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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)

JIAN XUAN

Research Technician

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CHANTAL PILEGGI

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

NIDHI KUKSAL

PhD Candidate

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MICHEL KANAAN

PhD Student

CLAIRE FONG-MCMASTER

Master's Candidate

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LUKE KENNEDY

Master's Candidate

DHANUDDARA MOHOTTALAGE

MD/PhD Candidate

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MATTHEW COPE

MD 2025 Candidate, University of Ottawa

CHARBEL KARAM

Honours Student, University of Ottawa

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STEPHANIE MYERS

Honours Student, University of Ottawa

 

PREVIOUS TEAM MEMBERS

Graduates, Visiting Students & Researchers

BREANA HOOKS

DR. DAVID PATTEN

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Harper Lab: 2019-2022

MSc in Biochemistry (2022)*Harper Lab

Thesis: Immunometabolic Factors Associated with Variations in Body Composition and Exercise Response in Diet-Sensitive and Diet-Resistant Women with Obesity

Current position: Masters Candidate, Physiotherapy, McMaster University 

Harper Lab: 2015-2019

Postdoctoral Fellow* Harper Lab

Current Position: Manager Metabolomics Core, University of Ottawa

NINA HADŽIMUSTAFIC

DR. GEORGES KANAAN

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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

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

GAGANVIR PARMAR

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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