LAB MEMBERS

DR. ANTONIO RUZZINI

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR 

Assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Saskatchewan

Associate member, Department of Biochemistry Microbiology and Immunology, University of Saskatchewan

Member of Molecular Design Research Cluster (U of S, CoM)

Member of the Proteomics Research in Interactions and Structure of Macromolecules (PRISM) Group (U ofS)

Education & Training

Post-doctoral fellow, Harvard Medical School (2014-2017), supervised by Dr. Jon Clardy

Post-doctoral fellow, University of Paris-Sud (2013-2014), supervised by Jean-Luc Pernodet

Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia (2008-2013), supervised by Lindsay Eltis

BSc, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Trent University (2008)

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DR. POONAM DHINDWAL

Post-Doctoral Fellow
(pod898@usask.ca)

  • Post-doctoral fellow, University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2020-)

  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2015-2020)

  • MSc, Biotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India (2012-2014)

  • BSc, Microbiology and Biochemistry, St. Xaviers University, Mumbai, India (2011-2014)

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KATHYANA DEEYAGANHAGE

PhD candidate
(hkd912@mail.usask.ca)

  • BSc, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2013-2017)

  • Research interest: Antimicrobial peptides and their mechanism of action

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RADWA ASAR

PhD candidate
(rra016@mail.usask.ca)

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Alexandria, Egypt (2009)

  • MSc in Pharmacognosy, University of Alazhar, Egypt (2017)

  • Research interest: Bile modification by the bison gut microbiome

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FATIMA MASOOD

MSc candidate co-supervised by Dr. Sarah Wood
(fam088@mail.usask.ca)

  • BSc, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2021)

  • Research interest: European foulbrood diseases in Bees

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DR. ELHEM YACOUB

Post-Doctoral Fellow co-supervised by Dr. Murray Jelinski
(elhem.yacoub@usask.ca)

  • Post-doctoral fellow, University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2020-)

  • Ph.D., Biology, University of Tunis El Manar – Pasteur Institute of Tunis (2017) 

  • M.Sc, Microbiology, University of Tunis El Manar – Pasteur Institute of Tunis (2011) 

  • B.Sc, Life Sciences – Biotechnology, University of Tunis El Manar (2008) 

  • Research interests: Mycoplasmas, beef feedlot pathogens & AMR

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DANIEL KOS

MSc candidate, co-supervised by Dr. Murray Jelinski
(daniel.kos@usask.ca)

  • BSc, University of Victoria (2021)

  • Research interest: BRD pathogens & AMR in beef feedlots 

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IRYNA MYZIUK

Technician

Iryna joined Ruzzini lab as a technician in May 2022 and is working on understanding the mechanism of action of leaderless bacteriocins produced by S. aureus

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JENNY LIANG

Lab technician
(jel434@mail.usask.ca)

  • BSc, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2012)

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PAST MEMBERS


SYED (ALI) RIZVI (UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER STUDENT, 2022)

MALLORY NORFIELD (UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER STUDENT, 2022, CO-SUPERVISED WITH DR. M. JELINSKI)

RYLAN BAHREY (UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER STUDENT, 2022)

KOA PLANEDIN (UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA CO-OP STUDENT, SUMMER 2022, CO-SUPERVISED WITH DR. M. JELINSKI)

RICHA JAIN (UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER STUDENT & LAB TECHNICIAN, 2019-2021)

KENDRA MCGOUGAN (DVM SUMMER STUDENT, 2021)

JESSIE HEISLER (BMI UNDERGRADUATE THESIS STUDENT, 2020-21)


COLE SIMON (BMI UNDERGRADUATE THESIS STUDENT, 2019-2020)


AIMEN KHAN (UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER STUDENT, 2018 & 2019)

ALIX NELSON (DVM SUMMER STUDENT, 2018, CO-SUPERVISED BY DR. J. RUBIN)