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Past Group Members and their Subsequent Career Paths

* From 1997 to 2003, Prof. Tsantrizos had a joint academic/industrial appointment at McGill University (as an Adjunct Professor) and at the pharmaceutical industry Boehringer Ingleheim.

However, from 2003 to 2008, she focused exclusively on her industrial career and did not supervise any students. She re-joined the Chemistry Department at McGill University in 2009.

  1. Charles Cole (09/2015 to 04/2016) – CHEM 470
    3rd year undergraduate Honour Chemistry student, McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
  2. Chrismita Hegde (09/2014 to 12/2014) – CHEM 396
    3rd year undergraduate Pharmacology student, McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
  3. Hugo de Vries (05/2014 to 08/2014) - CHEM 470 project
    3rd year undergraduate honor Chemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
    Current, finishing his undergraduate degree at the Chemistry Department, McGill University.
  4. Hugo de Vries (01/2014 to 04/2014) - CHEM 396 project
    3rd year undergraduate honor Chemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
  5. Weiling Chiu(09/2013 to 04/2014) - research Project
    4th year undergraduate Biochemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
    Current, graduate student at the Chemistry Department, University of British Colombia with Professor Jennifer Love.
  6. Weiling Chiu(04/2013 to 08/2013) - CHEM 396 project
    3rd year undergraduate Biochemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
  7. Kristina Wolf (09/2013 to 03/2014) - visiting student
    1st year M.Sc. student in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich.
    Current, finishing her M.Sc. degree.
  8. Mark Sasson (09/2013 to 05/2014) - CHEM 470 project
    4th year undergraduate honor Chemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
    Current, medical student at McGill University.
  9. Alejandra Dominguez-Huerta (09/2013 to 12/2013) - CHEM 396
    5th year undergraduate Chemistry student from UDLAP, Mexico doing an exchange at McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
    Current, graduate student at the Chemistry Department, McGill University with Professor Youla Tsantrizo.
  10. Hyungjun (Cookie) Cho (05/2012 to 08/2012) - summer research project
    3rd year undergraduate honor Chemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
    Current, graduate student at the Chemistry Department, University of Toronto with Professor Mitchell Winnik
  11. Zheping Hu (01/2012 to present) - BLOC 491 project
    3rd year undergraduate honors Biochemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
    Currently, medical student at the University of New York
  12. Zheping Hu (09/2011 to 12/2011) - BLOC 462 project
    2nd year undergraduate honors Biochemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
  13. Kim Apperley (06/2011 to 08/2011) - CHEM 470
    2nd year undergraduate honor Chemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
    Currently, graduate student at the Chemistry Department, University of Ottawa with Professor Jeffrey Keillor
  14. J. Shaw (05/2011 to 08/2011) - NSERC Summer Project
    3rd year undergraduate honor Biochemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
    Currently, medical student, University of Ottawa
  15. Hyungjun (Cookie) Cho (05/2011 to 08/2011) - CHEM 470
    2nd year undergraduate honor Chemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
  16. Wing Ting (Winnie) Chan (05/2011 to 08/2011) - BLOC 462 project
    3rd year undergraduate honor Biochemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
    Currently, student in the school of Pharmacy, University of British Columbia
  17. Joseph Shaw (01/2011 to 05/2011) - BLOC 491 project
    3rd year undergraduate honor Biochemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
    Medical student, University of Ottawa
  18. Joseph Shaw (09/2010 to 12/2010) - BLOC 462 project
    3rd year undergraduate honor Biochemistry student McGill University (B.Sc. degree)
    Medical student, University of Ottawa
  19. Joulien Poupart (06-08/2010)
    2nd year undergraduate chemistry student at the University of Montreal (B.Sc. degree)
    MSc graduate student at University of Montreal with Professor William Lubel
  20. Serge Zaretsky (05-08, 2009) summer student
    Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto with Professor Andrei K. Yudin
  21. Andrew McClory (09/1997 to 04/1998 and 05-08/1998)
    Ph.D. at Stanford University with Professor Barry M. Trost
    PDF at California Institute of Technology with Professor Brian M. Stoltz
    Research Scientist, Genentech
  22. John Mancuso (09/1997 to 04/1998)
    Ph.D. at the University of Toronto with Professor Mark Lautens
    PDF at the University of Pittsburgh with Professor Dennis Curran
    Senior Research Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry; Methylgene Inc., Montreal, QC, Canada
  23. Marie-Claire Wilson (05-08/1997)
    Technician; Merck Frosst (Canada) Inc., Montreal, QC, Canada.
  24. Lee D. Fader (09/1996 to 04/1997)
    Ph.D. at McGill Univ. with Professor Youla S. Tsantrizos
    PDF at ETH with Professor Eric Carrera
    Research Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry; Boehringer Ingelheim R&D, Laval, QC, Canada
  25. Chris Wilds (09/1994 to 04/1995)
    Ph.D. at McGill University with Prof. Masad Damha
    PDF Vanderbilt University with Professor Martin Egli and Johns Hopkins University with Professor Paul S. Miller Associate Professor, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  26. Elizabeth Jarvo (05-08/1995)
    Ph.D. at Boston College with Professor Scott J. Miller
    PDF at Harvard University with Professor Eric N. Jacobsen
    Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
  27. John Tweddell (05-08/1994)
    Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Professor Gregory C. Fu
  28. Mike Ghioureliotis (05-08/1994)
    M.Sc. / Ph.D. in Engineering at McGill University with Professor James A. Nicell
  29. Ali Berkin (09/1992 to 04/1993)
    Ph.D. at Queen's University with Professor Walter A. Szarek
    PDF at National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Scientific Advisor, Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP, New York City, NY, USA
  30. Selena Boothroyd (05-08/1993)
    Ph.D. at University of Utah with Professor Fred G. West
  31. Paul Tiseo (05-08/1992)
    MD-Ph.D. at Cornell University
  1. Dimitrios Xanthopoulos (Ph.D. graduate student; 09/2014 to present)
  2. W. Sebastian Draxler - co supervised (MSc graduate student at Universität Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany; 09/2014 to present))
  3. Viviane Ta (MSc graduate student; 09/2013 to present)
  4. Kristina Wolf – co supervised (MSc graduate student at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität-München (LMU), Munich, Germany; 09/2013 to present)
  5. Cyrus Matienzo Lacbay (Ph.D. graduate student; 09/2011 to present)
  6. Chun Yuen Leung (M.Sc. graduate student; 01/2011 to present
  7. Yih-Shyan Lin - PhD 2014
    Full scholarship for her PhD studies from the Ministry of Education of Taiwan
    Research Scientist at HO Pharma in Taiwan
  8. Demetrios Gritzalis - M.Sc. 2014
    A Level I Scientist in Immunochemistry at Charles River (Qc)

