Neil Renwick, MBChB, 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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Justin Wong, BSc

PhD Candidate (Pathology)

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Jina Nanayakkara, BSc

MD, PhD Candidate (Pathology)


Pathology Residents

Minqi Xu, BSc


Medical Students

Fiza Javed, BSc

Alex Moszczysnki, PhD

Paul Penkul, BSc

Stephanie Ziolkowski, BSc


BMIF Candidates

Ningyou Li, BSc

Melani Maheswaran, BSc


499 Candidates

Molly Fleming

Tashifa Imtiaz

Harrison Mayotte

Diana Mirsu

Chloe Talman


Undergraduate Volunteers

Alexis Fang

Dhruv Patel

Alex Pham


Guest Investigators 

Lev Goldfarb, MD

Adjunct Faculty (Neurogenetics, NIH)


Past Members

Raymond Jing, BSc (NSERC URSA Summer Student, 21.05-21.08)
Current: Intern, TBA

Kian Zaad (High School Student Volunteer, 21.05-21.08)
Current: Grade 11 (Enjoy!!!)

Greg Eriksen, BSc, MBIF (MBIF Candidate, 20.09-21.04)
Current: Drop me a line and let me know how you are doing!

Taylor Fountain, BSc, MBIF (MBIF Candidate, 20.09-21.04)
Current: Drop me a line and let me know how you are doing!

Lang Liu, BSc, MBIF (MBIF Candidate, 20.09-21.04)
Current: PhD Candidate, McGill University

Reginald Yiu, BSc, MBIF (MBIF Candidate, 20.09-21.04)
Current: Medical Lab Technologist, Hospital for Sick Children

Danny Jomaa, MSc (Summer Studentship Awardee, 20.05-20.09)
Current: Medical Student, Queen’s University

Alessia Morin, BSc (CISC 499 Candidate, 20.01-20.04)
Current: Drop me a line and let me know how you are doing!

Emily Kaczmarek, BSc (MSc Candidate, Mousavi Lab, 19.09-21.09)
Current: PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

Kaitlin Vanderbeck, MD (Pathology Resident, 19.07-21.06)
Current: Dermatopathology Fellow, MD Anderson, USA

Nicole Astzalos, BSc (MD Candidate, 18.09-19.08)
Current: Medical Student, Queen’s University, Canada

Tahir Kanji, MD (MSc Candidate, 18.09-deferred)
Current: Rheumatologist, Ontario, Canada

Maliha Khara MD (Pathology Resident, 18.07-19.06)
Current: Fellow, Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, Canada

Abby Christi (Daria Haust Studentship Awardee, 18.05-19.06)
Current: Medical Student, Queen’s University, Canada

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, University of British Columbia, Canada

Ivraym Barsoum, MD PhD (Pathology Resident, 17.09-19.06)
Current: Drop me a line and let me know how you are doing!

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

Zier Zhou, BSc (Undergraduate Research Volunteer, 17.09-20.05)
Current: MSc Candidate, Rayner Lab, University of Ottawa

Mona Ashrafkhorasani, PhD (Visiting from Petitjean Lab, 16.07-17.06)
Current: Project Manager, Dalton Pharma Services, 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, 17.01-17.06)
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

Blake Pyman, MSc (MSc Candidate, 16.07-18.11)
Current: Entrepreneur, Ontario, Canada

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