People

Principal Investigator

Emma Master, Ph.D.
Emma Master, Ph.D.
    • July 2016 – : Professor
    • July 2011 – 2016: Associate Professor
    • November 2005 -: Assistant Professor
    • 2004-2005: PDF. Fungal Genomics Project, Concordia University, Montreal
    • 2002-2004: PDF. Wood Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
    • 2002: Ph.D. Environmental Microbiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Awards
  • 2016: ERC Consolidator Grant
  • 2014, 2016: Diran Basmadjian Teacher of the Year
  • 2013: Co-recipient of the Faculty Research Leader Award
  • 2010: FiDiPro Fellowship (Tekes, Finland)
  • 2009: Early Researcher Award (Ontario MRI)

 

Graduate Students

Maryam Arefmanesh
Chemo-enzymatic Modification of Diverse Lignins

maryam.arefmanesh(at)utoronto.ca

Spencer Imbrogno
Chemo-enzymatic Synthesis of Oligosaccharide Building Blocks
Orysia Meouch
Orysia Meouch
Method Development for Surface Analysis of Lignocellulosic Materials

orysia.meouch(at)mail.utoronto.ca

Anupama Sharan
Anupama Sharan
Discovery of New Lignin-Active Enzymes through Metagenomic Analysis of Industrial Anaerobic Digestion Systems

anupama.sharan(at)mail.utoronto.ca
 

Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Associates

Olan Raji
Discovery and Characterization of Accessory Hemicellulases and Carbohydrate-active Oxidoreductases

olan.raji(at)utoronto.ca

Thu Vuong, Research Associate & Research Manager
Cell-free Biocatalytic Cascades to New Products from Xylan

thu.vuong(at)utoronto.ca
 

Graduate Students and Post-Docs in Finland (Aalto University)

  • Filip Mollerup (Aalto University, Finland): Discovery and Engineering of New Polysaccharide Oxidases
  • Ville Aumala (Aalto University, Finland): Engineering, Characterization and Application of Carbohydrate-active Transaminases
  • Leamon Al Amin (Aalto University, Finland): Loosenins: Production and Biophysical Characterization
  • Antti Koistinen (Aalto University, Finland): Carbohydrate Oxidases for Xylo-oligosaccharide Activation
  • Maria Pogodajeva (Aalto University, Finland): Optimizing Enzyme Applications for Pulp Processing
  • Johanna Karppi (Aalto University, Finland): Discovery and Development of Hemicellulose-active Oxidases
  • Mareike Monschein (Aalto University, Finland): Biophysical Characterization and Application of Non-catalytic Proteins for Lignocellulose Processing
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Alumni

Kylie O’Donnell (PhD, 2018); Mabel Wong (PhD, 2018); Vera Kouhi (MASc, 2018); Edita Jurak (PDF, Aalto U, 2018); Kim Kataja (MASc, Aalto U, 2018); Ruoyu Yan (PhD 2018); Ben MacCormick (MASc 2017); Rachel Kwan (MASc 2017); Fakhria Razeq (MASc 2017); Roman Malekzai (MASc 2017); Galina Mai-Gisondi (Aalto University, PhD 2017); Weijun Wang (Research Associate 2016); Julie-Anne Gandier (PhD 2016); Sergei Vilbik (MASc 2016); Maryam Foumani (PhD 2015); Mohammed Sherif (PhD 2015); Cody Sarch (MASc 2015); Manini Roy (MEng 2015); Marie Couturier (PDF 2015); Sedric Pankras (PDF 2014); Alex Tsai (PhD 2014), Resmi Capron (PDF 2013), Hitoshi Suzuki (PDF 2013, RIKEN), Dragica Jeremic (PDF 2012, faculty position), Robyn Goacher (PDF 2012, faculty position), Jacqueline MacDonald (PhD 2012), Sonam Majahan (PhD 2011), Mike Lacourt (MASc 2011), Yaseen Mottiar (MSc 2011), Debbie Waung (MASc 2010), Tom Canam (PDF 2010, faculty position), Liane Catalfo (MEng 2010), Lijun Wang (MASc 2009), Nick Wood (MASc 2008)