Hof Lab Team

Bio

Fraser was raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, child of a 12th-generation French-Canadian settler parent and a post-war Dutch immigrant parent. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Alberta in 1998. He received his Ph.D. in supramolecular chemistry from The Scripps Research Institute while working 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. He also loves to open doors for students to explore new walks of life and expand into new areas of science. Fraser takes his greatest pleasures from family, students, writing, strong coffee, and soccer.

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
2011-2021 Canada Research Chair in Supramolecular and Medicinal Chemistry
2011-2016 Associate Professor, UVic Chemistry
2016-present Professor, UVic Chemistry
2019-2020 Associate Director, Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technology
2020-present Director, Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technology
Awards

2018 UVic Faculty of Science Research Excellence Award
2017 Intellisyn Pharma Research Excellence Award, Canadian Society for Chemistry
2016–2021 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
2011–2016 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

Alana Babcock

Ph.D. student
B.Sc. Microbiology, UVic

Bio

Alana obtained an honours degree in microbiology at the University of Victoria. She completed her undergraduate thesis in the dark science of x-ray crystallography where she developed a love for protein engineering. In her free time, Alana teaches yoga to seniors and volunteers with a non-profit society which provides fitness support to people with physical disabilities. These experiences solidified her respect and passion for scientific research and public health; she hopes to apply the skills she learns in her master’s degree towards her career vision of becoming a physician-scientist.

Juan Diáz

M.Sc. Student
B.Sc. Chemistry, University of the Andes, Bogota, Columbia

Bio

Juan Diaz is from Colombia where he obtained his degree in chemistry from the University of the Andes. Born and raised in Bogota, he found an interest for drug discovery during his studies and has now come to UVic to work on the synthesis and screening of guest-sensing molecules for his Master´s. Proper of a chemist who likes to mix things, he has an interest for cocktail-making and is a certified bartender. He also built his own gaming PC, that should tell you how much he likes video games.

Anton Kliuchynskyi

M.Sc. Student
B.Sc. Chemistry, Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Bio

Anton is from Kyiv, Ukraine, where he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the Chemical Faculty of the Institute of High Technologies of Schevchenko National University, Kyiv. He first visited our lab in 2019 as a part of Mitacs Globalink Research Internship and after finishing his studies in Ukraine decided to join us again in pursuit of an M.Sc. at UVic. Has a great interest in organic and supramolecular chemistry, and is also interested in quantum chemistry, physics and mathematics. Anton enjoys playing computer games and watching art-house movies.

Joana Krämer

Ph.D. Student (visiting from Germany)
M.Sc. Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Bio

Joana was born in Stuttgart, Germany and is an exchange Ph.D. student from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, where she also obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemistry. She joined the Biedermann group at KIT for her Ph.D. in 2019, in which she focuses on the development of new cucurbituril-based chemosensors for the detection of small biomolecules. As part of the MITACS exchange program she is spending a semester at UVic, and in her free time she enjoys hiking and exploring new places.

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.

Kirsten Sinclair

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

Bio

Kirsty completed 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.

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

Ph.D. student
B.Sc. Chemistry, UVic

Bio

Chelsea is currently completing her Ph.D. 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.

Karisma Basi

Research Undergrad

Bio

Karisma was born in Victoria, B.C. and has lived here all her life. She is currently in her third year of her B.Sc. in Chemistry for the Medical Sciences. She has an interest in drugs and addictions and is currently helping research the biological applications of supramolecular hosts. She enjoys reading and playing field hockey in her spare time.

Sarah Bryan

Research Undergrad

Bio

Sarah is currently finishing her undergraduate at UVic and is working towards her B.Sc., majoring in chemistry for the medical sciences. She is interested in organic synthesis, and it’s applications to biology and medicinal sciences. Sarah has lived in Victoria her whole life, and loves road trips, running, and spending time with her dogs Maggy and Ernie.

Shaeleen Mihalynuk

Research undergrad

Bio

Nils Dosaj Mikkelsen

Work study – computer science

Bio

Nils is a former Juno nominated professional musician who grew up in the Okanagan. He’s currently in his last semester of UVic’s combined computer science and statistics undergraduate program. He spends his free time cooking, reading, playing piano and watching Formula One.

