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MARY-ELLEN HARPER

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology  

University Research Chair in Mitochondrial Bionergetics 

Director (Interim), Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology 

Director of MATRIX (an NSERC-CREATE graduate training program)

Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

JIAN XUAN

Research Technician

Education:

MSc in Biochemistry, University of Ottawa

BSc in Medicine,Guangzhou Medical University, China

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CHANTAL PILEGGI

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Education:

PhD in Health Sciences, University of Auckland

BSc (Honours) in Biological Science, University of Guelph

NIDHI KUKSAL

PhD Candidate

Education:

Msc in Biochemistry, Memorial University

Bachelor of Pharmacy, Nirma University

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MICHEL KANAAN

PhD Student

Education:

MSc in Biology, University of Balamand 

BSc of Earth and Life Sciences, Lebanese University

CLAIRE FONG-MCMASTER

Master's Candidate

Education:

BSc (Honours) in Biomedical Sciences, University of Ottawa

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LUKE KENNEDY

Master's Candidate

Education:

BSc Honours Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland

BREANA HOOKS

Master's Candidate

Education:
BSc Honours Biochemistry, Minor in Mathematics, University of Ottawa
BSc Honours Biomedical Science, University of Ottawa

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MATTHEW COPE

MD 2025 Candidate, University of Ottawa

BSc in Science, University of Ottawa

 

PREVIOUS TEAM MEMBERS

Graduates, Visiting Students & Researchers

DR. DAVID PATTEN

NINA HADŽIMUSTAFIC

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Harper Lab: 2015-2019

Postdoctoral Fellow* Harper Lab

Current Position: Manager Metabolomics Core, University of Ottawa

Harper Lab: 2018-2020

MSc. in Biochemistry (2020)* Harper Lab

Thesis: Bioenergetic implications of the AMPKg3 R225W mutation in human muscle

Current position: MD 2024 Candidate, University of Toronto

DR. GEORGES KANAAN

GAGANVIR PARMAR

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Harper Lab: 2013-2017

PhD in Biochemistry (2018)* Harper Lab

Thesis title: Mitochondrial Dysfunction: From Mouse Myotubes to Human Cardiomyocytes

Current Position: Coordinator at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Harper Lab: 2018-2021

MSc in Biochemistry (2021)* Harper Lab
Thesis: Protein Factors Regulating Mitochondrial Respiratory Supercomplexes
Current position: MD 2025 Candidate, University of Toronto