Christina Castellani, Assistant Professor

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Cross-Appointment, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Associate Scientist, Children’s Health Research Institute
  • Christina received her HBSc (Genetics), MSc, and PhD in Biology (Molecular Genetics, Dr. Shiva Singh) from Western University
  • Christina completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Computational Genomics, Dr. Dan Arking), Department of Genetic Medicine

Graduate students

Phyo Wei Win, Ph.D. Student

  • Phyo is a PhD student in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Phyo has a MSc in Physiology and Pharmacology from Western University
  • He is investigating the effect of mitochondrial DNA variation on the nuclear epigenome and transcriptome
  • In his free time, Phyo enjoys travelling, running, and cooking

Elly Shin, M.Sc. Student


Amanda Morin, M.Sc. Student

  • Amanda is a MSc student in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Amanda has a BSc in Biology and a BHSc in Health Sciences with Biology from Western University 
  • Amanda is Ojibwe from Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island and is interested in complex disease, particular those that affect Indigenous communities
  • Amanda enjoys spending time outside, doing beadwork and hanging out with her cat Khloe!


Julia Nguyen, Undergraduate Student

  • Julia is a 4rd year Medical Bioinformatics BMSc student
  • Her research interests include using bioinformatic tools to study human diseases
  • Julia works primarily on computational data analysis

Undergraduate students

David Leung, Undergraduate Student

  • David is a 3rd year Pathology BMSc student
  • His research involves investigating the effects of altered mtDNA using a cell model. 
  • Outside of school, David enjoys playing the violin, volleyball, and building keyboards

If you are a prospective student, please see the opportunities page. 


  • Julia Nguyen, 4th year Honours Thesis Student in Medical Bioinformatics and USRI Summer Student
  • Tyler Nagano, 4th Year Honours Thesis Student in Medical Bioinformatics
  • Hasti Gholami, 4th Year Honours Thesis Student in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine co-supervised with Dr. Cameron
  • Angela Lin, Undergraduate USRI Summer Student
  • Tiffany Chu, Undergraduate Student
  • Sarah Lowe, Undergraduate Student
  • Cristina Turcu, Undergraduate Student
  • Sam (Si Cong) Zhang, Undergraduate Student
  • Lantram Hoang, Undergraduate Summer Student