Yachie Laboratory at UBC's School of Biomedical Engineering
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Lab Members

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From de Sha-chie (de Boer-Shakiba-Yachie labs) joint retreat in November 2021.

Principal Investigator

Nozomu300x300.jpgNozomu Yachie (Personal website, CV)
Associate Professor
Combining technologies in cell engineering, genome editing, and computational biology, my laboratory is trying to develop crazy cool technologies to measure the dynamics of molecules and unlock many barriers in developmental and stem cell biology. For more, see Yachie lab Researches.
E-mail: nozomu.yachieat.gifubc.ca
twitter: @nzmaychie

Staff members

Nooshin.jpgNooshin Ghodsian
Laboratory Manager (2022.02-)
She completed her B.Sc. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, M.Sc. in Human Genetics, Ph.D. studies in Biochemistry and a postdoc in Bioinformatic. She is interested in the Genetic research area including cell engineering, computational biology and genome editing. She is keen to understand the role of genomics in providing solutions to pressing global challenges.
E-mail: nooshin.ghodsianat.gifubc.ca
Hobby or fun fact: Photography, Calligraphy, Yoga
twitter: @maria_ghodsian

Madina.jpgMadina Kagieva (CV)
With a background in cancer genetics and synthetic biology, I love exploring novel genetic engineering techniques and the ethics underlying their usage and implementation. Currently, I am working on a mammalian lineage tracing project.
E-mail: madina.kagievaat.gifubc.ca
Hobby or fun fact: Pottery, beading and board games (Unsolved Case Files is so fun!)

Postdoctoral Researchers

Soh.jpgSoh Ishiguro (Personal website)
Postdoctoral Fellow (JSPS Fellow for Research Abroad)
Developing new biomeasurement technologies using DNA barcodes and genome editing to decipher biological systems.
E-mail: soh.ishiguro3914at.gifgmail.com
Hobby or fun fact: Science and podcasting

rina2.jpgRina Yogo (CV)
Postdoctoral Fellow (JSPS Fellow for Research Abroad)
I worked on the biophysical study of dynamic structures and interactions of antibody glycoprotein and completed my PhD degree in Japan. I hope to develop technologies to identify protein-protein interaction networks of single cells in heterogeneous biological systems.
E-mail: rina03kkat.gifgmail.com
Hobby or fun fact: Playing golf

Leo.jpgZhengcheng (Leo) He (CV)
Postdoctoral Fellow (2022.03-)
I am working on improving a mammalian cell lineage tracing technology.
Hobby or fun fact: Gardening, Yoga, Beach Volleyball...

PhD students

Yusuke.jpgYusuke Kijima (CV)
PhD student (U Tokyo; JSPS DC2 Fellow)
I'm developing technologies to record biological information (cell lineage / location) and understand the comprehensive machinery of development.
Hobby or fun fact: I love (listening) 90s alternative music

Nanami.jpgNanami Masuyama (CV)
PhD student (Keio U; JSPS DC2 Fellow)
I'm developing a mammalian cell lineage tracing technology.

Sofia.jpgSofia Romero (CV)
PhD Student (SBME)
Originally from Mexico, I moved to Vancouver to complete MASc at UBC. I joined the Yachie lab to pursue my PhD, from a past studying honey bees and their microbiome, currently I'm developing methylation sensors to understand the epigenetic phenomena involved in cellular heterogeneity.
Hobby or fun fact: 7 times marathon finisher. Love biking and animals.
twitter: @atenasofia

Ren.jpgRen Takimoto (CV)
PhD Student (GSAT)
I completed my master”Ēs degree in Japan studying nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Being fascinated by unique technologies invented in Yachie lab, I decided to pursue my Ph.D. at UBC. I”Ēm currently developing a technology for deciphering heterogeneous cell populations through DNA barcoding and single-cell analysis technologies. My goal is to bring innovations in science.
E-mail: renn3264at.gifstudent.ubc.ca
Hobby or fun fact: Playing tetris/soccer, watching baseball/snowboarding, and collecting insects

