Lab Alumni

Thank you to everyone who has worked in the lab. We mention our former members here.  If you don’t see your name, or the information is incorrect please, send us an email: assistant (at) hancocklab (dot) com to let us know what you’re up to.

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  • Thalia I. Nicas

    Years in Lab:

    1978-82

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Retired - Previously Eli Lilly & Company, IN

  • Barbara Angus

    Years in Lab:

    1980-86

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Living in Ontario, Canada

  • Lucy Mutharia

    Years in Lab:

    1980-84

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

  • Bernadette Mah (Loh)

    Years in Lab:

    1981-84

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

  • Richard Darveau

    Years in Lab:

    1981-84

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • R. Keith Poole

    Years in Lab:

    1981-86

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

  • Richard Moore

    Years in Lab:

    1983-86

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Wendy A. Woodruff

    Years in Lab:

    1983-88

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Not known.

  • Joseph Lam

    Years in Lab:

    1984

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Tom Parr

    Years in Lab:

    1984-86

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Angus Bell

    Years in Lab:

    1984-89

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Trinity College Dublin (Associate Professor)

  • Janet Kluftinger

    Years in Lab:

    1984-89

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    U. British Columbia (Biology Sessional Lecturer)

  • Lynn Moore

    Years in Lab:

    1985-86

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Calgary School District (Science Teacher)

  • Betty Worobec

    Years in Lab:

    1985-87

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Janet Sawyer

    Years in Lab:

    1985-87

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Veterinarian, Ontario

  • Niamh Kelly

    Years in Lab:

    1985-88

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Nancy Martin

    Years in Lab:

    1985-92

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

  • Catherine Ullstrom

    Years in Lab:

    1986-90

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Not known.

  • Kevin Piers

    Years in Lab:

    1987-93

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Singapore American School (Biology & Biotechnology Teacher)

  • Helen Jost

    Years in Lab:

    1988-89

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Karl Erich Jaeger

    Years in Lab:

    1988-89

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf (Professor)

  • Francis Bellido

    Years in Lab:

    1988-91

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Soundbite Medical, Montreal (Chief Financial Officer)

  • Theyne Mork

    Years in Lab:

    1988-92

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Not known.

  • Richard Siehnel

    Years in Lab:

    1985-93

    Position in Lab:

    Research Associate

    Current Location:

    U. Washington (Research Scientist)

  • Eileen Rawling

    Years in Lab:

    1988-95

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Langara College, Vancouver (Instructor)

  • Renee Finnen

    Years in Lab:

    1989-91

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

  • Christine Egli

    Years in Lab:

    1990-92

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Retired - Previously Lonza AG

  • David Cabral

    Years in Lab:

    1990-92

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    BC Children’s Hospital (Clinical Professor, Head, Div. of Rheumatology)

  • Michelle Young-Bellido

    Years in Lab:

    1990-92

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Pharmascience, Montreal (Director of Business Improvement)

  • Rebecca Wong

    Years in Lab:

    1990-95

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    PAREXEL International (Manager, Medical Writing Services)

  • Nedra Karunaratne

    Years in Lab:

    1990-96

    Position in Lab:

    Research Associate

  • Melissa Brown

    Years in Lab:

    1991-93

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Hongjin Huang

    Years in Lab:

    1991-95

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Celera Diagnostics, California (Project Leader)

  • Anand Sukhan

    Years in Lab:

    1991-96

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    U. Manitoba, Dept. of Biology

  • Xiaowen Bina (Liao)

    Years in Lab:

    1991-96

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    U. Pittsburgh (Research Assistant Professor)

  • Maurice Exner

    Years in Lab:

    1991-97

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Abbott Point of Care, Ottawa (Product Development)

  • Gilles Chevalier

    Years in Lab:

    1992-94

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Not known.

  • Geeta Saxena

    Years in Lab:

    1992-94

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Health Canada, Ottawa (Advisor)

  • Manhong Wu

    Years in Lab:

    1993-98

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

  • Bernd Rehm

    Years in Lab:

    1994-95

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Hideyuki Matsuura

    Years in Lab:

    1994-95

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Hokkaido University, Japan (Associate Professor)

  • Eun Hee Lee

    Years in Lab:

    1994-96

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Not known.

