Quantitative Morphogenesis Laboratory

University of Toronto

People

Fernandez-Gonzalez Lab, October 2019 (from top to bottom, left to right: Clara Schimmer, Chris McFaul, Gordana Scepanovic, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez, Gonca Erdemci-Tandogan, Michelle Ly, Katy Rothenberg, Negar Balaghi)

Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez


Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Cell Biology and MorphogenesisInstitute of Biomaterials and Biomedical EngineeringDepartment of Cell and Systems BiologyTed Rogers Centre for Heart Research
B.Sc. Computer Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, SpainPh.D. Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco
Hometown: Madrid, SpainInterests: sushi, marathons, quantification
rodrigo.fernandez.gonzalez AT utoronto.ca

Michelle Ly

Lab Manager

Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
B.Sc. Biology, McMaster University
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, CanadaInterests: travelling, binging TV shows, tardigrades
mic.ly AT utoronto.ca

Katy Rothenberg


Postdoctoral Researcher

Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, Boston UniversityPh.D. Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
Hometown: Syracuse, New York, USAInterests: backpacking, nail art, cell adhesion
k.rothenberg AT utoronto.ca

Gonca Erdemci-Tandogan


Postdoctoral Researcher

Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
B.Sc. Physics, Marmara UniversityPh.D. Physics, University of California, Riverside
Hometown: Istanbul, TurkeyInterests: painting, hiking, tissue mechanics
gonca.erdemci AT utoronto.ca

Chris McFaul


M.D./Ph.D. Candidate

Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (co-supervised by Prof. Chris Yip)
B.Sc. Physiology and Physics, McGill University
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaInterests: 3D printing, gardening, cardiogenesis
christopher.mcfaul AT mail.utoronto.ca

Gordana Scepanovic


Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Cell and Systems Biology
B.Sc. Biology for Health Sciences and Psychology, University of TorontoM.Sc. Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto
Hometown: Gaborone, Botswana and Toronto, Ontario, CanadaInterests: painting, dessert, embryogenesis
gordana.scepanovic AT mail.utoronto.ca

Ana Maria Carmo


Ph.D. Student

Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
B.Sc. Biological Engineering, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de LisboaM.Sc. Biological Engineering, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa
Hometown: Porto, PortugalInterests: cats, Ghibli movies, mechanotransduction
anamaria.carmo AT mail.utoronto.ca

Negar Balaghi


M.A.Sc. Student

Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
B.A.Sc. Engineering Science (Biomedical Systems), University of Toronto
Hometown: Tehran, IranInterests: graphic novels, knitting, myosin waves
negar.balaghi AT mail.utoronto.ca

Clara Schimmer


Visiting M.Sc. Student

Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
B.Sc. Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Germany
Hometown: Darmstadt, GermanyInterests: soccer, hiking/picnics, cytoskeleton dynamics
clara.schimmer AT mail.utoronto.ca

Alumni


Postdoctoral fellows

Iván Cortés Domínguez, visiting postdoctoral researcher, University of Navarra, 2019

Current position: Research Collaborator, CIMA University of Navarra, Spain


Graduate students


Jessica Yu, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2019


Anna Kobb, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2018

Current position: R&D/Quality Engineer, Interface Biologics Inc


Miranda Hunter, Ph.D. Cell and Systems Biology, 2018

Current position: Postdoctoral researcher, Richard White's Lab, Sloan-Kettering Institute


Teresa Zulueta-Coarasa, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2018

Current position: Postdoctoral researcher, Jody Rosenblatt's Lab, Huntsman Cancer Institute


Michael Wang, M.A.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, 2016

Current position: Ph.D. student, Computational Biology, Cornell University


Hester van Dorst, visiting M.Sc. student, Utrecht University, 2016

Current position: researcher, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands


Undergraduates


Alex Florea, undergraduate thesis 2018-2019

Current position: medical student, Western University


Jane Seo, undergraduate thesis 2018-2019

Current position: graduate student, MIE/IBBME, University of Toronto


Bingruo (Betty) Liu, summer student and undergraduate student 2017-2018

Current position: undergraduate student, Engineering Science, University of Toronto


Colin Tong, work study, undergraduate thesis, and research associate 2015 - 2017

Current position: head of engineering, Insig Corporation and Tia Health


Vicky Zhang, undergraduate thesis 2016 - 2017

Current position: graduate student, Biostatistics, University of Toronto


Vyshnavi Kommu, summer student and undergraduate thesis 2016 - 2017

Current position: systems engineer, GE Healthcare


Danielle Hayes, work study, summer student, undergraduate thesis and research associate 2012 - 2015

Current position: researcher, Triumvira Immunologics


Angeline Yasodhara, work study and summer student 2014 - 2015

Current position: graduate student, Computer Science, SickKids


Alina Naramzoiu, work study 2014

Current position: undergraduate student, University of Toronto


Rachel Lanning, work study and undergraduate thesis 2013 - 2014

Current position: reimbursement analyst, Janssen Inc.


Eun Lee, work study and undergraduate thesis 2012 - 2014

Current position: graduate student, Dentistry, Melbourne


Spencer Hu, undergraduate thesis 2012 - 2013

Current position: medical student, Western University


Katie Goodwin, undergraduate thesis 2012 - 2013

Current position: Ph.D. student, Quantitative and Computational Biology, Princeton University


Bosco Leung, work study 2012 - 2013

Current position: graduate student, Physiology, University of Toronto/The Hospital for Sick Children


Staff


Gary Hoang, lab manager, 2018-2019

Current position: Teaching Lab & Design Studio Technician, IBBME, University of Toronto