MASc students

Arman2021.jpgArman Adel (CV)
MASc Student (SBME; NSERC CGS-M Fellow)
Harnessing genome editing and single-cell transcriptome technologies, I am developing a high-content cell type recording system to record high-resolution differentiation trajectories in genome embedded synthetic DNA memory with the goal of deciphering whole-body cell differentiation trajectories during mammalian development.
E-mail: armanadel96at.gifgmail.com
Hobby or fun fact: Playing Soccer/Coaching Soccer/Snowboarding/Music

Rina.jpgRina Sakata (CV)
MASc Student (SBME)
Background in synthetic biology, with an increasing interest in stem cell biology. Currently developing a technology for deciphering heterogeneous cell populations through combining genetic circuits, DNA barcoding, and single-cell analysis technologies.
E-mail: rsakataat.gifstudent.ubc.ca
Hobby or fun fact: Climbing mountains

Sean.jpgSean Okawa (CV)
MASc Student (SBME; Masayoshi Son Scholar)
I completed my bachelors degree at UBC studying epigenetics. After graduating I went to Yachie Lab in Tokyo, but in a twist of fate returned to UBC with Yachie Lab a few years later. I'm passionate about learning and applying cutting-edge synthetic biology technologies particularly to deciphering the "phosphocode."
Hobby or fun fact: Piano

Yin.jpgYin Liu (CV)
MASc Student (SBME)
I graduated in China with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. As an undergraduate student, I used to apply biological and chemical methods to study the principles of some environmental phenomena. Attracted by cell engineering and genome editing technologies, I became a member of Yachie lab. As a MASc student, I hope to do something interesting and exciting in the field of synthetic and developmental biology.
Hobby or fun fact: (I've decided to do more) Reading

Brett.jpgBrett Kiyota (CV)
MSc Student (GSAT)
After completing a bachelors degree at UBC studying genetics, I'm currently in the BCS program at UBC. I'm working on developing a new phylogeny reconstruction algorithm.
E-mail: brettckiyotaat.gifgmail.com
Hobby or fun fact: Reading & biking

Undergraduate Researchers

Samuel.jpgSamuel King (CV)
Undergraduate Researcher (2021.05-)
From UBC Biology

I am finishing my undergrad at UBC specializing in Cell and Molecular Biology (Honours). I am currently developing specialized base editing technologies.
E-mail: samuelkingat.gifalumni.ubc.ca
Hobby or fun fact: Motorcycle riding
twitter: @samuelhking

Morris.jpgMorris Huang
Undergraduate Researcher (2022.02-)
From UBC Microbiology and Immunology

I am a undergraduate at the Microbiology and Immunology faculty, with an interest in genetics, gene therapy, and synthetic biology. I am currently working on a novel viral detection platform.
Hobby or fun fact: Watching movies/documentaries and reading books (Most recent book finished: Circe; Most recent film: Icarus)

Myles.jpgMyles Osenton
Undergraduate Researcher (2022.02-)
From UBC Chemistry

I am a second-year undergraduate student in chemistry and biochemistry interested in applying quantum chemistry and materials to biological systems. I am currently working on a virology genomics modelling project.
E-mail: mylesosentonat.gifemailuser.net
Hobby or fun fact: Learning Mandarin and using fountain pens.

Jason.jpgJason Sunardi (CV)
Undergraduate Researcher (2021.05-2021.09 and 2022.05-)
From U Toronto

I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto in the engineering science program. My project involves developing novel lineage tracing/genome editing tools using error-prone polymerases.
E-mail: jason.sunardiat.gifmail.utoronto.ca
Hobby or fun fact: I enjoy strategy games and puzzles!

Alima.jpgAlima Suleimen (CV)
Undergraduate Researcher (2022.05-)
From UBC Biology

I am a fourth-year undergraduate student studying biology at UBC, passionate about learning more about synthetic biology and gene editing.
Hobby or fun fact: A big Netflix fan

Brian.jpgBrian Guo (CV)
Undergraduate Researcher (2022.05-)

I am a cellular bioengineer currently working on developing a viral barcoding system to screen out potential vicious variants.E-mail: hongyu7at.gifstudent.ubc.ca
Hobby or fun fact: Travel and Music

Our previous lab members

Yachie Laboratory
School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME)
Faculty of Applied Science | Faculty of Medicine
The University of British Columbia (UBC)

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