Steve Callaghan
Lab Manager

Steve has been with the Faculty of Medicine for 19 years.  During this time he was manager for the Canadian Stroke Networks Adenovirus Core Facility, and Lab Manager for Dr. David Park, former director of the uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute. Steve has also been a member of several health and safety committees, a member of the hazmat team and a member the procurement services evaluation project group.

Steve has joined the Rousseaux Lab looking to expand his knowledge in the latest molecular biology techniques including gene editing and flow cytometry.

Outside of the lab, he spends his time with his family camping, hiking and related outdoor pursuits.

Konrad Ricke, Ph.D.
Konrad is from Cologne (Köln), Germany, where he did his PhD on mitochondrial impairment in Parkinson’s disease. He showed that mitochondrial dysfunction together with cell type specific characteristics induce the selective vulnerability of neurons in the substantia nigra. Being born in Montréal, Konrad decided to proceed his scientific career in his country of birth and will now incorporate his expertise in mitochondrial biology into projects of the Rousseaux lab. In his spare time, Konrad enjoys canoeing, hiking, cooking and spending time with his family.
Graduate Students
Zoe Fisk, B.Sc.
MSc Student (Neuroscience)
Zoe is from Windsor, Ontario and is a recent Biology graduate from McMaster University. She has previously worked in an ecological genetics lab, where she discovered her love for the scientific process and research. She is excited to blend her laboratory and undergraduate background with her budding interest in neuroscience for her master’s degree, studying how genetic and molecular dysfunction can lead to neurological diseases. Outside of science, she is passionate about music and traveling, but mostly her yellow lab puppy.  
Haley Geertsma, B.Sc.
PhD Student (Neuroscience)
PRC Poole Family Fellowship; IBRO Travel Award, Ontario Graduate Scholarship
Haley is from Winchester, Ontario but received her B.Sc. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is pursuing a higher education in scientific research to feed her curiosity and continue learning. She is a dog person at heart but loves her little calico cat. In her spare time Haley enjoys hiking, reading, and relaxing with family.

Cloe (To) Losier, M.Sc.

PhD Student (Cellular and Molecular Medicine)

Co-Supervised with Dr. Ryan Russell

Vanier Scholarship, Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Cloe has recently graduated from the master’s program at the University of Ottawa. Her previous work focused on the link between stress and nutrient sensitive kinases and the pathogen-induced autophagy pathway. She will join the Rousseaux lab as a PhD student. Here, she is extremely excited to deepen her knowledge of advanced techniques in molecular biology and data analysis. In addition to science, Cloe has a strong love for bubble tea which keeps her calm during late night experiments.

Anjali Patel, B.Sc.
MSc Student (Neuroscience)
PRC Toth Family Fellowship; EPCNMD STaR Award
Anjali is from Toronto, Ontario, and has completed her undergraduate studies in biochemistry, with a minor in psychology, at McMaster University. While there, Anjali had the opportunity to become involved in research and this experience led her to the Rousseaux lab where she hopes to further understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurological dysfunction. Outside of the lab, Anjali spends her time exploring new places in the city, figure skating and relaxing with friends and family.
Terry Suk, B.Sc.
PhD Student (Neuroscience)
ALS Canada-Brain Canada Trainee Grant, CNMD STaR Award
Terry has always had an interest in science and learning how things work. During his undergrad at Western, he discovered his love for genetics leading him to join the Rousseaux Lab for graduate studies. Here, he hopes to further pursue his interests in understanding genetic effects on complex diseases and discovering new targets to help prevent and treat such diseases. Outside of the lab, he spends his time playing a variety of instruments, hiking, exploring the outdoors, and playing volleyball.
Undergraduate Students
Meghan Heer, B.Sc.
Honours student (TMM)
Parkinson Research Consortium Summer Studentship
Meghan just completed her third year of  undergraduate studies in Translational and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa.  She will be joining the Rousseaux lab to complete her Honours Project where she will be working towards understanding the regulatory mechanisms at play in neurodevelopmental disorders.  Meghan has always wanted to be a part of the growing medical field and is excited to be able to apply her basic knowledge of science to the study of complex diseases.  When Meghan is not in the lab or in class, she spends her time coaching gymnastics, playing with her dog, or relaxing at the cottage with her family.
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Jean-Louis Parmasad
Honours student
PF-APDA Undergraduate Scholar
Jean-Louis is a fourth year TMM student from Ottawa. In the lab, he strives to discover the mechanisms of complex diseases. In the coming years, he wants to pursue a career in medicine, particularly in neurology. Outside the lab, Jean-Louis can be found at the hockey rink or on the golf course. He also enjoys performing classical piano and traveling. 
Past trainees (and where they are now)
Alejandro Caballero Gómez, BSc (Graduate School, OHRI/uOttawa, Bill Stanford lab)
Emily Macinnes, BSc Hon (Trinity College Medical School)
Michelle Séguin, BSc (uOttawa, Occupational Therapy)

We are always on the lookout for inquisitive and hard working scientists! Contact us if you are interested in joining our team.