Principal investigator, postdoctoral researcher, technician, and student; supervisored and co-supervisied

Guanqun (Gavin) Chen

Associate Professor; Canada Research Chair in Plant Lipid Biotechnology

ORCID (0000-0001-5790-3903)Google Scholar


Kethmi Jayawardhane

PhD student



Udaya Subedi

PhD student


Siyu Wang

Visiting MSc student


Juli Wang

PhD student





Qiong Xiao

PhD student




Sandhya Gautam

PhD student


Yingyi Liu

MSc student





Bin Shan

Research Assistant



  Limin Wu, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Kallum McDonald

MSc student





Joshua Lawal

MSc student



Elias Rietzschel

Visiting MSc student


Mianmian Zhu

PhD student




Xiaoyu Wang

PhD student



Madeline Lehmann

MSc student

Lab Alumni

(Current positions are posted with permission but may not be up-to-date)


Qinqin Zhou (Technician; Current: Laboratory Research Assistant at the Vancouver Prostate Centre)

Dr. Qiyuan Shan (Visiting PhD student; Current: Researcher at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, China)

Dr. Yang (Sarena) Xu (Postdoctoral Fellow; current: tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph, Canada, starting Jan 2022)

Dr. Kristian Caldo (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Junhao Lu (Undergraduate and graduate student; Current: graduate student at the University of Alberta)

Lucas Falarz (MSc student; currently working in the industry in Canada)

Dr. Saleh Shah (Senior Research Associate)

Trinh Nguyen (MSc student; current: PhD study at the University of Manitoba, starting Jan 2022)