MSc 2018, "Computational and Spectroscopic Studies in the
Design of Tetrapyrrole Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells"
Gordon Irvine, PhD 2017, "Metalation and
Structural Properties of apo-Metallothioneins"
Dr. Tyler Pinter, PhD
2015, "Reactions Between Zinc Metallothionein and Carbonic
Dr. Duncan Ewan Keith
Sutherland, PhD 2012,
"Structural motifs of metallothionein",
on to UWO Medicine after PhD Dr.
Michael Tiedemann, PhD
2012, "Heme binding
and transfer in the Isd heme scavenging pathway of
Staphylococcus Aureus", went
on to UWO Dentistry after PhD
Ngu is now an Application
Scientist Team Lead at Sciexlocated
in Toronto (LinkedIn)
Jayna Paik (formerly Chan) is
now a Technical Analyst at Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd.
located in Windsor (LinkedIn)
Melissa Santolini, a past undergraduate student, is
now working in the cannabis industry (LinkedIn)
Lina Heinlein, MSc,
Germany, Sept. 2016 - April 2017
Judith Scheller, MSc,
Germany, February to December 2016
Akiko Takashina, PhD,
Ibaraki University; Mito, Japan, "Spectroscopic study of
cytochrome c", July 2012
Also visited in June 2011
PhD, Canadian Commonwealth Scholar, Rhodes University;
South Africa, "Linking phthalocyanines with sulphur-rich
proteins",January - August 2012
Takahide Yamaguchi PhD,
Ibaraki University; Mito, Japan, Member of prof. Taka
Kohzuma’s laboratory; collaborator with MJS, "Effects of pH
and temperature on the copper binding site in Pseudoazurin,
Tomonori Muroya PhD,
Ibaraki University; Mito, Japan, Member of prof. Taka
Kohzuma’s laboratory; collaborator with MJS, "Alkaline
transitions of Japanese laccase", June 2011
Nkosiphile Masilela PhD,
Canadian Commonwealth Scholar, Rhodes University; South
Africa, "Biotechnology of sulphur-rich proteins", February to
Daisy Wong (2013-2014)
Metallothionein and metallodrug interactions
(May – Aug, 2014)
Metallodrug interactions with metallothionein. The Western
Science Undergraduate Pre-thesis Award Graduate at
UWO. [Talk at Graduate Student Research Conference;
U. Buffalo, May, 2014; Poster at the CSC National
Conference, Vancouver, 2014 June 3; Talk at the Inorganic
Discussion Weekend, Montreal, 2014 Nov 14-16]
(May, 2011 – April, 2012)
"Drug interactions with MT" (U/G UWO.).
(1997-98) Spectroscopy of Metallothionein
(1998-99) Metallothionein - Recombinant Prep
(2006-7) Metal binding structures in a novel algal
metallothionein from NMR measurements.
(May – Aug, 2007)
USRA “Structures in metallothioneins by NMR spectroscopy”.
Elizabeth Kost (Sept.
1998-April 2000) MT-Isolation
Fowzia Musa (Sep 2001-
April 2002) Preparation of recombinant Metallothioneins
Helen Cai (Sept. 2002 -
April, 2003) Research assistant “Computational aspects of
Janice Lee (November
2008 – Aug, 2009) Research assistant. “Kinetics of arsenic
binding to metallothioneins”
Jasjit Singh (May-Aug. 2013)
Understanding metallation of metallothioneins by proteolysis
and ESI-MS (USRA funded; ICE scholar; U/G Ryerson
University). [poster-Inorganic Discussion Weekend,
Nov, 2014, York U; Talk: ICE Workshop, Aug., 2014,
(1999-2000) Surface studies of protein-modified gold
Jess Uzonyi (2014-2015)
Detoxification of ginseng extracts, Biology 4999E -
supervisor prof E. Lui (Pharmacology & Toxicology; MJS
Advisory Committee member from dept. of Biology).
Jordan Rostowsky (2015-2016)
Copper binding to metallothioneins
Joseph Le Faive (2014-2015)
Solution structures of metallothionein
Josephine Lo (2005-6)
Mechanism of copper binding to mammalian metallothionein.
(1999-2000) Development of techniques for recombinant
Karen Au (2005-6)
Mercury binding to mammalian proteins.
(2001-2) Metal binding kinetics of metallothionein
(2009-10) Binding As(III) to wheat metallothionein
where domains are separated by long linkers.
(2011-2012) Understanding the colour in nonsymmetric
Laurel Ryan (May – Aug
2005) USRA “Theoretical analysis of porphyrin spectral data”
Lauren Vysohlid (May - Aug.
2014) Topological effects to cysteines when As(III) binds to
(1996-97) Kinetics of Metallothionein
Lindsay Jackson (Sept
2009 – July, 2010) research assistant. “Metal binding to
(1996-97) NMR of Metallothionein
(2010-2011) Electronic structures of novel porphyrins
(1999-2000) Metal binding kinetics of metallothionein
(2004-5) Iron binding in Isd proteins of S. aureus.
Mark Pluym (May – Aug
2005) USRA “Studies of bacterial heme proteins”
Matt Colbear (May - Aug.
2014) Metal binding studies in metallothioneins
(1999-2000) Mass spectrometry of proteins
Maysaa Assaf (2012-2013)
Binding manganese to metallothioneins
Meiyen Lee (May - July
2003) Research assistant “Preparation of recombinant
Melissa Santolini (2015-2016)
Solution structures of metallothioneins
(2007-8) Mechanism of Cd(II) binding to
metallothionein through stopped-flow studies.
Michael Dryden (May - Aug,
2010) ICE scholar; USRA; "AsMT as an As(III) ligand" (U/G U
of Saskatchewan) [publications: 2010 & 2012].
Mikayla Johnson (2015-2016)
Metallation properties of 33 cysteiens in a chain.
Minh Pham (Sep 2001-
April 2002) Computational aspects of protein research
Moira Rushton (2006-7)
Mechanism of arsenic binding to an algal metallothionein.
(2009-10) Finding metals that react slowly with
Scott Hendriks (2014-2015)
Comparison of cluster stabilities from the electronic
(1998-99) Merrifield Synthesis of MT
Sept. 1997-April 1998) Studies of Metallothionein
Tasha Jarisz (May - Aug.,
2012) "Understanding long wavelength absorption in
porphyrins using absorption, MCD and theoretical techniques"
ICE scholar; USRA funded; U/G U of Victoria, BC.
Thanh Ngu (May - Aug,
2004) USRA “Arsenic binding to proteins using ESI-MS
binding to proteins using ESI-MS techniques.
Jeen (May - Aug. 2014) Metal competition studies in
metallothioneins. ICE Scholar. University of
Saskatchewan; USRA funded [poster-U. Buffalo, Graduate
Student Research Conference; May, 2014; Talk at the ICE
Workshop in St John’s, NF, Aug 2014; Poster at Summer
Research Presentations, Dept of Chemistry, U. Saskatchewan
(2nd prize & audience prize)]