Member, College of the Royal Society of Canada
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, Molecular Architecture of Life
Senior Scientist, Program in Molecular Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
Associate Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Immunology, University of Toronto
Lab Interests: I’m interested in effector functions of antibody responses to infectious diseases, especially with regard to how structure influences function, and how these functions can be engineered to improve antibody responses and develop better vaccines and therapeutics.
Hometown: Dunedin, New Zealand.
Other interests/hobbies: I love cooking, baking (and sharing!), travelling, hiking – especially places my dog is allowed, and spending time with friends and family.
Lab Interests: I am interested in applying cell culture and protein purification techniques to help ongoing efforts towards the structural and biophysical characterization of B cell surface receptors with the ultimate goal to develop novel vaccine adjuvants, as well as improve blood cancer treatments.
Hometown: Beijing, China.
Other interests/hobbies: Aside from work, my hobbies are swimming, hiking and picnicking with family and friends.
Lab Interests: I am interested in characterizing antibody-antigen interactions using X-ray crystallography and other structural biology techniques to inform the design of more effective Malaria transmission blocking vaccines.
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Other interests/hobbies: Outside of the lab, I enjoy reading, traveling, watching/ playing sports, being outside, and spending time with my friends and family.
Lab Interests: I am interested in using nanoparticles as a platform to engage and cross-link B cell receptors to instruct antibody longevity in the context of a malaria vaccine.
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Other interests/hobbies: I love traveling – especially to destinations favorable to scuba diving! I also love partaking in science outreach activities within the Faculty of Medicine.
Lab Interests: I am interested in applying cryoEM and X-ray crystallography approaches to obtain a better understanding of B-cell activation in response to pathogens.
Hometown: Swidnica, Poland.
Other interests/hobbies: I enjoy nature and travelling.
Lab interests: I am interested in using structural biology techniques to characterize antibody-antigen complexes, in order to guide the development of more efficacious vaccines. I want to further understand the structure-function relationship of antibodies, and how it can be engineered to better protect against infectious disease.
Hometown: Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Other interests/hobbies: Reading, running, and other activities such as hiking, rock climbing or playing sports.
Lab Interests: I am interested in utilizing X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, and other biophysical techniques to characterize the interactions between antibodies and Plasmodium antigens that have the potential to reduce malaria infectivity.
Hometown: Kingsport, Tennessee, United States.
Other interests/hobbies: I enjoy cooking, reading, doing yoga, and spending time outdoors.
Lab Interests: I am interested in studying (1) the immunological, functional and structural basis of antigen-antibody interaction with respect to viral pathogens; (2) Using nanoparticle technology to develop efficacious vaccines and therapeutics against viral pathogens.
Other interests/hobbies: Reading, Cooking, Sketching, Painting.
Lab Interests: I am interested in developing an oncology therapeutic using protein-based nanoparticles to better target cancerous cells at different maturation stages.
Hometown: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
Other interests/hobbies: I love travelling and exploring the world, especially to see the wondrous sights that nature has to offer. I also enjoy reading, running, hiking, playing the piano and spending time with family and friends.
Lab Interests: I want to support ongoing efforts towards the design and characterization of novel protein antigens with the ultimate goal to develop vaccine technologies against malaria using Molecular Biology, Protein Biochemistry and Biophysical techniques.
Hometown: Manizales, Colombia.
Other interests/hobbies: Hiking, ice skating, traveling and spending time with my family.
Lab Interests: I am interested in understanding the molecular architecture and function of T/B cell co-receptors with the ultimate goal of applying this knowledge to the development of effective immunotherapies.
Hometown: Vitoria, Spain.
Other interests/hobbies: I like outdoor activities. Everything that has to do with getting in contact with nature and enjoying nice landscapes. Besides, I love traveling, discovering new places and hanging out with my family and friends.
Lab Interests: My research interests focus on the design of vaccine platforms using protein based nanoparticles, to better elicit an immune response to difficult pathogens. I am interested in determining how to improve currently available vaccine candidates and examining how interactions with B cell co-receptors can affect vaccine success.
Hometown: Grimsby, Ontario, Canada.
Other interests/hobbies: Outside of the lab, I love to read, be outdoors and spend time with family and friends.
Lab Interests: Development of effective malaria vaccines and delivery platforms using self-assembling nanoparticles.
Hometown: Dar es salaam, Tanzania.
Other interests/hobbies: I enjoy running, soccer, nature, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Lab Interests: I am interested in characterizing the binding of antibodies to malarial antigens, and use this information for structure-guided immunogen design and antibody engineering.
Hometown: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Other Interests/Hobbies: I love swimming, watching movies, reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends. I am also a lifeguard and swim instructor.