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Lab Members at the University of British Columbia

Seeking for creative biology/science enthusiasts! Please see here for details.

Seeking for creative biology/science enthusiasts! 興味のある方はこちらをご覧下さい。

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Principal Investigator

Yachie N

Nozomu Yachie (Personal website, CV)

Professor at UBC, Specially Appointed/Visiting Professor at Osaka University & The University of Tokyo

Combining technologies in cell engineering, genome editing, and computational biology, we develop cool technologies to measure the dynamics of molecules and unlock many barriers in developmental and stem cell biology.

X: @nzmyachie

E-mail: nzmyachie[at]ubc.ca

Yachie N

谷内江 望 (Personal website, CV)

UBC教授、大阪大学特任教授、東京大学客員教授

細胞工学、ゲノム編集、計算機科学を組み合わせて細胞内の分子動態を計測するような様々な技術を開発しています。発生生物学や幹細胞生物学でこれまでに未解決の様々な課題を解決しようとしています。

X: @nzmyachie

E-mail: nzmyachie[at]ubc.ca

Staff Members

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Justy Chow

Executive Assistant to Program Directors

E-mail: justy.chow[at]ubc.ca

Hobby or fun fact: Basketball

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Jing Wang

Laboratory Manager

E-mail: jingwang[at]mail.ubc.ca

Hobby or fun fact: Cooking & Traveling

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Vishaly Kumaran

Project Manager for the Virtual Lung Project

As a passionate Project Manager/Lead I am enthusiastic about helping scientists and researchers achieve their goals by planning, managing and executing assigned project.

E-mail: vishaly.kumaran[at]ubc.ca

Masuyama N

Nanami Masuyama (CV)

Technical Staff

I'm developing a mammalian cell lineage tracing technology.

Project: Cell lineage tracing

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David Mackay (CV)

Technical Staff

Project: Synthetic Virus

E-mail: david_mackay7[at]outlook.com

Hobby or fun fact: Playing and watching soccer

Khalilitousi S

Sam Khalilitousi (CV)

Technical Staff

I hold a Bachelor's degree in BME from UBC, where I specialized in cellular bioengineering. I have a strong passion for bioinformatics and machine learning, where I am driven to explore innovative solutions for synthetic biology challenges.

Project: Gene Regulatory Network

E-mail: samkt[at]student.ubc.ca

Hobby or fun fact: Piano, guitar

Postdoctoral Researchers

Ishiguro S

Soh Ishiguro (Personal website)

Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

Developing new biomeasurement technologies using DNA barcodes and genome editing to decipher biological systems.

Project: Genetic circuit, Genome editing

X: @soh_i

E-mail: soh.ishiguro3914[at]gmail.com

Hobby or fun fact: Science and podcasting

Kijima Y

Yusuke Kijima (CV)

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad

I'm developing technologies to record biological information (cell lineage / location) and understand the comprehensive machinery of development.

Project: Bioinformatics, Cell lineage tracing

E-mail: I love (listening) 90s alternative music

Sheykhkarimli D

Dayag Sheykhkarimli (CV)

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am passionate about converting biological questions into forms that can be addressed by DNA/RNA sequencing. As a graduate student, I developed sequencing-based methods for massively parallel screening of protein interactions and generated the first dynamic interactomes. Inspired by DNA recording in Yachie lab, I now envision analogous methods to map dynamics of connectomes.

Project: DNA Event Recording

X: @DSheykhkarimli

Hobby or fun fact: I have been collecting my favorite quotes for the past 15 years.

PhD Students

Adel A

Arman Adel

Ph.D. Student (SBME)

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.

Project: Cell lineage tracing, Genetic circuit

E-mail: armanadel96[at]gmail.com

Hobby or fun fact: Playing Soccer/Coaching Soccer/Snowboarding/Music

Romero S

Sofia Romero (CV)

Ph.D. 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.

Project: Interactome

X: @atenasofia

Hobby or fun fact: 7 times marathon finisher. Love biking and animals.

Takimoto R

Ren Takimoto

Ph.D. Student (GSAT)

I completed my master’s 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’m 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.

Project: Genetic circuit, Genome editing

E-mail: renn3264[at]student.ubc.ca

Hobby or fun fact: Playing tetris/soccer, watching baseball/snowboarding, and collecting insects

Okawa S

Sean Okawa

Ph.D. Student (SBME)

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."

Project: Genome editing, interactome

Hobby or fun fact: Piano

Liu Y

Yin Liu

Ph.D. Student (SBME)

I am developing a high throughput screening system to asses base editor activities with the aim of expanding the gene editing toolbox.

Project: Genome editing

Yao H

Herbert Yao (CV)

Ph.D. Student (GSAT)

My research interests are predicated on using modelling and machine learning to decipher and understand various complex biological systems, including transcription regulation, molecular interaction, and metabolism. My current project is the modelling of human gene regulatory network from scRNA-seq data.

Project: Gene Regulatory Network

E-mail: herbert.yao[at]ubc.ca

Hobby or fun fact: SSBU and MK8D player; amateur game developer

Master's students

Chopra S

Sanchit Chopra

Master's Student (SBME)

I graduated with a BSc. in Chemical/Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary, where I investigated the role of DNA repair machinery in improving the efficiency of novel genome editing technologies. I am passionate to learn about the synergies between engineering and life-sciences research that can unblock barriers and provide feasible solutions for the market - specifically, using CRISPR-based genome editing methods to understand human health and disease.

