Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz (PI)
Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz studied at the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf and the University of Kent at Canterbury, he received his Ph.D. in 1993 from the University of Calgary and carried out postdoctoral work in organometallic chemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the Weizmann Institute of Science. He worked as an assistant Research Officer at the Steacie Institute of Science, Ottawa. In 1998, he joined the Department of Chemistry at The University of Saskatchewan and was appointed full professor in 2007. He was awarded 2006 CSC Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry, 2001 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award and Canada Research Chair in Biomaterials. In 2007 he moved to The University of Western Ontario.In 2007 he moved to The University of Western Ontario where he recieved Florence Bucke Science Price, Faculty Scholar Award and was a Distinguished Research Professor. In 2011, he accepted a professorship at the University of Toronto.
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E-mail: Maryam Abdinejad
Maryam is a Ph.D. student with a specialization in synthesis of organic and bio-organic molecules with various applications (e.g., capturing CO2 as a current research). She completed her first MSc. in pharmaceutical science in the UK under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Mendham and John Spencer, and her second MSc. in molecular science and organic chemistry, supervised by Prof. Bryan Koivisto. Her hobbies include playing music and riding her motorcycle.
E-mail: Syed Ahmad
Multiplex Kinase Detection
His interests lie in development of electrochemical biosensor for clinical applications. Following his BSc in Biochemistry he obtained a MSc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. His PhD focuses on a multiplex kinase detection chip. His hobbies include spending time with family, playing chess, doing math puzzles, and occasional sports.
E-mail: Soha Ahmadi
Soha received her MSc in Phytochemistry from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran. She has previous experience examining anticancer activity of medicinal plant by metabolomics approach in Malaysia. She joined the group in 2014 and her present work involves investigations into the role of tau-biometal interactions and tau aggregation in Alzheimer’s by developing the protein-based biosensor. Soha also enjoys swimming and watching movies.
E-mail: Natashya Falcone
Natashya completed a double major in biological chemistry and molecular biology at U of T. She is currently working towards her PhD which entails synthesizing novel bio-conjugates including peptide gel materials for biomedical and environmental engineering applications. During her free time she enjoys hiking and swimming.
E-mail: George Said
George has joined the Kraatz group after completing his B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry (2003), M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry (2007) and MPHIL in Electrochemistry and Molecular Biology (2012). With a background in Electrochemistry, Analytical Chemistry and molecular Biology, George is working on developing biosensors for various applications. When not in the lab, George enjoys spending time with his friends, cooking, cycling, and playing soccer.
E-mail: Roomina Rashid
Roomina is currently a fourth year undergraduate student, pursuing a double majors in biochemistry and immunology. During her spare time she enjoys watching documentaries, crocheting, baking and spending time with family.
Tsuimy is a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing a double major in biochemistry and molecular biology, along with a French minor. In the Kraatz lab she is working on the synthesis of peptide hydrogels as a matrix for cell support. During her free time, she enjoys reading and baking.
Zainab is a 4thyear undergraduate student working towards a specialist in Biological Chemistry (co-op), along with a minor in Environmental Science. My research will focus on the capture and electrochemical reduction of CO2using amine compounds to help reduce the carbon footprint and mitigate global warming. My hobbies include photography, watching movies and playing board games.
Mitali is a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing a double major in biochemistry and neuroscience. In the Kraatz lab she is working on developing surface-based electrochmical biosensor for screening tau aggregation inhibitors. During her free time, she enjoys hockey and baking.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Nur completed his undergraduate and master’s studies in Chemistry and Physical Chemistry from the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh, respectively, where his research was focused on molecular interactions on liquid-liquid systems. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry & Materials Science from Lakehead University, Canada. His doctoral research work was focused on the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide on nanostructured catalysts. He has worked at the University of Guelph as a Postdoctoral Researcher from Feb. 2018 to Dec. 2018 and developed novel nanostructured materials for energy and environmental applications. Nur is a recipient of the Ontario Trillium Scholarship, Graduate Studies Research Excellence Award from Lakehead University, Bangladesh Merit Scholarship and Award of Excellence from the University of Chittagong for an outstanding Bachelor Result. He is currently working on the development of electrochemical biosensors for the detection of protein biomarkers and is keen to develop DNA biosensors for the detection of bacteria in water samples. During his free time he enjoys watching documentaries and movies. Playing guitar and photography are his hobbies.
Daniela obtained her MSc from the University of Muenster, Germany. In 2017, she started her PhD in the field of bioinorganic chemistry focusing on the synthesis of artificial nucleases and their incorporation into DNA to study metal-mediated base pairs.
Xiaoyi Sun received her Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University in 2010. She is currently an associated professor in Zhejiang University City College. Her research interest focus is on mesenchymal stem cell based drug delivery and intracellular transport of nanocarriers.
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