20160603 02811 Maria Ioannou_pp 500Dr. Maria S. Ioannou

Assistant Professor

Department of Physiology

Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute

University of Alberta

Maria obtained her BSc and MSc with Margaret Fahnestock at McMaster University, her PhD with Peter McPherson at McGill University and completed her post-doctoral training with  Zhe Liu and Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus. She’s started her lab at the University of Alberta in May 2019.

Ian Gatera

Undergraduate Summer StudentIMG_0122

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Alberta

Ian joined the lab in the May of 2019 and is investigating lipid metabolism in astrocytes. Ian was awarded the prestigious Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship. Way to go Ian!


Nathanael Lee

Undergraduate Summer Student

Department of Physiology

University of Alberta

Nathaneal joined the lab in June of 2019. He is investgating lipid droplets following ischemic stroke.



Dr. Ian Winship

University of Alberta, Canada

Lipid trafficking in stroke models using middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)


Dr. Jesse Jackson

University of Alberta, Canada

Lipid trafficking using in vivo manipulation of neural activity


Dr. Mark Cembrowski

University of British Columbia, Canada

Functional consequences of astrocytic heterogeneity in the brain


Dr. Doreen Matthies

Janelia Research Campus, HHMI, USA

CryoEM imaging of neuronal extracellular vesicles