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.

Ethan Phillips

Research undergrad

Bio

Ethan is from Kamloops, BC and is currently a fifth-year student in Chemistry for the Medical Sciences. He became fascinated with medicinal chemistry in his time at UVic and would like to pursue it further. When not in the lab, he swims competitively on the UVic Vikes varsity team. He also enjoys cooking, baking and playing piano in his spare time.

Macy Preston

Research undergrad

Bio
Macy is an undergraduate student at University of Victoria who is nearing the completion of her B.Sc. in Chemistry. She is passionate about medicinal chemistry and is keen to further her education. Macy grew up in Victoria and loves to spend as much time on the beach as possible; especially with an ice coffee in her hand. Even though she doesn’t have pets of her own, she is more than happy to spoil yours.

Austia Puckett

Research undergrad

Bio

Austia is an undergraduate student studying Chemistry at the University of Victoria and is excited to have joined the Hof group for research experience through the summer and an honours research project throughout her final semesters at UVic. She grew up on Vancouver island and in her free time loves hiking and mountain biking with her dog, and playing boardgames too nerdy to mention.

Past grad students

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Student Degree Journey
     
Juan Pablo Diaz Duran MSc Bogota, Columbia >> BSc Universidad de los Andes >> ongoing MSc in Hof group
Joana Krämer PhD (visiting) Stuttgart, Germany >> M.Sc., KIT >> PhD visitor Hof group >> ongoing PhD studies, KIT, Germany
Kirsten Sinclair MSc Nanaimo, BC >> BSc Chem UVic >> RA Hof group >> ongoing MSc in Hof group
Anton Kliuchynkskyi MSc Kyiv, Ukraine >> exchange undergrad in Hof group >> BSc Taras Shevchenko Univ. >> ongoing student in Hof group
Alana Babcock MSc Sidney, BC >> BSc Microbiology UVic >> ongoing student in Hof group
Chelsea Wilson MSc Central Saanich, BC >> BSc UVic >> ongoing PhD in Hof group
Allison Selinger PhD Fordwich, ON >> BSc Biochem, Queen’s U. >> ongoing PhD in Hof group
Arthur Altunc MSc (visiting) MSc, RU Nijmegen, Netherlands >> MSc visitor Hof group >> now PhD studies at UCSD
Bianca Kamba PhD (visiting) Cologne, Germany >> BSc Mol. Biol. Westphalian U of Applied Sciences >> PhD visitor Hof group >> ongoing PhD studies, University of Duisberg-Essen, Germany.
Charlotte Dewar MSc Vancouver >> BSc Biochem UVic >> MSc Hof group >> Research Associate, StemCell Technologies, Vancouver
Zoey Warmerdam PhD Heemskerk, Netherlands >> exchange undergrad in Hof group >> BSc Chem, U. of Applied Sciences Leiden, Netherlands >> ongoing PhD in Hof group
Meagan Beatty PhD Maple Ridge, BC >> BSc U of Fraser Valley >> PhD Hof group >> Postdoc in systems chemistry, University of Groningen, Netherlands (Otto lab)
Alok Shaurya PhD Varanasi and Patna, India >> Integrated MSc, IISER Kolkata >> PhD Hof group >> Postdoc in supramolecular therapeutics, University of Maryland (Isaacs lab)
Natalia Milosevich PhD Halifax, NS >> BSc Chem and Neuroscience Dalhousie >> PhD Hof group >> Postdoc in chemical biology, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA (Cravatt and Erb labs)
Chakri Simhadri PhD BSc Andhra Pradesh Univ., India >> Scientist, GVK Biosciences >> PhD Hof group >> Postdoc in materials chemistry, UVic (Wulff group) >> Scientist, Zamboni Chem, Montreal
Ronan Hanley (co-sup Wulff) PhD Montreal, QC >> BSc McGill >> PhD Hof/Wulff groups >> Postdoc in epigenetics and medicinal chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill (Frye lab) >> Scientist, C4 Therapeutics, Watertown, MA
Wei Li MSc MSc Hof group >> PhD studies at UVic Biochemistry (Evans lab)
Jorge Borges-González PhD (visiting) Tenerife, Spain >> PhD visitor Hof group >> PhD Universidad de La Laguna, Spain (Martín lab)
Sara Tabet MSc BSc UVic >> MSc Hof group >> Research Associate, O’Brien lab, UVic >> Business Dev. Director, Medisave Pharmacies >> Pharmaceutical Industry Consultant, Pharmaris Canada
Graham Garnett MSc BSc UVic >> MSc Hof group >> Research Associate, Kairos Therapeutics, Vancouver; now Associate Scientist, Zymeworks, Vancouver
Kevin Allen (co-sup Berg) PhD Maple Ridge, BC >> BSc UVic >> PhD Berg/Hof groups >> Postdoc in synthetic radiochemistry, U of Sask. School of Pharmacy (Krol lab) >> Research Scientist, University of Saskatchewan
Kevin Daze PhD Pitt Meadows, BC >> BSc SFU >> PhD Hof group >> Postdoc in molecular epigenetics, Max Planck Inst. for Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany (Jenuwein lab) >> Scientist at Seattle Genetics
Tom Pinter PhD Vancouver, BC >> BSc SFU >> PhD Hof group >> Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Laval >> Scientist, Paraza Pharma, Montreal
Amanda Whiting PhD Cowichan, BC >> BSc UVic >> PhD Hof group >> Postdoc, NIH Center for Cancer Research, Bethesda (Bernal lab) >> Now pursuing and coaching competitive weightlifting
Florent Pineux MSc (visiting) Belgium >> PhD visitor Hof group >> PhD studies at U of Namur, Belgium (Bonifazi lab); now QA Supervisor at GSK Belgium
Sam Minaker MSc Kitimat, BC >> BSc St. FX >> MSc Hof group >> M.D. at UBC >> Opthalmologist in Toronto
Cindy Wang PhD BSc Wuhan >> PhD Hof group >> Analyst, Province of BC Ministry of Health
Keri McQuinn MSc BSc Guelph >> MSc McIndoe/Hof groups >> Remediation project manager, Imperial Oil, Calgary >> Team Lead, Environmental Services, Imperial Oil, Calgary

