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Boddy Group Members




The Boddy Lab is a highly interdisciplinary environment at the Chemistry/Biology interface. As such the researchers in the lab come from very diverse scientific backgrounds, including organic synthesis, biological chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, microbial ecology, soil science, computational chemistry, chemical engineering, and bioinformatics. This diversity of skill sets makes for a dynamic, exciting research environment.

Principal Investigator



Big Bossman

 

Christopher N. Boddy

Ph.D. (The Scripps Research Institute)
B.Sc. (University of Alberta)


Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
Department of Biology
Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation
Centre for Chemical and Synthetic Biology






Current Group Members



Fall '19 featuring The Boddy Group

Front (L to R): Janïs Petit, Trevor Sullivan, Soufian Tibouti, Chris Boddy, Richenda McFarlane, Jordan Brazeau-Henrie, Jessica Gosse
Back (L to R): André Paquette, Jie Zhang, Mike Darnowski, Mohamed Hassan, Graham Heberlig, Paul Wambo


Graduate Students





P. Hill, DAB Dark

Patrick Hill

Ph.D. Biology Candidate
M.Sc. (University of Reading)
B.Sc. (Guelph University)

Thesis Topic:
Characterizing the community structure of antibiotic producing bacteria in diverse environments

 

  

 

 

 




Puneet Labana, B.Sc.

Puneet Labana

Ph.D. Chemistry Candidate
B.Sc. (hon.) Biopharmaceutical Sciences (uOttawa)

Thesis Topic:
Mechanism of armeniaspirole antibiotic activity

 

 

 

  

 


Jordan Brazeau-Henrie

Jordan Brazeau-Henrie

Ph.D. Chemistry Candidate
B.Sc. (hon.) Biochemistry (uOttawa)

Thesis Topic:
Engineering type I thioesterases from biosynthetic pathways

Michael Darnowski

Michael Darnowski

Ph.D. Chemistry Candidate
B.Sc. (hon.) Biopharmaceutical Sciences (uOttawa)

Thesis Topic:
Total synthesis of antimicrobial compounds 

@DarnowskiMike

&quot;Salty&quot; Richenda McFarlane

Richenda McFarlane

M.Sc. Chemistry Candidate
B.Sc. Cell, Molecular, Microbiology (TRU)

André Paquette

André Paquette

Ph.D. Chemistry Candidate
B.Sc. (hon.) Biochemistry (uOttawa)

Thesis Topic:
Development of antimicrobial peptides

@andrepaq1

 

Paul Wambo

Paul Wambo

M.Sc. Biology Candidate
B.Sc. (hon.) Biochemistry (uOttawa)

Soufian Tibouti

Soufian Tibouti

M.Sc. Chemistry Candidate
B.Sc. (hon.) Biopharmaceutical Sciences (uOttawa)

@totalsynthesis

Claudia Natola

Claudia Natola

M.Sc. Chemistry Candidate
B.Sc. (hon.) Biomedical Sciences (uOttawa)

Undergraduate Students



Béatrice Amellal 


Group Alumni

Post-Doctoral & Visiting Scientists



Kim Y.P. Apperley (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
Eve Granatosky (Genetics and Public Policy Fellow, NHGRI)
Fern R. McSorley (Scientist II, Zymergen Inc.)
Jack Melton (President ProcesScience Inc)
Christophe Pardin (Professor, Cégep de l'Outaouais)
Zaara Sarwar (Assistant Professor, The College of New Jersey)
Céline Valignat (L'université d'Orléans)
Maggie Watson (Alain Lab, CHEO)
Jeanette Young (PDF, Indiana University School of Medicine)
Jie Zhang (ProfessorXi'an Modern Chemistry Research Institute)

Graduate Students



Panos Argyropoulos (Occupational Health and Safety Advisor, NRC Canada)
Jesse Brown (Associate Scientist II, AbbVie)
Kyle Conway
(Aircraft Systems Simulation Engineer, TRU Simulation and Training)
Mark Dornan (Radiochemist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
David Dixson (Scientist III, Boehringer Ingelheim)
Jessica Gosse (PDF, Dalhousie University)
Graham Heberlig (PDF, University of Ottawa)
Taylor Hari (Research Advisor, Lakehead University)
Mohamed Hassan (PDF, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Mark Horsman (PDF, Notre Dame)
Steve Houghton (Senior Scientist, Syracuse Research Corp)
Ben Lundgren (PDF, SUNY ESF)
Atahualpa Pinto (Assistant Professor, Utica College)
Daniel Pau (University of Toronto, School of Medicine)
Chris Sarmales-Murga (Ph.D. Student, Watanabe Lab, University of Shizuoka)
Krishna Sharma (Sr. Engineer/Scientist R&D, UOP LLC)
Cole Stevens (Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi)
Luis Roberto Villegas-Peñaranda (Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica)
Meng Wang (Professor, Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology)
Burk Wilke (Adjunct Professor, St. John Fisher College)
Monica Wirz (University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy)

Undergraduate Students



Christine Achampong
Nadine Ahmed (University of Ottawa, Pezacki Group)
Noreen Ahmed (University of Ottawa, Pezacki Group)
Bachar Almazloum
Nathan Baratte
Moriah Bertholet
Meaghan Boileau (McGill University)
Chauncy Brown
Alyssa Caissie
Benjamin Chung (University of Toronto)
Melanie Cyr
Malay Doshi (Paraza Pharma)
Touria El-Aamri (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
Amedeo Falsetto (University of Toronto, School of Medicine)
Laura Furst (Boston University)
Jeremy Gardner (University of Ottawa, School of Medicine)
Hakim Gol
Alyssa Goto
Joeseph Grim (University of Wisconsin)
Kofi Gyan (Tufts University)
Mike Henry (US Army)
Michael Innes
Joshua Kandiah
Evan Koester
David Konrad (Germany)
Kevin Lafaye (France)
Clémence Larfague (Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)
Daniel Langevin
Penny Le 
Sanjay Manhas (University of Toronto, Taylor Group)
Rachel Marchand
Kyle McClymont (The Scripps Research Institute, Baran Group)
Erwin Mendoza
Christina Moi (Queen's University, School of Medicine)
Nick Molinari
R.J. Mortali
Sue Moon
Haytham Msallak
Tyler Murray (University of Toronto, School of Medicine)
Peter Opare
Bailey Organ
Nelson Pearce (Pharmacist, Brockville Mental Health Centre)
Janïs Petit
Curtis Quan
Stefan Raffalt
Bo Reichenbach 
Mariya Ryabushkina
Kristy Scarfone
David Schlachter
Daniel Serrano
Ryan Simard (Université de Montréal, Guindon Group)
Sabrina Slade (Queen's University, School of Medicine)
Trevor Sullivan
Leah Susser
Daniel Tesolin (Lakehead University, Phenix Group)
Angela Thompson
Chelsea Towaij (University of Toronto, School of Medicine)
Birgit Unterweger
Anthony Valenti
Evelyn Walenta
Laura Walker
Hanwen (Kelvin) Xu
Lisa Zhang
Nick Zinck 

BBQ Posters


BBQ Poster 2016
BBQ Poster 2017. Art courtesy of Andy Goss
BBQ Poster 2018. Art courtesy of Andy Goss
BBQ Poster 2019. Art courtesy of Andy Goss

Past Group Photos

Boddy Lab Fall 2018

Summer 2017 Group Photo
December 2012
Boddy Collage
2010
2009
2007