top of page

Lab Members

IMG_6060.jpg
IMG_3481.jpeg

Julia Bandura

PhD Candidate

Research Areas

Lymnaea stagnalis, long-term memory, learning, proteomics, electrophysiology.

Contact

julia.bandura@mail.utoronto.ca

joie in lab coat.jpg

Zhengwei Luo, MBBS

PhD Candidate

 

Research Areas 

Cerebral ischemia, Neuroprotection, Microvascular imaging

 

Contact

zhengwei.luo@mail.utoronto.ca

joie in lab coat.jpg

Alicia Harracksingh, MSc

PhD Candidate

Research Areas 

My research focuses on conserved mechanisms behind the neural circuitry governing phototaxis neurobehavior, phototransduction and retinal photoreceptor physiology in the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis, with a special interest in the calcium dependent cellular and molecular mechanisms governing photoreceptor injury and response to injury (i.e., recovery and regeneration) in vivo.

 

Contact

alicia.harracksingh@mail.utoronto.ca

LabWebsite_Alicia.png
joie in lab coat.jpg

Andie Ovcjak

PhD Candidate

 

Research Areas 

Ion channels, neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, neurobehaviour, neonatal development

 

Contact

andrea.ovcjak@mail.utoronto.ca

IMG_1590.jpg
portrait.JPG

(Maria) Meng Yang

PhD Candidate

Research Areas 

Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury affects neuronal activity in the brain using the advanced in vivo neuronal recording technique and how it affects inflammatory response and function at both the cerebral and neuronal levels.

Contact

maria.yang@mail.utoronto.ca

IMG1339.jpeg

Xinyang Zhang

PhD Candidate

Research Areas

Cerebral Vascular Diseases, Stroke, Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury, Ion Channels, Neuroinflammation

Contact

xinyangzhang.zhang@mail.utoronto.ca

微信图片_20230119123031.jpg

Xianxuan Wang

PhD student

Research Areas 

Ion channels; stroke

Contact

xianxuan.wang@mail.utoronto.ca

portrait.JPG
Ana Ferreira.png

Ana Flavia Fernandes Ferreira

International Visiting PhD Student

Research Areas 

Neurogeneneration, Parkinson's disease,  Ion Channels

Contact

ana.fernandesferreira@mail.utoronto.ca

IMG_6060.jpg

Johnathen Karagiannis

Alumni Volunteer

Research Areas

Learning & Memory

Contact

johnathen.karagiannis@mail.utoronto.ca

Alumni

Jailyn Yen

Summer student

Research Areas 

Learning & memory

Contact

jailyn_yen@hotmail.com

Michael Wu

Undergraduate Student (Feng/Sun Lab)

​(2014-2015)

Calclium Binding Proteins, Neuronal Growth

 

Contact

jvlichael.wu@mail.utoronto.ca

Ahmed Abussaud, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow (Sun/Feng Labs)

(2014-2015)

 

Ion Channels, Neonatal Stroke

 

Contact

a.abussaud@gmail.com

Luis Hu

Undergraduate Student

(2015)

Learning & memory formation

 

Contact

luis.hu@mail.utoronto.ca

Jeffrey Liao

Undergraduate Student

(2015 Summer)

Animal Behavior

Contact

jeffrey95118@hotmail.com

Nawaf Abu-Omar, BSc

MD Summer Research Student

(2015)

Jogita Das

MD Summer Research Student

(2015)

Patrick Ji

Undergraduate Student (Sun Lab)

(2014-2015)

Animal Behavior

 

Contact

x.ji@mail.utoronto.ca

Name, Degree

 

Research Areas 

 

Contact

Feiya Li, BSc

MSc Student (Sun/Feng Lab)

 

Research Areas 

ion Channels, Brain Injury

Contact

feiya.li@mail.utoronto.ca

Raymond Wong

PhD Student (Sun/Feng Lab)

 

Research Areas 

Ion Channels, Brain tumor

 

Contact

raymondyc.wong@mail.utoronto.ca

Leo Zhao, MBBS

Exchange PhD Candidate

 

Research Areas 

Ion Channels, Stroke

 

Contact

leozhao@hku.hk; leo.zhao@mail.utoronto.ca

Shilain Xu MD, MSc

Visiting Scientist

Research Areas

Ion Channels, Neonatal Brain Injury

Contact

jvlichael.wu@mail.utoronto.ca

William Gao

Summer student

Research Areas 

Biology of Neural behavior

Contact

ygao344@uwo.ca

Jailyn Yen

Summer student

Research Areas 

Learning & memory

Contact

jailyn_yen@hotmail.com

Andrew Barszczyk, MSc

PhD Candidate

 

Research Areas 

Neuronal Development, Neurodegeneration

 

Contact

andrew.barszczyk@utoronto.ca

Ekaterina Turlova, BHSc

PhD Candidate (Sun/Feng Lab)

 

Research Areas 

Ion Channels, Neuronal Development

 

Contact

e.turlova@utoronto.ca

Nancy Dong, BHSc

PhD Candidate

 

Research Areas 

Learning & Memory

 

Contact

nancy.dong@mail.utoronto.ca

Sammen Huang, BSc

MSc Candidate (Sun/Feng Lab)

 

Research Areas 

Ion Channels, Stroke

 

Contact

sammen.huang@mail.utoronto.ca

Ji-Sun Kim, BSc

MSc Candidate

 

Research Areas 

Ion Channels, Neurodevelopment & Injury

 

Contact

ji-sun.kim@mail.utoronto.ca

Vivian Y Szeto, HBSc

MSc Student

 

Research Areas 

Ion channels, neuronal development

 

Contact

v.szeto@mail.utoronto.ca

Qing Li, BSc

Lab Technician

 

Contact

416-946-5506

qing.li@utoronto.ca

Post-doc Fellows

Sophie Zhang

Undergraduate Student

 

Research Areas 

Learning & memory formation

 

Contact

zhangst2@mcmaster.ca

Haitao Wang, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Research Areas 

Neuronal Development, Neurodegeneration

 

Contact

ht.wang@utoronto.ca

Marielle Deurloo, MSc

PhD Candidate

 

Research Areas 

Calcium Binding Proteins, Neuronal Maturation

 

Contact

marielle.deurloo@utoronto.ca

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

High School Students

bottom of page