TEAM

Ziv Gan-Or

Assistant Professor

Ziv has completed his MD and PhD (focused on Parkinson's disease genetics) at Tel-Aviv University, and his post-doctoral studies at McGill University. Assistant professor at the Neurology & Neurosurgery and the Human Genetics departments.

Jennifer Ruskey

Research Assistant

Jennifer has graduated at Princeton University, and performed her MSc studies at the University of British Columbia in evolutionary biology. She works on the genetics of PD, RBD, RLS and HSP.

Lynne Krohn

PhD Student

Lynne studied the effects of early-life adversity on development at Columbia University. More recently, Lynne worked on a music and craving study at the University of Melbourne's Clinical and Music Neurosciences Laboratory. Her projects are focused on genetics of RBD and PD.

Vlad Rudakou

MSc Student

Vlad has completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University, where he majored in Anatomy & Cell Biology and minored in Pharmacology. His projects are focused on genetics of RBD and PD.

Khair Mufti

MSc student

Khair has completed his undergraduate studies at Aleppo University, majored in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. His projects is focused on the role of recessive PD genes in RBD.

Konstantin Senkevich

Post Doctoral fellow

Konstantin is a neurologist who completed his MD at the First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg and his PhD at the Institute of Experimental Medicine in St. Petersburg. He is studying the role of lysosomal genes in RBD and PD.

PhD Student

Mehrdad has completed his MSc studies in Iran, and he is currently a PhD candidate. He studies the genetics of hereditary spastic paraplegia using whole-exome, whole-genome and RNA sequencing

Mehrdad Asghari Estiar
Eric Yu

MSc Student

Eric has completed his undergraduate studies in McGill University, where he majored in biochemistry. His project is focused on using bioinformatic and machine learning approaches to understand the genetics of PD

Etienne Leveille

Medicine Student

Etienne is a 3rd year medical student from Quebec city at McGill University. He is working on different projects in PD and HSP.

Farnaz Asayesh

Lab technician

Farnaz completed her MSc in chemistry in Laval University. She is using various genetic methods to study Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, multiple system atrophy and REM sleep behavior disorder.

Prabhjyot Saini

PhD student

Prabhjyot has completed his MSc in Emory University and served as a Senior Associate at the Department of Neurology in Emory University. He is using advanced statistical methods to study the genetics of RBD and PD

Yuri Sosero

PhD student

Yuri has completed his MD at the University of Bologna, School of Medicine and Surgery. He is studying the role of genetics in PD and specifically focuses on modifiers of GBA in PD.

Kathryn Freeman

Undergraduate student

Katheryn is a BSc student majoring in pharmacology and biotechnology at McGill University. She is working on the genetics of RBD.  

PAST STUDENTS

Victoria Mallett

Undergraduate Student

Victoria graduated from McGill with a degree in Psychology and neuroscience. She worked on GBA and other genes in PD and RBD. Victoria is currently doing her MSc in stem cell biology at SFSU

Noreen Mohsin

Summer Student

Noreen graduated from McGill University with a degree in Cell Biology and Anatomy. She studied the role of mutations in the MC1R gene in Parkinson's disease. Currently working in a lab in Stanford.

Leanne Ronciere

Summer Student

Leanne is a first year medical student at McGill University, worked on the role of the lysosomal gene NPC1 in Parkinson's disease and REM sleep behavior disorder.

Jiao Li

Visiting Graduate Student

Jiao is from the Neurology Department of Peking University Third Hospital, Peking University Health Science Center, China. Her work is focused on understanding the phenotype-genotype relationship of neurodegenerative disease, including ALS, FTD and PD.

Denny Choi

Undergraduate Student

Denny is a third-year undergraduate student at McGill University, majoring in Pharmacology. He worked on genetic factors affecting risk for PD and RBD.

Richard Wu

Visiting student

Richard is a fourth year medical student from Imperial College London, UK, who investigated the role of the SNCA gene as a risk factor for REM sleep behavior disorder and its progression.

Catie Futhey

Undergraduate Student

Catie is a third year undergraduate student, currently majoring in neuroscience at McGill University. Her project is on GBA mutations in RBD - risk and progression.

Armaghan (Army) Alam

Undergraduate Honors Student

Armaghan (Army) is a forth year undergraduate student from Toronto, currently majoring in Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University. His honors project is on the genetics of RBD and DLB.

Niki Roshandel

Undergraduate student

Niki is a second year undergrad student majoring in anatomy and molecular biology. Niki is working on hereditary spastic paraplegia and Parkinson's disease.

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    e-mail: ziv.gan-or@mcgill.ca