Quantitative Morphogenesis Laboratory

University of Toronto

People

Fernandez-Gonzalez Lab, September 2018 (from left to right: Jessica Yu, Cristina Moratilla-Martin, Jane Seo, Alex Florea, Katy Rothenberg, Chris McFaul, Anna Kobb, Gordana Scepanovic, Gary Hoang, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez, 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

Gary Hoang


Lab Manager

Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
B.Sc. Biotechnology and Chemistry, University of Toronto
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Mississauga, Ontario, CanadaInterests: cooking, traveling, wound healing
nguyen.hoang 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

Iván Cortés Domínguez


Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher

Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
Bachelors Industrial Design Engineering, University of MálagaMasters Aerohydrodynamics, Andalusia Centre of Environment/University of Málaga/University of GranadaPh.D. Complex Systems, University of Navarra
Hometown: Málaga, SpainInterests: sports, cooking, cancer research
i.cortes AT utoronto.ca

Jessica Yu


Ph.D. Candidate

Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
B.Sc. Marine Biology and Music, University of British ColumbiaDiploma of Technology, Biomedical Engineering, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Hometown: Burnaby, British Columbia, CanadaInterests: Sailor Moon, pastry, convergent extension
jessicac.yu AT mail.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. Student

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

Negar Balaghi


Undergraduate thesis

Engineering Science (Biomedical Systems Engineering)
Hometown: Tehran, IranInterests: graphic novels, knitting, myosin waves
negar.balaghi AT mail.utoronto.ca

Alex Florea


Undergraduate thesis

Engineering Science (Biomedical Systems Engineering)
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, CanadaInterests: animals, biking, Crk
alex.florea AT mail.utoronto.ca

Alumni


Graduate students

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

Jane Seo, undergraduate thesis 2018-2019

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

Current position: professional experience year, BioMarin Pharmaceutical


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: biomedical software application developer, ChipCare Corporation


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: undergraduate, University of Toronto


Alina Naramzoiu, work study 2014

Current position: undergraduate, 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