  9. NSERC Scholar
    A. Langille - M.Sc. 2013

    Student in Dentistry at Dalhousie University
  10. J. De Schutter - PhD. 2013
    Philips Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation
    Post Doctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Prof. Barbary Imperiali.
  11. E. Myers - M.Sc. 2003
    Ph.D. at the University of Bristol with Professor Varinder Aggarwal
    Post Doctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin with Professor Ronald Raines,
    Humboldt Research Fellow Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich) with Professor Dirk Trauner Munich, Germany
    Assistor Editor for the prestigious journal Angewandte Chemie
  12. Lee D. Fader, Ph.D. 2002
    NSERC Post Doctoral Fellow at the ETH with Professor Eric Carrera
    Senior Research Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. R&D, Laval, Quebec
  13. Xian-Shu Yang, Ph.D. 2000
    PDF in Biochemistry at University of Montreal
    Senior Principal Scientist at Merck, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  14. Michael Boyd, M.Sc. 1999
    Research Associate II at Merck Frosst Canada Ltd., Kirkland, Quebec (up to 2010)
    Senior Research Associate, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  15. Jacqueline Lunetta (M.Sc. 1997)
    Research Associate at Wyeth Canada Inc.(now Pfizer), Montreal, Quebec
    Technical Sales Representative at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Cole Parmer Canada Division
  16. Z. Zhou (M.Sc. 1996)
    Research Chemist II, MethylGene Inc., Montreal, Quebec
  17. S. Pischos (M.Sc. 1996)
    Research Scientist at Phoenix Int. Life Sciences
  18. Fei Zhou (M.Sc. 1995)
    Senior Research Associate at AstraZeneca R&D, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  19. Parsa Famili (M.Sc. 1993)
    President and CEO of Novatek International
  20. Xiao-Jin Xu (M.Sc. 1993)
    Research Assistant at Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cambridge, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. M. Tsakos(Post Doctoral Fellow; 09/ 2015 to present)
  2. A. Matralis (Post Doctoral Fellow; 10/ 2013 to present)
  3. G. Fernandez De Troconiz (Post Doctoral Fellow; 04/ 2014 to 03/2015) PDF at the State University of Campinas, Brazil
  4. Dr. Olivier Leogane (Post Doctoral Fellow; 01/ 2011 to 01/2012)
    Director of Health and Safety, University of Montreal
  5. Dr. John Mancuso (Research Associate; 06/2009 to 02/2010)
    Senior Scientist, Tranzyme Pharma Inc
  6. Dr. Warren Chew (Post Doctoral Fellow 96)
    Senior Research Scientist at Wyeth Canada Inc. (now Pfizer), Montreal, QC