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 fellows

Jaqueline Raymondi Silva, 2017-present
PhD: University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Neuroimmune control of postoperative pain
Awards: Queen’s University Research Leaders’ Fund Fellowship

Chloe Nobis, 2019-present
PhD: McGill University
 Circadian control of pain and neuroinflammation

graduate students

doctoral students

Courtney Bannerman, 2017-present
BSc: Queen’s University
Control of spinal cord injury pain
Awards: Arts & Science Research Fund; Dean’s Doctoral Award
Extracurriculars: Queen’s Senate; Queen’s Fencing team

Julia Segal, 2016-present
BSc: McGill University
Circadian control of pain in multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
Awards: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada/FRQS PhD Fellowship; FRQS MSc award
Extracurriculars: Graduate student representative

master's students

Mitra Knezic, 2019-present
BSc: Queen’s University
Circadian control of neuroinflammation
Awards: NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

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)

undergraduate honours students

Ana Constantin
Project: Circadian control of chronic low-back pain

Megan Hauzer
Project: Neuroimmune communication in pain

Olivia Smith
Project: Nervous system control of immunity

lab volunteers

Chloe Smith

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