September 2020 announcement: We are recruiting! Are you a BCCHR trainee who is motivated, loves to support their community, and works well with others? Join the TOG council for the 2020-2021 academic year and help our community thrive in the world of coding! Experience in statistics and bioinformatics is an asset, but not required. Contact us at for more information!

A list of Principal Investigators supporting the TOG group as well as the trainees involved. If you have any questions on a particular type of analysis, click the team member's profile for their directory contact information.

Principal Investigator/Project Manager

Dr. Megan Levings

Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
Childhood Diseases Research Theme Lead

Jeffrey Helm

Theme Research Manager - Childhood Diseases


Chen Li

Research Coordinator, Childhood Diseases


TOG Core Team

Philip Richmond

PhD Candidate, Wasserman lab, rare disease + transcriptional regulation genomics research, bioinformatician, passionate teacher & workshop leader (Compute Canada EOT & UBC ARC), BCCHR trainee council
Research Theme - Evidence to Innovation

Nicole Gladish

PhD Candidate, Kobor Lab
Methylation population based analysis
Research Theme - Healthy Starts

Amanda Lorentzian

PhD Student, Lange lab and Maxwell Lab
Genomics and proteomics in pediatric cancer 
Research Theme - Childhood Diseases

Lorenz Nierves

PhD Student, Lange lab 
Proteomics in pediatric cancer 
Research Theme - Childhood Diseases

Anuli Uzozie

Postdoctoral Fellow, Lange Lab
Translational proteomics, cancer biology
Research Theme - Childhood Diseases

William Casazza

PhD Student, Mostafavi Lab
Statistics and machine learning in QTL analysis
Research Theme - Healthy Starts

Christina Michalski

PhD Candidate, Lavoie Lab,
Immunologist with interest in high dimensional biology
Research Theme - Healthy Starts

Amy Inkster

PhD Student, Robinson Lab
Placental epigenetics/genetics
Research Theme - Healthy Starts

Giulia Del Gobbo

PhD Student, Robinson lab,
Placental genomics in pregnancy complications
Research Theme - Healthy Starts

Samantha Schaffner

PhD Candidate, Kobor Lab
DNA methylation in neurodegenerative/neurodevelopmental disease (population and model organism based)
Research Theme - Healthy Starts

Almas Khan

MSc Candidate, Robinson Lab
Placental genetics/epigenetics, integrative omics
Research Theme - Healthy Starts

Victor Yuan

PhD Student, Robinson Lab
Placental genetics/epigenetics, R
Research Theme - Healthy Starts

Join our team!

The Trainee Omics Group is always looking for motivated new members from both the dry lab and wet lab with varying levels of expertise! If you are interested in joining our core team and helping coordinate our bioinformatics events and initiatives, or in tutoring a data analysis workshop, click the button below to go to our Contact page and send us a message!

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