Hindra completed his B.Sc. in Food Technology at the University of Pelita Harapan (Indonesia), before coming to Canada, where he completed his M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology and Food Science at the University of Saskatchewan, and his Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology
at McMaster University. Hindra than undertook post-doctoral studies at The Scripps Research Institute (Florida), in the lab of Prof. Ben Shen, where he added a strong foundation in 'chemical biology' to his extensive skill repertoire! Hindra returned to McMaster
in 2017, and he is working to combine his chemical biology expertise with his microbial genetic skills, to identify new natural products. Hindra epitomizes 'cool, calm and collected' in the lab, and is proving to be a strong mentor. Outside of the lab, Hindra
is known for his love of soup, his impressive volleyball capabilities, and his amazing daughters.
Dr. Danielle Sexton
Danielle completed her Ph.D. in the lab in August, 2018, after having completed her B.Sc. at the University of Toronto. In recognition of the excellent work she did during her graduate studies, she was awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), along with an NSERC doctoral scholarship. Danielle's work is focussed on
understanding the cell surface proteins and other components that play important roles at different stages in Streptomyces
development (germination, aerial hyphae formation/sporulation, and exploration). Unlike Matt, Danielle has successfully overcome her strange tomato issues since joining the lab,
and outside of the lab, she can be found in the water, on her bike, or working to entertain the world's (or at least the lab's) largest/fluffiest cats.