Gold Lab - Lab Members


MayMay Dang-Lawson, Lab Manager 1997-






KateKate Choi Technician 2012-

Education: M.Sc. Cell and Developmental Biology, UBC, B.Sc. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC

Interests: Flow cytometry, biochemistry, signaling networks, video games, piano 






Post Docs:

Libin Abraham, Post Doc 2013-

Education: B.Sc Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology (Triple major) - Bangalore University, India, M.Sc Biotechnology - Sri Ramachandra University, India, PhD Virology, Immunology - Heidelberg University, Germany

 Interests: HIV Nef, TCR proximal signaling microclusters, fixed and live cell Imaging, single particle tracking, super resolution, cell and molecular biology, mouse models. 

 Project: Dynamics and organization of receptors in B cell signaling.


Graduate Students:

Madison Bolger-Munro PhD Candidate 2013-

Education: B.Sc. Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia. 

Interests: Imaging technologies, the actin cytoskeleton, receptor patterning, skiing, biking 

Project: Cytoskeletal regulation of receptor mobility and organization in B cells




Abhishek Bedi PhD Student 2019- 

Education: M.Tech (intg) Biotechnology & Bioinformatics; Master’s Diploma in Molecular Biology

Interests: BCR signalling, Actin Dynamics, Lymphoma cell microenvironment, Football, Snakes 

Project: The role of WAVE2 in B cell migration and activation 


Victoria Peters MSc Student 2018-




Faith Cheung 

Nikola Deretic 

Connor Keane 

Theresa Tai




Honorary Lab Members:

FarnazFarnaz Pournia, PhD Candidate, Matsuuchi Lab











Former Members of the Gold Lab

  • Caitlin Pritchard, (completed MSc 2016-2019)
  • Jia C Wang, (completed PhD 2010-2018), now a PDF in Hammer lab, Cell Biology and Physiology Center, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • Sonja Christian, (completed PhD 2007-2015), now a Scientist at Novozymes A/S
  • Megan Gilmour, (Technician 2010-2015)
  • Spencer Freeman (completed PhD 2007-2013, now a PDF in Grinstein lab, Hospital for Sick Children)
  • Marcia Graves (PDF 2009-2013, now a Lecturer at the University of British Columbia)
  • Zinaida Good (completed MSc 2008-2012, now PhD student, Department of Immunology, Stanford University)
  • Dodo Das (PDF 2005-2012, now Assistant Professor, Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of Colorado Denver)
  • Victor Lei (completed MSc 2006-2010, now Lab Manager in Conway lab, University of British Columbia)
  • Janet Dukowski (Technician, now Registered Dietician and Nutritionist)
  • Kathy Tse (completed PhD 2004-2010, now Scientist at STEMCELL Technologies)
  • Kevin Lin (completed PhD 2003-2010, now Collaborative Grants Officer, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia)
  • Caylib Durand (completed PhD 2003-2009, now a Medical Resident, Alberta Health Services)
  • Anica Bulic (Technician 2004-2006, now a Pediatric Cardiologist at Georgetown University)
  • Brad Biagioni (completed MSc 2002-2004, now a Physician, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia)
  • Yongmao Yu (PDF, 2002-2003, now Senior Scientist, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals)
  • Anita Bergman (Technician 2001-2002, now Lab Instructor, Dept Biology, Langara College)
  • Anson Li (completed MSc 2000-2002, now Physician, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of British Columbia)
  • Rosaline Lee (Technician 2000-2004, now a Business Consultant)
  • Sherri Christian (completed PhD 1999-2004, now Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Memorial University)
  • Mindy Zhu (PDF 1999-2001)
  • Sarah McLeod (completed PhD and PDF 1998-2007, now instructor at BCIT, Dept. of Biotechnology)
  • Monisha Scott (completed PhD 1998-2002, now Biotechnology Consultant)
  • Stephen Barbazuk (Technician 1994-1997, now Executive Director of Maternal Infant Child & Youth Research Network)
  • Danielle Krebs (completed MSc 1996-1998, now Research Associate, Harder lab, UBC)
  • Robert Ingham (completed PhD 1994-1999, now Associate Professor, Dept. of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta)
  • Claire Sutherland (completed PhD 1993-1998, now Principal Scientist at Juno Therapeutics)
  • Tracy Saxton (Technician 1993-1994, now Investment Director at Roche Venture Fund)