Principal investigator, postdoctoral researcher, technician, and student; supervised and co-supervised.


Guanqun (Gavin) Chen

Associate Professor; Canada Research Chair in Plant Lipid Biotechnology (link)





Kethmi Jayawardhane

PhD student



Udaya Subedi

PhD student


Elias Rietzschel

PhD student

Qiong Xiao

PhD student







Sandhya Gautam

PhD student



Winston Liu

PhD student


Tharangani Somarathna

MSc student


Juli Wang

PhD student






  Limin Wu, PhD

Senior Research Scientist



Sameena Alam

PhD student



Khadim Hussain

Postdoc Fellow

Joshua Lawal

MSc student






Bin Shan, PhD

Lab Coordinator


Mohammed Musthafa Mukthar

MSc student


Brendan Zhao

BSc student

Mianmian Zhu

PhD student




Xiaoyu Wang

PhD student



Madeline Lehmann

MSc student

Lab Alumni

(supervised and co-supervised; Recent or current positions - posted with permission; Some information might be outdated - blame it on the coffee-drinking web manager :-))

Dr. Yang Xu (Postdoctoral Fellow), Assistant Professor, University of Guelph, Canada

Dr. Kristian Caldo (Postdoctoral Fellow), Assistant Professor, Ambrose University, Canada

Dr. Saleh Shah (Senior Research Associate), retired

Dr. Qiyuan Shan (Visiting PhD student), Lecturer, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University

Kallum McDonald (MSc student), Invasive Plant Technician, Alberta, Canada

Elias Rietzschel (Visiting MSc student), PhD student in our lab (welcome back) 🙂

Qinqin Zhou (Technician), Technician, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Trinh Nguyen (MSc student), PhD student at the University of Manitoba

Lucas Falarz (MSc student), Technician, Alberta, Canada

Yingyi Liu (MSc student), Research Assistant, Agricultural Genomics Institute

Siyu Wang (Visiting MSc student)

Junhao Lu (Undergraduate and graduate student), Data Analyst, Alberta, Canada

Brock Mason (Undergraduate student)

Solomiya Kucharyshyn (Undergraduate student)