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President and CEO
Senior Vice President, Strategic Research Initiatives
CTO and Director of Informatics
Chief Scientific Officer
Vice President, Engineering
Vice President, Systems Development
Director, Project Management
Director, Program Development and Research Operations
Research Informatics Specialist
Data Management and Visualization Specialist
Research Operations Specialist
Research Operations Specialist
Senior Web Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Technical Coordinator
Director of Strategic Engagement and Partnerships
Research Operations Specialist
Devops Specialist and System Administrator
Senior Systems Engineer
Indoc Research evolved from the Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network (OCBN), which
was established in 2005 with support from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and
the Ministry of Research and Innovation. OCBN was given a mandate to support cancer
researchers in their search for proteomic and genomic biomarkers, but over time its
operations grew to manage data from many other diseases, as well as additional
technologies, such as imaging. All of this required significant expansion not just of
OCBN’s mandate, but of its informatics and data management capabilities. Partnerships
played a key role in this expansion, and the Indoc Consortium was created in 2011 to
manage these relationships.
OCBN was rebranded in 2014 to Indoc Research, whose name also reflects both the evolution of the organization and the importance of Indoc Consortium partnerships to its overall success. In 2016 Indoc began transitioning its molecular laboratory operations into a separate entity to better focus on its informatics operations.
Today, Indoc supports hundreds of teams across a broad range of disease states, technologies, and research areas.
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Kenneth R. Evans, PhD is President and CEO of Indoc Research since its
inception in 2005. Dr. Evans has over 15 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, during
which he led global drug development programs in a number of therapeutic areas. Dr. Evans has
been instrumental in the start-up and implementation of several major collaborative
(industry/academia) research initiatives, including collaborative projects aimed at refining
diagnostic definitions, and at predicting drug/placebo response.
Dr. Evans has also been involved in a number of translational biomarker research projects, including the use of imaging for the purpose of predicting drug response and various proteomic and genomic biomarker discovery and development programs in cancer. Dr. Evans holds an Associate Professorship in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Queen's University and is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Anthony Vaccarino is Senior Vice President, Strategic Research Initiatives
Research where he oversees research programs, including the design, analysis and execution of
clinical trials. Prior to joining the team, he was with the International Society for CNS Drug
Development; a non-profit independent society focused on addressing scientific challenges in
He has held positions as Full Professor at the University of New Orleans and the Louisiana State University Neuroscience Center, where he oversaw federally-funded research programs examining the psychological and physiological organization of pain processes and addiction, and served as Chair of the Institutional Research Ethics Board.
Anthony has also served as Chief Scientific Officer and Director of Preclinical Development for pharmaceutical start-ups, where he oversaw the development of novel patented CNS compounds that have resulted in clinical candidates for pain, depression and anxiety. He received his PhD from McGill University in 1991 and was an NSERC post-doctoral fellow in Neurosciences at UCLA.
Moyez Dharsee is CTO and Director of Informatics, overseeing operations, architecture, teams and partnerships for research data platforms and systems developed by Indoc. Previously, he co-founded a bioinformatics consulting firm and worked in biotech developing systems for data management and analysis of complex mass spectrometry and proteomics datasets in support of early-stage biomarker research. Moyez made his start in a bioinformatics lab designing distributed algorithms for biological sequence analysis and protein folding. He manages to take out some time for a little sailing and volunteering in the local community.
Harriet Feilotter is Chief Scientific Officer at Indoc Research. She obtained her PhD in
Biology from Queen's University in 1990. She did a postdoctoral fellowship at Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratory, and was a research associate at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for two years. In
2000, back in Canada, she became a CCMG Fellow in Molecular Genetics. She is currently the
Director or the Queen’s Genomics Facility, as well as a Professor at Queen’s University in the
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine. She is an Associate Member of the Queen's Cancer
She runs the Indoc Research laboratories at Queen’s University, combining this with maintaining her own academic interests in the development of diagnostic, prognostic and predictive tools for use in clinical molecular diagnostic service labs. Harriet enjoys canoeing, cooking, eating, music (playing and listening), writing, traveling, scuba diving and doing very large jigsaw puzzles.
