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

Postdoctoral Fellow






  Limin Wu, PhD

Senior Research Scientist



Sameena Alam

PhD student

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(supervised and co-supervised; Recent or current positions possibly outdated - blame it on the coffee-drinking web manager :-))


Dr. Juli Wang (PhD student), Postdoctoral Fellow in our group (Welcome) 

Dr. Khadim Hussain (Postdoctoral Fellow)

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

Dr. Kristian Caldo (Postdoctoral Fellow), Tenure-Track 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), Aquatic Invasive Species Technician, Alberta Environment And Parks, 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), Senior Data Management Strategist, City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Brock Mason (Undergraduate student), Junior Data Analyst, Total Life

Solomiya Kucharyshyn (Undergraduate student)