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David R. Rose
Senior Scientist

username: drose

Originally from Buffalo, NY, David was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Oxford University. After a postdoctoral appointment at the Massachussets Institute of Technology, he spent seven years at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa. In keeping with the international tradition of the lab, David is a citizen of both Canada and the US. David joined the Research Staff at the Ontario Cancer Institute in 1991.

  • D.Phil. (Molecular Biophysics; Oxford University)
  • B.S. (Biophysics; University of Pennsylvania)


Douglas A. Kuntz
Research Associate

username: dkuntz

Doug's undergraduate career spanned from Brandon, Manitoba to Carleton University in Ottawa. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Following his doctoral work, Doug completed postdoctoral appointments in Brussels, Belgium and San Francisco, USA. Doug joined the Rose lab in 1995.

  • Ph.D. (Biochemistry; University of Western Ontario)
  • B.Sc. (Biochemistry; Carleton University)


Marees Harris-Brandts
Research Technician

username: marees

Marees started in the Rose Lab in 2003, coming from Chris Richardson's group. In addition to being the purification guru and reagent/equipment seeker, Marees keeps us supplied with samosas.



Meenakshi Venkatesan
Postdoctoral Fellow

username: mvenkate

Meena completed her Ph.D. at Cambridge University where she worked with Ernest Laue on structural studies of small GTPase family proteins by NMR. Later, she worked with Lawrence McIntosh at the University of British Columbia on Cdc4p and its interaction with myosin heavy chain. She joined the Rose lab in 2004 and is currently working on glypicans and lysosomal alpha mannosidase.

  • Ph.D. (Biochemistry; University of Cambridge)
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry; I.I.T. Madras)
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry; University of Madras)


Lyann Sim
Graduate Student

username: lsim

Originally from Calgary, Lyann came to the lab in 2004 from the University of British Columbia. She is primarily working on the MGA project.

  • Hon. B.Sc. (Biochemistry; University of British Columbia)


Megan Barker
Graduate Student

username: megan.barker

Originally from Stratford, Ontario; Megan started in the Rose Lab in September 2005. She came from a co-operative education program at Guelph, and is currently working on sucrase isomaltase.

  • Hon. B.Sc. (Biochemistry; University of Guelph)


Nick Shah
Graduate Student

username: nshah

Nick completed his undergraduate work at the University of Toronto, where he studied computational protein folding as a project student. He joined the Rose Lab in 2001 and is currently attempting to elucidate the catalytic mechanism of golgi a-mannosidase II.

  • Hon. B.Sc. (Biochemistry; University of Toronto)


Recent Alumni

Elena Rossi (MSc)
Michelle Saul (Technician)
Tara Signorelli (Technician)
David Chan (PDF)
Oyekanmi Nash (PDF)
Brigitte Maurer (MSc)
Navleen Ghuman (Technician)
Valerie Notenboom (PhD)
Jean van den Elsen (PDF)