Please bear with us as we update and format the MacNaughton Lab Alumni list


Ben Pinot (Ottawa, 1994-1995)

Gastroenterologist in the US.

Moazzem Hossain (1999-2001)

At last report, Moazzem was working in a lab at the University of Toronto. We lost track of him around 2002.

Michelle Seymour (2000-2002)

Technical writer in the pharmaceutical industry in the UK.

Hongying Wang (2003-2008)

Investigator at the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Oncology

Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing, China

Veronica Swystun (2005-2008)

Manager of Strategic Partnership Programs

Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary

Christina Hirota (2007-2013)

Personalized Medicine Project Coordinator

University of Calgary

Raza Zaheer (2011-2013)

Medical Science Liaison (Respiratory)


Graduate Students

Alexander Aurora, MSc (Ottawa) 1995; MD (University of Lausanne, Switzerland ) 2000

General surgery training (Johns Hopkins Hospital/Sinai Hospital) 2011

General and Bariatric Surgeon, Upper Chesapeake Surgical Associates, Havre de Grace, MD

Tuba Esfandyari, MSc 1999-2001; MD

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Hospital

Samara Freeman, PhD 1998-2002

Associate Director of Business Development Foods for Health Institute, University of California Davis

Michelle Buresi, PhD 2000-2003

Resident, Foothills Hospital, Calgary.

Kristen MacEachern, MSc 2003-2005

Registered Dietitian, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

Jacques van der Merwe, PhD 2004-2008

Post-doctoral Fellow

Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), University of Saskatchewan

Andy Skinn, PhD 2005-2008

Resident (Pediatrics), University of Ottawa

Elaine Chow-Baker, MSc (2006-2008); MBA (2011-2012)

Project Manager, Physician Learning Program, University of Calgary

Christina Ohland, PhD (2006-2012)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Univeristy of Florida

Aman Wadhwani, MSc (2009-2012)

Medical Student, University of Calgary

Mahesha Bandara, MSc (2016-2019)

Undergraduate Students

Tony Calarco (Ottawa, 1994)

Whereabouts unknown

Val Smith (Ottawa, 1995-1996)

Research technician in the Dept. Biochemistry at the University of British Columbia

Jamie Bhamra (summer student, 1996, 1997)

MD (University of Calgary) 2003; FRCSC (University of Ottawa Eye Institute) 2008

Ophthalmologist in Calgary, Alberta.

Aaliya Sabir (summer student 1997)

Medical resident, location unknown

Sonya Lowe (summer student 1998, 1999, 2000)

Medical Resident, location unknown

Gary Davidson (honours project, 1999-2000)

Surgery Resident in Edmonton

Emily Schleihauf (McMaster co-op student, 2001)

English teacher in South Korea.

Nosheen Zaidi (summer student, 2002)

Dentistry student at University of Toronto

Michael Peplowski (HYRS student, 2002, summer student 2003, 2005, 2006)

Enrolled in the PhD/MD progrom at the University of Calgary. He is currently completing his PhD.

Martina Kilian (McMaster co-op student 2003)

Senior Biopharmaceutical Sales Representative at Amgen, Toronto, ON.

Joanna Rybicka (McMaster co-op student 2005,2006)

She is currently completing her PhD at the University of Calgary

Jenny Bjazevic (summer student, 2005,2006)

Bachelor of Health Science student, University of Calgary

Tyrone Harrison (HYRS student, 2006)

Susann Kumpf (summer student, 2006)

Natalie Ronaghan (summer student, 2008)

Brayden Kooistra (HYRS student, 2008)

Sebastian Nishimoto (Project student, 2010)

Lillian Chan (summer student, 2011)

Patrick Neuberger (HYRS student, 2011)

Andrew Vegso (summer student, 2012)

Michelle Nguyen (Project student, 2012)

Mandy Fu (McMaster Co-op student, 2018)

Judie Shang (high school, summer and honours student, 2014-2019)