Past Lab Members

Past Lab Members

Past Lab Members

Dr. Fangming Xiu - Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Uladzimir (Vova) Karniychuk - Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Matthew William Woods - Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Jocelyn Wessels - Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Allison Felker - Post Doctoral Fellow

 

Dr. Kristy Roth, Ph.D.

Dr. Jessica Kafka, Ph.D.

Dr. Victor Ferreira, Ph.D.

Dr. Varun Anipindi, Ph.D.

 

Sudha Bhavanam, M.Sc. 

Sameer Kassim, M.Sc. 

Sherie Fernandez, M.Sc. 

Erin MacDonald, M.Sc. 

Sara Dizzell, M.Sc.

Danielle Vitali, M.Sc.

Jeffrey Lam, M.Sc.

 

Philip Nguyen, M.Sc., Research Assistant

 

Amy Gillgrass, Lab Technician

Jillian Wong, Lab Technician 

Dr. Hong Jiang, Lab Technician 

Erin Walters, Research Assistant

Maeve Cooper, Research Assistant

Kristen Mueller, Lab Technician and Lab Manager

 

Yung Lee, Project Student

Padmaja Sreeram, Project Student

Lianna Braham, Co-op Student

Alexia Kim, Project Student

Oscar Chan, Project Student

Ghaznia Khan, Project Student

Chris Gunst, Project Student

Olivia Chan, Project Student

Karen Ho, Project Student

Nishant Heryani, Project Student

Emma Yu, Project   

 

Puja Bagri, PhD. Graduate

In 2014, Puja enrolled in the Medical Science Graduate Program at McMaster University to complete her Masters degree under the supervision of Dr. Kaushic and transferred into the PhD stream in 2016.

 

Puja's graduate project involved working with the mouse model of herpes-simplex type-2 (HSV-2) infection. Puja's project aimed at underlying mechanism behind enhanced protection observed in estradiol-treated mice, more specifically, by investigating the role of IL-17 and the establishment of tissue-resident memory cells in anti-viral immune responses to HSV-2. Puja completed her Honors PHD in 2020.

 

Haley Dupont, M.Sc. Graduate

Haley joined the Kaushic lab in 2017 under the Medical Sciences Graduate program. Here she was looking at the microbiome and sex hormones in relation to HIV susceptibility in the female reproductive tract. Haley completed her Honours Master of Science at McMaster University in 2020.

Ramtin Ghasemi, M.Sc. Graduate

Ramtin joined the Kaushic lab in 2017 in the Medical Sciences Graduate Program. His research examined humoral immune responses against HSV-2 in the female genital tract of mice under the influence of estradiol. Ramtin completed his Master of Science at McMaster University in 2020.