Lab Personnel

jason-c4 A.P. Jason de Koning, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Computational genomics, molecular evolution, Bayesian statistics, scalable algorithms
CL-2012-x123 Lisa Mesluk
Assistant to Dr. de Koning
Current Lab
 Arnab Arnab Saha-Mandal, M.Sc. (Bioinformatics, U Toledo)
Ph.D. Candidate (BMB Bioinformatics; 2013-)
ACHRI Scholars/CIHR Doctoral Fellowship recipient (2013-2015)
Dissertation: An Uncircular Classifier that Substantially Improves Prediction of the Functional Impact of Genetic Variants
Ivan Ivan Kryukov, Hon. B.H.Sc. (Bioinformatics, U of Calgary)
Ph.D. Candidate (BMB Bioinformatics; 2014-); Undergraduate researcher (2013-2014)
Alberta Innovates AITF Doctoral Scholarship recipient (2014-2018)
Dissertation: Large-Scale Inference of the Fitness Effects of Human Mutations
Bianca Bianca De Sanctis, Hon. B.Sc. (Mathematics and Statistics, U of Calgary)
Mathematician (2015-)
NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award (2015)
Human and theoretical population genetics; evolution of protein structure
Now: Graduate student, University of Cambridge, M.Sc. Computational Biology
Former Lab Members
Nathan-2 Nathan Bryans, M.Sc. (Bioinformatics), Hon. B.Sc. (Bioinformatics, UWO)
M.Sc. Student (BMB Bioinformatics; 2015-2017)
NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship recipient (2015)
ACHRI Scholars/CIHR Graduate Fellowship recipient (2016-2017)
Thesis: Identifying and Explaining Large-Scale Genome Sequence Convergence
Now: Data scientist, ATB Financial, Calgary
Aaron-2 Aaron Mathankeri, M.Sc. (Bioinformatics), Hon. B.Sc. (Physics, UBC)
M.Sc. Student (BMB Bioinformatics; 2014-2016); Mathematician (2013-2014)
ACHRI Scholars Graduate Fellowship recipient (2014-2016)
Thesis: Rapid Large-Scale Inference of Genome-Wide Mutational Heterogeneity
Now: Director of Machine Intelligence, Ag Analytics, USA
Areesha Salman, Hon. B.H.Sc.(Bioinformatics)
Summer student (2016)
Honours Thesis (2016-2017): Selection Coefficients and Disease-Associated Genes
Now: Volunteer, Alberta Children's Hospital
Nathan-Summer2013-x91 Patrick Czeczko, Hon. B.H.Sc.(Bioinformatics)
Summer student (2015) co-supervised by Dr. Steve Greenway: Genomics of cell-free DNA
Honours Thesis (2016-2017): Occupancy of Sequence Space in Large Protein Families: Can We Decode Complex Epistasis?
Now: Application developer, Vivametrica
Nathan Escandor, Hon. B.H.Sc. (Bioinformatics)
OCSS Summer Fellow
Undergraduate researcher (2013-2016)
Honours Thesis (2015-2016): A Survey of Recurrent Amino-Acid Substitution in Cancer Exomes
Now: Full stack developer, Arterys corporation
CL-2012-x123 John Hall, Hon. B.H.Sc. (Bioinformatics)
Honours Thesis (2014-2015): Ideal Major-Allele and Ancestral Reference Genomes for Homo sapiens
Summer student (2015)
Now: Graduate student, University of Calgary, M.Sc. Computer Science
 Chenzhe Chenzhe Qian, B.Sc. (Comp. Sci. and Biology, U of Calgary)
Bioinformatics specialist and HPC programmer (2013-2015)
Now: Graduate student, Columbia University, M.Sc. Machine Learning
Shams-2 Shamsuddin (Shams) Bhuiyan, B.H.Sc. (Bioinformatics, U of Calgary)
Undergraduate bioinformagician (2013-2014)
Honours thesis (2013-2014): Statistical Evaluation of Human Disease-Causing Variants in Non-Human Genomes
Now: Doctoral student, University of British Columbia, Bioinformatics (Pavlidis lab)
VM-2013-x123 Vyacheslav Morozov, M.Sc. (Bioinformatics, UOttawa)
Computational technician (Spring 2013)