Tom Gee, Vice President Of Engineering, has been at Indoc Research since 2016. Tom
provides direction, integration and coordination into systems development at Indoc Research,
focusing on software, processes and system integration. Tom received his Bachelor of Mathematics
from the University of Waterloo in 1990. Prior to Indoc, Tom was the technical lead and manager
of the Neuroinformatics Group at the Rotman Research Institute, overseeing the development of
distributed informatics systems. Before then, Tom was the senior developer and architect for
Covenant Systems Development under contract to various groups within Defence Research &
His team of contractors created real-time and safety-critical systems in support of Navy, Air Force and Land Force personnel, including such projects as an immersive soldier combat simulator, flight simulators, and protection systems for high altitude and acceleration. They designed, assembled and deployed prototypes for field use, on submarines, on fighter and transport aircraft, and for battlefield medics. Outside of work, Tom enjoys family life with his wife and their two near-adult children. He also has a hobby farm where they have laying hens and do organic gardening. Tom is deeply involved in the ministry of Harvest Bible Chapel, Barrie.
Mojib Javadi holds the position of Director, Program Development and Research Operations
Research since 2014. At Indoc Research, Mojib works with investigators from partner
organizations to develop provincial and federal grants for new data management and informatics
technologies and solutions. He is the project manager for funded collaborative projects with
partner academic groups and focuses on the implementation of molecular data management strategy
and functions. Mojib holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Cancer Biology from the University of Toronto.
His doctoral work focused on hematopoiesis and myeloid leukemias. Mojib was funded by NSERC for an industry post-doctoral fellowship with Lorus Therapeutics where he developed small molecular kinase inhibitors targeting solid tumors. Mojib was the Management Fellow at Ontario Brain Institute, working on data standardization efforts and developing potential informatics sustainability models. Mojib likes staying active, and getting outside as much as he can, including everything from hiking to triathlons. He particularly enjoys cycling, especially if there is a beer stop at the end.
Fan Dong is a Vice President of Systems Development at Indoc Research since 2016. Fan is working to build an informatics platform that aims to bring health care data from a variety of sources and design system architecture that orchestrates a large collection of Software services to manage the data life cycle. Before joining Indoc Research, Fan’s main responsibilities at Baycrest Hospital were to develop a pipeline framework that facilities the Neuroimaging data processing and maintain a cloud infrastructure to support the data collection and analysis. Beside coding and reading how to write the beautiful code, he enjoys swimming and playing table tennis.
Susan Gilbert Evans handles front end data management, analysis and query, developing
interactive visualization tools for large federated data structures. Sue also provides
strategic operational guidance to Indoc’s research infrastructure. Sue has over 20 years’
experience in all areas of clinical research. Prior to working full-time with Indoc Research,
Sue was the Chief Operating Officer of the Centre for Movement Disorders and held successive
positions in pharmaceutical organizations including Clinical Research Associate, Project Manager
and Director of Clinical Research.
Sue holds a BSc(Hons) in Life Sciences from Queen’s University and MSc in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Toronto. While not wrangling data, Sue enjoys spending time sailing, canoeing and kayaking the waters of Ontario, repairing sails and outdoor gear, and relaxing with family and two devon rex cats.
Kristen Lutz is the Associate Director, Clinical Data Management at Indoc Research since
2014. Kristen supports the clinical informatics activities for many of our research programs.
She provides expertise for our research teams to manage their data, in addition to supporting
the maintenance and development of the informatics platform’s functionality. Overall, Kristen
supports researchers in creating good quality legacy data while making their lives as easy as
Kristen completed a Post-Grad in Bioinformatics and an Undergraduate in Biochemistry and Genetics from Western University. Kristen’s previous work experience was with Sanofi Pasteur and she developed a protein-protein interaction visualization web-tool at Seneca. In her spare time Kristen enjoys learning new technologies and rock climbing.
Jennifer Good is the Office Manager at Indoc Research since 2015. Prior to joining Indoc Research, Jennifer worked at Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) upon completion of her training as a Biotechnologist. Her work as a laboratory technologist focused on Pre-eclampsia research (Dr. G. Smith), Cancer research with a focus in Fluorescent in situ hybridization (Dr. J. Squire), and Genomics research (Dr. H. Feilotter). In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys her pets, reading and pottery.
Sara Latour is a Project Manager at Indoc Research. She is
responsible for working with laboratories and research teams to improve data management
workflows as well as the development of data query interfaces and designing methods to
effectively incorporate molecular data with other data modalities, such as clinical and imaging.
