Kieran Campbell Lab Toronto

Lab Members

Kieran R Campbell
Kieran R Campbell
Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning for Translational Biomedicine, Principal Investigator (LTRI) & Assistant Professor (University of Toronto)

Kieran received his BSc from the University of Edinburgh in Mathematical Physics followed by a masters in Computational Biology at Cambridge University and a DPhil (PhD) in statistical genomics at Oxford University. He was subsequently a Banting postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency (2017-2019). He is now Principal Investigator & Scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Molecular Genetics and Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto, and affiliate faculty at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.

           

Matthew T Warkentin
Matthew T Warkentin
PhD candidate (Epidemiology)

Matt received his BSc in Medical Sciences and MSc in Epidemiology from Brock University. Matt is currently a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and a Doctoral Fellow at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. Matt is co-supervised by Kieran Campbell and Rayjean Hung. Briefly, his research focuses on the molecular epidemiology of cancers. In particular, his work includes integrating genomics into high-risk stratification models for lung cancer screening, and using deep learning to analyze biomedical images to aid in the clinical-management of screen-detected pulmonary lesions.

           

Jinyu Hou
Jinyu Hou
Undergraduate Summer Student

Jinyu is currently a second year undergraduate CS student at University of Toronto. She is working in the lab during summer 2020 on python development and machine learning for spatial proteomics data.

           

Sunyun Lee
Sunyun Lee
Undergraduate Summer Student

Sunyun is a third year BSc student in the Computer Science Department at the University of Toronto. She is now a research assistant working in Campbell Lab on machine learning models of proteomic data.

           

Michael Geuenich
Michael Geuenich
Pre-Doctoral Summer Student

Michael is an incoming UofT Molecular Genetics PhD student. He recieved his Bachelors from Quest University Canada in BC and is now working in the Campbell Lab analyzing proteomic breast cancer data using machine learning.

           

Cindy Fang
Cindy Fang
Undergraduate Student

Cindy is a third year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. She is pursuing a specialist in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Her research focuses on machine learning modelling of bioinformatic pipelines for single-cell RNA sequencing.

           

Aisha Faruqui
Aisha Faruqui
Undergrad student

Aisha Faruqui is a fourth year undergrad student pursuing a double major in Neuroscience and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. She previously held an NSERC award to explore DNA binding activity of proteins involved with DNA repair in the Pearson Lab at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning. More recently, she conducted an independent research project at the Rollinson Lab, where she focused on the evolution of sex-determining mechanisms in reptile species. Aisha is currently a student in the Campbell Lab for the 2020-2021 year. Her project aims to explore the effects of copy number aberrations on signalling networks in cancer. Being a passionate supporter of the arts, Aisha is also a piano teacher and has been the pianist for the Hart House Jazz Ensemble since 2018, frequently playing at The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar.

           

Shanza Ayub
Shanza Ayub
PhD Student Molecular Genetics (CBMG Track)

Shanza received her HBSc from University of Toronto Mississauga majoring in Biology for Health Science and Mathematics. During her undergrad, Shanza undertook a bioinformatics and genomics research project with the Ness Lab at UTM looking at polymorphic transposable elements in the green algae, C. reinhardtii, which then became her senior thesis. She also worked on a Math research project with Dr. Jacopo De Simoi investigating the dynamical spectral rigidity of ellipses. Currently, Shanza is a PhD student in the Computational Biology for Molecular Genetics track at UofT and a Graduate Student at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. She is supervised by Kieran Campbell and works in close collaboration with the Jackson lab. Her work involves the development of machine learning models for Imaging Mass Cytometry (IMC) data.

           

Chengxin Yu
Chengxin Yu
PhD Student Molecular Genetics (CBMG Track)

Chengxin received his BSc from McGill University majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Computer Science. During his undergrad, Chengxin undertook a behavioral research project with the Britt Lab at McGill looking at the impact of nucleus accumbens dopamine signaling on the saliency of external cues. He also worked on a simulation project with Dr. Sjöström, exploring the pedagogical potential of the LIF and the HH model. Currently, Chengxin is a PhD student in the Computational Biology for Molecular Genetics track at University of Toronto and a Graduate Student at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute.