Recruiting a new post-doctoral fellow. Please contact:


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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. Director of the Neurodegenerative Disorders Research Group at the Neuro.

Meron Teferra

Lab manager

Meron completed her BA in psychology and political science at McGill University, and her MSc in health psychology at the University of Bath, UK. Meron is the administrative lab manager.

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.

Jace Jones-Tabah

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jace has completed his PhD at McGill University, in the department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. In his postdoctoral fellowship, Jace is studying neuronal cell models from patients with Parkinson's disease, with a focus on the mechanisms of several lysosomal-related genes.

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.

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Eric Yu

PhD 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 and RBD.

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Mehrdad Asghari Estiar

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.

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

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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.

Lang Liu

PhD student

Lang completed his BA in cell and systems biology, statistics and mathematics in the University of Toronto. He completed his MSc in biomedical informatics in the Department of Computing, Queens University. His projects are focused on bioinformatic and machine learning approaches using genetics and brain imaging in PD.

Emma Somerville

MSc student

Emma graduated at the University of Western Ontario with Honours BSc in Genetics and Psychology. She is studying how common and rare genetic variants affect glucocerebrosidase activity and expression in PD. She is also studying the interplay between genetics and multiple biomarkers in PD.

Jamil Ahmad

Research Assistant

Jamil has completed his PhD in Pakistan and his postdoctoral studies in Lyon, France. His research was focused on cancer genomics and neurological diseases. He works on the genetics of PD, RBD, RLS 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.

Cem Parlar

Undergraduate student

Cem is a U3 undergraduate student doing his B.Sc. Neuroscience Major at McGill University. His project is focused on characterizing GBA mutations involved in PD

Aliza Dworkind

Undergraduate student

Aliza is a 2nd year student at the Department of Physiology, McGill university. He lab project is focused on identifying and characterizing rare variants in lysosomal genes potentially involved in Parkinson's disease.

Angie Giannakopoulos

Administrative assistant

Vlad Rudakou

Research assistant

Vlad completed his MSc in our lab, with a thesis focused on identifying common and rare variants in genes involved in Parkinson's disease. Until he starts med school, Vlad is working in different genetic projects on Parkinson's disease and REM sleep behavior disorder.

Jennifer Ruskey

Research Assistant

Hall of famer

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

Past trainees

Victoria Mallett
Noreen Mohsin
Leanne Ronciere
Richard Wu
Jiao Li
Denny Choi
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Catie Futhey
Armaghan (Army) Alam
Kathryn Freeman
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Khair Mufti
Elizabeth Bader
Charlise Chen
Etienne Leveille