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

BSc, Health Sciences, McMaster University

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Recipient


Tim Klein

BSc, Biomedical Sciences, University of Waterloo

Ontario Graduate Fellowship Recipient


Nathan Bullen

BSc, Biology, University of Waterloo

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award Recipient




Premy Shanthamoorthy, Thesis student (2018)

Matthew Walker, Thesis student (2018)

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