Dr. Sara N. Andres

Sara received her BSc in Biochemistry (2005) from the University of Guelph. She then completed her PhD in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences (2011) at McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Murray S. Junop. In 2012 Sara joined the laboratory of Dr. R. Scott Williams at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina before returning back to McMaster University to establish her lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences in 2017. Sara's love of science continues outside the lab, where she studies food science through baking treats for her lab, and physics by playing goal in her hockey league.


Lucas Koechlin

MSc candidate (2018). Lucas received his BSc (2018) in biochemistry from Western University and is now working on DNA damage tolerance mechanisms in the lab.


Pardis Balari

4th Year Thesis Student (2018). Pardis joins us from the Biochemistry program, and is continuing her 4th year thesis with us after a successful time working in the lab with us this past summer!

Joshua Marando

4th Year Thesis Student (2018). Josh joins us from the Arts and Science program at McMaster University. Josh volunteered with us last year and we are happy to have him here for his thesis.

Akile Ozkan

4th Year Thesis Student (2018). Akile joins us from the Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization program. We look forward to having Akile join us this year!

Veronica Tran

3rd Year Volunteer (2018). Veronica joins us from the Biochemistry Co-op program at McMaster University and is now a volunteer expert, having worked with us last year.

Andriana Tetenych

3rd Year Volunteer (2019). Andriana joins us from the Biochemistry program at McMaster University and is quickly learning her way around the lab.

Interested in our work and would like to join the lab? Contact us to see if we have any openings!

Please note that all undergraduate positions for Fall/Winter 2019/2020 are already full and we are no longer accepting applications for volunteer or thesis positions at this time.


Eugenia Yeung - 2018-2019 - @ University of Ottawa Medical School

Krish Khurana - 2018-2019 - @ McMaster University MBDC program

Cody Caba - 2018 - @ Research and Industry