Members

The Riddell Centre brings together fundamental, translational and clinical scientists with diverse expertise to drive transformative discoveries and innovations in the field of immunotherapy.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Riddell Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy, please review our membership guidelines and contact our Business Operations Specialist, Lisa Willms at lwillms@ucalgary.ca.

We strongly encourage all Riddell Centre members to become members of the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute. Learn more about applying for Charbonneau membership here.

MemberPosition/LabAreas of Expertise
Colleen AndersonStaff Scientist, Chan LabTumour and tissue bank
Carolina ArcilaResearch Technician, Monument LabMouse modeling
Arshad AyyazPrincipal InvestigatorColorectal carcinoma; stem cells; immune escape
Nizar BahlisPrincipal InvestigatorMultiple myeloma; immunogenomics (bulk and single cell); immunotherapy including CAR T
Lou BaudrierResearch Associate, Billon LabGenome editing; CRISPR
Sacha BenaoudiaStaff Scientist, Bahlis LabCRISPR screening; CAR T; blood cancers
Pierre BillonPrincipal InvestigatorGenome editing; CAR T
Ana BogossianResearch Technician, Chan LabTissue biobanking; genomics
Zackariah BreckenridgeCell Manufacturing Team LeadClinical research; cell manufacturing and biomanufacturing; CAR T-cells
Johnathan CantonPrincipal InvestigatorImmunology; dendritic cells; antigen processing
Jennifer ChanPrincipal InvestigatorGlioblastoma; mouse models; biobank
Julian ChuaMSc Trainee, Ayyaz LabMicrosatellite instable cancers
Jada CurryMSc Trainee, Billon LabGenome editing; cell biology
Andrew DalyPrincipal InvestigatorBlood cancers; bone marrow transplant; clinical trials
Pauline DouglasStaff Scientist, Schriemer LabGlioblastoma; proteomics; target discovery
Kristofor EllestadResearch Associate, Mahoney LabStem cell CAR; cancer agnostic
Danyel EvseevProcess Development Lead, Biomanufacturing ProgramCAR T; viral vaccines; process development
Ruzena FilandrovaPostdoctoral Fellow, Schriemer LabGlioblastoma; proteomics; target discovery
Melanie FinkbeinerPrincipal InvestigatorPediatric solid tumours; CAR T; clinical trials
Chris GafuikStaff Scientist, Mahoney LabHigh-throughput screening; binder discovery; automation
Markus GeukingPrincipal InvestigatorImmunology; microbiome
Gurveer GillMSc Trainee, Morrissy LabBioinformatics; clinical research
Louisa GuignardResearch Technician, Mahoney LabSynthetic immunology
Xueyang GuoStaff Scientist, Mahoney LabCAR T; immunology; glioblastoma
Courtney HallPhD Trainee, Morrissy LabGlioblastoma; target discovery; transcriptomics
Kevin HayPrincipal InvestigatorCAR T; leukemia and lymphoma; clinical trials
Jan-Willem HenningPrincipal InvestigatorAdolescent and young adult (AYA); sarcoma; clinical trials
Kurt HildebrandPhD Trainee, Monument LabSarcoma; tumour macrophages; immunotherapy
Angela HuangPostdoctoral Fellow, Jacquelot LabImmunology; immunotherapy
Nicolas JacquelotPrincipal InvestigatorImmunology; immunophenotyping; mouse model
Craig JennePrincipal InvestigatorImmunology; intravital imaging; viral therapies
David JungMSc Trainee, Neri LabMultiple myeloma; immunotherapies
Amanjot KaurPhD Trainee, Storek LabBlood cancers; next-generation sequencing; hematopoietic stem cell transplants
Amrita KaurResearch Technician, Jacquelot LabMicrobiology; microbiome; animal models
Mobina KazemiStaff Scientist, Morrissy LabTarget discovery; computational biology
Daesun KimResearch Associate, Mahoney / Bose LabsVirology; immune evasion
Megan KinzelMSc Trainee, Jacquelot LabImmunology; immunotherapy; clinical research
Larisa KovtonyukPostdoctoral Fellow, McCoy LabMicrobiome; CAR T; cancer agnostic
Jethro LangleyPhD Trainee, Billon LabGenome editing
Holly LeeMD / Clinical Investigator Program, Bahlis LabCAR T; multiple myeloma
