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Laboratory of Yohan Bossé 

Good people first and then the best science…

 

Expertise in genetic/genomic is much needed for the upcoming era of personalized medicine. Training of highly qualified personnel (HQP) to develop and maintain this expertise is an important mission of Dr. Bossé’s laboratory.

 

Team members

Yohan Bossé

Dr. Yohan Bossé is a research scientist at the Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec, located in Quebec City. He is also Professor, department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at Laval University. He is the project leader on a translational genomic research program on cardio-respiratory diseases. Dr. Bossé holds a Canada Research Chair in Genomics of Heart and Lung Diseases.

 

Hobby: Father, cross-country skiing, and running.

Curriculum Vitae

 

Nathalie Gaudreault

Research Assistant and Lab Manager

Lab member since 2009

 

Nathalie has more than 25 years of experience in the field of genetics and genomics. She has extensive experience to design genomic experiments and profound technical know-how to conduct independent troubleshooting and analytical method validation. She is also responsible of laboratory management and training of students. Along with Dr. Bossé, she is coordinating research activities to ensure that all projects are achieved with success and delivered on time.

 

Hobby: Cycling, skiing and outdoor activities.

 

Cyndi Henry

Research Assistant
Lab member since 2012


Cyndi holds a Bachelor degree in Microbiology and a Master degree in Endocrinology from Laval University. Day-to-day activities as a research assistant concentrate on the optimization and the validation of analytical methods, DNA and RNA extraction and preparation, intern training and the management of ethics and laboratory safety protocols.

 

Hobby: Running, outdoor activities and reading.

Dominique Boudreau

Research Assistant
Lab member since 2018

Dominique holds a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and a Master's degree in Biochemistry / Enzymology from Laval University. During the past twenty years, he worked as a molecular biologist and bioinformatician for the development of highly sensitive multiplex PCR assays used in molecular diagnostics. Dominique was also involved in clinical data management and technological transfer to industrial partners. He is now responsible of implementation of NGS technologies into the lab’s future projects, alongside with other genotyping and molecular biology activities.
 
Hobby: Hiking, mountain bike, reading, playing electric guitar far too loudly.

 

 

Jean-Christophe Bérubé

PhD Student and web master
Lab member since 2010


Jean-Christophe is a PhD student in Experimental Medicine at Laval University. He is carrying a research project on the genomics of asthma taking advantage of modern genomic and bioinformatics approaches. Bachelor in Bioinformatics from Laval university, he is implicated with his alma mater by doing mentoring with undergraduate students starting their formation in this field. Jean-Christophe has a well-proven track-record of scientific productivity and collaborations. His expertise is highly valuable for the laboratory and collaborators.

 

Hobby: Sports, reading, tv shows, outdoor activities & guitar playing.

 

Jean-Christophe was the recipient of a Doctoral studentship from the Respiratory Health Network of the FRQS and now holds PhD scholarships from the CRIUCPQ and the Canadian Respiratory Research Network.

 
 

Zhonglin Li

Research professional

Lab member since 2018

 

Zhonglin studied bioinformatics and computer science in France. Thanks to his bioinformatics courses, he is able to perform biological analysis and program applications in many languages to facilitate analysis. He can also use R language for biostatitics analysis. After graduation, he worked on Next Generation Sequencing data processing and analysis. Now he is working biological data for analysis in GWAS (Genome-Wide Association Study), TWAS (Transcriptome-Wide Association Study) and PheWas (Phenome Wide Association Study).

 

Hobby: Video game, travelling, films.

Zhonglin Li

Research professional -Bioinformatics

Lab member since 2018

 

Zhonglin studied bioinformatics and computer science in France. Thanks to his bioinformatics courses, he is able to perform biological analysis and program applications in many languages to facilitate analysis. He can also use R language for biostatitics analysis. After graduation, he worked on Next Generation Sequencing data processing and analysis. Now he is working biological data for analysis in GWAS (Genome-Wide Association Study), TWAS (Transcriptome-Wide Association Study) and PheWas (Phenome Wide Association Study).

 

Hobby: Video game, travelling, films.

Zhonglin Li

Research professional -Bioinformatics

Lab member since 2018

 

Zhonglin studied bioinformatics and computer science in France. Thanks to his bioinformatics courses, he is able to perform biological analysis and program applications in many languages to facilitate analysis. He can also use R language for biostatistiques analysis. After graduation, he worked on pipelines development for Next Generation Sequencing data analysis. Now he is working in the lab for biological data processing and analysis such as GWAS (Genome-Wide Association Study), TWAS (Transcriptome-Wide Association Study) and PheWas (Phenome Wide Association Study).

 

Hobby: Video game, travelling, films.

 

Venkata Manem

Research professional -Bioinformatics

Lab member since 2018

 

Dr. Manem earned his PhD in Applied Mathematics (with specialization in Biomedical Sciences) from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of radiation oncology at the Harvard Medical School/MGH, Boston, USA and at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada. His overarching research interests are revolved around Computational Biology and Mathematical Oncology. The key aspects of his research are heavily grounded on integrative mathematical modelling of tumor growth dynamics using OMICS data, Radio-genomics (i.e., modelling radiation response at genomic level), evolution of tumor micro-environment using genomics data, and biomarker discovery. Currently, he is employing his mathematical and computational skills to investigate novel loci in lung cancer using transcriptomic wide association studies (TWAS) and building biomarkers for subtypes in lung cancer.

 

Hobby: Reading, Hiking, Travelling

 

Victoria Saavedra Armero

Research Assistant

Lab member since 2019

 

Victoria holds a Bachelor degree in Microbiology and Master degree in Biochemistry from Sherbrooke University. Her activities as a research assistant include DNA and RNA extraction and preparation, and collaboration for the development of various ongoing projects.

 

Hobby: Reading, films and cooking.

Co-Supervision

Olga Sazonova

Ahmed Fayez Hadji

Alumni

Valérie Ducharme

Justin Dang Uy Nguyen

Jérôme Lane

Sandra Guauque-Olarte

Natasha Dargis

Emilie Lavoie-Charland

Maxime Lamontagne

Alisson Clemenceau