Current Members Meet the Team!


Dr. Martin Stillman (PI)

Martin received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Thomson, FRS. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada. In 1975, he moved to the University of Western Ontario, where since 1986 he has been Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry. He is currently Bioinorganic Section Editor-in-Chief with the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Martin Stillman is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chemistry. He is the founding Chair of the CanBIC series of Bioinorganic Conferences held in Parry Sound, Ontario every 2 years beginning in 2007. He has published over 250 papers.

MJS loves peppers and dead parrot jokes. If you hear string or opera music in the chem building, it is likely coming from his office.

Dr. Daisy Wong

Daisy received her B.Sc. from The University of Western Ontario (2014). She was awarded her Ph.D. in May 2019 (external examiner Prof Angela Casini). She was supported by an OGS Postgraduate Scholarship and has been with the group for nearly a decade!

DLW loves gaming. You will probably find a pair of her shoes somewhere.


Natalie Korkola

Natalie first joined the Stillman Bioinorganic Group in 2017 for her 4th year thesis project. She received her B.Sc. in 2018 and is currently working towards her PhD.

In her spare time, Natalie enjoys dancing, sewing, knitting, and cooking. (Fun fact: Natalie made the dress she is wearing!)


Adyn Melenbacher

Adyn completed her B. Sc. at The University of Western Ontario in 2020. Adyn has been doing research with the group since 2018 (2x USRA, 4th year thesis project). She’s now a Ph. D. candidate in the Stillman Bioinorganic Group. She is supported by an NSERC CGSM. Her research focuses on copper binding to metallothionein and other proteins.

When not in the lab, Adyn enjoys shopping, reading and playing fetch with Ralph.


Amelia Yuan

Amelia received her B. MSc. in 2020 with Honours Specialization in Physiology and Pharmacology. She has been with the group since 2018 and is now pursuing her MD/PhD dual degree with SBG and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Fun fact: Her favourite character to play on Super Smash Bros is Metaknight


Alice Jin

Alice joined the group in 2019 for her 4th year thesis project on the computationally guided synthesis of chlorophyll analogues for use in solar cells.

She received her B. Sc. in 2020 and is currently a remote research assistant supporting the group with her theoretical spectroscopy expertise and computer skills. She designed the new and improved SBG website you are looking at!

AJ loves yoga and manicures.


Elyse Hudson

Elyse joined the group in April 2020 as a USRA summer research assistant, and continues her research with SBG for her 4th year thesis project.

Elyse not only does protein work but also gardens and bird watches in the office.


Fred the Hibiscus

Fred is the team mascot and struggles to flower but brings good energy, keeps you company on late lab nights and is well loved nonetheless.

He is about 5 ft tall and sometimes the neighbour to our bougainvillea (Fred moves around quite often - but you can usually catch him chilling in the corner of the office by the window).



Ralph is one of SBG's furry friends. He is a mighty hunter… of all things plastic that is! When he’s not sleeping, one of his favourite pastimes is eating left over food from the sink strainer despite his owners’ wishes.



Some staples at our parties where we celebrate our successes (and to brag a little bit, we do often need to stock up).