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Our Team at St. Michael's Hospital

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Dong Ok (Donna) Son

Position: Senior Research Associate. 

 

Project: Running the lab and investigating the therapeutic potential of mechanically educated mesenchymal stromal cells. 

Education: PhD in Applied Biochemistry, University of Tokyo, Japan.

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Rachel Low

Position: Technical Assistant. 

 

Project: Supporting the lab in fighting fibrosis. 

Education: MSc in Microbiology and Immunology, Western University, London, ON, Canada

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Li (Michael) Diao

Position: Senior Post-Doc. 

 

Project: Circuits of Fibrotic Communication. 

Education: PhD, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto.

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Raquel Benitez Ruiz

Position: Post-Doc. 

 

Project: The two faces of the myofibroblast. 

Education: PhD in Biomedicine from the Universidad de Granada, Spain

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Elham Karimizadeh

Position: Post-Doc. 

 

Project: Myofibroblast intercellular crosstalk. 

Education: PhD in Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Tehran, Iran.

XinyingGuo

Position: Post-Doc. 

 

Project: Novel myofibroblast mechano-signalling pathways. 

Education: PhD in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto.

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Fereshteh Sadat Younesi

Position: PhD Student. 

 

Project: Myofibroblast mechanical memory. 

Education: MSc from the Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany and the Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran.

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Maya Ezzo

Position: PhD Student. 

 

Project: Macrophage-Myofibroblast communication. 

Education: MSc from Université de Paris Descartes and the École Nationale Superieure des Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France.

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Kyle Lam

Position: MSc Student. 

 

Project: The myofibroblast secretome. 

Education: BSc (Honors) in Medical Science, Western University.

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Justin Cowen

Position: Honorary LTRR member and PhD student of Dr. Robert Rottapel 

 

Project: Yap, Taz, Rho, GEF, GAP, and other exciting acronyms. 

Education: Coming soon.

Leading the CAMiLoD Team at the Faculty of Dentistry

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Dhaarmini Rajshankar

Position:  CAMiLoD manager  (not HinzLab)

Project: The Collaborative Advanced Microscopy Laboratories of Dentistry

Education: MSc University of Toronto

Link to CAMiLoD: click here.

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