Current Members

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Martin Smith

Principal Investigator

Computational biologist with broad expertise in genomics and bioinformatics. 

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Shawn Simpson

Research Associate/Bioinformatics

Mr Simpson has a MSc in computer scientist with expertise in bioinformatics and computational biology. 



Bastien Paré

Postdoctoral Research Officer

Dr Paré has a BSc in microbiology from Université Laval, a MSc in clinical and biomedical Sciences, a PhD in experimental medicine and has worked in private industry. Dr Paré is working on a variety of research projects involving molecular biology and genomics. 


Vanda Gaonac'h-Lovejoy

PhD Student

Ms Gaonac'h-Lovejoy completed an MSc in Pharmacology before embracing the dark side and pursuing a PhD in bioinformatics. Her current project is trying to unravel the mysteries of dark matter in the human genome through the lens of RNA structure.


Mélanie Sagniez

PhD Student

Ms Sagniez has a biological engineering degree and has worked as a biobank manager and clinical trials quality assurance officer. Her thesis is focused on the rapid diagnosis and stratification of paediatric leukemias using nanopore sequencing. 


Léa Kaufmann

PhD Student

Ms Kaufmann's background spans animal and plant biology, statistics, and computer modelling. Her research focuses on using nanopore sequencing and deep learning to investigate the human (epi)transcriptome, with applications in rapid screening and precision medicine.

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Kristina Atanasova

MSc Student

Kristina is a bioinformatician who is investigating computational strategies for the comparison of nanopore signal data. 


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Yanis Bencheikh

BSc Computer Science & Biology

McGill University

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Yuxin Zhou

BSc Neuroscience

McGill Unversity

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Nicolas Roy

BSc Microbiology & Immunology
Université de Montréal

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Jonathan Therrien

BSc Bioinformatics

Université de Montréal



Dr Marieke Rozendaal
Henry Xing

Dr Kirston Barton

James Ferguson

Shawn Carswell


Dr Jean-Pierre Séhi-Glouzon

Hasindu Gamaarachchi (PhD)

Simon Hardwick (PhD) 

Maina Bitar (PhD)

Kai Martin (MSc)

Julia Tran (MSc)


Clément Vinet-Ouellet (BSc UdeM)
Jean-Marc Awogni (BSc Poly-MTL)

Mingyuang Chi (BSc, MITACS)

Medina Mohammed (BSc)

Brent Bevear (Honour's)
Kimi Tanaka (BSc)


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