UBC PiMS Research Group (the Tremlett Laboratory)
Pharmacoepidemiology in Multiple Sclerosis Research Group (the Tremlett Laboratory)


Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Anibal Chertcoff

Academic Status: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Previous Academic Training: Medical Doctor at Universidad Maimonides, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Clinical Training: MS Fellowship (BARLO MS Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada, 2022-2023; Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018-2019), Neurology Residency (Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2014-2018), Psychiatry Residency (Hospital Alvear, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010-2014).

Post-Doctoral Supervisor: Helen Tremlett, PhD

Current Research Project: Psychiatric morbidity in multiple sclerosis during the prodromal period (Psych-MS)

Interviews: DMCBH Trainee Spotlight: https://www.centreforbrainhealth.ca/news/dmcbh-trainee-spotlight-dr-anibal-chertcoff/

VJNeurology profile: https://vjneurology.com/speaker/anibal-chertcoff/


Graduate Students

Ali Mirza

Academic Status: PhD Candidate, Bioinformatics

Previous Academic Training: MSc in Microbiology and Immunology (University of Michigan), BSc in Biochemistry (University of Michigan – Dearborn)

Supervisor: Helen Tremlett, PhD

Past Research Project: The MS Microbiome: explore the connection between MS and the gut microbiome using state-of-the art bioinformatics and statistical methods.

Current Research Project: Trivariate Analysis of the Mediterranean Diet, the Gut Microbiota and Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis



Wendy Tsai

Academic Status: MD Candidate

Previous Academic Training: BA in Chemistry and Public Health (Johns Hopkins University)

Supervisor: Helen Tremlett, PhD

Current Research Project: The MS Microbiome and Disease-Modifying Therapies

Email: wtsai@student.ubc.ca





Himali Bergeron-Vitez

Academic Status: MSc in Pharmacology (Completed, July 2023)

Previous Academic Training: BScH in Biology from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada

Supervisor: Helen Tremlett, PhD; John LK Kramer, PhD

Thesis Title: Neuropathic pain and the multiple sclerosis prodrome: a population-based matched cohort study

Email: himalibv@student.ubc.ca

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