Lab Members




Present




Dr. Rakesh Patidar
, Post-doctoral fellow
PhD: Barkatullah University, India
  MSc: Barkatullah University, India
  Rakesh is studying molecular mechanisms of triclosan-antibiotic cross-resistance in A. baumannii.





  Dr. Yanelis Acebo-Guerrero, Post-doctoral fellow
  PhD: Free University of Brussels (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)
  MSc: University of Havana
  Yanelis is studying the structure function of RND pump complexes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa







Manu Singh, PhD Candidate 
MSc: Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
BSc: HNB Gharwal University, India
Manu is investigating how different components of RND efflux complex interact with each other in P. aeruginosa.






 

P. Malaka deSilva
, PhD Candidate
MSc: University of East Anglia, England
BSc: Bangalore University, India
Malaka is studying the impact of environment on antibiotic resistance and virulence in A. baumannii.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Vanessa Kornelsen
, PhD Student
BSc: University of Manitoba
Vanessa is studying mechanisms of virulence in A. baumannii.









Ellen Sykes
, MSc Student 
BSc: University of Alberta 
Ellen is studying physiological functions of RND efflux pumps in A. baumannii.
 








Anita Murdock
, MSc Student (co-supervised with Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst, Soil Science)
BSc: University of Manitoba 
Anita is studying the microbiological quality of water in Manitoba First Nation Communities.










Ruidong Mi, MSc Student (co-supervised with Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst, Soil Science)
BSc: University of Manitoba 
Ruidong is studying the microbiological quality of water in Manitoba First Nation Communities.








Aamer Kurdi
, MSc Student (co-supervised with Dr. Georg Hausner)
BSc: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Aamer is characterizing novel antimicrobial compound producing fungi.








Kaleigh Ducas-Mowchun, NSERC USRA
BSc: University of Manitoba (in progress)
Kaleigh is creating tools for genetic manipulation in Acinetobacter sp.










Raelene Engelberg
, NSERC USRA (co-supervised with Dr. Georg Hausner)
BSc: University of Manitoba (in progress)
Raelene is creating a CRISPR-cas system for Acinetobacter baumannii.
 







Shady Rizk
, Faculty of Science USRA (co-supervised with Dr. Georg Hausner)
BSc: University of Manitoba (in progress)
Shady is carrying out molecular identification of fungi that produce antibacterial metabolites.








Madison Chapel
, NSERC USRA (co-supervised with Dr. Georg Hausner)
BSc: University of Manitoba (in progress)
Madison is characterizing fungi that produce antibacterial metabolites.







Megan Guimond
, NSERC USRA
BSc: University of Manitoba (in progress)
Megan is studying the presence antibiotic resistance genes in drinking water samples from Manitoba First Nations communities.







Daniela Noriega
, Mitacs Globalink student
BSc: Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superviores de Monterrey, Mexico
Carla is studying multidrug efflux systems in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
 










Photo credit: Kira Koop (@kirakoop) and Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba



A parody YouTube video created by the lab members



Past

Dinesh Fernando, PhD (2015)
Mark Unger, MSc (2017)
Yasser Alsaadi, MSc (2014)
Sarah Warren, MSc (2013)
Andrei Bazyleu, MSc (2013)
Sujani Ganeshanantham, MSc (2011)
Jenny Cortez-Cardova, MSc (2010)
Oreofe Okunnu, NSERC Undergraduate Researcher
Sehar Nurpuri, Honors Thesis Student (co-supervised with Dr. Georg Hausner)
Shirley Wang, Honors Thesis Student
Shaheer Shahat, U Manitoba VPRI Summer Award (co-supervised with Dr. Georg Hausner)
Alexa McAdam, Honors Thesis Student
Taylor Morriseau, Undergraduate Researcher (Co-Op program)
Shane Cameron, NSERC Undergraduate Researcher
Swastik Sen, Undergraduate Researcher (Mitacs Globalink intern)
Austein McLoughlin, Honors Thesis Student (co-supervised with Dr. Deborah Court)
Monica Mai, Undergraduate Researcher (co-supervised with Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst)
Jasmine Frost, Honors Thesis Student
Jenna Poole, Undergraduate Researcher
Vincent Law, Faculty of Science Undergraduate Researcher
Sohini Bagchi, Undergraduate Researcher (Mitacs Globalink intern)
Alexander Tsibulski, Undergraduate Researcher (Co-Op program)
Leah Brown, NSERC Undergraduate Researcher
Blake Harris, Undergraduate Researcher
Jasleen Hora, Honors Thesis Student
Aajab Abdulhusein, Undergraduate Researcher
Massimo Narini, Undergraduate Researcher
Jade Greenly, NSERC Undergraduate Researcher
Hira Sohail, Honors Thesis Student
Ian Ngaira, Honors Thesis Student
Tremayne Peart, Undergraduate Researcher (UOIT Summer Research Award recipient, 2010)
Elliot Byrne, Undergraduate Researcher
Sean Chin, Undergraduate Researcher
Courtney Dalton, Undergraduate Researcher (UOIT Summer Research Award recipient, 2009)
Melissa Schultz, Honors Thesis Student
Dr. Alireza Samarbaf, Visiting Scientist
Bukola Fakayode, Visiting Scientist
Ravitej Goteti, Undergraduate Researcher (UOIT Summer Research Award recipient, 2008)
Reza Jafari, Undergraduate Researcher
Elizabeth Racz, Honors Thesis Student
Kari Kumar, Research Associate