Women's College Research Institute

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Research Team




Steven Narod, MD, FRCP


Kelly Metcalfe, RN, PhD

Joanne Kotsopoulos, PhD

Mohammad Akbari, MD, PhD

Genetic Counsellors

Aletta Poll, MSc

Nicole Gojska, MSc, MSc


Ping Sun, PhD

Executive Research Assistant

Daniella Trecapelli-Salituro

Research Coordinators

Novlette Fraser, MA

Ellen MacDougall, MBT

Shana Kim, MSc

Olivia Moran, MSc

Ali Candib, MSc

Patricia Nguyen, PhD

Research Assistants

Clotilde Ngwa, MD

Pooja Patel, BSc

Yasmin Fakhari-Tehrani, BSc

Laboratory Technicians

Agata Szymiczek, MSc

Shiyu Zhang, MD


Victoria Sopik, PhD candidate

Vasily Giannakeas, PhD candidate

Erin Sellars, PhD candidate

Maryam Bagherzadeh, MSc candidate

Katherine Pullella, MSc candidate

Aleksandra Uzelac, MSc candidate

Elizabeth Hall, BSc candidate

Last updated January 3, 2019.

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