Donini Lab

People

Andrew Donini

Principal Investigator

H. B. Sc., University of Toronto Mississauga 1998

PhD., University of Toronto Mississauga 2003

PostDoc, McMaster University 2004-2007

Sima Jonusaite

Research Assistant

M.Sc., Ph.D. York University; NSERC PDF

Advanced research on the physiology of aquatic invertebrates

Britney Picinic

PhD Candidate

H. B.Sc. York University, 2019

Hormonal regulation of aquaporins in osmoregulatory organs of mosquitoes.

Britney’s thesis is co-supervised with Dr. Jean-Paul Paluzzi

Celeste Giedroyc

Research Assistant

B.Sc. Candidate


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS THAT HAVE WORKED IN THE LAB

Heath MacMillan Banting PDF September 2015 to June 2017; Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Carleton University

Helen Chasiotis PDF from September 2013 to August 2015; Current Position: Advanced Imaging Specialist, Nikon Instruments

Lisa Robertson PDF from October 2012 to September 2013; Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, York University

GRADUATE STUDENTS THAT HAVE GRADUATED FROM THE LAB

Sydney Silver Withdrew from Masters May 2022

Elia Greico Guardian Masters Completed May 2021. (NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship 2019)

Andrea Durant PhD Completed March 2021 with High Distinction and Nomination for Thesis Prize. (CSZ Holeton Award 2017; 2nd Place CEPS Scholander Award 2017; Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2018; UTSC Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021; NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2021) Current Position: NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Marine Biology and Ecology, University of Miami-Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Laura Ana Cuciureanu Withdrew from Masters Spring 2020; CSZ 2019 Holeton Award Recipient

Fargol Nowghani Masters Completed August 2019 with High Distinction and Nomination for a Thesis Prize. (CSZ 2018 H.I. Battle Award; Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2017; NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship 2018) Current Position: Dental School, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Lidiya Misyura Masters Completed June 2018 with High Distinction and Nomination for a Thesis Prize. (Vernon Oliver Stong Scholarship 2017; Offered an Ontario Graduate PhD Scholarship 2018; Offered an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship PhD 2018) Current Postion: Medical Research Project Manager Bayer Pharmaceutical

Gil Yerushalmi Masters Completed June 2018 with High Distinction and Nomination for Thesis Prize. (NSERC Graduate Scholarship 2017; Vernon Oliver Stong Scholarship 2017) Current Position: Medical School Toronto

Sima Jonusaite PhD Completed December 2016 with High Distinction and Nomination for Thesis Prize, Co-supervised with Dr. Scott Kelly; (Ontario Graduate Scholarships 2014 to 2017); NSERC PDF 2020; Current Position: Research Assistant York University

Hina Akhter Masters Completed March 2015

Adrian Ionescu Masters Completed September 2014; Current Position: Sessional Lecturer University of Guelph

Jesmila Marusalin Masters Completed May 2012 with High Distinction; Current Position: Nurse

Azadeh Nasirian Masters Completed October 2011

Elsie Tachie-Mensah Masters Completed July 2011; Co-supervised with Dr. Suraj Unniappan; Current Position: MD Internal Medicine Rochester MN

Hang Nguyen Masters Completed November 2010 with High Distinction (NSERC Graduate Scholarship 2009)

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS THAT HAVE GRADUATED FROM THE LAB

Shivangi Kwatra Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2022

Karla Perdomo Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2022

Talha Khan Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed May 2020

Jennifer Im Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2019

Parth Palanpurwala Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2019

Amanda Jass Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2018 (NSERC USRA 2017)

Elia Grieco-Guardian Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2018

Vlad Yakobov Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2018

Lidiya Misyura Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2016. Awards: a) Ontario Biology Day 2016 Best Oral Presentation in Cellular and Molecular Biology. b) AGSBS Dean's Honours Thesis Award 2016.

Gil Yerushalmi Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2016

Jonathan Tebbi NSERC USRA Completed Summer 2015

Adil Qadari Research at York Completed Summer 2015

Rida Bukhari Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2013

Melika Zadeh Tahmasebi Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2013

Shayan Ezatollahpour Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed December 2012

Yonatan Muyal Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2012

Olimpia Del Duca Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2011. Awards: Ontario Biology Day 2011 Best Oral Presentation in Physiology and Toxicology.

Asma Ali Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2011

Sima Jonusaite Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2010

Adrian Ionescu Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed December 2010

Jesmila Marusalin Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed August 2009

Marjan Naeeni Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed August 2009

Azza Ramadan Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2009

Garghi Dhora Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2009

Rafael Bayramgalin Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed December 2008

Hang Nguyen Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed August 2008

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