|Institution||Research Trainee||Period||Level||Program/Project||Current Position||Institutional Affiliation|
|Queen's University||Jasmine Lee||05/2016-04/2017||Undergraduate||Craig Jury Memorial Summer & 499 Undergrad Special Research||Clinical Research Project Assistant - Hematology & Oncology||The Hospital for Sick Children|
|Queen's University||Mihaela Gaqollari||09/2016-04/2017||Undergraduate||499 Undergrad Special Research||Financial Policy Analyst||Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care|
|Queen's University||Rachel Dunn||09/2015-04/2016||Co-op Student (Undergrad)||PRONTO Training Award||Graduate Student||University of British Columbia|
|Queen's University||Tanja Sack||09/2015-12/2015||Co-op Student (Undergrad)||PRONTO Training Award||Graduate Student||University of Toronto|
|Queen's University||Suzanne Boursalie||01/2015-08/2015||Co-op Student (Undergrad)||PRONTO Training Award||Medical Student||McMaster University|
|Queen's University||Nathan How||09/2013-08/2015||Undergraduate||Craig Jury/PRONTO Training Awards||Surgery Resident||Hamilton Health Sciences|
|Queen's University||Atsunari Kawashima, MD, PhD||07/2012-06/2014||Postdoctoral Fellow||Prostate and bladder cancer biomarker discovery||Assistant Professor||Osaka University, Japan|
|Queen's University||Carmen Chan||05/2013-05/2014||Undergraduate||499 student, Life Sciences program||Senior Analyst||Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)|
|Johns Hopkins University||William Brandt, PhD||8/2009-12/2013||Postdoctoral Fellow||Postdoctoral Fellowhip (Co-mentored with Professor Charles Eberhart)||Assistant Editor||American Chemical Society Journals|
|Queen's University||Lydia Feng Yu||07/2013-09/2013||Undergraduate||MITACS Globalink Internship||Veterinary Student (DVM program)||University of California Davis|
|Johns Hopkins University||Filipe Carvalho||07/2010-12/2013||Graduate Student||PhD dissertation Student from University of Porto, Portugal||Urology Resident||Georgetown University|
|Johns Hopkins University||Zhenhua Huang, PhD||8/2006-04/2012||Postdoctoral Fellow||Postdoctoral Fellowhip (Co-mentored with Dr. Edward Schaeffer)||Research Coordinator||Kennedy Krieger Institute|
|Johns Hopkins University||Shizhang Ling, PhD||07/2006-10/2010||Postdoctoral Fellow||Postdoctoral Fellowhip||Research Associate||Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Johns Hopkins University||Hema Manjunath||06/2010-08/2010||Undergraduate||Summer studies from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India||Consultant||Boston Consulting|
|Johns Hopkins University||Xiaobing He, PhD||08/2004-12/2009||Postdoctoral Fellow||Postdoctoral Fellowhip||Research Associate||University of Michigan, USA|
|Johns Hopkins University||Hiu Yeung Lau||01/2007-05/2009||Undergraduate||Undergraduate studies||Pathology Resident||SingHealth Singapore|
|Johns Hopkins University||Jacqueline Brosnan||09/2008-12/2008||Graduate Student||Pathobiology rotation||Scientific Editor||Clinical Cancer Research (AACR Journals)|
|Johns Hopkins University||Brian Simons, DVM||07/2006-05/2012||Graduate Student||Ph.D. Dissertation student (co-mentored by Edward Schaeffer)||Veterinary Pathologist||Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX|
|Johns Hopkins University||Gurcan Gunaydin||06/2008-08/2008||Medical Student||MD/PhD Summer Student from Hacettepe University, Turkey||Researcher||Hacettepe University, Turkey|
|Johns Hopkins University||Anna Miglioretti||06/2008-07/2008||Undergraduate||NIDDK Step Up program||Research Assistant||Kennedy Krieger Institute|
|Johns Hopkins University||Akshay Sood||06/2008-07/2008||Medical Student||Medical rotation from All India Institute||Urology Resident||Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, USA|
|Johns Hopkins University||Wolfram Kleeberger, MD||12/2003-10/2007||Postdoctoral Fellow||Postdoctoral Fellowhip||Attending Pathologist||Amberg, Germany|
|Johns Hopkins University||Akiko Doi||06/2007-07/2007||Graduate Student||Graduate rotation||Posdoctoral Fellow||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Johns Hopkins University||Kailee Yap||03/2007-06/2007||Graduate Student||Pathobiology rotation||Director of Molecular Diagnostics||Children's Hospital of Chicago|
