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Mary-Ellen Harper

Professor

Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa 

University Research Chair in Mitochondrial Bioenergetics 

Director, Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology 

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

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Jian Xuan

Research Technician

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Chantal Pileggi

Research Associate

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Michel Kanaan 

PhD Candidate

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Claire Fong-McMaster 

PhD Candidate

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Luke Kennedy

PhD Candidate

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Dhanuddara Mohottalage 

MD/PhD Candidate

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Charbel Karam

MSc Candidate

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Stephanie Myers

MSc Candidate

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Matthew Magda

MSc Candidate

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Lillian Abebe

Honour's Student

PREVIOUS TEAM MEMBERS

Graduates, Visiting Students & Researchers

BREANA HOOKS

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GAGANVIR PARMAR

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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: 2018-2021

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

NINA HADŽIMUSTAFIC

DR. DAVID PATTEN

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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: 2015-2019

Postdoctoral Fellow* Harper Lab

Current Position: Medical Science Liaison, Merck

DR. GEORGES KANAAN

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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: Scientific Evaluator, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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