Neil Renwick, MBChB, DTMH, PhD, MCTS, FCAP

Principal Investigator

Neil Renwick is a new investigator in the field of post-transcriptional gene regulation. Recruited through the SEAMO New Clinician-Scientist Program, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University in July 2014. Neil’s innovative research program builds on his doctoral training in classical disease investigation under Prof. Jaap Goudsmit, University of Amsterdam and postdoctoral training in RNA molecular biology under Prof. Thomas Tuschl at The Rockefeller University. Neil’s translational research program incorporates many state-of-the-art methodologies to advance our knowledge of PTGR in health and disease. View Neil Renwick’s bio.

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Current Members

Xiaojing Yang, MD, PhD

Research associate 


Kathrin Tyryshkin, PhD

Computer Scientist
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Ivraym Barsoum, MD, PhD

Pathology Resident


Maliha Khara, MD

Pathology Resident


Justin Wong, BSc

PhD Candidate (Pathology)

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Jina Nanayakkara, BSc

MD PhD Candidate (Pathology)


Blake Pyman, BSc

MSc Candidate (Computer Science)


Nicole Astzalos, BSc

Medical Student (Critical Inquiry Course)

Zier Zhou

Summer Student


Abby Christi

Summer Student


Michel Tawil

Medical Student


Mona Ashraf Khorasani, PhD

Guest Investigator (Petitjean Lab, Chemistry)
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Lev Goldfarb, MD

Adjunct Faculty (Neurogenetics)


Past Members

Danielle Tremblay, BSc (CISC 499 Candidate, 18.01-18.04)
Current: Law Student, University of Sydney, Australia

Chris Bon, BSc (BCHM 421/422 Candidate, 18.01-18.04)
Current: Biochemistry Student, Queen’s University, Canada

David Xie, BSc (BCHM 421/422 Candidate, 17.09-18.01)
Current: Co-Op Student, Sanofi Pasteur, Toronto, Canada

Allison Jacobi-Dorbeck, BSc (Research Volunteer, 17.05-18.04)
Current: Medical Student, Trinity School of Medicine, St. Vincent and Grenadines

Mary Goodwin, BSc (Research Volunteer, 17.05-17.08)
Current: BHSc Candidate, Midwifery Education Program, McMaster University, Canada

Deirdre Hindmarch, BSc (Research Volunteer)
Current: MSc Candidate, Walia Lab, Department of Pediatrics, Queen’s University, Canada

Mareena Mallory, BSc (CISC 499 Candidate, 16.09-17.05)
Current: MSc Candidate, Health Informatics, University of Toronto, Canada

Adrianna Majewski, BSc (PATH 499 Candidate, 16.09-17.05)
Current: Medical Student, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland

Shane Mooney, BSc (Research Volunteer, 15.05-16.05)
Current: Medical Student, University of Toronto MD Program; Governor General’s Academic Silver Medalist, Queen’s University, Canada

Dakota Gustafson, BSc (Research Volunteer and BCHM 421/422 Candidate, 15.05-16.05)
Current: PhD Candidate, Fish Lab, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Canada

Bryony Dorrington, BSc (PATH 499 Candidate, 15.09-16.05)
Current: Medical Student, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Betty Li, BSc (PATH 499 Candidate, 15.09-16.05)
Current: BScN Candidate, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Canada

Tiandra Ceyhan, BSc (Research Volunteer, 15.05-15.06)
Current: Medical Student, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Canada

Francine Milone, BSc (Research Volunteer, 15.04-16.05)
Current: MSc Candidate, Calarco Lab, Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Canada