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
Fernando joined the lab as a Master's student in September 2006, after completing his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Waterloo. In June 2008, Fernando reclassified as a Ph.D. student.
Susan joined the Ikura Lab in April 2010.
Marc joined the lab as a Masters student in January 2011, after completing his B.Sc. in Biochemistry at the University of Waterloo.
Masahiro 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. Masahiro joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow in April 2011.
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.
phone: (416) 581-7550
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. He currently holds an OCI fellowship.
Sunggeon joined the Ikura lab in September 2010 as a postdoctoral fellow. He completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Weontae Lee at College of Life Sciencein and Biotechnology, Department of Biochemistry, Yonsei University, Korea.
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.
Mohammad Mazhab Jafari
Mohammad joined the lab as a Ph. D student in Sept 2008. He completed his undergraduate study in biochemistry and took his Master with Dr. Giuseppe Melacini at McMaster university in the field of protein structure, dynamic and allostery with NMR spectroscopy.
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.
Min-duk joined the lab in August 2009 as a postdoctoral fellow. He completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Bong-Jin Lee at College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Korea.
Matt joined the lab in September of 2007 as a postdoctoral fellow. He previously completed a doctorate in Molecular and Medical Genetics with Dr. Tony Pawson at the University of Toronto, and a B.Sc. in Microbiology at the University of Guelph.
Peter completed his PhD studies at the University of Waterloo under the
supervision of Professors Elizabeth M. Meiering (Departments of Chemistry and Biology) and James R. Lepock (Department of Physics). He joined the Ikura group in August of 2005 as a post-doctoral fellow with funding awarded by NSERC. In September 2009, Peter was appointed to scientific associate and project manager. His area of expertise is biophysics, biochemistry and calcium signaling.
Masataka joined the lab in August 2010 as a postdoctoral fellow.
He completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Osamu Nureki
at The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
Feng joined the lab as a Masters student in September 2005, after graduating with his B.Sc. at Tsinghua University, China. In June 2007, Feng reclassified as a Ph.D. student.
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 serve as a laboratory manager in April 2010.