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Complete List

Postdoctoral Fellows

2012-2014 Carrie Selin. MHRC Postdoctoral Fellow. Identification of target/mechanism of action of molecules with antibacterial properties for treatment against Burkholderia cepacia complex. Current position: Posdoctoral Fellow, Fernando Laboratory, University of Manitoba

2014-2016 Maria Silvina Stietz. Exploration of small inhibitory RNAs as antibiotics against Burkholderia cepacia complex. Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Tao Dong Laboratory, Unversity of Calgary


Graduate Students

University of Manitoba

2006-2008 Jason N. R. Hamlin. MSc Thesis. Regulation of The Phenylacetic Acid Catabolic Pathway in Burkholderia cenocepacia. MHRC Scholarship. Current position: Postdoctoral Associate at Sanofi Neuroscience

2007-2009 Robyn J. Law. MSc Thesis. The Relationship Between Phenylacetic Acid Catabolism and Pathogenicity of Burkholderia cenocepacia K56-2 In The Caenorhabditis elegans Host. NSERC Scholarship. Current Position: Technology Transfer Officer. University of British Columbia

2008-2010 Harry Yudistira. MSc Thesis. Metabolism of Burkholderia cenocepacia in the Cystic Fibrosis Lung Current position: PhD student Oresnik Laboratory, University of Manitoba

2009-2011 Ijeme Imolorhe. MSc Thesis Functional Characterization of the phenyl acetyl-CoA ligase genes of Burkholderia cenocepacia.

2008-2015 Ruhullah Bloodworth. PhD Thesis. Identification of Essential Genes In Burkholderia cenocepacia. NSERC Scholarship. Current position. Personal Leave

2011-2014 Tanya Pribytkova. MSc Thesis. The attenuated virulence of a Burkholderia cenocepacia paaABCDE mutant is due to inhibition of quorum sensing by release of phenylacetic acid. Current position: Dentistry Student

2015-2017 Matthew Choy. MSc Thesis. A novel two component system involved in the growth and antimicrobial resistance of Burkholderia cenocepacia. Current position: Optometry student

Visiting Students

2013-2014 Agustina Lopez de Volder. Genome sequencing of Burkholderia contaminans strains from Argentina

2016 Maria Sol Haim. Genome sequencing of Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates


Undergraduate Students

Honors Project students

Aida Sivro, Stuart McCorrister, Hanna El-Azzami, Anene Peters, Alexander Nerbas, Leigh MacClarty, Chinelo Ezeonwuka, Holly Hurst, Sara Madill, Gayanthi Tissera, Matthew Choy, Allison Balasko, Tarek Kanam, Branden Gregorchuk, Vince Henega, Samuel Wolfram, Haben Tofu


NSERC and Faculty of Science Summer Students

Rebeka Van Bruggen, Kali Teichroeb, Anene Peters, Kristyn Buchko, Blair Peters, Jesse Franklin, Samira Atoui, Alicia Ling, Aaron MacAulay, Shilpa Alex, Idunnu Adeojo, Jessica Holben, Nayara Martins Ribeiro, Marcelly Chue Goncalvez, Andrea Soriano, Ryan Phung, Hongru Ren, Carmichael Mabilangan, William MacDougall, Allison Balasko, Ossi Osifo

Co-op Students

Fatima Kabanangi, Michelle Park, Nelson Mok, Katik Sachar

Mitacs Globalink Students

Armando Palacios Chaparro