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Meet Our Team
Dr. Christoph Borchers is a recognized leader in the development of mass spectrometry-based methods for protein quantification using MRM, having published over 300 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals. He is the founder and director of the McGill-Lady Davis Institute Integrated Proteomics Program at the Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, where he is a full professor. He received his BS, MSc, and PhD degrees from the University of Konstanz, Germany. From 2006 to 2019, Dr. Borchers was a professor and the Director of the University-Genome British Columbia Proteomics Centre at UVic where he held the Rix BC Leadership Chair in Biomedical and Environmental Proteomics. He promotes proteomics research and education through the BCPN (Executive Committee Member) the HUPO (International Council Member), the CNPN (Member), and the CAHS (Fellow).
Dr. Schibili is the Associate Director of the Pan-Canadian Proteomics Centre, as well as of the UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre (PC). After graduating from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science, David went on to obtain his PhD from the University of Calgary in Protein Biochemistry, undertaking a post-doctoral fellowship at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Grenoble, France. Following this, he was a Project Manager at the University of Western Ontario, where he established a new high-throughput proteomics facility. David then obtained his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, specializing in Health Sciences. Since then, David worked at the Ontario Genomics Institute and was the General Manager of Business Improvement Group (BIG) Funding Inc. prior to his role at UVic.
Dr. René Zahedi is the Associate Director of the Segal Cancer Proteomics Centre at the Jewish General Hospital. He received his PhD at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, in 2008, working on phosphoproteomics of human platelets. He has been a junior (2010) and later permanent senior PI (2014) at the Leibniz-Institute for Analytical Sciences – ISAS – in Dortmund, Germany, focusing on the analysis of clinical samples and PTMs using mass spectrometry. He has been a speaker at the Bioanalytics Study Group of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) from 2010-2017 and has been member of the Education Committee of the European Proteomics Association (EuPA) from 2015-2017. End of 2017, Dr. Zahedi joined the Segal Cancer Proteomics Centre. He has published more than 120 papers on protein mass spectrometry.
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Dr. Leonard Foster is Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Michael Smith Laboratories at University of British Columbia (UBC). He completed his undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University and his doctoral degree in cell biology and biochemistry at the University of Toronto. He then studied mass spectrometry and proteomics with Matthias Mann at the University of Southern Denmark. Dr. Foster’s research revolves around the application of mass spectrometry-based proteomics to study host-pathogen interactions. As an independent investigator at UBC, Dr. Foster has published over 130 papers and trained over 30 undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral fellows. He remains active in outreach and frequently engages the public on various aspects of human health and honey bee biology.
Jason Rogalski is the operations manager of the Michael Smith Labs Proteomics Core Facility at the University of British Columbia. After graduating from the UBC department of Chemistry in 2002, he worked as a mass spectrometry research technician, becoming the manager of the Multi-User Facility for Functional Proteomics at UBC (2005-2011), and the Centre for Blood Research Mass Spectrometry Suite (2009-2011), both of which then joined with the UBC Proteomics Core Facility, where he became operations manager as of 2014. He oversees fee for service proteomics on campus at the University, including experimental planning, data analysis, instruction and instrument maintenance. He has published more than 25 papers and through the Proteomics Core Facility and the Pan-Canadian Proteomics Centre, aids more than 100 projects per year.
Dr. Moran is Senior Scientist in the Cell Biology program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Professor in Molecular Genetics at University of Toronto. He serves as Scientific Director of the SPARC BioCentre at SickKids and is an Affiliate Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto. He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry at the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) Cancer Research Laboratory at the University of Western Ontario. He completed a four-year NCIC Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto) under the tutelage of Prof. Tony Pawson. Dr. Moran is a devoted cancer researcher and sits on the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Advisory Council on Research. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Molecular Signatures. Dr. Moran currently serves as President of the Canadian National Proteomics Network (CNPN).
Dr. Leanne Wybenga-Groot is the Facility Manager of SPARC BioCentre (Molecular Analysis) at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She completed her BSc and MSc degrees in Biochemistry at McMaster University and obtained her PhD from the University of Toronto in Molecular Genetics under the supervision of Drs. Tony Pawson and Frank Sicheri. Dr. Wybenga-Groot completed a CIHR Fellowship in the lab of Dr. Jane McGlade at The Hospital for Sick Children. From there, she became a Project Manager at SPARC BioCentre. In her current role as Facility Manager of the SickKids node, she oversees the day to day operations of the mass spectrometry, metabolism analysis, and amino acid analysis services. In addition, Leanne is actively involved in the scientific community and enjoys contributing to career workshops, conferences, science fairs, and mentoring.