The Lab

We are a new lab interested in the ecology and evolution of host-symbiont associations. Our research currently focuses on community assembly of bacteria living at the surface and within plant leaves.

Nous sommes un nouveau labo intéressé dans l’écologie et l’évolution des associations hôtes-symbiontes. Notre recherche focusse sur l’assemblage des communautés bactériennes vivant à la surface et dans les feuilles des plantes.

* We are currently recruiting an M.Sc. student to work on the ecology of the bonsaï microbiome : check it here! (Note: This particular position will involve frequent interactions with horticulturists at the Jardin Botanique, so a working knowledge of French is required to apply.)

* Nous sommes présentement à la recherche d’un.e candidat.e à la maîtrise pour un projet sur l’écologie des communautés microbiennes associées aux bonsaïs du Jardin Botanique. Plus de détails ici!

Lab members

Geneviève (elle/she/her) is the lab PI. She loves discussing microbiome research and functional traits. Apart from her research, she is very motivated to improve equity, diversity and inclusion in the academic sphere.

Garance Demarquest (elle/she/her) is a Master 2 intern. She works on the relationships between bacterial communities living at the surface of leaves (epiphytes) and those living in the leaf tissues (endophytes).
(Start: Jan 2022)

Salix Dubois (they/them) is a Master’s student whose research focuses on the distribution of phyllosphere bacteria across the plant Kingdom. (Start: Jan 2021, co-supervised with Steve Kembel)

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