University of Toronto
Stephan Research Group
Group Members
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Current Graduate Students


Julia Bayne
Hometown:  Ottawa, ON
B.Sc.  University of Ottawa
Ph.D. U of T, 2014 - Present

James LaFortune
Hometown:  Ottawa, ON
B.Sc. University of Ottawa
Ph.D. U of T, 2014 - Present



Jolie Lam
Hometown:  Toronto, ON
B.Sc.  University of Toronto
Ph.D. U of T, 2014-Present

Eliar Mosaferi
Hometown:  Vancouver, BC
B.Sc. University of British Columbia
Ph.D. U of T, 2013 - Present

Kevin Szkop
Hometown:  Buenos Aires, Argentina/ Winnipeg, MB
B.Sc. University of Manitoba
Ph.D. U of T, 2015 - Present

Maotong (Albert) Xu
Hometown:  Shandong, Chinga
B.Sc. University of Toronto
Ph.D. U of T, 2016 - Present




Ryan Andrews
Hometown:  Surrey, BC
B.Sc.  University of British Columbia
Ph.D. U of T, 2017-Present


Diya Zhu
Hometown:  Shenzhen, China
B.Sc. Mount Allison University
Ph.D. U of T, 2016 - Present




Gabriel Wee
Hometown:  Hong Kong, China
B.Sc. University of Toronto
M.Sc. U of T, 2017 - Present



Levy Cao
Hometown:  Beijing, China
B.Sc.  University of Saskatchewan
Ph.D. U of T, 2014-Present



Christopher Major
Hometown:  Toronto, ON
B.Sc. Ryerson University
Ph.D. U of T, 2017 - Present





Karlee Bamford
Hometown:  Victoria, BC
B.Sc. University of Victoria
Ph.D. U of T, 2016 - Present




Alexander Waked
Hometown:  Montreal, QC
B.Sc.  McGill University
Ph.D. U of T, 2014-Present






Alvaro Briceno-Strocchia
Hometown: Caracas, Venezula
B.Sc. University of Toronto
M.Sc. U of T, 2018 - Present







Current Postdoctoral Fellows


John DeBackere
Hometown:  Caledonia, ON
Ph.D.  McMaster University, 2018
B.Sc.  McMaster University, 2013
PDF 2018 - Present

Liu (Leo) Liu
Hometown:  Yinchuan, China
Ph.D. Xiamen University, 2016
B.Sc.  Xiamen University, 2011
PDF 2016 - Present


Jiliang Zhou
Hometown:  Jinam, China
Ph.D.  Shanghai  Institute of Organic Chemistry, 2015
B.Sc.  Shandong University, 2010
PDF 2016 - Present



Jing Guo
Hometown:  Chengdu, China
Ph.D. Sichuan University, 2018
B.Sc.  Sichuan University, 2012
PDF 2018 - Present





Undergraduate Students, Visiting Researchers & Volunteers:



Alina Trofimova
Hometown: Krasnoyarski, Russia
B.Sc. University of Toronto
CHM 499 Student






Daniel Ebanks
Hometown: Brampton, ON
B.Sc. University of Toronto
CHM 499 Student




Katherine Burton
Hometown:  Toronto, ON
B.Sc. University of Toronto
Undergraduate Volunteer Student



Youngsuk Kim
Hometown:  Seoul, South Korea
Ph.D.  
POSTECH
IVGS Researcher, Mitacs




Lars Suesse
Hometown:  Berlin, Germany
Ph.D.  
T.U. Berlin
IVGS Researcher



Research Lab Administrative Assistant


Shanna Pritchard
Hometown:  Toronto, ON
B.Sc. York, 2002
Certificate in Advanced Project Management, 2017
Certificate in Project   Management, 2016
Certificate in Spanish, 2017
 University of Toronto

Phone: 416-978-8940



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