Sara holds a Masters in Bioinformatics and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Guelph. She previously worked as a graduate student research in the laboratories of Dr. Ashlock and Dr. Merrill at The University of Guelph and volunteered for Bioinformatics and Cytogenetics at Mount Sinai Hospital. Sara enjoys painting, sketching, visiting museums and art galleries, working out at the gym and traveling.
Shuai Liang is a Senior Software Engineer at Indoc Research. Shuai works directly with
scientists and professors across Canada to facilitate neuroscience research, primarily by
developing and enhancing software infrastructure that archives and analyzes terabytes of health
data. His core responsibilities at Indoc Research includes ensuring the operability of
production data platforms, pipelines and services, as well as the support, development and
maintain production applications, which includes continuous integration /deployment, code
quality assurance, and software development. Shuai holds a Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry from
the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Prior to working at Indoc Research, Shuai worked as a Senior Application Developer at Rotman Research Institute (Baycrest Hospital), Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Florida and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Calgary. Shuai enjoys getting outside and being exposed to beautiful nature scenes.
Peter Kupchak is a consulting Statistician at Indoc Research since 2011. Peter is responsible for the statistical analyses of high-dimensional proteomic and genomic discovery data, as well as the development of analytical study plans for protein biomarkers. Peter holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Toronto. His prior work history includes working at Nanogen Inc. as the Director of Biometry and Clinical Operations, a Biostatistician at SYN_X Pharma Inc. and a Biostatistician at Veracel Inc. Peter enjoys traveling, cooking and long walks with his dog.
Cale Honneysett is a UI/UX Designer at Indoc Research. With 10+ years in the design
industry, he is in charge of collaborating with developers and stakeholders to create
simple, intuitive and user friendly web applications.
He has a BA in Graphic Design from Flagler College in Florida. Previously he spent 3 years
designing applications at a Software development company that focuses on Steel
During his spare time, Cale loves surfing, training in Japanese Martial Arts, Star Wars,
gardening and reading Science news.
Alana Sparks is a Data Management and Visualization Specialist at Indoc Research. She
works with research programs to improve data management processes as well as develop interactive
visualizations and dashboards. Alana holds a Master of Bioinformatics and a BSc. in Biomedical
Science from the University of Guelph.
Alana has previously worked as a Bioinformatics Research Assistant at the University of Guelph where she performed whole genome sequencing analysis of canine lymphomas. Her background includes coding, writing, and oenology. While not at work, you'll find Alana in a kayak, on a mountain, or checking off her foodie-travel bucket list!
Zhiren Zhan is a Software Developer at Indoc Research responsible for building
backend elements of the data platform. Zhiren is currently completing his undergraduate degree
at the University of Toronto. As a third-year electrical and computer engineering student, he
has enrolled in the professional experience coop year to broaden his working experience.
Previously, Zhiren worked in Tsinghua Energy Internet Research Institution as a full stack developer.
Kang Huang is a Software Developer at Indoc Research developing the UI for the data portal. Kang is a graduate student from Electrical and Computer Engineering department at University of Toronto, and also received a Bachelor's degree in from UESTC. Kang is interested in front-end and eager to explore more about web development. Before his graduate study, Kang was a front end intern in UISEE. He is also a shutterbug that takes photos of different styles.
Mohamad AmanUddin works as System Administrator as well as Devops Specialist at Indoc Research. Aman helps maintain the server, network infrastructure and the worksations responsible for providing platform for developers and researchers. He is also involved in administering Gitlab Servers, Database servers and other servers required by indoc. He is sometimes involved in troubleshooting and is not afraid to take development work if required. Before moving to Canada he was working in India. He worked as software dev (co-op) and later as devops specialist at a Hospital in his home city. His educational background includes a Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Unversity and an Ontario Post Graduate Certficate in Networking and System Administration If you can’t find Aman at Indoc you could find him on a bike, in a pool, on a tennis court, basketball court, soccer pitch or hiding in his room doing something geeky.
Greg is a Software Developers at Indoc Research. Greg focuses on building and maintaining back-end systems. He studied Software Engineering at Conestoga College. He enjoying programming, learning about technologies. Prior to working at Indoc Research, Greg had been working as a Full-Stack Developer for five years. In his spare time Greg enjoying video games and board game
Shan Wang works as Product Manager in the development team at Indoc Research who helps optimizing the value of the work the Dev Team performs and ensuring iteration execution to best achieve development goals and missions. Shan completed both Graduate and Undergraduate in Environmental Engineering and prior to working at Indoc, she worked as Data Engineer at Nanjing Ministry of Environmental Protection in China and Watrhub in Toronto. During her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, camping and especially skiing in winter.
