Wei-Lynn Wong (Lynn) is originally from Canada. She went to the University of Guelph for her Bachelors of Science, participating in the co-operative program. Her PhD was completed at the University of Toronto at the Princess Margaret (PM) Cancer Centre (previously known as the Ontario Cancer Institute). She relocated to Melbourne, Australia for her postdoctoral years at the Walter + Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and LaTrobe University. She is currently located at the University of Zurich, Institute of Experimental Immunology.
Beyond her scientific career, Lynn is a sports enthusiast, having competed in Ironman, triathlons and multiple running races. Now she keeps up with her two young sons and is learning tennis.
Past team members; where are they now?
Dr. Maya Zimmerman
Dr. Tvisha Misra, Postdoctoral fellow, Sick Kids Hospital Research Institute, Canada
Dr. Xuan Wang, Lab Head, Innovent Biologics, Suzhou, China
Dr. Kay Hänggi, current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, SNSF Mobility Fellowship, Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Dr. Janin Knop, current position: Medical Communications Manager, Novocure
Dr. Lisanne Spilgies, Project Coordinator, Grünenthal Group
Dr. Lazaros Vasilikos, Postdoctoral Fellow, Martin Pruschy lab, UZH
Stefanie Rufli, ETHZ (currently in the lab doing her PhD!!!)
Teresa Langová, ETHZ (Medical Advisor, Merck Group)
Raffael Frei, ETHZ
Valentine Homère, UZH (Immunology)
BUSS/Swiss Excellence students:
Zachary Best (USA)
Gabrielle Brewer (currently completing PhD with Prof. Drs Morag Park & Christopher Moraes, GCRC, McGill University)
Yu Cheng Chua (currently in his PhD with Prof. Dr William Heath, University of Melbourne, Australia)
Si-Sim Kang (currently in her PhD, John Hopkins University, USA)
Kristy Rieck (Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Victoria)
Steffi is a PhD student in the lab working on how XIAP modulates TNFR2-induced inflammation. In her free time, she enjoys reading and cooking, as well as enjoying nature.
Micha is a UZH Masters student working on getting us fantastic images of inflammasome activation. In his free time, you can find him sleeping in and watching Star wars movies. He is aiming to finish his Masters in June 2021.
Marlene is an Erasmus Masters student visiting from Lund University. She is working on TNFR2 signaling in tumor cells. In her free time, you can always find her outdoors. She’ll be with us in the lab until July 2021 because the Swiss slopes decided to prolong her stay.
Samanta is a UZH Masters student working on understanding how what makes an endothelial cell die by necroptosis and the associated inflammation. In her free time, you can find her baking awesome snacks which the lab benefits from. Defense date! May 2021