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McDermott Lab Members (Current)


Current Research Associates/Technicians/Post-Doctoral Fellows:


Catherine Chan (

Role : Lab Manager/Lab Support


 Xiaodong Gao (

Role: Project support:  Animal husbandry and colony maintenance


Dr. Tetsuaki Miyake (

Role: Experimental support and Molecular Imaging Specialist; focus on characterization of protein networks in striated muscle differentiation


Dr. Tina  Shaffaf (

Role: Research Associate. Detection of virus infected cultured cells using NGS technology. Funded by an NSERC Alliance grant with Sanofi.



Current Graduate and BSc Honours students:


Shezote talukder  ( (MSc candidate)

Project: Transcription factor interactomes in Rhabdomyosarcoma


Fatima Farhat (MSc candidate)

Project: Beta catenin protein:protein interactions in striated muscle


Stephanie Sansone ( (MSc candidate)

Project: MEF2 interactome in striated muscle


Anastasia Mackeracher ( (MSc candidate)

TAZ protein:protein interactions in striated muscle


Sophia Michtchouk ( (BSc Hons candidate)

Project: MEF2 interacting proteins in skeletal muscle