People


Dr. Mostafizur Mazumder

Dr. Mostafizur Mazumder


Mostafizur completed his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in synthetic biology. His post-doctoral work in the Woolley lab involved developing a yeast based platform and mammalian cell work flows to screen optogenetic tools for the synthetic biology community. He is interested in designing and engineering cells for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. His favourite sport is soccer.
Shabab Khan

Shabab Khan


Shabab is a research assistant in the Garton Lab. He completed his H.B.Sc. in Pharmacology and Economics at the University of Toronto. He is interested in de novo protein design, specifically the designing of novel secondary structures. He loves all things protein and aviation.
Samantha Unger

Samantha Unger


Samantha is an undergraduate student in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto. She is interested in computational biology and its applications. Specifically, she is investigating the protein structures & interactions of autoantigens associated with type one diabetes. This is with a view to developing an immuno-cloaking strategy.
Symo Chen

Symo Chen


Symo is an MEng student of Biomedical Engineering. His research interests are in medical electronics design, signal detection and processing, and medical device or product development and commercialization.
Mingyang Tao

Mingyang Tao


Mingyang is a MEng student in Biomedical Engineering. Her research interests include nanotechnology, regenerative medicine and biomaterials. In the Gartonlab she is currently working on investigating a strategy to suppress iPSC-CM graft-induced arrhythmia using redesigned Cx43 gap junctions.
Kevin Wang

Kevin Wang


Kevin is interested in regenerative medicine and medical devices. He is working on engineering a modular receptor system for cells and is focused on the design of a transmembrane chassis.
Zachary Coulson

Zachary Coulson


Zachary is an undergraduate student in Life Science at Queen's University. His research interests include the application of molecular genetic's for the treatment of cancer, genetic disease, neurodegenerative disorders and other diseases. He is currently working on protein purification of designed C2H2 Zinc fingers as part of building a modular receptor system
Mujeer Ahmad

Mujeer Ahmad


Mujeer studies Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. His research interests involve molecular biology, specifically the modification of protein structures and gene therapy. He is currently working on protein purification of designed C2H2 Zinc fingers as part of building a modular receptor system.
Hyunmin Lee M.Sc.

Hyunmin Lee M.Sc.


Hyunmin is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science. His research interests include protein-RNA interactions and novel cell sensing and response systems. He is also interested in applying machine learning to solve problems in computational biology.