Trainees in the WoW program included postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates. They were immersed in an outstanding life science research milieu and also provided with a wide array of opportunities to develop strong transferable professional skills (See Courses and Workshops). These included project planning and management, effective communication skills, personnel and time management skills, and preparation for becoming enthusiastic, pedagogically-sound instructors. WOW trainees were encouraged to carry out part of their own research in cooperating laboratories of WoW collaborators in Sweden, France, Japan and the USA.
Trainees will be well-prepared to assume leadership roles within academia, industry or government in the new bio-based economy. To date 17 Trainees have completed the WoW program – to learn more visit WoW Alumni.
See the WoW Alumni page to learn about these WoW alumni.
- Adam Mulvihill WoW MSc (Jan 2014 – Oct 2016)
- Ryan Eng WoW PhD (January 2010 – December 2015)
- Amanda Johnson WoW MSc (Sept 2011 – 2015)
- Yuanyuan (Olivia) Liu WoW PhD (May 2011 – 2015)
- Siyu Cheng WoW MSc (August 2010 – 2015)
- Orpita Das WoW MSc (Sept 2012 – 2015)
- Grant McNair – WoW PhD (Sept 2009 – Jan 2015)
- Allen Yi-Lun Tsai – WoW Post-doctoral fellow (Jan 2013 – Jan 2015)
- Anika Benske WoW MSc (Sept 2012 – May 2014)
- Melissa Roach WoW postdoctoral fellow (July 2012- May 2014)
- Gabriel Levesque-Tremblay – WoW PhD (Sept 2009 – April 2014)
- Rebecca Smith – WoW PhD (April 2009 – April 2014)
- Teagen Quilichini – WoW PhD (April 2009 – April 2014)
- Miki Fujita – WoW postdoctoral fellow (Oct 2011 – Sept 2013)
- Etienne Grienenberger – WoW PDF (April 2010 – July 2013)
- Mathias Schuetz- WoW postdoctoral fellow (Sept 2009 – Sept 2011)
- Albert Cairo – WoW PDF (Jan 2010 – Feb 2012)