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

Research Coordinators

Novlette Fraser, MA

Ellen MacDougall, MBT

Shana Kim, MSc

Ali Candib, MSc

Patricia Nguyen, PhD

Samira Taeb, MSc

Research Assistants

Clotilde Ngwa, MD

Pooja Patel, BSc

Suvetha Krishnapillai

Rebecca Raj

Zainab Motela

Laboratory Technicians

Agata Szymiczek, MSc

Shiyu Zhang, MD


Victoria Sopik, PhD candidate

Vasily Giannakeas, PhD candidate

Katherine Pullella, MSc candidate

Aleksandra Uzelac, MSc candidate

Yue Xia, MSc candidate

David Lim, MD, MEd, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

Neda Zemani, PhD

Last updated February 24, 2020.

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Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit

Women's College Research Institute

76 Grenville Street, 6th Floor, Toronto ON M5S 1B2

Phone: (416) 351-3765

Fax: (416) 351- 3767


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Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)