Our Team

MEET OUR

Team

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François Bachand

Born and raised :
Laval, Qc. Canada

Education :
B. Sc. McGill University; M. Sc. Université de Montréal; PhD. McGill University; Postdoc: Harvard Medical School

Scientific interests :
Transcription, RNA, and gene regulation

Outside interests:
My family, outdoor activities, hockey, and a good beer!

f.bachand@usherbrooke.ca

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Nouhou Haidara

Post-doctoral Fellow

Born and raised :
Mali

Education :
Master, Sorbonne Université; PhD, Université Paris-Saclay

Scientific interests :
Transcription, regulation of gene expression, and noncoding RNAs

Outside interests:
Reading novels, soccer, and hiking

Nouhou.El.Moctar.Haidara@USherbrooke.ca

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Anne-Marie Landry-Voyer

Research Assistant

Born and raised :
Québec, Qc. Canada

Education :
Ph.D. Université de Sherbrooke

Scientific interests :
Ribosomes, ribosome biogenesis, dedicated chaperones, extra-ribosomal ribosomal protein functions

Outside interests:
My family, ultimate frisbee, hiking, ice skating

Anne-Marie.Landry-Voyer@USherbrooke.ca

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Lauren Kwiatek

Research Assistant

Born and raised :
Lens, Hauts-de-France; France

Education: Licence :
M.Sc., Université de Sherbrooke

Scientific interests :
RNA quality control, proteomics

Outside interests :
Photography, painting, Hiking, and good dessert!

Lauren.Kwiatek@USherbrooke.ca

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Maxime Duval

M.Sc. Student

Born and raised :
Chateauguay, Qc. Canada

Education :
B. Sc. Université de Sherbrooke;

Scientific interests :
Transcription, proteomics, and RNA

Outside interests:
Hockey, running, volleyball and good food!

Maxime.Duval2@USherbrooke.ca

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Mélodie Latour

M.Sc. Student

Born and raised :
Hudson, Qc. Canada

Education :
B. Sc. Université de Sherbrooke

Scientific interests :
RNA-binding proteins, intron retention, and RNA splicing

Outside interests:
Fitness, cuddling with my bunny and, more importantly, spending time with my family

Melodie.Latour@USherbrooke.ca

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Poulami Choudhuri

Post-doctoral Fellow

Born and raised :
Tripura, India

Education: Licence :
B.Sc. University of Delhi, Integrated Ph.D. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali

Scientific interests :
Gene Regulation, RNA modifications, RNA Splicing

Outside interests :
Dance & Music, Family & Food

Poulami.Choudhuri@USherbrooke.ca

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Cédric Boulanger

M.Sc. Student

Born and raised : Sainte-Julie, Qc, Canada

Education :  B.Sc., Université de Sherbrooke

Scientific interests : Gene regulation, transcription, and proteomics

Outside interests: camping & hicking

Cedric.Boulanger@USherbrooke.ca

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Zabih Mir Hassani

M.Sc. Student

Born and raised : Afghanistan and Iran

Education :M.Sc., Cell and Molecular biology, Kharazmi university, Tehran, Iran

Scientific interests : lncRNAs, RNA-binding proteins, RNA life cycle

Outside interests: Soccer, Games, Foods

Zabihullah.Mir.Hassani@USherbrooke.ca

Lab Alumni

Carlo Yague-Sanz

(Postdoctoral Fellow 2019-2021)
Where he is now: Chargé de Recherche FNRS, Université de Namur, Belgium

Danny Bergeron

(Research Assistant 2013-2019)
Where he is now: PhD student in Michelle Scott’s lab at Université de Sherbrooke.

Marc Larochelle

(Research Assistant 2009-2019)
Where he is now: B.Sc. lab coordinator in the department of Biology at Université de Sherbrooke.

Yann Vanrobaeys

(M.Sc. Student 2017-2019)
Where he is now: PhD student in Ted Abel’s lab at the University of Iowa, USA.

Duy Nguyen

(Postdoctoral Fellow 2013-2017)
Where he is now: President and CEO of IVM Biotech.

Judit Hunyadkurti

(Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2017)
Where she is now: Scientist at APO-T BV, Netherlands.

Caroline Telekawa

(M. Sc. Student 2016-2018)
Where she is now: Program Manager, Genome Québec, Montreal.

Kiersten Dionne

(M. Sc. Student 2016-2018)
Where she is now: PhD student in Javier Di Noia’s lab at IRCM in Montreal.

Jean-Francois Lemay

(PhD Student 2009-2015)
Where he is now: Postdoctoral research fellow, ‎Université de Montréal / Maisonneuve-Rosemont research center

Gheorghe Pal

(M.Sc. Student 2013-2015)
Where he is now: Rénovations G. Pal, Granby, Canada.

Pierre-Luc Mallet

(PhD Student 2010-2014)
Where he is now: Clinical Biochemist at Eastern Health, University of Newfoundland, Canada.

Jennifer Lafontaine

(M. Sc. Student 2012-2014)
Where she is now: Research Scientist at Repare Therapeutics, Montreal, Canada.

Valérie Grenier St-Sauveur

(M. Sc. Student 2012-2014)
Where she is now: Research Agent at Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, St-Hyacinthe.

Caroline Lemieux

(PhD Student 2007-2012)
Where she is now: Research Assistant, Institute de Recherche en Immunologie et Cancérologie (IRIC), Montreal.

Yves Beaulieu

(Research Assistant 2009-2012)
Where he is now: Brasseur, Pit Caribou, Percé, Qc. Canada.

Nicolas Barbezier

(Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2011)
Where he is now: Enseignant-Chercheur en biologie Moléculaire, Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle, France.

Olivier St-André

(M.Sc. Student 2009-2011)
Where he is now: IT Technician, Best Buy Canada.

Annie D’Amours

(Research Assistant 2008-2010)
Where she is now: Gatineau, Qc. Canada.

Audrey Perreault

(Research Assistant 2005-2008)
Where she is now: Lab Coordinator, Research Center on Aging, Université de Sherbrooke, Qc., Canada.