|Johns Hopkins University||Worawan Limpitikul||06/2006-12/2006||Undergraduate||JHU Biophysics||MD, PhD Candidate||Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Johns Hopkins University||Sunil S. Karhadkar, PhD||08/2000-06/2005||Postdoctoral Fellow||Co-mentored with Dr. Philip Beachy||Transplant Surgeon and Asst. Professor||Temple University, Philiadelphia, PA|
|Johns Hopkins University||Edward M. Schaeffer, MD||07/2004-12/2005||Resident Physician||Medical Residency in Urology||Professor and Chair of Urology||Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine|
|Queen's University||Zanobia Khan, MD||06/2013-Present||Resident Physician||Medical Residency in Anatomic Pathology||Pathologist||University Health Network, Toronto|
Palak Patel (Postdoctoral Fellow) did his undergrad work at the University of Toronto. Then, he moved to Winnipeg for his MSc degree at the University of Manitoba where he helped work out the molecular basis of Legionella pneumophila pathogenesis. After experiencing two long years of cold weather in Winnipeg, he moved back to Ontario. Here at Queen’s Berman Lab, Palak earned his PhD deriving novel biomarker assays for prostate cancer. He is a big fan of genetics and loves planning and carrying out experiments. Chocolates and movies are his two weaknesses but try not to exploit them.
Isabelle Caven is a Life Sciences student at Queen’s University. With a passion for cancer research, Isabelle excitedly joined the Berman Lab as a volunteer, and is learning new skills in analyzing cancer pathology images, statistics, and computational biology. When not at the lab or the library, Isabelle can be found playing Rockband or crossing the street to pet a dog. Isabelle is also a coordinator with the Queen’s University Blood Team, and enjoys volunteering with the Campus Observation Room.
Joh BA Okello (Research Associate) earned his PhD from Makerere University and the University of Copenhagen. His graduate work focused on molecular population and evolutionary genetics. He then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Ancient DNA Centre at McMaster University researching the origins and evolution of HIV-1 using archival pathological samples. John is currently works as a Research Associate at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research Cardiac Genome Clinic, Clinical & Metabolic Genetics service at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.
Nicole Morse completed her undergraduate Life Science degree program at Queen’s University. In the Berman Lab, Nicole completed an undergraduate research thesis and MSc degree applying desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) mass spectrometry on clinical frozen sections with malignant and benign tissue to identify unique lipid profiles between these tissue types. Her work was published in 2019 in Laboratory Investigation. Nicole currently works as an HTA and Clinical Evaluation Analyst at PDCI Market Access Inc.in Ottawa She enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, exploring the outdoors and experimenting with new recipes.
Nathan Fergusson Nathan joined the lab in 2017 under a Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) contract, and is continued on to perform a 499 special research project in the lab focusing on novel epigenetic biomarkers for early prostate cancer biomarkers. He has a passion for all things science and enjoys learning about new discoveries. On the weekends Nathan likes barbequing and watching his favorite sports teams. He is currently a medical student at Western University.
Rachel Livergant worked in the Berman lab as an undergraduate SWEP and independent study student in Life Sciences program at Queen’s University. Her work focused on correlates of outcome in men treated with radiation for prostate cancer. She is currently a medical student at the University of Calgary in Alberta. Her home town. Rachel and has a great love for the Canadian Rockies and also enjoys yoga, running, badminton and soccer.