Principal Investigators

Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj

Anita Kozyrskyj is Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. She is on the Executive committee of inVivo and PI for the Human Cohort Design and Analysis platform of the IMPACTT Pan-Canadian Microbiome Research Core

Dr. James Scott

James Scott is an Associate Professor and Division Head in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Division of Occupational & Environmental Health at the University of Toronto, situated in the Gage Occupational & Environmental Health Unit (GOEHU). He is head of the School’s Scott Laboratory.

The SyMBIOTA Team

SyMBIOTA Research Team:

Meghan Azad (University of Manitoba), Allan Becker (University of Manitoba), Dean Befus (University of Alberta), Radha Chari (University of Alberta), Irina Dinu (University of Alberta), Catherine Field (University of Alberta), David Guttman (University of Toronto), Andrea Haqq (University of Alberta), Piush Mandhane (University of Alberta), Padmaja Subbarao (University of Toronto), Stuart Turvey (University of British Columbia), David Wishart (University of Alberta). 

Special thanks to Tedd Konya (Laboratory Technician 2011-2017, Scott Lab, University of Toronto) for completing DNA profiling of fecal samples from over 1000 infants at birth, 3 months and 12 months of age. 

For a list of CHILD Study investigators please see here

Kozyrskyj Lab Team (University of Alberta):

  • Sarah Bridgman - SyMBIOTA Research Coordinator /Senior Research Assistant

  • Carmen Tessier - MSc candidate

  • Nilusha Malmuthuge - Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Marissa Ledger - Summer student

  • Nicole Rodriguez - Undergrad summer student

Alumni:

  • Aaron Vander Leek - Research Assistant/MSc candidate (2016/20)

  • Khanh Vu - Postdoctoral Fellow (2018/20)

  • Mireia Gascon – ISGlobal Visiting Professor (2019)

  • Stuart Lau - Summer Student (2019)

  • Vivien Obiakor - MSc candidate (2018/19)

  • Kelsea Drall - MSc candidate (2017/19)

  • Hein Min Tun - Postdoctoral Fellow (2016/19)

        ​https://www.thetunlab.com/

  • Cara McLean - MSc candidate (2017/19)

  • Charlene Nielsen – Research Assistant (2018/19)

  • Brittany Mattenchuk - MSc candidate (2017/18)

  • Liane Kang - MSc candidate/Research Assistant (2015/18)

  • Elham Moez – Research Assistant (2018)

  • Jennifer Petrie - High school summer student (2018/2019)

  • Bolin Chen - Postdoctoral Fellow (2017/18)

  • Shelly Jun - Research Assistant (2017/18)

  • Justin Mahoney - Research Associate (2017)

  • Amanda Lau - Research Assistant (2016/18)

  • Jessica Forbes - Research Assistant (2017/18)

  • Lauren Zalazski - Undergraduate summer student (2017)

  • Bushra Anjum - High school summer student (2017)

  • Usha Rai - MSc candidate (2016/17)

  • Manjeet Kumari - Postdoctoral Fellow (2016/17)

  • Rebecca Entz - Undergraduate summer student (2016/17)

  • Amanda Cao - Undergraduate summer student (2016)

  • Jordan Rycroft - Undergraduate summer student (2016)

  • Petya Koleva - Postdoctoral Fellow (2014/16)

  • Mon Tun - MSc candidate (2014/16)

  • Pascal Bedard – CHU Ste-Justine Visiting Researcher (2015)

  • Farzana Yasmin - Research Assistant (2013/14)

  • Julia Ewaschuk – Research Assistant (2013/14)

  • Krista Gray – Research Assistant (2012/13)

  • Rose Kalu - MSc candidate (2012/14)

  • Ryan Persaud - Undergraduate summer student (2012/13/14)

  • Meghan Azad - Postdoctoral Fellow (2011/14)

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Student & Postdoctoral Fellow Awards (past and present):

  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research

  • Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions Heritage Fellowship Award

  • Sir Frederick Banting and Dr Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's (CIHR) competition

  • Nancy Suen Memorial Award in Public Health

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