  • Shafique Fidai

    Years in Lab:

    1994-96

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Tim Falla

    Years in Lab:

    1994-96

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Rodan & Fields (VP Research and Development)

  • James Bina

    Years in Lab:

    1994-98

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

  • Martina Ochs

    Years in Lab:

    1995-98

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Sanofi Pasteur, France (Director, Project Leader)

  • Kendy Wong

    Years in Lab:

    1994-01

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Living in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Carol Friedrich-Fong

    Years in Lab:

    1995-01

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

  • Matthew McCusker

    Years in Lab:

    1996-98

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Beckman Coulter, Ireland (Senior Manger Clinical Chemistry R&D)

  • Monisha Scott

    Years in Lab:

    1996-98, 1998-02

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student, M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Biotechnology Consultant/Contractor, Portland, Oregon

  • Xiaoyan Jia

    Years in Lab:

    1996-99

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Physician & U. British Columbia (Clinical Assistant Professor)

  • Nick Cheng

    Years in Lab:

    1996-97

    Position in Lab:

    Research Associate

    Current Location:

    Not known.

  • Aleks Patrzykat

    Years in Lab:

    1996-01

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    National Research Council Canada (Director of Strategic Initiatives)

  • Fiona Brinkman

    Years in Lab:

    1996-01

    Position in Lab:

    Research Associate, Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Agnes Kwasnicka

    Years in Lab:

    1997-99

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Deceased 2012. Sadly missed.

  • Lijuan Zhang

    Years in Lab:

    1997-01

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Emma McFarlane

    Years in Lab:

    1998-00

    Position in Lab:

    Research Associate

    Current Location:

    Zymeworks Inc., Vancouver (Senior Patent Agent)

  • Pradeep Nair

    Years in Lab:

    1999-01

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    UBC Development and Alumni Engagement Services (Director, Information Services)

  • Annett Rozek

    Years in Lab:

    1998-03

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • James Jo

    Years in Lab:

    1999-02

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Balfour Collegiate, Saskatchewan (Biology Teacher)

  • Michelle Brazas

    Years in Lab:

    1999-05

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (Program Manager, Informatics and Bio-Computing)

  • Joseph McPhee

    Years in Lab:

    1999-06

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

  • Sandeep Tamber

    Years in Lab:

    1999-06

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Health Canada

  • Donald Davidson

    Years in Lab:

    2000-04

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Shawn Lewwnza

    Years in Lab:

    2000-04

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Dawn Bowdish

    Years in Lab:

    2000-05

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

  • Jon-Paul Powers

    Years in Lab:

    2000-06

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Split Science, Toronto (Owner/President)

  • Elaine Lau

    Years in Lab:

    2001-04

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Caribou Biosciences, San Francisco (Research Associate)

  • Sophie Tremblay-Paquet

    Years in Lab:

    2002-04

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec (Radiologist)

  • David Jung

    Years in Lab:

    2002-04

    Position in Lab:

    Research Technician

    Current Location:

    Transferra Nanosciences, Vancouver (Manager, Extruder Dept.)

  • Neidy Jianhong Gong

    Years in Lab:

    2002-05

    Position in Lab:

    Research Associate

    Current Location:

    Deceased. Sadly missed.

  • Gregory Doho

    Years in Lab:

    2002-06

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    CSRA, Atlanta (Senior Manager)

  • Neeloffer Mookherjee

    Years in Lab:

    2003-08

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Andy Lo

    Years in Lab:

    2003-07

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Living in Hong Kong

  • Kai Hilpert

    Years in Lab:

    2003-07

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    St. George's University of London (Reader in Infection and Immunology)

  • Celine Cosseau

    Years in Lab:

    2004-06

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Universite de Pepignan, France (Assistant Professor)

  • Alexandra Marr

    Years in Lab:

    2004-06

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Living in the Middle East.

  • Yuexin Li

    Years in Lab:

    2004-07

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Vancouver

  • Jie (Jessie) Yu

    Years in Lab:

    2004-06

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Stemcell Technologies, Vancouver (Scientist)

  • Jelena Pistolic

    Years in Lab:

    2004-07

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    EMBL GeneCore, Germany

  • Kelly Brown

    Years in Lab:

    2004-07

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Linda Rehaume

    Years in Lab:

    2004-10

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    U. Queensland, Australia (Postdoc)

  • Sarah Veatch

    Years in Lab:

    2005-06

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • W. James Gooderham

    Years in Lab:

    2005-08

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Physician, Calgary

  • Joerg Overhage

    Years in Lab:

    2005-08

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (Research Group Leader)

  • Matthew Waldbrook

    Years in Lab:

    2005-08

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Xenon Pharmaceuticals, Vancouver (Research Associate)

  • Pamela Hamill

    Years in Lab:

    2005-09

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    BioReliance Ltd., UK (Senior Scientist)

  • Havard Jenssen

    Years in Lab:

    2005-09

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Roskilde University, Denmark (Associate Professor)

  • John Hale

    Years in Lab:

    2006-09

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    BLIS Technologies, NZ (Bus. Dev. Mgr., Scientist, Tech Support)

  • Aaron Wyatt

    Years in Lab:

    2006-08

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Deceased December 2008. Sadly missed.

