our team

lab manager

Cortney Haird
Cortney joined our lab in early 2017 for her co-op placement from St Lawrence College’s Biotechnology Program. She makes sure the lab is running smoothly and manages our extensive mouse colony. 

post-doctoral fellow

Jaqueline Raymondi Silva, 2017-present
Project: Circadian control of pain and neuroinflammation
Awards: Queen’s University Research Leaders’ Fund Fellowship

graduate students

doctoral students

Courney Bannerman, 2017-present
Project: Control of spinal cord injury pain
Awards: Arts & Science Research Fund

Julia Segal, 2016-present
Project: Circadian control of pain in multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
Awards: Fonds de recherche du Quebec – Santé (FRQS) Graduate Award

co-supervised graduate students

Hanin Alsaadi, 2015-present
Primary supervisor: Dr. Michael Kawaja (DBMS, Queen’s University)
Project: Peri-neuronal plexus formation in the dorsal root ganglion following injury
Awards: King Abdullah Scholarship (Saudi Arabia)

Christopher Richmond, 2016-present
Primary supervisor: Dr. Colin Funk (DBMS, Queen’s University)
Project: The role of Arg1 in the central and peripheral nervous system

undergraduate honours students

Jesse Joynt
Project: Circadian control of chronic low-back pain

Mitra Knezic
Project: Circadian control of neuroinflammation
Awards: NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

Pascale Patenaude
Project: Circadian control of somatosensation

Madeline Robinson
Project: Circadian control of neuroinflammation

lab volunteers

Drew Harrigan
Project: Development of novel pain and locomotor behavioural assays

Beatrice Huh
Project: Control of macrophage activation states

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