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Dr. Wael Elhenawy

Principal Investigator

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4599-8500

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Dr. Wael Elhenawy obtained his PhD in Microbiology & Biotechnology in 2015 at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Dr. Mario Feldman. In 2016, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Brian Coombes at McMaster University to pursue his postdoctoral studies during which he investigated the role of Escherichia coli in driving Crohn's Disease. In 2021, Dr. Wael Elhenawy joined the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology as an assistant professor.

Sarah Mansour

Thesis Student

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Sarah is a 5th year student in the Immunology and Infection program at the University of Alberta. Sarah joined the Elhenawy lab in 2021 to study how bacteria evolve during Crohn's disease. When she is not in lab, she enjoys learning how to draw, and playing guitar. 

Connor Gelinas

Thesis Student

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Connor Gelinas is an undergraduate student in the Immunology and Infection program at the University of Alberta. Connor joined Dr. Elhenawy’s lab in 2021 to study how Type IV secretion system promotes bacterial pathogenesis during Crohn's disease. Outside of the lab, Connor enjoys science fiction literature and volunteers with various non-profit organizations.

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Jenna Dehod

Undergraduate student

Jenna is an undergraduate student completing her specialization degree in Immunology and Infection at the University of Alberta. She joined the lab in 2021 to study the role bacterial virulence plays in Crohn’s disease. Outside of the lab, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, playing sports, hiking, baking and being in the outdoors.