Chelikani Lab

Lab Members

 

Prashen Chelikani PhD

Professor, Department of Oral Biology

Scientist, Childrens Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Director, Manitoba Chemosensory Biology Group [Website - click here]

 

Education/Training:

PhD, University of Manitoba; Postdoc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 

 

Principal Investigator

 

 

Graduate Students

 

M Wasif Khan (PhD student)

khanmw@myumanitoba.ca

Advisor: Dr. Pingzhao Hu

Co-advisor: Dr. Prashen Chelikani

 

Fariba Forozan (Master student)

forozanf@myumanitoba.ca

Advisor: Dr. Shyamala Dakshinamurti

Co-advisor: Dr. Prashen Chelikani

 

Undergraduate Trainee

 

Ben Ulmer

ulmerb@myumanitoba.ca

 

Ana-Maria Costa

costaa34@myumanitoba.ca

 

Oleksandra Havruk

havruko@myumanitoba.ca

 

Research Staff

 

Nisha Singh, PhD

Research Associate / Lab manager

Nisha.Singh@umanitoba.ca

 

Vivianne Cruz de Jesus, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Vivianne.CruzdeJesus@umanitoba.ca

 

Ankita Vaishampayan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ankita.Vaishampayan@umanitoba.ca

 

Ryan Cunnington, PhD

Research Associate

Ryan.Cunnington@umanitoba.ca

 

Tejas Gupte, PhD

Research Associate

Tejas.Gupte@umanitoba.ca

 

 

Current Members

Alumni

 

 

Thi Le

Technician (2008-2012)

 

Ryan Howard

DMD, BSc (Dent) (2014-2016)

Current Position: Dental Surgeon, Manitoba 

 

Jasbir D Upadhyaya

Graduate Student (MSc, 2008-2010;

PhD, 2010-2015)

Current Position: Assistant Professor,

Southern Illinois University, USA  

 

Juliana Pfeffer

Summer Student (2009-2010)

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry, University of Manitoba

 

Lisa Wai

Project Student (2012-2013)

BSc Honours in Genetics

 

Ganesh Seru

Summer Student (2013)

Current Position: R&D Engineer, Toronto

 

Raja Chakraborty

Graduate Student (PhD, 2010-2014)

Current Position: Research scientist,

Yale University, USA

 

Kun Liu

Graduate Student (MSc, 2015-2018)

 

Rohini Billakanti

Graduate Student (MSc, 2011-2014)

 

Appalaraju Jaggupilli PhD

Graduate Student (PhD, 2013-2018)

Postdoc (2018-2019)

Current Position: Senior Research Investigator,

Syngene International Ltd., Bangalore, India

 

Derek Oryniak

DMD, BSc (Dent) (2018-2020)

Current Position:Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident, UManitoba

 

Manoj Reddy Medapati

Graduate Student (PhD, 2016-2021)

Current Position:Postdoctoral Fellow,

Western University, Canada

 

Dr.Makoto Arakawa DDS, PhD

Postdoc (2008-2009)

Current Position: Associate Professor,

Chiba Prefectural University Of Health Sciences, Japan

 

Navsharan K Warraich

Research Assistant (2011-2012)

Current Position: Dentist, Manitoba

 

Ana Carolina

Exchange Student (Brazil) (2013)

Current Position: Pharmacy Student

 

Bing Xu PhD

Research Associate (2011-2014)

Current Position: Research Associate, Masonic Medical Research Laboratory (MMRL), NY, USA

 

Sai Prasad Pydi

Graduate Student (PhD, 2009-2014)

Current Position: Assistant Professor,

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

(IIT KANPUR), India

 

Tyler Sobotkiewicz

DMD, BSc (Dent) (2012-2014)

Current Position: Endodontist, Vancouver

 

Premnath Dhanaraj PhD

Postdoc (2016-2017)

Current Position:Assistant Professor,

Karunya University, India

 

Anurag Sikarwar PhD

Postdoc (2016-2018)

 

Feroz Ahmed Shaik

Graduate Student (PhD, 2014-2019)

Postdoc (2019-2020)

Current Position:Postdoctoral Fellow,

University of Utah, USA

 

Kelsey Mann

Research Coordinator (CHRIM) (2017-2019)

 

Anjali Yadav PhD

Postdoc (2019-2021)

Current Position: Periodontics resident,

University of Alberta, Edmonton

 

Chloe Ellerbrock

Summer student (2022)

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

DENTISTRY

ORAL BIOLOGY