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

 

Abeer Alamri

MSc Student

alamria4@myumanitoba.ca

Research interests: T2R and small G-proteins

 

Vivianne Cruz Jesus

PhD Student

Cruzdejv@myumanitoba.ca

Research interests: Taste genetics and oral health

 

Feroz Ahmed Shaik

PhD Candidate

shaikfa@myumanitoba.ca

Research interests: T2R-Cholesterol, ligand bias

 

Appalaraju Jaggupilli

PhD Candidate

jaggupia@myumanitoba.ca

Research interests: T2Rs in airway diseases

 

Manoj Reddy Medapati

PhD Student

ummedapa@myumanitoba.ca

Research interests: T2R exosomes, host-pathogen interactions, oral innate immunity

 

 

Research Staff

 

Nisha Singh PhD

Research Associate

Nisha.Singh@umanitoba.ca

Research interests: T2Rs in extraoral tissues

 

 

Anurag Sikarwar PhD

Postdoctoral fellow

Anurag.Sikarwar@umanitoba.ca

Research interests: GPCR diagnostic assays

 

 

Kelsey Mann MSc

Research Coordinator (CHRIM)

kmann@chrim.ca

 

 

BSc (Dent)

 

Derek Oryniak BSc

DMD student

oryniakd@myumanitoba.ca

Research interests: Role of T2R genetics in caries (boys vs. girls)

Current Members

Alumni

 

 

Thi Le

Technician (2008-2012)

 

Ryan Howard

DMD, BSc (Dent) (2014-2016)

Current Position: Dental Intern, University of 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: Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University, USA

 

Kun Liu

Graduate Student (MSc, 2015-2018)

 

Rohini Billakanti

Graduate Student (MSc, 2011-2014)

 

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: Nancy Nossal Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Health (NIH), USA

 

Tyler Sobotkiewicz

DMD, BSc (Dent) (2012-2014)

Current Position: Endodontics Fellow, UBC, Vancouver

 

Premnath Dhanaraj PhD

Postdoc (2016-2017)

Current Position:Assistant Professor, Karunya University, India

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

DENTISTRY

ORAL BIOLOGY