Your council members 2018-2019


Amr Omer
Born in Toronto, raised in Kingston, Ontario, I completed my undergraduate degree here at McGill and am now doing my PhD in Dr. Imed Gallouzi’s lab. My work focuses on understanding the interplay between stress and it’s impacts on aging and senescence. I hope to find the fountain of youth one day. Outside of the lab I focus on making music, playing plenty of guitar, and attending as many trivia nights as I can find.

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Adda-Lee Graham-Paquin
Raised in Montreal, I grew up loving the outdoors, swimming and walking and being able to recreate the world around me in my artwork (illustrations, paintings, sculptures). Among these passions grew my passion for biology and lead to my desire for acquiring a deeper knowledge on the living world around me. This is why I decided to study health sciences in CEGEP and complete a B.Sc. in Biochemistry here at McGill. I am now pursuing a Master’s degree in Biochemistry in the laboratory of Dr. Maxime Bouchard. My research project involves the discovery of the regulation of apoptosis in the common nephric duct during the development of the urogenital system.
Lauralicia Sacre
I was born and raised in Mexico. I came to Montreal to pursue my BSc. in Biochemistry and MSc. in Nucleic Acid Chemistry at Concordia University. I am currently doing my PhD in Dr. Guarne’s Lab. My project is focused on understanding the structural mechanism of the proteins involve during the strand recognition in the DNA mismatch repair pathway. I love to play soccer and to train at the gym. I really enjoy Latin dancing, singing, watching movies and going out with friends.

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Sophie Viala
Before coming to Canada, I lived in France and in Belgium. I got my BSc in Bioengineering at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Belgium. I moved to Montreal to do my MScA in Biotechnology at McGill, and after doing an internship in Dr. Bouchards lab, I decided to stay here and pursue a PhD. My project is centered around the role of oriented cell division in prostate development, regeneration and cancer initiation. In my spare time, I sing in the McGill choir and I’m also part of dragon boat community team.
Javier Rodriguez Gonzalez
Born and raised in Mexico City, I completed my BSc in Biotechnology Engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey. Since then, I developed a deep interest in understanding biological processes at the molecular level. This brought me to Dr. Alba Guarne’s laboratory at McGill, where I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree. My research in the Guarne lab focuses on using structural biology approaches to study how regulatory proteins interact with DNA during chromosome repair.

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Ipshita Nandi
Originally from Singapore, I moved to Montreal after high school to complete my B.Sc. in Biochemistry at McGill. While doing my honours project in Dr. William Muller’s lab I fell in love with my project and decided to pursue my M.Sc. My research is focused on determining how the proto-oncogene tyrosine-protein kinase c-Src regulates mitochondrial function and morphology in breast cancer progression. When I’m not at home, aka the lab, I’m either watching Netflix or hanging out with my friends.
Kamilia Daldoul


Born in France and raised in Tunisia, I moved overseas to come to McGill to do my B.Sc. in Biochemistry. I am now doing my Masters in Dr. Muller’s lab. My research is focused on understanding the metabolic changes undergone by cancer cells that have become resistant to anti-cancer therapies and to investigate whether epigenetic modifiers are involved in this process. When I’m not in the lab, I like to go out with friends in Montreal’s many bars, I try to take advantage of Montreal’s vibrant cultural life, but I also enjoy staying at home and relax with a good movie.
Rayelle Itoua Maiga