Dr. Chan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Caltech.

He then attained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Washington, based on dissertation research carried out in the laboratory of Dr. Mark B. Roth at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

After a post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Drs. Dmitry A. Gordenin and Michael A. Resnick at the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Dr. Chan started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology and a member of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine in July, 2016.

Dr. Chan is always happy to consider applications from motivated students who are interested in figuring out what causes mutations in cancers.  His email address is:


M.Sc. Trainees


Reena M. Fabros

B.Tech. in Biotechnology summa cum laude

(McMaster University, 2016)


Bledar Xhialli

B.ASc. in Chemical Engineering magna cum laude and

Honours B.Sc. in Biochemistry magna cum laude

(uOttawa, 2017)


B.Sc. Trainees


Salma Alasmar

Honours B.Sc. student in Biopharmaceutical Science (Medicinal Chemistry)


Kassidy Doherty

B.Sc. student in Biopharmaceutical Science (Genomics)


Former Trainees


Aisha Barkhad

Honours B.Sc. student in Biochemistry (Microbiology & Immunology)

Jenny Cho, B.Sc. rotation student in Translational & Molecular Medicine

Aurgho Datta, B.Sc. student in Biomedical Science (UROP)

Jamie Zhen, B.Sc. student in Biomedical Science (UROP)

Reda Silarbi, B.Sc. student in Biomedical Science