Jongbok LeePrincipal InvestigatorAdoptive cellular therapy; double-negative T cells
Victor LewisPrincipal InvestigatorPediatric blood cancers; CAR T; clinical trials
Holly LiuResearch Technician, Mahoney LabSynthetic immunology
Jessica López EspinosaMSc Trainee, Lee LabDouble negative T-cells; CAR T; blood cancers
Xueqing LunStaff Scientist, Chan LabGlioblastoma; mouse modelling; mechanisms to medicine
Laura MahPhD Trainee, Mahoney LabGlioblastoma; multi targeting CAR T
Douglas MahoneyPrincipal InvestigatorSolid tumours; CAR T; designer viruses
Kathy McCoyPrincipal InvestigatorImmunology; microbiome; CAR T
Kelly MclachlanPatient Advisor 
Megan McRaeResearch Technician, Chan LabAnimal care; immunohistochemistry; histology
Michael MonumentPrincipal InvestigatorSarcoma; mouse modelling; innate immune agonism
Sorana MorrissyPrincipal InvestigatorGlioblastoma; computational biology; target discovery
Ann NathAssociate Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory AffairsQuality assurance; quality management; regulatory affairs
Victor NaumenkoStaff Scientist, Jenne / Mahoney LabIntravital imaging; virotherapy; nanoparticle biodistribution
Vishal NavaniPrincipal InvestigatorSolid tumours; immunotherapy
Michele NawataResearch Technician, Lee LabMolecular biology; animal models
Paola NeriPrincipal InvestigatorMultiple myeloma; CAR T; clinical trials
Leanne PalichukMSc Trainee, Lee LabDouble negative T-cells; immunotherapy; hematologic cancers
Nathan PetersPrincipal InvestigatorImmunology; vaccines
Mansour PoorebrahimPostdoctoral Fellow, Bahlis/Neri LabMultiple myeloma; CAR T-cells; immunotherapy
Kyle PottsAssociate Director of BiomanufacturingBiomanufacturing; process development; quality control
Nicole ProkopishynPrincipal InvestigatorCell manufacturing; bone marrow transplant; CAR T
Robert PuckrinPrincipal InvestigatorLymphoma; CAR T; clinical research
Joanna PyczekPostdoctoral Fellow, Chan LabAnimal models; GBM
Jennifer RahnResearch Associate, Hay LabCAR T-cells; blood cancers
Gloria Roldan-UrgoitiPrincipal InvestigatorGlioblastoma; clinical trials
David SchriemerPrincipal InvestigatorGlioblastoma; proteomics; target discovery
Hobin SeoMSc Trainee, Jacquelot LabImmunology
Mona ShafeyPrincipal InvestigatorBlood cancers; cellular therapies; clinical trials
Ravi ShahPrincipal InvestigatorBlood cancers; cellular therapies; transplant immunology
Amy ShupeMSc Trainee, McCoy LabMicrobiome; immunotherapies; CAR T-cells
Saif SikdarPostdoctoral Fellow, Mahoney LabMicrobiome; metabolites; cancer agnostic
Arvind SinglaResearch Associate, Monument LabSarcoma; mouse modelling
Shannon SnellingPhD Trainee, Chan / Mahoney LabGlioblastoma; CAR macrophage
Hyojin SongPostdoctoral Fellow, Morrissy LabSarcoma; target discovery; multiomics
Jan StorekPrincipal InvestigatorAutoimmune diseases; hematopoietic cell transplantation
Lindsey SuhCell Manufacturing Specialist, Biomanufacturing ProgramBiomanufacturing; cell manufacturing
Lukas SyristeLab CoordinatorLab management
Sherry ThomClinical Staff / Nurse, Alberta Children's HospitalClinical research; CAR T-cell therapy; blood cancers
Varsha Thoppey ManoharanPhD Trainee, Morrissy LabGlioblastoma; computational biology; target discovery
Hayley TodescoQuality Control Specialist, Biomanufacturing ProgramBiomanufacturing; quality control
Tony TruongPrincipal InvestigatorPediatric blood cancers; transplantation; clinical trials
Ted VerheyStaff Scientist, Morrissy LabSarcoma; computational biology; target discovery
Daniil VishnevskiPhD Trainee, Mahoney LabIntravital microscopy; oncolytic viruses
Shanshan WangPhD Trainee, Lee LabCAR T-cells; double negative T-cells
Nicola WrightPrincipal InvestigatorGenomics; rare diseases; stem cells
Franz ZempAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSarcoma; synthetic immunology; innovation