycle designer for MEC; then UBC Nursing; then Trauma Nurse in Vancouver Jan-08 Aug-08
Greg Gibson Junior research associate B.Sc. UVic; Ph.D. U of Toronto (Seferos lab); post-doc UBC (MacLachlan lab) Jan-08 Apr-08
  USRA summer project   May-08 Aug-08
Sayuri Friedland Co-op work term B.Sc. McGill (Cosa group); MD, McGill. Sep-07 Dec-07
Gisella Ramon-Brown SURA summer project  B.Sc. UVic; Worked as a chemist at LifeLabs; then D.C. Univ. of Western States; now Chiropractor, Nanaimo, BC May-07 Aug-07
  Chem 499 Honours Thesis   Sep-07 Apr-08
  USRA summer project   May-08 Aug-08
Nicole Fowler Chem 498 B.Sc. UVic; Research Associate: Gilead, Edmonton, AB Jan-07 Apr-07
Amanda Whiting Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; Ph.D. in Hof group, now post-doc at NIH Center for Cancer Research, Bethesda (F. Bernal lab) Sep-06 Apr-07
  USRA summer project   May-07 Aug-07
Sandra Ferreira Chem 498 B.Sc. UVic; M.Sc. U of Ottawa (Robert Ben); most recently a Chemist at CIBER-BBN in Spain. Sep-06 Dec-06
Olga Sarytcheva Junior research associate B.Sc. UVic; M.Sc. (Reg Mitchell/Natia Frank), UVic Jan-06 Apr-07
Aaron McKie Junior research associate B.Sc., then B.Ed. UVic Jan-06 Apr-06
Soizic Wadge Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; M.Sc. SFU (N. Branda lab); Lab Instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University; now Faculty member at BCIT Sep-05 Apr-06
Timothy Chow Chem 498 B.Sc. UVic; then Res. Assoc. at Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA; then Ph.D. studies at UBC Pharmacology Sep-05 Dec-05
Devin Mahnke Junior research associate B.Sc. UVic; M.Sc. UC Berkeley (John Arnold); M.Sc. U Calgary (Neuroscience); now Analytical Chemist at Traditional Medicinals, San Francisco Jul-05 Apr-06
  Chem 499 Honours Thesis   Sep-06 Apr-07

Past post-docs and research associates

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Name Position Current/last known location
Mark Grasdal RA Medical student, U of Calgary
Michael Gignac RA Res. Assoc., Stressmarq Biosciences
Aman Dheri RA MSc in Biostatistics, U of Ottawa
Cory Beshara PDF Professor, Univ. of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford
Subrata Jana PDF Professor, Dr. CV Raman University, India
Jill Murray PDF CBCF Fellow, BC Cancer Agency, now with Ministry of Health, Victoria, BC
Hannah Lishman RA M.Sc. in Epidemiology, Imperial College London, UK; then Research Associate, Imperial College London Health Protection Unit; then Grad studies in Clinical Medicine, Imperial College London
Sarah Douglas RA Nursing degree, now LPN, Vancouver
Bryan Koivisto PDF Professor, Ryerson Univ., Toronto