Jiayu Zhang is a Software Developer at Indoc Research responsible for maintaining a large scale of the ETL data pipeline, development of data lake components, data warehousing and visualization. As a data science enthusiast, Jiayu enjoys programming and engage with the newest technologies. Before he joined Indoc Research he already has more than two years of experience in the data science industry including machine learning modeling and big data analytics. If he is not at home neither at work, then he must on the way of a road trip.
Samantha Zhang is a tech lead at Indoc Research where she focuses on building and maintaining the data pipeline system. Samantha received a master degree from Saint Mary’s University in Computing and Data Analysis. She enjoys resolving the technical issues and exploring new tech. In her spare time, she loves cooking, travelling and watching movies.
William Jiang is a Senior Web Engineer at Indoc Research. He is interested on both coding and design. William earned both bachelor and master degree in Software Engineering. He has 5+ years experiences with full stack development which makes him an expert on user experience and high performance service. During his spare time, William enjoys playing, walking dogs, and hiking.
Jonathan Gane is a Research Informatics Specialist at Indoc Research. He is responsible for assisting research programs with their data management, administrating data capture tools and working to develop new products and services to help meet research programs' informatics needs. Jonathan holds an Honors Bachelors of Science from UofT. He previously worked for EpLink, an epilepsy research program for 5 years where he spent 2 years as a research assistant working with the kindling model, an animal model of epilepsy and 3 years as a neuroinformatics lead managing their data collected from across Ontario. Jonathan also enjoys finding new places to eat, playing video games, coding and working on his home network.
Zhengyang Ma is a Software Developer at Indoc Research. Zhengyang is responsible for building ETL system, backend services of the data platform. He earned his master degree at Saint Mary's University in Computing and Data Analysis. And he has much experience with industry-level data processing, and eager to make use of modern solutions, architecture to build robust, scalable infrastructure and services. During his spare time, Zhengyang enjoys reading books and watching YouTube.
Harry Liu is a Software Developer at Indoc Research. Harry Liu is working on both front-end and back-end of projects. Currently he is working on OHDP. He earned his master degree at University of Windsor in Applied Computing . And Harry has much experience with full stack development, and eager to make use of modern solutions, architecture to build robust, high performance services. During his spare time, Harry enjoys playing basketball and video games. If someone also like basketball or video game, just feel free to reach out him on weekend.
Bianca is a Research Operations Specialist at Indoc Research. She works collaboratively with stakeholders to maintain Indoc’s informatics platforms and provides support services to end users. Bianca holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from UofT. She previously worked as an inside account manager at a chemistry informatics company, and as an office and lab administrator for a genetics centre. During her spare time, Bianca enjoys cooking, hiking, playing video games, hot yoga, and travelling.
Emily Martens is a Research Operations Specialist at Indoc Research. She is responsible for working with research programs to improve their data capture processes and optimize their operational workflows. Emily holds a BMSc(Hons) in Medical Sciences from Western University. Prior to Indoc, she spent 5 years working in health technology and software startups. Emily enjoys cycling, sailing, and finding exciting new recipes to cook.
Amy is an software developer in Indoc Research. Mainly focused on imagining, helping design, and implementing whole new ways to bring multidimensional data from an endless variety of sources into a collection of platforms. She is currently an undergraduate student in University of Toronto Scarborough, completing her degree in both Statistic and Biology. She gained her experience in software developing by taking an internship in Stico company previously. In her spare time, Amy enjoys watching series and playing games.
Marge Coahran is a Senior Technical Coordinator in Indoc Research since October 2020. She is loving this role that emphasizes planning, organization, communication, and project management toward the creation of secure data environments for health-science research. Marge has an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, and a B.S. in Physics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Before joining Indoc, her background included teaching undergraduate computer science for 7 years, as well as developing software and providing IT support for health-related research projects for 11 years. This included work at the Vermont Mammography Registry (databases), Toronto Rehabilitation Institute/IATSL (embedded systems, robotics) and CAMH/TDRA (federated data systems, REDCap). When not working, Marge enjoys reading, hiking and basic yoga. She is also a novice square dance caller
Himavarsha is a Software developer at Indoc research.She works on developing back-end services, researching, and implementing new technologies. She earned bachelor's degree from SRM University. Prior to Indoc, Himavarsha was working as a Full stack developer for 4 years. During her free time, she enjoys reading novels, articles and travelling.
