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 Current Group (Fall 2021)
 
Name: Stacey Wetmore
Position: Group Leader
Outside the Lab: Mothering, Biking and Hiking
 

 
 
Name:  Dr. Preethi Seelam Prabhakar
Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow (RNA Innovation Award)
Project: tRNA Post-transcriptional Modifications & Nucleic Acid Aptamers
Outside the Lab: Photography and Walking in parks


 
 
Name:  Dr. James McFarlane
Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow (RNA Innovation Award)
Project: Chemical Modifications of Nucleic Acid Aptamers
Outside the Lab: Backwoods camping, Bourbon cocktails, Italian cooking and Running


 
 
Name: Ryan Kung
Position: Ph.D. Candidate (NSERC PGS-D and AI-TF)
Project: Structure and Repair of Damaged DNA
Outside the Lab:  Board/card games, Volleyball, Reading, Volunteering with local youth and Video games
 

 
 
Name: Rajwinder Kaur
Position: Ph.D. student (Board of Governors Graduate Student Research Fellowship and AI-TF)
Project: Enzymatic Cleavage of DNA/RNA Phosphodiester Bonds
Outside the Lab:  Writing poetry, Watching K-dramas, Learning new languages and Buying new skin care products
 

 
Name: Briana Boychuk
Position: Ph.D. Student (Board of Governors Graduate Student Research Fellowship and SGS Dean's Scholarship)
Project: Metal–Nucleic Acid Interactions
Outside the Lab:  Drawing, Reading and Gaming

 
 
Name: Dylan Nikkel
Position: Ph.D. Student (NSERC CGS-D and GSS-DEI)
Project: Enzyme-Nucleic Acid Catalytic Mechanisms
Outside the Lab: Video games and Trampolining
 

 
Name: Makay Taylor Murray
Position:  Ph.D. Student (RNA Innovation Award)
Project:  Nucleic Acid Aptamers
Outside the Lab:  Miniature painting (dioramas, busts and wargaming), HAM Radio, Fire arms, Hunting and Hosting trivia nights at a local pub
 

 
Name: Cynthia Fonderson
Position:  M.Sc. Candidate
Project:  Introduction and Effect of (c)mnm5U tRNA Modifications
Outside the Lab:  Swimming and Reading Novels
 

 
Name: Prakash Amruth Raj
Position: M.Sc. Candidate (RNA Innovation Award)
Project:  Inhibitor Design for Initiation Factor eIF5B
Outside the Lab: Writing on Quora, Stargazing and Vlogging
 

 
Name: Nathania Takyi 
Position: M.Sc. Candidate (RNA Innovation Award)
Project: DNA Alkylation Damage and Repair
Outside the Lab: Playing Uno/Monopoly and Basketball
   

 
Name:  Rebecca Jeong
Position: M.Sc. Candidate (RNA Innovation Award)
Project: Nucleic Acid Aptamers & Polymerase Function
Outside the Lab: Gardening and Pilates
 

 
Name: Bimaldeep Singh
Position: M.Sc Candidate (RNA Innovation Award)
Project: tRNA Post-transcriptional Modifications
Outside the Lab: Political Enthusiast, Wanderlust, Shooting and Basketball
 

 
Name: Mark Lea
Position: B.Sc. Candidate (Independent Study)
Project: tRNA Post-transcriptional Modifications
Outside the Lab:  Playing piano, Twitter and Reading
 

 
Name: Melanie Kebel
Position: B.Sc. Candidate (Independent Study)
Project: Quantum Chemical Calculations of Damaged Guanine
Outside the Lab: Going to the gym, Hiking, Reading, Travelling and Hanging out with people
 

 
Name: Sarah Meyer
Position: B.Sc. Candidate (Independent Study)
Project: Computational Methods for A:T - Metal Pairs
Outside the Lab: Solving puzzles and Camping
 

 
Name: Pardeepak Singh
Position: B.Sc. Candidate (Independent Study)
Project: Quantum Chemical Calculations of Damaged Adenine
Outside the Lab: Listening to music, Quilling, Cricket, Football and Yoga
 
 

 
 
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