People

Postdoctoral Fellows

Ali portrait Md Ali Yousof 2017-Present (Split with the Adrian Tsang)Concordia Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD Pukyong National University (2016)

MSc Islamic University, Kushtia (2011)

BSc Islamic University, Kushtia (2009)

Dr. Yousof is studying natural products produced by fungi and bacteria.

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.

Bahar Bahar Pakseresht   2017-Present
PharmD Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services (2017)

As part of her MSc, Bahar is investigating marine myxobacteria and the compounds they produce.

Bahar Liana Zaroubi   2018-Present
BSc Concordia University (2018)

As part of her MSc, Liana is investigating the chemical ecology of myxobacteria.

Undergraduate Students

Emily Emily Cervanka 2018-Present
Emily is studying the regulation of natural product biosynthesis in Gram-negative bacteria.
Nadia Nadia Sari 2018-Present
Nadia is studying the evolution of Salmonella enterica in response to antimicrobials.

Lab Alumni

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.

Current position: Undergraduate student, Concordia University.

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.