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Tae-Hee Kim, PhD

Scientist
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program
The Hospital for Sick Children

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Dr. Ramesh Shivdasani lab
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard University

PhD
Dr. Lee Niswander lab
Cornell University/Sloan Kettering Institute

Research interests
I am interested in genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of gastrointestinal development, stem cells and diseases.

Other interests
I love skiing and biking in the mountains and traveling.

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Abilasha Rao, B.Sc.

PhD Candidate
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto

Education

BSc
Honours Biology Co-operative Program
University of Waterloo

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding the mechanisms involved in the development and maintenance of the gastrointestinal stem cell niche.

Other Interests

I enjoy spending time with my dogs by the beautiful lake, chasing newer and faster roller coasters and travelling to new places.

Meryem Baghdadi
Meryem Baghdadi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
The Hospital for Sick Children

Education

PhD
Dr. Shahragim Tajbakhsh Lab
Institut Pasteur Paris
Université Sorbonnes Pierre et Marie Curie, France

Research Interests

My research focuses on the role of enteric nervous system in intestine homeostasis and inflammation.

Other Interests

Travelling the world, taste ethnic food, undersea scuba diving; Zumba dance and musicals.

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Ji-Eun Kim, DVM, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program
The Hospital for Sick Children

Education

PhD
Dr. Myung-Haing Cho lab
Seoul National University
DVM
Seoul National University

Research interests
I am interested in immune cell function in gut development and disease.

Other interests
I love traveling and photography.

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Ryan Smith, B.Sc.

PhD Candidate
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto

Education

BSc
Dr. Nusha Keyghobadi lab
The University of Western Ontario

International Exchange
Leeds University

Research Interests

My research examines the key transcription factors and epigenetic modifications regulating stomach development.

Other Interests

I’m passionate about travelling, food, and spending time outdoors.

Adrian Loe, B.Sc.

PhD Candidate
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto

Education

BSc (Honours)
University of Toronto

Research Interests

The epigenetic regulations involved in gastric cancer and development.

Other Interests

Listening to music and eating food.

Jung-Eun Kim, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
The Hospital for Sick Children

Education

PhD and MSc
Dr. Yoon-Jae Song lab
Gachon University, South Korea

Research Interests

I am interested in virus-mediated genetic/epigenetic regulation in cancer progression

Other Interests

I love drawing, listening to music, watching movies and traveling

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Roshane Francis, B.Sc.

PhD Candidate
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto

Education

BSc
University of Toronto

Research Interests

My research interests are to explore the transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms directing gastric development, and to use these insights to understand gastric cancer initiation.

Other Interests

Besides science, I love anything musical, going on cottage trips and trying out new cuisines.