  • Niall Filewod

    Years in Lab:

    2006-08

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    U. Toronto (Critical Care Fellow)

  • Irith Wiegand

    Years in Lab:

    2006-09

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    AiCuris, Wuppertal, Germany (Research Scientist)

  • Jennifer Gardy

    Years in Lab:

    2006-09

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Kristen (Schurek) Kindrachuk

    Years in Lab:

    2006-10

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    ACS Infectious Diseases (Managing Editor)

  • Anastasia Nijnik (Anastasiya Nyzhnyk)

    Years in Lab:

    2006-11

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Laurence Madera

    Years in Lab:

    2006-12

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Dalhousie University (Postdoctoral Fellow)

  • Shaan Gellatly

    Years in Lab:

    2006-12

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    University of Newcastle, Australia (Research Fellow)

  • Sarah Mullaly

    Years in Lab:

    2007-09

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    BC Caner Agency (Research Development Coordinator)

  • Jason Kindrachuk

    Years in Lab:

    2007-09

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    National Institutes of Health, Washington DC (Staff Scientist)

  • Luis Arroyo Pedrero

    Years in Lab:

    2007-09

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Medical Microbiologist, Murcia, Spain

  • Elena Breidenstein

    Years in Lab:

    2007-12

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Discuva, UK (Research Scientist)

  • Olga Pena

    Years in Lab:

    2007-13

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    U. British Columbia (Research Scientist & Manager)

  • Donna Easton

    Years in Lab:

    2008-10

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Australia (Floor Manager)

  • Shuhua Ma

    Years in Lab:

    2008-11

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Not known.

  • Amy Yeung

    Years in Lab:

    2008-12

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Sanger Institute, UK (Staff Scientist)

  • Erin Nicholls

    Years in Lab:

    2008-12

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Family Physician, Alberta

  • Christopher Fjell

    Years in Lab:

    2008-12

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (Health Research Scientific Data Analyst)

  • Lucia Fernandez-Llamas

    Years in Lab:

    2008-13

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Asturian Institute of Dairy Products, Spain (Postdoc)

  • Feifei Han

    Years in Lab:

    2009-10

    Position in Lab:

    Clinician Scientist

    Current Location:

     Zhejiang Gongshang University (School of Food Science & Bioengineering)

  • Quentin Espinassous

    Years in Lab:

    2009-11

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Miltenyi Biotect (Product Specialist)

  • Laure Magrangeas-Janot

    Years in Lab:

    2009-12

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Centre for Molecular Biophysics, France (Research Associate)

  • Lisa Wong

    Years in Lab:

    2009-13

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Public Health Canada (Laboratory Liaison Technical Officer)

  • Mukesh Pasupuleti

    Years in Lab:

    2010-11

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Central Drug Research Institute, India (Senior Scientist)

  • Patrick Taylor

    Years in Lab:

    2011-14

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    U. Ottawa (Ph. D Student)

  • Fany Reffuveille

    Years in Lab:

    2012-14

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    U. Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France (Lecturer)

  • Matt Mayer

    Years in Lab:

    2007-15

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    U. British Columbia (Medical Student)

  • Nicole Afacan

    Years in Lab:

    2008-16

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Zymeworks, Vancouver (Associate Scientist)

  • Cesar de la Fuente

    Years in Lab:

    2009-15

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    MIT (Postdoc)

  • Ryan Ho

    Years in Lab:

    2011-15

    Position in Lab:

    M.Sc. Student

    Current Location:

    Not known.

  • Jeff (Jianguo) Xia

    Years in Lab:

    2012-14

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    McGill University (Assistant Professor)

  • Maia Benner

    Years in Lab:

    2013-14

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Reed College, Portland Oregon (Postdoc)

  • Patrik Mlynrick

    Years in Lab:

    2013-14

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Palacky University Olomouc (Dept. Microbiology), Czech Republic

  • Alline Castro

    Years in Lab:

    2014

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Petrobras, Brazil (Chemical Engineer)

  • Ashley Hilchie

    Years in Lab:

    2011-15

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Dalhousie U. (Research Associate)

  • Rasmus Jahnsen

    Years in Lab:

    2012-13

    Position in Lab:

    Ph.D Student

    Current Location:

    Novodisk (Medical Writer)

  • Katia Pane

    Years in Lab:

    2014-15

    Position in Lab:

    Graduate Student

    Current Location:

    Research Fellow, Italy

  • Simone Barbosa

    Years in Lab:

    2016

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Veronica Martini

    Years in Lab:

    2016

    Position in Lab:

    Graduate Student

    Current Location:

    Research Internship, Denmark

  • Qian Wang

    Years in Lab:

    2013-14

    Position in Lab:

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Current Location:

    Not known