Jean Lab – Current Lab Members

Principal Investigator:

    Dr. François Jean

Postdoctoral Fellows:

    Dr. John Cheng (CIHR Fellow)

Graduate Students:

    Emma-Kate Loveday (Ph.D.) (GES & NSF Fellow)
    Meera Raj (Ph.D.) (MSFHR Scholar)
    Steven McArthur (Ph.D.)
    Anastasia Hyrina (Ph.D.) (NCRTP-HepC Scholar)

International Scholars:

   Kira Glatzel (DAAD RISE Worldwide Internship Scholar 2015; Germany)

   Antje Grotz, (DAAD RISE Worldwide Internship Scholar 2015; Germany)

   Gianna Huber (Internship Scholar 2015; MSc student in molecular life science at the University of Lübeck, Germany)

 

Awards (2011-2015)

•    Steven McArthur, Ph.D. candidate, received a Travel Award from the BC Proteomics Network (BCPN) to present his poster at the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) 14th Annual World Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 27-30, 2015. Title: “Detecting and quantifying dengue viral proteins and virus maturation by MRM-MS”.

•    Anastasia Hyrina, Ph.D. candidate & NCRTP–HepC Scholar, received a Travel Award from the American Society for Virology to present her talk at the 34th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Virology, London, Ontario, Canada, July 11-15, 2015. Title: “Distinct and Overlapping Temporal Expression Patterns of Circulating miR-24 and miR-223 in HCV-Infected Patients Undergoing Antiviral Therapy and Achieving a Sustained Virologic Response”.

•    Steven McArthur, Ph.D. candidate, received the First Prize at the International Poster Competitions organized at the IC-IMPACTS, 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & RESEARCH CONFERENCE (Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 12-13, 2015). Title: “Detecting and quantifying dengue viral (DENV) proteins by multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry (MRM-MS).

•    Anastasia Hyrina, Ph.D. candidate & NCRTP–HepC Scholar, received a Travel Award from the Antiviral Research Society to defray the cost of attending the 28th International Conference on Antiviral Research conference in Italy (May 11 – 15, 2015). Title: “Human Subtilase SKI-1/S1P is a Master Regulator of the Dengue Virus Lifecycle and a Potential Target for Indirect-Acting Antiviral Agents”

•    Anastasia Hyrina, Ph.D. candidate & NCRTP–HepC Scholar, received the prestigious 2015 International Society of Antiviral Research (ISAR) - Women in Science (WIS) Career Development Award. This ISAR award supports the professional development of women with potential for significant contribution in the field of Antiviral Research (February 27, 2015)
http://www.isar-icar.com/?page=wis15winners


 

•    Anastasia Hyrina, Ph.D. candidate & NCRTP–HepC Scholar, received a Robert Emmanuel and Mary Day Travel Award to present her poster at the 30th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium, Daytona Beach, Florida April 27-30, 2014

•    John Cheng, CIHR Fellow, received a BC Proteomics Network (BCPN) Post-doctoral Training Award for performing target validation of novel peptide-based antiviral therapeutics by applying crosslinking and mass spectrometry (July 8, 2014)

•    Emma Kate Loveday, Ph.D. candidate & NSF Scholar, received a Silver Award at the 2014 Life Sciences Institute (LSI)–Graduate Student Association Poster Competition on (March 14 2014)

•    Steven McArthur, Ph.D. candidate, received a BC Proteomics Network (BCPN) Graduate Training Award for developing a novel application of multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry (MRM MS) for the detection, serotyping, and quantification of dengue virus in biological samples (March 10, 2014)

•    Steven McArthur, Ph.D. candidate, received a BC Proteomics Network (BCPN) Graduate Training Award to develop novel selected reaction monitoring mass spectrometry (SRM-MS) assays for detecting emerging and neglected human viruses (July 8, 2013)

•    Emma Kate Loveday, Ph.D. candidate & NSF Scholar, received a scholarship to attend the 18th Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG 2013) and the 5th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID 2013) (May 24, 2013)

•    Anastasia Hyrina, Ph.D. candidate, received a prestigious Scholarship from The National CIHR Research Training Program in Hepatitis C (NCRTP -HepC) (2013)

•    Emma Kate Loveday, Ph.D. candidate & NSF Scholar, received the Second Prize at the 2012 Genomics Forum Poster Competition (May 15, 2012)

•    Dr.  John Cheng received a prestigious CIHR Fellowship (3 years) to support his work as a postdoctoral trainee in the Jean lab  (September 15, 2011)

•    Emma Kate Loveday, Ph.D. candidate & NSF Scholar, received a prestigious Gold Award at the 2011 CIHR National Student Research Poster Competition in June of 2011.

