Principal Investigator Dr. Angela M. Crawley, Ph.D. Scientist, OHRI
Dr. Crawley completed a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) in 1999. In 2004 she completed a PhD in Immunology with Dr. Bruce N. Wilkie in the Dept. of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (Guelph, Ontario, Canada). Dr. Crawley then trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Jonathan B. Angel’s laboratory at the OHRI and published 10 peer-reviewed scientific research and review articles on the immunopathogenesis of HIV infection. Dr. Crawley was funded by an Ontario HIV Treatment Network Fellowship award and earned a University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Postdoctoral Award of Excellence (2007).
Dr. Crawley has been a Scientist in the Chronic Disease Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) since 2012, an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa (Dept. Biochem., Microbiol. and Immunol.) and an Adjunct Professor at Carleton University (Dept. Biol.). Since 2012, Dr. Crawley has established an independent research program on the study of the immunopathogenesis of chronic liver disease. More recently, Dr. Crawley has pivoted to include SARS-CoV-2 research into her laboratory investigations.
Awards and funding: Dr. Crawley was awarded two new investigator awards: a CIHR New Investigator Award and an Ontario HIV Treatment Network Junior Investigator Development Award. Her research is funded by several funding sources, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR); Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC); Covid-19 Immunization Task Force (CITF); University of Ottawa/The Ottawa Hospital – Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Medicine. In addition to a full research program, Dr. Crawley is an active educator, teaching immunology at the undergraduate, graduate and medical school levels, in both English and French.
Katrina Jorritsma MSc Candidate September 2021 - Present MSc Microbiology & Immunology, University of Ottawa BSc (Hons.) Health Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2021
David Lawton PhD Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Ottawa CanHepC Trainee Scholarship Recipient 2022 - Present Successful MSc to PhD transfer, April 2022 BSc (Hons.) Microbiology , Graduated with Distinction, University of Guelph, 2020 About: Determining potential molecular mechanisms contributing to pro inflammatory macrophage dysfunction in Chronic advanced liver disease. Outside of research David is huge sports fanatic from baseball to darts and is a proud owner of two hairless cats.
Jiafeng (Jeff) Li PhD Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Ottawa CanHepC Trainee Scholarship Recipient 2021 - Present BSc Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University, 2019 About: Investigating CD8+ T cell activation and related pathways in advanced liver disease, with particular interest in Hedgehog signalling and cell cycle control. Outside of research, Jeff is interested in philosophy and computer science. He also likes fishing and boating, and is a big public transit enthusiast.
Dr. Agatha Vranjkovic, PhD Research Associate, OHRI PhD Biochemistry (Microbiology & Immunology), University of Ottawa, 2009 BSc Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University, 1999 May 2017 - Present
Leah Wood Jr. Research Technician, OHRI Jr. Research Technician, CoVaRR-Net BSc (Hons.) Biomedical Toxicology, University of Guelph, 2020 November 2020 - Present
Janna Mohamed Summer Research Student & Honours Student BSc (Hons.) Translational Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, 2022 May 2021 - April 2022 Jood Madani MSc Microbiology & Immunology, University of Ottawa, 2021 January 2019 - December 2021
Frederic St-Denis-Bissonnette Former: Jr. Research Technician - Langlois/Crawley Labs, October 2020 - August 2021 Currently: MSc Candidate Biochemistry (May 2021 - Present), University of Ottawa
Kiera Levesque Summer CO-OP & Honours Student, September 2020 - August 2021 BSc (Hons.) Biomedical Science, University of Ottawa Investigating the role of apoptosis in CD8+ T cells in advanced liver fibrosis.
Felicia Deonarine MSc, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Ottawa, 2017 BSc (Hons.) Biology and Biotechnology, (Carleton University, Ottawa, ON) Sept 2015 - Aug 2017
Dr. Nathalie Grun, PhD Post Doctoral Fellow, OHRI PhD, Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Galostiftelsen's Scholarship for Higher Studies Abroad 2016 September 2016-June 2017
Faria Ahmed MSc, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Ottawa, 2017 BSc (Hons.) Biochemistry & Biotechnology (North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh) Canadian Network on Hepatitis C Trainee Award & Scholarship (2016-2017) University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship (2016-2017) Sept 2015 - Aug 2017
Sarwat Tahsin Khan BSc (Hons.) Biochemistry (Microbiology & Immunology), University of Ottawa, 2016 Co-op/Honours Student Two-time recipient of the NCRTP-Hep C/CanHepC Summer Student Scholarship (2015, 2016) May 2015 - August 2016
Faith Mottahedi Summer Student BSc Health Sciences, University of Ottawa May 2016 - August 2016
Dr. Paula Molinari, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, OHRI Sept 2015 - Feb 2016
Stephanie Burke Schinkel MSc Microbiology & Immunology, University of Ottawa, 2015 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship 2013-2015 Currently: Lab Technician, Angel Lab, OHRI.
Julie Matte BSc (Hons.) Biochemistry (Microbiology & Immunology), University of Ottawa, 2015 2014-2015
Winston Karges BSc (Hons.) Biochemistry (Microbiology & Immunology), University of Ottawa, 2015 NCRTP-Hep C Scholarship 2014-2015
Andrea Ibrahim BSc (Hons.) Biochemistry (Microbiology & Immunology), University of Ottawa, 2014 2013-2014
Carolyne Moussa BSc. (Co-op), University of Ottawa 2012
Aditya Mohan High school volunteer IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Program, Colonel By Secondary School 2013-2015