Dr. Michael D Wilson

Principal Investigator

Mike is a Senior Scientist at SickKids and an Associate Professor in Molecular Genetics. He holds Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Comparative Genomics. Mike was a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Duncan Odom at Cambridge Research Institute. He completed his PhD with Dr. Ben Koop at University of Victoria.

michael.wilson[at]sickkids.ca
publications | ORCID

Dr. Liis Uusk├╝la-Reimand

Research Fellow

Liis completed her PhD in reproductive genetics and epigenetics with Dr. Maris Laan at the University of Tartu, Estonia.

liis.uuskula[at]sickkids.ca
publications

Dr. Huayun Hou

Bioinformatician

Huayun completed her PhD in Molecular Genetics at UofT with Dr. Michael Wilson.

huayun.hou[at]sickkids.ca
publications | ORCID

Minggao (Michael) Liang

PhD. Student

Minggao is a graduate student in Molecular Genetics at UofT. He did his BSc at UofT.

michael.liang[at]sickkids.ca
publications | ORCID

Matt Hudson

MSc. Student

Matt is a graduate student in Molecular Genetics at UofT. He did his BSc at University of British Columbia.

matt.hudson[at]sickkids.ca
publications

Kyoko Yuki

Research Fellow

Kyoko completed her PhD in the genetics of host response to Salmonella infection with Dr. Danielle Malo at McGill University.

kyoko.yuki[at]sickkids.ca
publications

Liangxi (Dale) Wang

PhD. Student

Dale is a graduate student in Molecular Genetics at UofT and is co-supervised with Dr. Ran Kafri. He did his BSc at ZheJiang University in China.

liangxi.wang[at]sickkids.ca
publications

Candy (MengYi) Song

PhD. Student

Candy is a graduate student in Molecular Genetics at UofT and is co-supervised with Dr. Ian Scott. She did her undergrad at Peking University in China.

candy.song[at]sickkids.ca
publications | ORCID

Sana Akhtar Alvi

Lab Technician

Sana completed her MSc in Biochemistry at Aligarh Muslim University, India, and was a research assistant for immunological studies in filariasis patients in India.

sana.akhtaralvi[at]sickkids.ca
publications

Dustin Sokolowski

PhD. Student

Dustin is a graduate student in Molecular Genetics at UofT. He did his BSc at Western University.

dustin.sokolowski[at]sickkids.ca
publications | ORCID

Cadia Chan

PhD. Student

Cadia is a graduate student in Molecular Genetics at UofT and is co-supervised with Dr. Zhaolei Zhang. She did her BSc at Queen's University.

cadia.chan[at]mail.utoronto.ca
publications | ORCID

Mariela Faykoo-Martinez

PhD. Student

Mariela is a graduate student in Cell and Systems Biology at UofT and is co-supervised with Dr. Melissa Holmes. She did her BSc at UofT.

m.faykoomartinez[at]mail.utoronto.ca
publications | ORCID

K. Rathnakumar

Post-doctoral fellow

Rathna completed his doctorate in Biotechnology from IIT Madras. Rathna is co-supervised with Dr. Jason E. Fish.

rathnakumar25[at]gmail.com
publications

Wendy Choi

PhD. Student

Wendy is a graduate student in Molecular Genetics at UofT and is co-supervised with Dr. Yun Li. She did her BSc at the University of British Columbia.

wendywy.choi[at]mail.utoronto.ca
publications

Elham Ghorbanpour

PhD. Student

Elham is a graduate student in Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's University co-supervised by Dr. Paula James, and Dr. Andrew Paterson. She did her BSc at the University of Tehran.

elham.ghorbanpour[at]sickkids.ca
publications

Jedid Ahn

Undergraduate Thesis Student

Jedid is a bioinformatics & computational biology specialist completing his BSc in Computer Science at UofT.

jedid.ahn[at]mail.utoronto.ca
GitHub

Anna Prentice

Undergraduate Student

Anna is currently completing her undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto.

anna.prentice[at]mail.utoronto.ca

Catherine Tan

Administrative Assistant

Catherine provides invaluable administrative assistance to the Wilson Lab!

catherine.tan[at]sickkids.ca

Opportunities

Join the team

We will be taking UofT MoGen graduate rotation students in September. Potential graduate students are welcome to contact me but they will need to apply through the Molecular Genetics Department. PhD scientists interested in joining the lab are always encouraged to contact me.

Alumni

Name

Position in Wilson Lab

Current position

Xiaoli Lu Lab manager
Dr. Xuefei Yuan PhD Student & Post-doctoral fellow Kaessmann Lab (Heidelberg University)
Azad Alizada Master's Student & Research Technologist Hannon Lab (University of Cambridge)
Rasha Al Mismar PhD Student (with Anne-Claude Gingras) Gingras Lab (University of Toronto)
Daniel Potter PhD Student (with Helen McNeill) McNeill Lab (Washington University in St. Louis)
Xiaoqiao (Pamela) Xu 4th Year Undergraduate Student MSc program in Medical Genomics (University of Toronto)
Cathy Su 4th Year Undergraduate Student Pfenning Lab (Carnegie Mellon University)
Zhuxuan Li Summer Research Student Tammela Lab (Sloan Kettering Institue)
Dr. Alejandra Medina Rivera Research Fellow Rivera Lab (LIIGH UNAM)
Lina Antounians Master's Student Zani Lab (SickKids)
Eunice Huang Undergraduate Thesis Student
Karim Mithani Summer Research Student
Maisam Makarem Summer Research Student
Rihao Qu Summer Research Student Kluger Lab (Yale University)
Dr. Calvin Mok Research Fellow
Kyle Chessman Undergraduate Co-op Student
Nadia Balroop Undergraduate Thesis Student
Matthew Carlucci Undergraduate Co-op Student
Dr. Ted Young Research Fellow
Ahmed Munye Undergraduate Co-op Student

Rotation Students

2012

Lina Antounians

Samuel Lambert

Zahra Naghdigheshlaghi

Huayun Hou

2013

Shu Jun Zhu

Chantal Magnan

Michael Pryzlak

Minggao Liang

Xuefei Yuan

2014

Patrick Magee

Kun Nie

2015

Tatiana Wong

Keshna Sood

Heather Gibling

Jeff Luong

Matt Hudson

2016

Kaitlin Laverty

Julia Sobotka

Liangxi (Dale) Wong

Kamran Rezai

Da (Kevin) Kuang

Daniel Potter

Danielle Bilodeau

2017

Cadia Chan

Owen Whitley

Kento Abe

Dustin Sokolowski

2018

Jarrett Barber

Jingping Qiao

Brooke Green

Michelle Harwood

Rasha Al Mismar

Wendy Choi

2019

Aiden Sababi

Mathias Renaud

Liz Woolaver

2020

Sara Pour