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.

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.

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.  

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.

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
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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Past students

Victoria Mallett
Noreen Mohsin
Leanne Ronciere
Richard Wu
Jiao Li
Denny Choi
Catie Futhey
Armaghan (Army) Alam
Niki Roshandel

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