Sakshi Shinghal
Sakshi is a 4th year Genetics and Genome Biology Student, minoring in Computer Science. She's interested how we can solve more complex biological problems harassing computational power. She plans to pursue a PhD in population genetics after graduation. She has worked on both wet and dry lab projects, and is current working in Professor Nicholas Provart's lab to help build a gene visualisation tool which will allow researchers to display their information visually in an accessible way. When she's not in lab you can probably find her counting fish under the sea.
Rachel Woo
Rachel is a student of Bioinformatics at UofT. Her fourth-year project at the Provart Lab consists of helping create a tool to display and explore gene regulatory networks. Rachel is passionate about the user experience, data visualization and evolutionary biology.
Ida Liu
Ida is a 3rd year Mathematics and Statistics student. She spent her summer building a Python package for genomic analysis, and has joined Provart Lab to do more computational biology! She is working on the pathway viewer in ePlant (, which generates visualizations of biological pathways. In her spare time, she likes to learn about new technologies, hopefully contribute to more open source projects and eating lots of good food!
Wen Kai Cao
I am a third year Bioinformatics and Computational biology student. My project at Provart Lab is to implement an interspecies nsSNPs viewer. I am willing to try new kinds of food as new technologies. I want to unzip the myth under the gene.
Bruno Pereira
Bruno is a student in the Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Specialist program at U of T. His third-year project at the Provart Lab involves helping develop a web-based gene regulatory network viewer for A. Thaliana. Aside from biology and coding, he is interested in music, football, and the game of Go.
YueXin Yu
Yuexin is a 4th year Bioinformatic and Computational Biology undergraduate in University of Toronto, minor in Mathematics. Her fourth-year project in Provart's lab is to build a protein-ligand docking function webserver with heat map result visualization. She is interested in data analysis and computational biology. LinkedIn
Vinayak Tuteja
I am a third year Bioinformatics and Computational Biology student. My project at the Provart lab is to analyse VCF files for P.trichocarpa as a data source for the SNP viewer. Aside from BCB, I love discovering music from different genres and trying new food.
Luke Zhang
Luke is a 4th year student of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. His project with the Provart Lab was to analyze genomic variation data for poplar and tomato, in an effort to build a cross-species nsSNP visualization tool. When he's not cramming his studies. Luke enjoys writing, playing video games, listening to music, and learning new pieces for the piano.
Yue Wei Wang
I am a 4th-year Bioinformatics and Computational Biology undergraduate student at University of Toronto. My project at the Provart lab is to analyze protein structure prediction programs for nsSNP predictions and implement the nsSNP-mutated structure generation endpoint on BAR API. Aside from BCB, I am interested in cooking and listening to music.
Karyn Komatsu
Karyn is Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Specialist student at UofT. She is passionate about data visualization, coding, fishes, and literary devices. Her project at the Provart Lab involved development of B. distachyon metabolite eFP Browser to visualize metabolite data by colour gradient.
Terrence Amponsah
My project seeks to annotate and database Soybean (G. max) genetic variation data to extend an existing ePlant tool, SNPer. Interests: Terrence is passionate about software development and enjoys seeking ways to keep up with new technologies.
Rico Zong
Fourth year BCB student. Project in Provart’s lab is to developing a web-based protein-ligand docking application on BAR-API and study the best tool for mutagenesis docking. Other than science, I am also interested in sports, music and cooking.
Isaiah Hazelwood
Isaiah is a Computational Biology and Bioinformatics student. His NSERC Summer Research project investigated nsSNP hotspots in Arabidopsis and Poplar homologous proteins. Outside the lab, he enjoys baking, reading science fiction, and playing guitar.
Tian Yan Zhou
I am a fourth-year Bioinformatics and Computational Biology student. My project was to incorporate the rice non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphism and protein structure data of rice into the ePlant molecule viewer. I am also doing my art history minor degree and I enjoyed visiting the art museums and seeing Renaissance paintings.
Shauna Vronces
I am a fifth-year bioinformatics and computational biology specialist and Cell and Molecular Biology major. I am really interested in plant biology and coding, and learning new ways to combine these two fields. I also have worked at Starbucks in Union Station for the last 3.5 years and when I am not there or at school, I like to read, listen to music, and play video games.
Metyu Melkonyan
I am a fourth year CSB specialist student. I have been involved in development of a web-based protein docking application. I am itnerested in reseaerch in structural biolgoy and genome biology of both plant (Arabidopsis & human) by using bioinformatics and computational methods. I would like to play soccer ad cook in my free time. Als I am intereted in learning different programming languages and interested in app development.

Wet Lab Students

Shiza Shaikh
Wet-lab undergraduate student.
Manal Choudhry
Wet-lab undergraduate student.