Mark Gillrie MD PhD

Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases Physician, and Lab Principal Investigator 

Projects: Yes, he does experiments in the lab! 

Rehan Mohammad 

Post-Doctoral Associate 2022-

Co-supervised by Dr. S. Hirota

Projects: Advancing 3D models of human lungs - Snyder Organoid Initiative

Hellen Kang

MSc Graduate Student 2021-

Projects: Role of hypoxia regulators in bacterial pneumonia

Kelsie Volek

BME Honors Project 2021-

Project: Generating a high throughput lung on a chip to study fibroproliferative ARDS

Theo Nelson

BHSc Honors Project 2021-

Project: Integrating human alveolar macrophages into a human lung on a chip 

Marian Grell

Undergraduate Summer Student 2023

Project: Impact of hypoxia on bacterial pneumonia

Past Members

Mortaza Fatehi Hassanabad

MSc Graduate Student 2020-2022

Co-supervised by Dr Bryan Yipp

Projects: Bacterial Pneumonia and Ventilator Induced Lung Injuryexpect another Post-doctoral Associate, Dr. Rehan Mohammad, to join the lab in Feb-Mar, 2022

Currently: Medical Student at Univ. of Alberta

Kristine Lee

Laboratory Technician

Part-time, 2020-2022

Expertise: Western Blot, ELISAs and Real-Time PCR


Bryan Yipp MD MSc

Dept. of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary

Lung Immunology

Lab Website

Roger D. Kamm PhD

Dept. Mech and Biological Engineering, MIT

Tissue Engineering

Lab Website

COVID-19 Lung Imaging Collaborative and BSL3 Team

Drs Paul Kubes, Chris Mody, Jennifer Corcoran, Craig Jenne, Margaret Kelly, Nathan Peters and Braedon McDonald

News Article 

Jeff Biernaskie PhD

Dept. University of Calgary

Tissue Repair and Bioinformatics

Lab Website

Lung Injury Collaboration

Drs Margaret Kelly, Matthias Amrein, David Proud, University of Calgary

Airway Inflammation Research Group

COVID-19 Clinical Trials Group

Dept Medicine, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Calgary

Drs Deepa Suryanarayan, Davinder Sidhu, Alejandra Ugarte-Torres, 

Study Nurses: Traci Robinson and Suzanne Westcott