Cristiana Cruceanu email@example.com
My name is Cristiana and I’m a sushi-a-holic. Secondary to my passion for sushi there’s the PhD, which I am completing in the field of psychiatric genetics under the supervision of Dr. Gustavo Turecki and Dr. Guy Rouleau, with a particular focus on susceptibility factors for bipolar disorder. As the HGSS president, my role is pretty broadly
defined as providing support in all things related to our department’s trainees. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, ideas, etc. I can be found at the Douglas Research Institute, on the defensive line of our department’s soccer team, at all the fun HGSS events, and, when in doubt, at one of Montreal’s all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants.
Kayla Morad firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m a Toronto raised, UWO… “Western University” grad. I’m currently doing my Master’s in the field of bone development/disease at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children (yup.. all the way at the top of the hill!).
When I’m not at the lab, I’m probably at home watching HBO and baking, or out shopping (a favourite pastime), so if you see me around town don’t be shy to say hello! As VP communication, my job is to keep you guys informed on what’s happening in the department and run this here fine new website, so don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail if you have any photos, ideas or questions about anything, I’ll try my best to help you or direct you to the person who can!
Juan Pablo Lopez email@example.com
As V.P. Academic my role is to represent your best interests as students at the department and faculty level. I joined McGill as a grad student because I came short on my other aspirations as professional ghostbuster and
mercenary ninja assassin. I’m currently a Ph.D student in Dr Gustavo Turecki’s lab while I PATIENTLY wait (and prepare) for the zombie apocalypse. I’m awannabe travel maven, horror movie specialist, beer practitioner, coffee aficionado and unapologetic award-winner troublemaker.
Emma Brasell firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m one of two VP internals in HGSS and our job is to organize social and academic events to bring everyone from our widespread department together and promote a constructive and successful learning environment. And beer. We also promote beer. Responsible amounts of beer (add appropriate disclaimer here).
You’ll find me at PT (the Montreal Children’s Hospital), studying at a cafe, or not studying at one of the many bars in Montreal (except for that one time I studied at St Bock’s). My favourite HGSS event is the ski trip, which I hope will be an annual event from now on! You can contact us if you have ideas/comments about events or if you have something you want help promoting within the department such as a charity event. I’m looking forward to meeting you’ll throughout the year!
Lundi Ly email@example.com
I enjoy spending my time having food and drinks with good friends (I’m still undecided whether the part I really enjoy is the food or the friends), playing just about any sport, and occasionally going on a spontaneous adventure. If you’re ever looking for someone to go out of his comfort zone and make the situation cringeworthy-awkward, I’m your guy!
Vice-Presidents External Affairs:
Nikki Meadows firstname.lastname@example.org
I spend my days running between my home lab at the MCH (Place Toulon) and the Bellini depending on whether I’m working with animals or tissues for the day. I study how genetic and nutritional deficiencies in a mouse’s folate metabolism affects their immune response to infection; specifically how these mice respond to cerebral malaria. In my spare time I like to play board games, cook/bake and watch the Baltimore Ravens play football. My job on the HGSS is to act as the liaison between Human Genetics students and the Post-Graduate Student Society (PGSS), so if you have questions about PGSS, want to get involved with PGSS or have a problem on campus that you think the PGSS should help address…come find me 🙂
Jennifer Marton email@example.com
I work at the Bellini Life Sciences Complex where I use a mouse model to study the genetic determinants underlying susceptibility to viral myocarditis. I’m from Montreal and love playing sports, picnic-ing, artificial cheese flavour and poop jokes. As VP external, I (along with Nikki Meadows) represent our department in the PGSS. Contact me if there is something within PGSS’ mandate that you’d like changed / clarified / addressed etc. I’m happy to help 🙂
HGSS Site Representatives:
Génome Québec Innovation Center:Andréanne Morin firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish General Hospital: Heather Duncan email@example.com
Shriner’s Hospital & Research Institute: Kayla Morad firstname.lastname@example.org
Montreal Children’s Hospital: Renata Bahous email@example.com
Royal Victoria Hospital: Shawn Fayer firstname.lastname@example.org
Montreal Neurological Institute: Karine Choquet email@example.com
Douglas Hospital: Juan Pablo Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org
Montreal General Hospital: Alison Brebner email@example.com
McGill Life Sciences Complex/Bellini/Goodman Cancer Center: Jennifer Marton firstname.lastname@example.org
Post-Doc Rep: Claire Lelond email@example.com
M.Sc. in Genetic Counseling: Sonja Rummell firstname.lastname@example.org