People:


   

Dr. Maikel Rheinstadter
PI

Curriculum Vitae

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB241
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
rheinstadter@mcmaster.ca
 

 

   

 

Richard Alsop, B.Sc.
PhD
candidate

"Interaction of Lipid Membranes with Common Drugs"

  • 1st Place Falling Walls competition 2015 at McMaster University to represent McMaster in Berlin in November 2015
     
  • NSERC PGSD 2015-2018
     
  • 1st prize for his poster "The Interaction of Common Drugs with Lipid Membranes" presented at the Fourth Annual Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop-School on ESS Science, November 10-14 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
     
  • 1st Place for best Student Oral Presentation at the 2014 CAP Congress in the Division of Medical and Biological Physics
     
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2014/2015
     
  • Shirley Chan Student Travel Award from the Division of Biological Physics (DBIO) of the American Physical Society 2014

 

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB336
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
alsoprj@mcmaster.ca
 

   

 

Dylan Malenfant
PhD Student

"The origin of life on the early Earth and other planets"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
malenfad@mcmaster.ca
 
   

 

Lili Zhang
PhD Student

"The interaction of lipid membranes with drugs and peptides"

  • Trillium Scholarship 2016
Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
zhanl10@mcmaster.ca
 
   

 

Mindy Chapman
iSci
Thesis Studen

"The interaction of birth control hormones with lipid membranes"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
chapmame@mcmaster.ca
 
   

 

Sebastian Himbert
Master's Student
in exchange from Prof. Christian Wagner's group at Saarland University
 

"Red blood cell ghosts for biomedical applications"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB336
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
himberts@mcmaster.ca
 
   

 

Adree Khondker
HTH SCI 4D03

"Mechanism of Polymyxin B Nephrotoxicity"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
khondkea@mcmaster.ca
 
   

Alexander Dhaliwal
iSci Thesis Student

"The interaction of sugars with lipid membranes"

  • 1st Place Oral Presentation in the Area of Biological/Soft Condensed Matter Physics at the 2016 Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC)
Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
dhaliak2@mcmaster.ca
 
   
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Asfia Soomro
Life Science Senior Thesis Student

"The Structure of People’s Hair: Potential for a Diagnostic Tool"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
soomroa@mcmaster.ca
 
   

Natalie Gervasi
Biophysics Senior Thesis Student

"Structural changes in membranes caused by ion channels"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
gervasnr@mcmaster.ca
 
   

 

Jennifer Tang
Senior Thesis Student

"Amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease"

  • 2nd Place Oral Presentation in the Area of Biological/Soft Condensed Matter Physics at the 2013 Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC)
     
  • Best Student Oral Presentation at the 2015 CAP Congress & best oral presentation in the Division of Medical and Biological Physics
     
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRA) 2015
     
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRA) 2014
Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
tangj43@mcmaster.ca
 
   




Dr. Laura Toppozini, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D.
 

"Lipid-assisted Synthesis of Short RNA Strands from Mononucleotides"

"The Structure of Cholesterol in Lipid Rafts"

 

  • 1st Place at Neutrons in Biology and Biotechnology NIBB2014
     

  • NSERC CGS 2013-2015
     

  • NSERC PGS 2013-2015
     

  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology 2012/2013
     

  • NIST Center for Neutron Research Summer School Scholarship 2012

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB336
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
toppozl@mcmaster.ca
 

 

   

Haley McRae
Undergraduate Research Project

"Zinc and Lipid Membranes"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
carmichj@mcmaster.ca
 
   

Rafaëla Schober
Summer Research Student
in exchange from Universit
é Fourier-Grenoble

"The Interaction Between Metal Ions and Lipid Membranes"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
rafaela.schober@me.com
 
   

 

Lily Zhang
Health Science Senior Thesis Student

"The Structure of People's Hair: The Effect of Hair Care Products"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
zhangj42@muss.cis.mcmaster.ca
 
   

 

Fei-Chi Yang, B.Sc.
Master's student

"Protein structure formation in reconstituted Hagfish fibres"

  • Frank Dennee Scholarship 2013-2014
     
  • McMaster GSA Travel Award 2014

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB336
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
yangf37@mcmaster.ca
 

   





 

Hannah Dies
Senior Thesis Project

"Peptide-peptide interactions in Alzheimer's disease"

  • Rhodes Scholar Nominee 2014
     

  • University Prize for Special Achievement 2014

  • 1st Place for her Oral Presentation in the Area of Biological/Soft Condensed Matter Physics at the 2013 Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC)

  • Gladys A. Young Scholarship 2013

  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRA) 2013

  • Herbert A. Ricker Scholarship 2012

  • A.B. McLay Scholarship 2012

  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRA) 2012

 

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
diesh@mcmaster.ca
 
   

 

Vinitra Nathan
Life Science 3RP3 laboratory course

"The Protective Properties of Curcumin"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
nathanv@mcmaster.ca
 
   

 

Bonnie Cheung
Health Science Inquiry Project

"Synthetic Alzheimer's Tissue"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
BONNIE.CHEUNG@learnlink.mcmaster.ca
 
   



 

Alina Barnett
Undergraduate Researcher

"McMaster Biophysics Video Lecture Series"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
barnetaj@mcmaster.ca
 
   




Clare Armstrong, M.Sc., Ph.D.