Dr. Alain Beaudet, President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, presents CIHR - Gold Poster Award to Emma-Kate Loveday, University of British Columbia.

•    Dr. Sandra Diederich,  postdoctoral fellow, received a Travel Award to present her talk at the 30th Annual Meeting, The American Society for Virology, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, July 16-20, 2011.

•    Alice Kim, UBC undergraduate student, received  a Faculty of Science  Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) to join the Jean lab  (summer 2011)

•    Emma Kate Loveday, Ph.D. candidate & NSF Scholar,  received a Travel Award to present her talk at the Keystone Symposium Conference, MicroRNAs and Non-Coding RNAs and Cancer. Banff, BC, Canada, February 11-16, 2011.

Former Members of the Jean Lab

    Caroline Bossmann, (DAAD RISE Worldwide Internship Scholar 2014; Germany)
    Michal Roessler, (DAAD RISE Worldwide Internship Scholar 2013; Germany)
    Tiffany Tang, (Directed Studies; MICB 448 2013)
 
     
    Dr. Julius John

    Dr. Victoria Svinti
   Inga Liewert (Internship Scholar 2012; Georg-August University, Germany)
    Elena Sigmund (DAAD Rise Internship Scholar 2012; Germany)
    Martine Boutin (M.Sc.) (Laboratory Technician)

    Dr. Andrea Olmstead (MSFHR Scholar)  (Ph.D.: 2006-2011)
•   Ph.D. Thesis:  Proprotein convertases and serine protease inhibitors: developing novel indirect-acting antiviral strategies against hepatitis C virus

    Alice Kim (Research assistant: Recipient of a Faculty of Science USRA)
    Catherine Sabourin-Poirier (Co-op Trainee)  
    Regina Günster (Visiting Scientist, Germany)

    Dr. Stephanie Condotta (Ph.D., 2005-2010)
•    Ph.D. Thesis: Molecular and cellular studies of the West Nile virus NS2B/NS3 protease
    Dr. Morgan Martin (Ph.D., 2002-2008) (CIHR & CIHR/TRID Scholar)
•    Ph.D. Thesis: Functional analysis of hepatitis C virus non-structural protein (NS) 3 protease and viral cofactor NS4A
    Christine Lai (M.Sc., 2008-2010) (CIHR Scholar)
•    M.Sc. Thesis: “Molecular and cellular studies of Drosophila neuroserpin Spn4A and its polymer-forming mutants”
    Vesna Posarac (M.Sc., 2006-2008)
•    M.Sc. Thesis: “Characterization and anti-HIV activity of the proprotein convertase-directed serine protease inhibitor, Spn4A”
    Addy Po (M.Sc., 2000-2002)
•    M.Sc. Thesis: “Enzymatic properties of hepatitis C virus NS3 serine protease and bio-engineering of serine protease inhibitors (SERPINS) against the NS3 protease and elastase”
    Dr. Pamela Hamill (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2005)
    Jeremy Fenn (Lab Tech)
    Martin Richer (Lab Tech)
    Vanessa Silva (Co-op Trainee, Lab Tech)
    Pamela Lincez (Co-op Trainee)
    Catherine Verreault (Co-op Trainee) (CIHR/TRID)
    Amanda Chau (Co-op Trainee) (CIHR/TRID)
    Hanah Tsao (Co-op Trainee) (CIHR/TRID)
    Polly Chow (Co-op Trainee)
    Angela Kong (Co-op Trainee) (CIHR/TRID)
    Michelle Miller (Co-op Trainee)
    Amy Minh (Co-op Trainee) (CIHR/TRID)
    Clairessa Keays (Co-op Trainee) (CIHR/TRID)
    Rebecca Newbury (Co-op Trainee)
    Simran Kular (Honours Project)
    Peter Wang (Honours Project; Co-op Trainee) (CIHR/TRID)
    Dave Moscher (Honours Project, Co-op Trainee) (CIHR/TRID)
    Ingrid Hao (Honours Project, Lab Tech)
    Jason Wong (Honours Project)
    Laura Willihnganz (Honours Project)
    Jennifer Waterhouse (Honours Project)
    Jessey Minhas (Honours Project)
    Priscille Mattei (International Visitor, France)
    Mélanie Tanguy (International Visitor, France)
    Anna Jonas (International Visitor, Germany)
    Emily Thong (Research Assistant)
    Marie-Ève Latendresse (Research Assistant)
    Julie Cahill (Research Assistant)
    Charles Choi (Lab Assistant)
    Yurina Ichikawa (Co-op Trainee)
    Dr. Michelle Krakowski (Project Manager, CIHR Team Grant)
    Dr. Sandra Diederich (Postdoctoral Fellow)
    Christine Yu (Co-op Trainee)