Banting & Best
Molecular Genetics
Donnelly CCBR
U of Toronto




Zhaolei Zhang
(pronounced jow-lay)


Donnelly Centre
Banting and Best Dept. of Medical Research (51%)
Dept. of Molecular Genetics (49%)
Dept. of Computer Science

Curriculum Vitae

Room 608, 160 College Street
Tel: (416) 946-0924 (Office) (416)946-0905 (Lab)

Lab Members

Academic background
Taehyung Simon Kim
PhD Student (Computer Science)
Simon is a graduate of U of T Bioinformatics program.
cancer genomics
Hyunmin Lee
Graduate Student (Computer Science)
Hyunmin received BS in Chemistry and CS from Carleton University.
RNA Binding Proteinss
Shun Liao
Grad Student (Computer Science)
Shun received BS in CS from HKUST.
personal genomics
Cadia Chan
PhD Student (Molecular Genetics)
Cadia received BS from Queens, she is co-supervised with Prof. Mike Wilson.
microRNA and puberty
Chu Pan
Visting PhD Student (Computer Science)
noncoding RNA and cancer
Xuejiao Hu
Visting PhD Student
Xiaojiao is from West China Hospital of Sichuan University
personal medicine
Jianguo Chen
Jianguo received the prestigious Chinese Overseas Post-doc Fellowship
machine learning
Ying Liu
Visting PhD Student
Ying is from Hunan University.
Shuhui Liu
Visting PhD Student
Shuhui is from Northwest Polytech University
machine learning
Jae-Sook Ahn
Visting Professor
Dr. Ahn is a Professor from Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital

Lab Alumni
Varune Ramnarine (2005)
Co-op Student (Waterloo)
Andy Pang (2005, 2006)
Co-op student (Waterloo), OGI Fellow
PhD student in Molecular Genetics
Linda Lang (2006)
Summer Student
Yunchen Gong Ph.D.(2006-2008)
Post-doc Fellow
Bioinformatician at CAGEF
Matthew Fagnani (2005 - 2007)
Masters student (with Ben Blencowe)
Phillip X. Jin (2008 summer)
ECE student at UofT
Post-doc Fellow
Asst. Professor at University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC)
Apostolos Lydakis (2007-2008)
Masters student
back in Greece
Wagied Davids (02/2006 - 03/2009)
Post-doc fellow
software developer, industry
Xiaoran Guo (09/2008 - 04/2009)
Undergraduate student
Medical School student
Sanaa Mahmood (01/2007 - 04/2009)
Msc. student
Hospital for Sick Children
Yu Liu (2007 - 2009)
visiting student
research associate at Cleveland Clinic
Post-doc Fellow (with A. Edwards)
Ontario Institute of Cancer Research (OICR)
Kate Cook (2009)
Summer Research Assistant
Grad Student, Mol Gen.
Gabe Musso (2005-2009)
PhD student, Mol Gen
Post-doc Fellow, Fritz Roth Lab, Harvard
Jie Ren (2009)
visiting student, National Univ. Singapore
Professor, Tongji University
Zineng Eric Yuan (2008-2010)
Masters student (Mol Gen)
Computer Science, McGill
Renqiang Min(2005-2010)
PhD (Computer Science)
Post-doc, Yale University (2011); Research Staff, NEC-labs, Princeton, NJ (2012-)
Dong (Derek) Dong (2008-2011)
Post-doc Fellow
Professor, East China Normal University (ECNU)
Yang Zhen (2010-2011)
visiting PhD student from Fudan University
Jingjing Li (2007-2011)
PhD student, Mol Gen
Alharith Hussin (2011)
Project student (Computer Science)
industry consulting
David Yim (2009-2011)
Research Assistant
UofT School of Pharmacy
Razvan Nutiu (2011-2012)
Investigator at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Qian Linda Xiang (2011-2012)
Visiting Professor
Akiko Sekikawa (2011-2013)
Msc student
Pharmaceutical, Japan
LianDong Yang (2013-2014)
Visiting PhD student from CAS - Hydrobiology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Cheng Liang (2013-2014)
Visiting PhD student from Hunan University
Professor, Shandong Normal University
Ka-Chun Wong (2011-2014)
PhD Student (Computer Science)
Yue li (2010-2014)
PhD Student (Computer Science)
Lee Zamparo (2009-2015)
PhD Student (Computer Science)
Post-doc Fellow with C. Leslie at Sloan Kettering
Ke Steven Jin (2010-2015)
Post-doc Associate
Financial industry
Junjiang Lin (2014-2016)
Msc student (Computer Science)
Marc Tyndel (2012-2016)
Research Assistant / Undergraduate
Zicheng Zhao (2017)
Exchange PhD Student from City U HK
City U Hong Kong
Jiao Zhang (2017-2018)
Exchange PhD Student from City U HK
City U Hong Kong