Kyle Zhang is a Software Developer at Indoc Research. Kyle Zhang had a Master degree in Applied Computing from University of Windsor and 3 years professional experience in software/website development. He is willing to use cutting edge technologies to build software and website, and he loves reading, hiking, and playing table tennis in his spare time.
Chance Chen is a DevOps Engineer at Indoc Research. He works directly with developers to facilitate entire software development release/deployment cycle. He believes DevOps is the combination of best practices, automation tools and cultural, which increases an organization’s ability to deliver more stable/secure applications and services with quality at high development speed, and enables organizations to better serve their customers and compete more effectively in the market. In his spare time, he like reading and working out at the gym.
Monique Crichlow is the Director of Strategic Engagement and Partnerships at Indoc Research. In this role, she works with government, data providers and researchers to design data stewardship frameworks that are regulatory compliant and enable improved research analytics. Monique has focused her career on supporting transformational projects in the public sector, through policy development, digital health and big data strategies, program planning, and evaluation.
Monique holds a Masters in Health Administration from the Johnson-Shoyama School of Public Policy at the University of Regina and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Glendon College at York University. She is also a certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute, a Certified Healthcare Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. When not working she enjoys running, wushu or curling up with a good book.
Mary Gavel is the Privacy Officer at Indoc Research. In this role she leads the Privacy Program for Ontario’s Health Data Platform (OHDP). The OHDP has been developed under a two-year regulation under Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) that links large data sets containing personal health information (PHI) from a variety of sources that allows the province to support improved decision-making for health care and aiding in efforts to beat COVID-19.
Mary is widely recognized in the privacy world with a passion for Privacy as the Enabler to support digital health innovation, including consumer access to their health information in real-time and secondary uses under Ontario’s legislative and regulatory authorities.
When not working she enjoys digging in the dirt in her garden and spending time with her two grandchildren who she adores. When she has spare time, she also enjoys digging into a good book.
Raadhika Venkatesh is a Research Operations Specialist at Indoc Research. She is responsible for supporting data cleaning and curation efforts by research teams and works collaboratively with stakeholders. She works to ensure appropriate quality assurance and quality control measures are in place and provides data management and data provisioning support to curators and analysts. Raadhika is a passionate and motivated Health Research enthusiast with a keen interest in interdisciplinary data-driven solutions. She holds a BSc. in Life Sciences from the University of Toronto where she studied Human Biology, Psychology and Statistics, following which, she completed a Clinical Research certification from Seneca College. Prior to Indoc, she worked in health technology start-ups as well as at the Rotman Research Institute as a Research Assistant. Here she was involved with the Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative. When not working, Raadhika runs a dog photography page, is a trained dancer, enjoys playing the violin and working out at the gym.
Janet Post is a Senior Systems Engineer at Indoc Research who has wrangled compute in numerous industries such as automotive, transportation, and electronics manufacturing. She is passionate about building compute ecosystems that are robust, secure, and can be easily maintained and administered. She also enjoys gaming, canoeing, and puttering around on her tiny little farm.
Juan is a System Administrator in Indoc Research. He is a Telecommunications Engineer with a Master in Cybersecurity with more than 15 years of experience working as a System administrator, during this time Juan has been able to obtain knowledge in different fields related to technological infrastructure due to the administration and implementation of servers in different operating systems and network infrastructure. Juan had been working for several universities in the past accompanying some projects related to the protection and management of information security. Juan likes to go hand in hand with technology in search of improving processes for the observability and monitoring of information systems. Juan is passionate about cybersecurity and in his free time, he likes to ride a bike, play soccer and play cybersecurity challenge games.
Alisa is a Research Operations Specialist at Indoc Research. She is responsible for supporting scientists, researchers and other stakeholders to ensure that their research proposals and applications are aligned with Ethical and Privacy related standards. She works to ensure that the appropriate SOPs and training are in place for research teams. Alisa has an Honour’s Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, and has a strong background in research ethics and compliance. In her spare time she likes to bake, cycle and play with her cat Bella.