In the Tanentzapf lab we strongly believe our most valuable resource is good people. We are currently recruiting for the following position:


1) Graduate Students - A number of exciting new projects are currently available.


2) Post-doctoral Fellows - Fully funded post-doctoral positions are available to highly-skilled and motivated applicants.


3) Undergraduate Students - The lab is accepting applicants for undergraduate directed studies as well as volunteer positions.


For information on any of these positions please contact Dr. Guy Tanentzapf via email.

Current Lab Members:

P.I. – Guy Tanentzapf

Research Specialist/Lab Manager  – Anat Messenberg (currently on Maternity leave)

PhD Student – Michael Fairchild

Post Doctoral fellow - Amanda Haage PhD

Lab Mascots - Margot Rosalind Tanentzapf, Ida Ruth Tanentzapf & Naomi Jean Tanentzapf

Former members of the lab:

Stephanie Ellis (PhD student)- Currently a postdoctoral fellow in lab of Elaine Fuchs in the rockefeller university in New York.

Ari Franco-Cea (Postdoctoral Fellow) - Currently a postdoctoral fellow in Mexico.

Mary Pines (Postdoctoral Fellow) - Currently a research associate in Gordon lab at UBC.

Lin Yuan (MsC Student) - Currently a PhD student in Randy Schekman’s lab at UC Berkley.

Stefan Czerniecki (MsC student) - Currently a research assistant to a lab in U. of Washington

Julia Wierzchowski (Technician) - Currently working as a physiotherapist.

Claire Stockman (Technician) - Currently back in New Zealand.

Sylvia Cheung (Undergraduate) - Currently a PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry at UBC.

Leo Ng (Undergraduate) - Currently a PhD in Eric Accili’s lab in the Department of Cell and Physiological sciences at UBC.

Michael Lee (Undergraduate) - Currently completing his BSc at UBC.

Ryan Pettersson (Undergraduate) - Currently a cytogeneticist.

WIlson Lo (Undergraduate) - Currently a world traveler and swim coach.

Peng Song (Undergraduate) - Currently an undergraduate student at U of Toronto.

Ash Shamsian (Undergraduate) - Currently employed in public health policy.

Ellen Ryu (Undergraduate/Co-Op student) - Currently a Pharmacy student at UBC.

Paula Lee (Undergraduate) - Currently a student at BCIT.

Richard Mar (Undergraduate) - Currently a Bioinformatics student at UBC.

Kristie Wong (Undergraduate) - Currently in Medical school at UBC.

Lizzie Layson (Undergraduate) - Currently in Medical school at UBC.

Katie Lovatt (Undergraduate) - Currently in Medical school at UBC.

Alex Morin (Undergraduate/Co-Op student) - Currently is partying his way through Europe.

Sabrina Wistorf (Thesis Student) - Is back in Germany working on a PhD in Synthetic Biology in

molecular bioengineering in dresden.

Post Doctoral FellowDarius Camp PhD

PhD Student – Christopher Smendziuk

M.Sc. Student Student - Emily Lostchuck

People

M.Sc. Student - Pablo Lopez

M.Sc. Student - Katie Goodwin

Undergraduates (not pictured) - Kaitlyn Cramb, Shannon Percival-Smith, Steven Meng, Walter Wasserman, Lulu Yang.

Education – B.Sc. (Molecular Genetics & Molecular Biology) University of Toronto PhD (Zoology) University of Toronto

I Grew up in: Toronto, Ontario

Special Skills: Telling stories, Asking difficult questions, Demanding Impossible things (and usually getting them!)

Technician  – Fayeza Islam

Education – B.Sc. (Molecular Genetics & Molecular Biology) University of British Columbia

I Grew up in: Vancouver, British Columbia

Special Skills: FRET, FRAP, Frappuccino (drinking only).

Project: Analysis of soma germline interactions in the fly testes.


Education – B.Sc. (Biochemistry) Ben Gurion University M.Sc.(Biochemsitry) Hebrew University

I Grew up in: Israel

Special Skills: Cloning, herding undergraduate students, managing the lab.

Education – B.Sc. (Biology) McGill University

I Grew up in: Dauphin, Manitoba

Special Skills: Genetics, Imaging, Fashion tips, Mimosas.

Project: Role of gap junctions in mediating soma germline interactions in the fly testes.


Education – B.Sc. (Biology) McGill University

I Grew up in: King City, Ontario

Special Skills: Genetics, Live Imaging, Sailing.

Project: Structure/Function analysis of integrin mediated adhesion in morphogenesis


Education – B.Sc. (Developmental Biology and Genetics) University of British Columbia

I Grew up in: Maple Ridge , British Columbia

Special Skills: Genetics, Live Imaging, Histology, Cloning, Getting Impossible experiments to work.

Project: Identifying novel factors that mediate soma germline interactions in the fly testes.


Education – B.Sc. (Cell Biology and Genetics) PhD.(Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology) McGill

I Grew up in: Paris, France

Special Skills: Genetics, Live Imaging, Histology, killer Margaritas.

Project: Structure/Function analysis of integrin mediated adhesion, muscle development.

Education – B.A. (Biology) Wartburg College ; PhD.(Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology) Iowa State University.

I Grew up in: Kalona, Iowa, United States   

Special Skills: Cell Culture, Article Reading, and Dog Walking

Project: Structure/Function analysis of integrin mediated adhesion. in the mouse.


Education – B.Sc. (Biology) Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

I Grew up in: Madrid, Spain

Special Skills: Genetics, FRAP,

Project: Studying the regulation of Turnover of Cell-ECM adhesions.


Education – B.Sc. (Biophysics) University of Toronto

I Grew up in: Toronto, Ontario.

Special Skills: Genetics, Live Imaging, Coding, Translating Math for ignorant biologists.

Project: Analysis of the role of Cell-ECM adhesion in morphogenesis


Post Doctoral FellowRohan J. Khadilkar, PhD

Education: PhD (Cellular and Developmental Biology), Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India

I grew up in: Nasik, India

Special skills: Genetics, Micro-dissections, Imaging and of course, critically reviewing Bollywood movies

Project: Understanding the role of inter-cellular communication in tissue homeostasis.