Prof. Bryan Gaensler - Team B-Force

I am very fortunate to have collaborated with many brilliant and enthusiastic students, postdocs and other researchers. Here are some of the current and past members of my research team.

Current Research Group

Group Leader
  • Prof Bryan Gaensler
Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Staff
  • Dr Jennifer Chan (UofT Arts & Science Fellow and CITA Fellow)
  • Dr Ziggy Pleunis (Dunlap Fellow)
  • Dr Paul Scholz (Dunlap Fellow and NSERC Fellow)
  • Dr Lerato Sebokolodi (postdoctoral researcher)
  • Dr Cameron Van Eck (CIRADA research associate)
  • Dr Jennifer West (CIRADA research associate)
Professional and Technical Staff
  • Parthasarathy Venkataraman (CIRADA lead developer)
Graduate Students
  • Anna O'Grady (6th year PhD student)
  • Ariel Amaral (5th year PhD student)
  • Hannah Dykaar (4th year PhD student)
  • Amanda Cook (3rd year PhD student)
  • Shannon Vanderwoude (3rd year PhD student)
  • Adaeze Ibik (3rd year PhD student)
  • Yuyang Chen (2nd year PhD student)
  • Ayush Pandhi (2nd year PhD student)
  • José Feliciano Agüí Fernández (visiting PhD student from Instituto Astrofísica de Andalucía)
Undergraduate and High-School Students
  • Maxwell Fine (PHYD01 student)
  • Prateek Gupta (AST425 student)
  • Peter Ma (PHY478 student)
  • Nicole Gromek
  • Jillian Henkel
  • Dennis Lu
Other Affiliated Researchers
  • Dr Sarah Gossan (CITA Fellow, University of Toronto)
  • Dr Antonio Herrera Martin (CANSSI Fellow, University of Toronto)
  • Dr Josh Speagle (Banting Fellow & Dunlap Fellow, University of Toronto)
  • Ashley Stock (3rd year PhD student, University of Toronto)


Previous Members

  • Richard Chen (1999)
  • Prof Froney Crawford (1999-2000) - now at Franklin and Marshall College
  • Natalya Bizunok (2000-2001)
  • Joshua Marc Migliazzo (2001) - now at Ropes & Gray
  • Dr Jeffrey Fogel (2003) - now at D-Wave Systems Inc.
  • Johnathan Jenkins (2002-2003) - now at Alphabet's X
  • Stanisa Veljkovik (2004)
  • Andrei Nechita (2003-2005)
  • Dr Jonathan Blazek (2005) - now at Northeastern University
  • Prof Marijke Haverkorn (2002-2005) - now at Nijmegen University
  • Eve Meyer (2006) - now at PowerGen Renewable Energy
  • Dr Pat Slane (2001-2006) [joint group head]
  • Prof Tracey DeLaney (2004-2006) - now at West Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Hugo Dupree (2007)
  • Prof Yosi Gelfand (2002-2007) - now at New York University
  • Sam To (2008) - now at NSW Dept of Education
  • Dr Wynn Ho (2006-2008) - now at Haverford College
  • Dr Anne Lemiere (2006-2008) - now at University of Paris
  • Dr Adam Schaefer (2009) - now at University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Dr Shami Chatterjee (2004-2009) - now at Cornell University
  • Prof Philipp Kronberg (2007-2008; 2009) - visiting from LANL / U Toronto
  • Dr Katherine Newton-McGee (2004-2009)
  • Prof Stan Owocki (2009) - visiting from U Delaware
  • Anant Tanna (2007-2009) - now at Learnable
  • Dr Stephen Chi-Yung Ng (2007-2010) - now at HKU
  • Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith (2007-2010) - now at UNSW
  • Shivansh Kochhar (2010-2011)
  • Dr Emily Petroff (2011) - now at U Amsterdam / McGill U
  • Dr Daniel Yardley (2007-2011) - now at WiseTech Global
  • Dr Tim Robishaw (2008-2011) - now at DRAO
  • Dr Keith Bannister (2008-2011) - now at CSIRO
  • Dr Sui Ann Mao (2005-2011) - now at MPIfR
  • Alison Hammond (2011) - now at Sixth Floor Selborne and Wentworth Chambers
  • Jay Banyer (2010-2012) - now at UPowr
  • Dr Chris Hales (2006-2012)- now at NRAO
  • Dr Gemma Anderson (2006-2013) - now at Curtin University
  • Prof Chryssa Kouveliotou (2012) - visiting from NASA MSFC
  • Dr Niloofar Gheissari (2012-2013)
  • Dr Greg Madsen (2007-2013) - now at Lockheed Martin
  • Dr Kitty Lo (2010-2013) - now at BCG GAMMA
  • Dr Paul Hancock (2010-2013) - now at Curtin University
  • James Leung (2013)
  • Alan Robertson (2013)
  • Dr Sean Farrell (2011-2014) - now at Receptiviti
  • Prof Shane O'Sullivan (2012-2014) - now at Dublin City University
  • Dr Billy Robbins (2008-2014) - now at Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Dr Martin Bell (2011-2014) - now at University of Technology, Sydney
  • Dr Takuya Akahori (2012-2014) - now at NAOJ
  • Prof Tara Murphy (2006-2014) [joint group head]
  • Yuan Ren (2015)
  • Siqi Liu (2015)
  • Dr Jamie Farnes (2012-2015) - now at Faculty Science Ltd
  • Dr Cormac Purcell (2011-2016) - now at Macquarie University
  • Dr Xiaohui Sun (2011-2016) - now at Yunnan University
  • Dr Emil Lenc (2012-2016) - now at CSIRO
  • Dr Craig Anderson (2011-2016) - now at NRAO
  • Dr Joe Callingham (2012-2017) - now at Leiden University
  • Dr Jane Kaczmarek (2012-2017) - now at DRAO
  • Shannon Brown (2016) - now at Queen's University
  • Nikhil Mahajan (2016-2017) - now at University of Toronto
  • Dr Niels Oppermann (2016-2017) - now at Accelerate Diagnostics
  • Bruce Wu (2016-2017) - now at Next Pathway Inc.
  • Dr Chris Herron (2013-2017) - now at Servian
  • Rebecca Lin (2016-2017) - now at University of Toronto
  • Prof Maria Drout (2016-2018) - now at University of Toronto
  • Mingfei (Doris) Ye (2017) - now at University of Michigan
  • Elson Leung (2017) - now at Bell Canada
  • Dr Tessa Vernstrom (2015-2018) - now at University of Western Australia
  • Dr Dustin Lang (2015-2018) - now at Perimeter Institute
  • Zarif Kader (2018) - now at McGill University
  • Thierry Serafin Nadeau (2018) - now at University of Toronto
  • Tutukhanim Balayeva (2018-2019) - now at University of Geneva
  • Dr Yvette Cendes (2017-2019) - now at Harvard University
  • Connor Sheere (2019)
  • Dr Rachael Alexandroff (2017-2019) - now at New York City government
  • Gabrielle Galloway (2019-2020)
  • Simon Smith (2019-2020) - now at University of Victoria
  • Jean-Paul Bui (2018-2020) - now at TELUS
  • Darya Zanjanpour Mobarhan Fomani (2020-2021)
  • Parampreet Singh (2020-2021)
  • Dr Ryan Mckinven (2017-2021) - now at McGill University
  • Jessica Campbell (2017-2022)
  • Dr Luke Pratley (2019-2022) - now at Validere
  • Dr Mathew Dionyssiou (2018-2022) - now at Canadian Cancer Society