Project: Cell lineage tracing

X: @SanchitChopra_

E-mail: email[at]sanchitchopra.com

Hobby or fun fact: Basketball and brewing beer

Ye C

Chengyu Ye

Master's Student (SBME)

Originally came from Chengdu. I completed my bachelor's degree at McGill University, studying Microbiology & Immunology. I'm passionate about synthetic biology and hope to be involved in designing cutting-edge technologies in this field.

E-mail: yecytom[at]hotmail.com

Hobby or fun fact: Camping and Beetles Collections

Kagieva M

Madina Kagieva

Master's Student (SBME)

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.kagieva[at]ubc.ca

Hobby or fun fact: Pottery, beading and board games (Unsolved Case Files is so fun!)

Kiyota B

Brett Kiyota

Master's 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.

Project: Bioinformatics, Cell lineage tracing

E-mail: brettckiyota[at]gmail.com

Hobby or fun fact: Reading & biking

Undergraduate Researchers

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Chaehyeon Lee

Undergraduate Researcher

I am a third-year biomedical engineering undergraduate specializing in cellular bioengineering. I am currently working on developing quality control metrics for cell lineage trees from high-throughput single-cell RNA sequencing.

Project: Cell lineage tracing

E-mail: chlee112[at]student.ubc.ca

Hobby or fun fact: Painting, Movies, and Music

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Janet He

Undergraduate Researcher

Lab Members at Osaka University

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Seeking for creative biology/science enthusiasts! Please see here for details.

Seeking for creative biology/science enthusiasts! 興味のある方はこちらをご覧下さい。

Principal Investigators

Yachie N

Nozomu Yachie (Personal website, CV)

Professor at UBC, Specially Appointed/Visiting Professor at Osaka University & The University of Tokyo

Combining technologies in cell engineering, genome editing, and computational biology, we develop cool technologies to measure the dynamics of molecules and unlock many barriers in developmental and stem cell biology.

X: @nzmyachie

E-mail: nzmyachie[at]ubc.ca

Yachie N

谷内江 望 (Personal website, CV)

UBC教授、大阪大学特任教授、東京大学客員教授

細胞工学、ゲノム編集、計算機科学を組み合わせて細胞内の分子動態を計測するような様々な技術を開発しています。発生生物学や幹細胞生物学でこれまでに未解決の様々な課題を解決しようとしています。

X: @nzmyachie

E-mail: nzmyachie[at]ubc.ca

Mori H

Hideto Mori (Personal website, CV)

Specially Appointed Associate Professor

My work involves the development of innovative technologies that support genome editing, with a particular emphasis on creating new software tools. Also, I have recently started a project that empowers AI to automate the design and synthesis of DNA sequences.

Project: Bioinformatics, Cell lineage tracing

X: @Morihideponnn

E-mail: mori.hideto.prime[at]osaka-u.ac.jp

Github: @ponnhide

Mori H

森 秀人 (Personal website, CV)

大阪大学特任准教授

ゲノム編集やDNA配列合成を支援する新規ソフトウェアツールやDNAクローニング技術の開発に取り組んできました。現在は、AIを活用したDNA配列設計・合成の自動化プロジェクトに取り組んでいます。本プロジェクトでは、AI技術を活用して、DNA配列の設計と合成プロセスを効率化し、新しい生物学的アプローチの道を開くことを目指しています。

Project: Bioinformatics, Cell lineage tracing

X: @Morihideponnn

E-mail: mori.hideto.prime[at]osaka-u.ac.jp

Github: @ponnhide

Lu Y

Yonggang Lu (ORCID)

Specially Appointed Associate Professor

Project: Interactome, Cell lineage tracing, Mouse engineering

X: @yonggang_lu

E-mail: lu.yonggang.prime[at]osaka-u.ac.jp

Assistant Professors

Kawasaki S

Shunsuke Kawasaki (ORCID)

Specially Appointed Assistant Professor

E-mail: kawasaki.shunsuke.prime[at]osaka-u.ac.jp

Kawasaki S

川﨑 俊輔 (researchmap)

Specially Appointed Assistant Professor

E-mail: kawasaki.shunsuke.prime[at]osaka-u.ac.jp

Staff Members

Ikumi M

Maki Ikumi

Secretary

E-mail: ikumi-mak[at]office.osaka-u.ac.jp

Postdoctoral Researchers

Sheykhkarimli D

Dayag Sheykhkarimli (CV)

Postdoctoral Fellow (MITACS/JSPS)

I am passionate about converting biological questions into forms that can be addressed by DNA/RNA sequencing. As a graduate student, I developed sequencing-based methods for massively parallel screening of protein interactions and generated the first dynamic interactomes. Inspired by DNA recording in Yachie lab, I now envision analogous methods to map dynamics of connectomes.

Project: DNA Event Recording

X: @DSheykhkarimli

Hobby or fun fact: I have been collecting my favorite quotes for the past 15 years.