Principal Investigator

Dr. John Whitney

John received his BSc in Biological Chemistry (2007) from the University of Guelph. He then completed his PhD in Biochemistry (2013) at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Lynne Howell. In 2013 John joined the lab of Joseph Mougous, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at the University of Washington. John established his lab in the Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences at McMaster in 2017.

Graduate Students

Shehryar Ahmad

PhD candidate (2017-present)

BSc, Health Sciences, McMaster University

Ontario Graduate Scholarship recipient


Tim Klein

MSc candidate (2017-present)

BSc, Biomedical Sciences, University of Waterloo

Ontario Graduate Fellowship recipient

Nathan Bullen

MSc candidate (2018-present)

BSc, Biology, University of Waterloo

Canada Graduate Scholarship recipient





Premy Shanthamoorthy, Undergraduate Thesis student (2018)

Matthew Walker, Undergraduate Thesis student (2018)

Jenny Tang, University of Waterloo undergraduate co-op student (2017)