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Current team members
Steve Jean, Ph.D.
Sonya Nassari, Ph.D.
Steve completed his Ph.D. at Laval University and his postdoc at UCSD. He his now interested in early endosomal trafficking events impacting human diseases. In his spare time, he enjoys West Coast IPAs and spending time with his family!
I joined the Myograd international PhD program in 2013 and performed my doctorat under shared supervision in between a french and a german lab. During my PhD I investigated the contribution of connective tissue in muscle development. In 2018, I started my postdoc in S. Jean’s lab where I investigate the role of autophagy-related genes in gut homeostasis and inflammatory bowel diseases.
Camille obtained a Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology in Université Paul Sabatier of Toulouse, France, in 2014. During her internship, she worked on the regulation of autophagy during mycobacteria infection. She felt in love with the autophagic process, that’s why she joined the JEAN Lab in 2016. By joining the JeanLab she wanted to keep studying autophagy and to developed her skills in mass spectrometry, and learn to work with new models by using drosophila as a model organism. She completed a Master of Science in Cell Biology in 2018 and started her PhD on the same project: the study of an autophagic regulator in intestinal homeostasis.
Véronique Gaudreault MSc
Véronique is a nature and outdoor activities lover. In 2008, she decided to quit her job as a cook to study ecology at UQAM and pictured herself working outside everyday. After a single microbiology class in the biology bachelor's program, she discovered the intricate beauty of the infinitely small and felt in love with cell biology. She completed the program with a molecular and cell biology specialisation and pursued to complete a master’s degree in immunology. She then worked for 6 years as a research assistant at the MUHC in an immunology lab until she decided to leave Montreal for the beautiful scenery of Sherbrooke city. She started working in Dr Jean’s lab in 2022 where she is constantly amazed at the boundlessness of cell biology.
Jingwen entered Dr. Jean’s lab to pursue an honours degree in 2021. There, she started the project concerning cell communications in the intestine of Drosophila. She found this project very interesting, and more hypotheses could be proposed as the experiments progressed. After completing her Bachelor of Science honours degree in health science in Bishop’s University, she continued her master’s study on the same project.
Sarah did her Master of cell biology at the University of Reims-Champagne-Ardennes. During the last year of her master’s degree, she did an internship on the role of Rab11 positive membrane during the biogenesis of the autophagosome. She really enjoyed working on the endosomal machinery and Rab proteins. She wanted to do a PhD abroad and she found Steve Jean’s lab. Sarah moved at Sherbrooke with her two orange cats and started her PhD in September 2022 on Rab21 impact on endosomal sorting complexes.
Past team members (grad students and professionals)
2021-2022, Suveda V Maran, MSc student -> Now scientist at Cell Carta
2020-2022, Raphaëlle Larcher, MSc student -> Now teacher at Cégep de Gatineau
2018-2019, Benoit Marchand, PhD, Staff scientist -> Now research associate UdeS
2018-2020, Marie-France Bossanyi, MSc student -> Now High school science teacher
2015-2018, Dominique Jean, PhD, Staff scientist -> Now scientist in Marilyne Labrie's lab
2016-2021: Caroline Normandin, MSc/PhD student -> Now writer for the Canadian cancer society
2015-2020: Annie Lauzier, PhD, Staff scientist -> Now clinical research coordinator in Quebec City
2015-2020: Tomas Del Olmo, PhD student -> Now postdoc in Montpellier France
Past undergraduate trainees
2022 : Alicia Paquette
2022: Manon Jehoulet
2021-2022: Jingwen Zhang
2021: Kevin Ahn
2019: Laurence Gobeil
2019: Marianne Nadeau
2019: Tony Spinnhirny
2018: Mia Lecours
2018: Louis Lessard
2017: Sandrine Mazoyer
2017: Marie-France Bossanyi
2017: Raphaëlle Larcher
2016-2017: Allison Roberts
2016: Josiann Normandeau-Guimond
2016: Emile Paquette
2015: Caroline Normandin