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

Helen Chasiotis

Research Associate

PhD

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

Sydney Silver

MSc Candidate

BSc. St. Francis Xavier University, 2019

Molecular identification of ion transport mechanisms in papillae of midge larvae.

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


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: Research Associate, University of Toronto

Lisa Robertson PDF from October 2012 to September 2013; Current Position: Teaching Support Instructor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.

GRADUATE STUDENTS THAT HAVE GRADUATED FROM THE LAB

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: UTSC Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto Scarborough.

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: Candidate for Masters of Management of Innovation, Toronto; Medical Research Intern 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) Current Position: PostDoc The University of Utah

Hina Akhter Masters Completed March 2015

Adrian Ionescu Masters Completed September 2014; Current Position: PhD Candidate, Laurier

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: Medical School

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

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS THAT HAVE GRADUATED FROM THE LAB

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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