People

Graduate Students

Maythem Maythem Ali   2016-Present
BSc Concordia University (2015)
As part of his MSc, Maythem is investigating regulators of natural product biosynthesis bioactive compounds natural products produced by Gram-negative bacteria.
Liana Liana Zaroubi   2018-Present
BSc Concordia University (2018)
As part of her MSc, Liana is investigating the chemical ecology of myxobacteria.
Michael Michael Mahdavi   2019-Present
BSc Carleton University (2018)
Michael is studying the effect of antibiotic adjuvants.
lydia-portrait-mini Lydia Rili   2019-Present
BSc Concordia University (2019)
Lydia is deciphering natural product regulation in Photorhabdus luminescens.
Laura Laura Domínguez 2020-Present
BSc Monterrey Institute of Technology (2020)
PhD student and Mitacs alumni Laura Domínguez is studying how bacteria react to antibiotic stress.

Undergraduate Students

Rolan-portrait-mini Rolan Papazyan 2020-Present
As part of his Honours BSc project Rolan is investigating the wide world of natural product biosynthesis.

Lab Alumni

Bahar Bahar Pakseresht
MSc Concordia University 2020
PharmD Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services (2017)
As part of her MSc, Bahar investigated marine myxobacteria and all the wonderful compounds that they produce.
Rami Rami Antoun 2020
With funding through the Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Award Program Rami studied the phylogeny of geosmin synthase and its associated proteins.
Ali portrait Md Ali Yousof 2017-2019 (Co-supervised with Adrian Tsang)
Concordia Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD Pukyong National University (2016)
MSc Islamic University, Kushtia (2011)
BSc Islamic University, Kushtia (2009)
Dr. Yousof studied natural products produced by fungi and bacteria.
Laura Laura Dominguez 2019
Laura studied the expression of natural products in Photorhabdus luminescens, thanks in part to funding from the Mitacs Globalink program.
Emily Emily Cervenka 2018-2019
Emily studied the regulation of natural product biosynthesis in Gram-negative bacteria.
Nadia Nadia Sari 2018-2019
Nadia studied the evolution of Salmonella enterica in response to antimicrobials.
Maxwell portrait Maxwell Miller 2018
Maxwell worked on the evolution of E. coli and Salmonella enterica as part of an NSERC USRA.
Current position: Dentistry, Western University.
Mona Mona Maarouf 2017-2018
BSc Beirut Arab University (2009)Mona studied the regulation of natural product biosynthesis in Gammaproteobacteria as part of her graduate diploma in biotechnology.
Current position: Junior Quality Control Inspector, MEDISCA.
Zach Zach Schiffman 2016-2018
Zach isolated new environmental myxobacteria as part of a Chem 450 honours project.
Current position: MSc, Manitoba.
Kris portrait Kris Singh 2018
Kris worked on developing a new synthetic route to isocyanides as part of a Chem 450 project.
Mona Mona Hashemi  2017
Mona evolved antibiotic-resistant E. coli as part of a Bio 490 honours project.
Nour Nour Ghaddar  2016-2017
Nour completed both a Chem 450 and a Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Award in the lab (2016-2017), evolving E. coli strains with interesting phenotypes.
Current position: MSc, McGill University.