Marc Avramov

Marc started his grad studies in 2021 at Carleton, supervised by Dr. Catherine Cullingham, Dr. Antoinette Ludwig, and Dr. David Lapen. His work revolves around understanding the factors associated with mosquito-borne disease presence in urban, rural, and natural environments. He employs a multidisciplinary approach, utilizing landscape genomics, vector ecology, and GIS tools to unveil habitat and climatic conditions linked to the rate and direction of viral transmission. By studying the relationships between vector/host interactions and virus activity, Marc aims to create tools to help better track and predict disease hotspots. Outside of research, he enjoys fishing, hiking, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.
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Mustafa Al-Gafari

Mustafa is a PhD candidate at Carleton University, co-supervised by Dr. Ashkan Golshani and Dr. Azam Tayabali. His research involves studying genetic and protein interactions by leveraging computational models for his biological research. He is drawn to cross-species interaction dynamics and their roles involved in pathogenicity. Outside the lab, Mustafa can be found either in a rigorous exercise routine or unwinding with leisurely activities.

Ramneek Cheema

Ramneek has been an M.Sc student in the Chan lab since January 2023. She has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences specializing in Bioinformatics from the University of Waterloo. With her computation background, she aims to develop a quantitative optimal diet modeling framework that can be used to estimate the impacts of climate change on the availability of fish stocks and MeHg and PCBs intake levels for coastal First Nations communities in British Columbia. Alongside her research, she enjoys watching movies.