Past undergraduates

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Andrea Nguyen Work study ongoing in Hof group Sep-20 Apr-21
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 B.Sc. UVic; now Ph.D. student at Toronto Biomedical Engineering (Khan lab) Sep-19 Apr-20
Claire Hodgson Work Study ongoing in Hof group Sep-19 Apr-20
  Chem 398   Jan-21 Apr-21
Anton Kliuchynskyi MITACS exch. student (Ukraine) B.Sc. Taras Shevchenko Univ. Jun-19 Sep-19
Mahesh Kotana MITACS exch. student (India) ongoing M.Sc. Studies, IISER Bhopal, India May-19 Aug-19
Evan Chen Chem 499 Honours Thesis B.Sc. UVic; now Res. Assoc., Hof group May-19 Dec-19
  Chem 399   Jan-20 Apr-20
Toni Sikkema Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic; now M.Sc. Student, U Calgary (Heyne lab) Jan-19 Apr-19
Kirsten Sinclair Chem 499 Honours Thesis ongoing in Hof group Sep-20 Apr-21
  Work Study   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 B.Sc. UVic; now Medical Student, UBC 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); then Res. Assoc Cuprous Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; now M.Sc. Pharm. Sci. at UBC (Bally lab)  Jan-17 Apr-17
      Sep-17 Dec-17
Savannah Gellner Chem 398 B.Sc. UVic, current location unknown 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; then M.Sc. Studies U Ottawa; now Epidemiologist at BC Centres for Disease Control 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; then Product Development Specialist, Aurora Biomed; then M.Res. Drug Discovery, Imperial College London 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; then Res. Assoc., Genome BC Proteomics Centre; now Medical Student, UBC 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
Alok Shaurya PDF Post-doc, U. Maryland, Isaacs lab
Kirsty Sinclair RA MSc student, Hof group
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