"Domains and Diffusion"

  • Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering (CINS) Poster Award 2012
     

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2012/2013
     
  • A. Boyd McLay Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2011/2012)
     
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2011/2012
     
  • Ann Poucher Windsor Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology 2010/2011
     

  • 2011 March Meeting Travel Award of the Division of Biological Physics
     

  • Best Student Oral Presentation at the 2010 CAP Congress & best oral presentation in the Division of Medical and Biological Physics
     

  • Desmond G. Burns Graduate Scholarship 2009/2010

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB336
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
armstc5@mcmaster.ca
 

   

 

Richard Parg
Senior Thesis Project 4P06

"Partitioning of Aspiring in brain-like, liver-like and kidney-like tissue as seen by x-ray beams"

  • 1st place for talk in Condensed Matter Physics at the CUPC 2012 in Vancouver

 

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB336
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email: pargr@mcmaster.ca
 

   

 

Amna Maqbool
Life Science 3RP3 laboratory course

"Interaction of Ibuprofen with Lipid Membranes"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB336
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email: maqbooa@mcmaster.ca
 

   

 

Saskia D'Sa
Life Science 3RP3 laboratory course

"Lipid-assisted Synthesis of Short RNA Strands from Mononucleotides"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB336
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email: dsas2@mcmaster.ca
 

   

 

AiLi Wang
Undergraduate Researcher

"Preparation of multi-component membrane systems"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
wanga4@mcmaster.ca
 
   


Matthew Barrett, B.Sc.
Master's student

"Protein aggregation in Alzheimer's senile plaques"

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2012/2013 (declined)

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2011/2012

  • NSERC - CGS-M 2010/2011

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB336
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
barretma@mcmaster.ca
 

 

   

 

Richard Alsop
4P06 Senior Thesis student

"The low-dose Aspirin Therapy"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
alsoprj@mcmaster.ca
 

 

   


Songbo Zheng
Undergraduate Researcher

"Protein interactions and Alzheimer's disease"

  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRA) 2011

 

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
zhengsb@mcmaster.ca
 

 

   

 

Lindy Luo
Undergraduate Researcher

"Effect of Alcohols on Membrane Structure"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB241
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA

 

   




Randy Beranger
Summer student 2011

"Interaction of Aspirin and Ibuprofen with Lipid Membranes"

 

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
 
   




Chris Huynh
Summer student 2011

"Interaction of Aspirin and Ibuprofen with Lipid Membranes"

 

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
 
   




 

Golnaz Roshankar
Summer Student 2011

"Interaction of Aspirin with Lipid Membranes

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
 
   




 

Megha Lama
High School Summer Coop Student 2011

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
 

   




 

Martin Kaye, M.Sc. (2011), B.Sc.
Master's student

"Tuning microscopic and mesoscopic properties of lipid membranes"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB336
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
email:
kayemd@mcmaster.ca
 
   

Nick Jago
Undergraduate Researcher
, Senior thesis project

"Preparation and Characterization of Model Brain Membranes and Model Senile Plaques

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA

 

   

Michael Moore
Undergraduate Researcher
, Senior thesis project

"Molecular structure of Model Brain Membranes and Model Senile Plaques from X-Ray scattering"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA

 

   

Amit Patel
Undergraduate Researcher
, Senior thesis project, 2009-2010

"Preparation and Characterization of Single Support Membranes Incorporating Cholesterol"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
 
   

Erik Sandqvist
Undergraduate Researcher, Senior thesis project, 2009-2010

"Protein-protein interactions in membranes"

Contact:
Department of Physics & Astronomy
McMaster University
ABB246
Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1
CANADA
 
 
 

 

More Alumni:

   

 

Dr. Christoph Ollinger
Post-Doc

"An X-ray diffractometer with large image plate detector for membranes and soft-matter"

Contact:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Physics - Columbia
223 Physics Building
Columbia, MO 65211
USA
email: OllingerC@missouri.edu
phone: +1 573-882-6795
fax: +1 573-882-4195
   

Kevin Ray Johnson
Master's
student

"Neutron and x-ray scattering in artificial and biological membranes"

Contact:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Physics - Columbia
223 Physics Building
Columbia, MO 65211
USA
email:
Kevin.Johnson@mizzou.edu
phone: +1 573-882-6795
fax: +1 573-882-4195
   

Dr. Leide Cavalcanti
Post-Doc

"A new humidity chamber for neutron and x-ray scattering experiments"

Contact:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Physics - Columbia
223 Physics Building
Columbia, MO 65211
USA
email: CavalcantiL@missouri.edu
phone: +1 573-882-6795
fax: +1 573-882-4195
   

Beate Bruening

Beate Brüning
PhD student, Diplom-Physikerin

"Collective dynamics of biomimetic and biological membranes studied by inelastic neutron scattering"

Contact:
Institut Laue-Langevin
B.P. 156
6, rue Jules Horowitz
38042 Grenoble Cedex 9
France
email: bruning@ill.fr
phone: +33 476207932
fax: +33 476207688

and

Institut für Röntgenphysik
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
37077 Göttingen
Germany
   

André Beerlink

"Collective dynamics of biomimetic and biological membranes studied by dynamic light scattering"

Contact:
Institut für Röntgenphysik
Georg-August Universit
ät G
öttingen
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
37077 Göttingen
Germany
email: