The following people may be contacted by e-mail (replace <at> with @) or (if not otherwise noted) by phone 416.581.7551 or by fax 416. 581.7597

Susan Alexander

Susan joined the Ikura Lab in April 2010.

email: alexande<at>
phone: 416-581-7563

Sung-In Back

Sung joined the lab in January 2017. He is a 3rd year cooper student from McMaster University.

Masahiro Enomoto

Masa completed his Ph.D. in March 2006 under the supervision of Dr. MinKyun Park at The University of Tokyo. After that, he had been studying the structure and function relationship of mouse IP3R in Dr. Katsuhiko Mikoshiba's lab as a postdoctoral fellow in RIKEN, Brain Science Institute in Japan. In April 2011, he joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. In April 2017,

Masa is appointed to scientific associate and project manager. His area of expertise is protein structure and funciton. He is studying calcium signaling molecules.

e-mail: menomoto<at>

Zhenhao Fang

Zhenhao joined Ikura lab in December 2013 as a Master student. He completed his bachelor degere Peking University Health Science Center. In August 2015, Zhenhao re-classed into Ph.D. program. He is currently studying KRas behaviors on lipid bilayers using NMR. He holds Connaught International Scholarships for Doctoral Students.

e-mail: zfang<at>

Benjiamin Grant

Ben attended McMaster University for a BSc in Biochemistry, with a strong focus on math, physics and chemistry. During the summers of his final two years he worked in Mitsu's lab as a summer research student. Following graduation in 2016, Ben joined the lab as a Master's student focused on the NMR characterization of KRas/CaM interactions.

e-mail: bgrant<at>

Teklab Gebregiworgis

Teklab joined Ikura lab in January 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow. He completed his Ph.D. at University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the supervision of Prof. Robert Powers. Teklab is interested in biochemical, functional and structural characterization of small GTPase signaling proteins in cancer.

e-mail: tgebregiworgis<at>

Nana Hashimoto

Nana is currently a 4th year student in the Univeristy of Toronto. She first joined the lab in May 2016 as a volunteer. From September 2016 to March 2017, she did her 4th year course in the lab .

e-mail: nana.hashimoto<at>


Mitsuhiko Ikura

Mitsu is a Senior Scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute and Professor with the Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto. He is currently Canadian Research Chair in Structural Biology, and was previously a CIHR Senior Investigator, a Howard Hughes International Research Scholar and a Medical Research Council of Canada Research Scientist. His primary area of expertise is NMR spectroscopy of biomacromolecules.

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e-mail: mikura<at>
phone: (416) 581-7550


Noboru Ishiyama

Noboru joined the lab in November 2005 as a postdoctoral fellow. He previously studied electron crystallography (M.Sc.) with Dr. George Harauz at the University of Guelph and X-ray crystallography (Ph.D.) with Dr. Albert Berghuis at McGill University. In April, 2011, Noboru was appointed to scientific associate and project manager.His area of expertise is protein structure and function. He is studying cell adhesion molecules.

email: nishiyam<at>

Ki-Young Lee

Ki joined the lab in April, 2016 after he completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Bong-Jin Lee at the Seoul National University. He is interested in studying protein structure, dynamics, and function using NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography.

email: kylee<at>

Kevin Liu

Kevin is now a 4th year student in the Department of Biochemisty, University of Toronto. He joined the lab as a volunteer in November 2015.

e-mail: .kr.liu<at>


Chris Marshall

Chris completed his Ph.D. at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario under the supervision of Peter Davies. He joined the Ikura lab in May 2005 as a postdoctoral fellow and holds an OCI fellowship. In July 2010, Chris was appointed to scientific associate and project manager. His area of expertise is protein structure and function and he is studying small GTPase protein signaling.

e-mail: cmarshal<at>

Tadateru Nishikawa

Tad joined the lab in October 2013. He obtained his Ph.D. at Yokohama City University under the supervision of Professor Y. Nishimura in 2001. He then worked as a postadoctoral fellow with Professor Peter Wright at The Scripps Research Institute. After completing his postdocoral training, he joined Bruker Biospin K.K. (Yokohama) worked as an application scientist for 6 years. His area of expertise is using NMR spectroscopy to explore protein structure and dynamics. He is studying molecules involved in calcium signaling and cell adhesion processes.

e-mail: tadateru.nishikawa<at>


Genevieve Seabrook

Genevieve is a Scientific Associate, NMR Research & Facility Manager in
Dr. Ikura's lab at the Ontario Cancer Institute. She joined the lab in
January 2008. Her area of expertise is soluble and membrane protein
structure determination using State-of-the-Art NMR Spectroscopy.

email: gseabroo<at>


Laurie Seifried

Laurie joined the Ikura lab in 2016 as a doctoral student.  She completed her M.Sc at University of Western Ontario under the supervision of Dr. Fred Dick where she studied E2F1-pRB and pRB-E1A protein complexes in mammalian cell culture models.  She also spent some time as a research technician.  She began her PhD in Senthil Muthuswamy’s lab in 2011 and is currently studying epithelial polarity and cell-adhesion proteins in breast cancer models.  She was previously awarded a Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region Doctoral Fellowship.

e-mail: laurie.seifried<at>

Le Zheng

Le joined the Ikura lab in April 2001 as a lab technician. She did her undergraduate in China and had been working at the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences before she came to Canada. In January 2007, Le entered the Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto as a Master student, under the supervision of Dr. Mitsuhiko Ikura. After finshing her degree, Le rejoined the Ikura lab and served as a laboratory manager in April 2010.

e-mail: lezheng<at>