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JeanLab members

Current team members


Steve Jean, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Sonya Nassari, Ph.D.
Staff scientist


Camille Lacarriere

PhD student

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
Staff scientist

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 Zhang
MSc student

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 Dubois
PhD student

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


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