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We are an amazing and growing Team: Join us...!

Luca Pellegrini, PhD

Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology

at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa

Originally from Italy, where he was born, raised, and completed his education, he went on to earn his PhD in France and subsequently completed two postdoctoral fellowships in the United States. Settling in Canada, he worked for two decades at Laval University in Quebec, achieving recognition in the field of cell biology with the discovery of the wrappER. His new lab at the University of Ottawa is part of a vibrant community of biologists, marking an exciting phase in his ongoing journey in science.


Raman Shulinski

PhD student

Hailing from Belarus, where he completed his education, he developed his expertise at leading bioinformatics research institutes in Minsk and Moscow. Now, with a deep-seated interest in cell biology, he is determined to decode the molecular basis of mitochondrial ultrastructure.


Andrei Makhon

PhD student

Originating from Belarus, where he received his education, he honed his lab skills at a premier microbiology research institute in Tel Aviv, Israel. Now, with a fervent interest in biochemistry, he is dedicated to unraveling the mechanisms of cholesterol transport into and out of mitochondria.

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Remy Lefebvre, PhD


Born, raised, and educated in France, he earned his PhD in Lyon, mentored by one of France's foremost mitochondria biologists. The Pellegrini Lab now serves as his new hub for exploring the role of wrappER-mitochondria contacts in human diseases.

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