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Meet Our Edmonton Team

The Edmonton S2BN Chapter partners with regional stakeholders to organize career development and networking events for STEM and Health/Life Sciences graduate trainees. Our aim is to support the growth of Alberta's Health and Life Sciences sector by preparing highly qualified personnel for a career path outside of academia. 

Interested in joining the team? Fill out this form to let us know.

Contact the University of Alberta S2BN Chapter at:

Quinten Kieser


PhD Candidate

Quinten is completing his degree through the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. His research focuses on understanding the entry mechanism used by respiratory syncytial virus in hopes of identifying new therapeutic targets.

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Shae Komant

Event Coordinator

PhD Student

Shae is doing research with the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta.

Rachel Yang

Event Coordinator

MSc Student

Rachel is a master’s student in the Department of Oncology. Her research seeks to understand the effects of the neurofibromin 1 protein on activation of cell signaling pathways in high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma, and how the targeted therapies can be used to inhibit such signaling pathways in patients with NF1-depleted, homologous recombination-proficient ovarian cancer.

Nadia Daniel


PhD Candidate

Nadia joined S2BN to apply her event planning skills to bridge the gap between academia and industry. Nadia is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on understanding the basic mechanisms underlying the development of allergic diseases. The main focus is the role of barrier function in airway epithelial cells using in vitro and ex vivo human models. Her research will improve our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of the barrier function in the airway epithelium.

Alberto Felix-Lopez

Communications Coordinator

PhD Candidate

Alberto is currently a PhD Candidate in the Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) department at UofA. His research focuses on identifying host dependency factors essential for SARS-CoV-2 infection that can be disturbed by FDA approved drugs.

Gina Sykes

Event/Web Coordinator

PhD Student

Gina is completing her degree with the Department of Medicine and Department and Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. She is researching the acute immune response to ischemic stroke in the blood of stroke patients using gene expression and metabolite analysis.

Kevin Joannou

Event Coordinator

PhD Candidate

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