Members emeriti

Dr. Virtu Calabuig-Navarro with Dr. Emre Seli, receiving a poster presentation award at SRI 2016 in Montreal.

Dr. Virtu Calabuig-Navarro worked in the lab from 2013-2017 as a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in placental lipid metabolism. Virtu is from Valencia, Spain. She loves chess, hanging out at the beach, playing with animals, trying different foods and learning about different cultures through travel and good conversation. Her favourite movies are The Sound of Music and E.T. the Extra-terrestrial.

Dr. Mary Haghiac
Dr. Mary Haghiac. (Photo © 2013 Matthew Ginn)






Dr. Mary Haghiac was the Lab Manager until 2018. Mary grew up in Romania, and was our most patient lab member. She displays this in her careful troubleshooting of experiments, knack with tricky techniques, and in the beautiful cakes she decorates for us. Mary keeps our blood glucose levels marginally high.


Dr. Megan Thomas was a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow in the lab from 2015-2018. She is currently a practicing Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist in Cincinnati, Ohio.