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Zhaolei Zhang
(pronounced jow-lay)

Professor

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

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Curriculum Vitae

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


Lab Members

Member
Academic background
Projects
PhD Student (Computer Science)
Simon is a graduate of U of T Bioinformatics program.
cancer genomics
Hyunmin Lee
PhD Student (Computer Science)
Hyunmin received BS in Chemistry and CS from Carleton University.
RNA Binding Proteinss
Shun Liao
PhD 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
James Burns
Msc Student (Molecular Genetics)
James is co-supervised with Prof. Jack Greenblatt.
RBP and RNA modification
Jianguo Chen
Post-doc
Jianguo received the prestigious Chinese Overseas Post-doc Fellowship
machine learning
Ying Liu
Visting PhD Student

Shuhui Liu
Visting PhD Student

machine learning
Hongli Ma
Visting PhD Student

protein phosphorylation
Saisai Sun
Visting PhD Student

protein-RNA interactions
Jae-Sook Ahn
Visting Professor
Dr. Ahn is a Professor from Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital
leukemia

Lab Alumni - PhD students
PhD (Molecular Genetics), 2005-2009
Chief Scientific Officer BioSymetrics
PhD (Computer Science), 2005-2010
Senior Researcher, NEC-labs, Princeton, NJ
PhD (Molecular Genetics), 2007-2011
Assistant Professor. UCSF Dept of Neurology
PhD (Computer Science), 2011-2014
Assistant Professor, City University Hong Kong
PhD (Computer Science), 2010-2014
Assistant Professor, McGill University Computer Science
PhD (Computer Science) 2009-2015
Element AI

Lab Alumni - Post-doctoral Fellows
Dr. Yunchen Gong
2006-2008
Bioinformatician at CAGEF
2005-2008
Asst. Professor at University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC)
Dr. Wagied Davids
2006-2009
software developer
2006-2008
Ontario Institute of Cancer Research (OICR)
2007 -2009
Senior Research Associate, Case Western Reserve
Dr. Dong (Derek) Dong
2008-2011
Professor, East China Normal University (ECNU)
2011-2012
Investigator at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Dr. Ke Jin
2010-2015
Financial industry, Toronto

Lab Alumni - Msc students
Matthew Fagnani
Molecular Genetics, 2005-2007
Molecular Genetics, 2007-2008
Pharma industry, Greece
Sanaa Mahmood
Molecular Genetics, 2007-2009
immigration attorney , Toronto
Molecular Genetics, 2008-2010
software engineer
Molecular Genetics, 2011-2013
AstraZeneca, Japan
Computer Science, 2014-2016
Software engineer, Uber

Lab Alumni - Visiting students and scholars
2009-2010, NUS
Professor, Tongji University
Zhen Yang
2010-2011, Fudan University
Fudan University
2011-2012, Visiting Professor, Sun Yat-sen University
Ontario Institute of Cancer Research
2013-2014, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
2012-2014, Hunan University
Professor, Shandong Normal University
Zicheng Zhao
2017, City U Hong Kong
City U of Hong Kong
Jiao Zhang
2017-2018, City U Hong Kong
Post-doc, Hospital for Sick Children
Chu Pan
2017-2019, Hunan University
Xuejiao Hu
2017-2019, West China Medical Center of Sichuan University

Lab Alumni - Others (partial list)
2005, 2006, summer student
industry
Varune Ramnarine
2005, summer student
Philip X. Jin
2008, summer student
Nirvana Nursimulu
2010, summer student
PhD student, UofT DCS
2009, 2011, research assistant
pharmacist, Toronto
2012-2016, research assistant
industry
2015-2016, research assistant
industry
Yoona Park
2016-18, project student
graduate student, U of T DCS
Qinyu Lei
2018, project student
graduate student, U of T DCS
Van (Fan) Shen
2018-2019, project student
graduate student, U of T DCS
Fanxing Bu
2018-2019, project student