JeanLab members

Steve Jean, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Annie Lauzier, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

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!

Annie Lauzier completed a doctorat in Environmental Microbiology at the University of Sherbrooke.  As part of her post-doctoral research project, she transitioned to the field of cellular biology, studying the intra-cellular processes involved in extracellular matrix remodeling in arthritis and cancer.  With this varied expertise, she joined the lab of Pr. Steve Jean as Staff scientist.  She applies her knowledge and experience towards the training/mentoring of students in the lab as well as the advancement of research projects.  She is committed to the establishment of a positive work environment were co-operation and respect are central, and to fostering the development of independent and creative scientists of tomorrow.

Benoit Marchand, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

Sonya Nassari, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

Benoit was always interested in understanding how living organisms functions. It was during his graduate studies at the University of Sherbrooke, that he was introduced to scientific research. During his training, he developed an interest in signaling pathways involved in the regulation of tumor pancreatic cell survival, among others via apoptosis and autophagy. Following his Ph.D., he pursued postdoctoral studies (2015-2018) at the University of Pennsylvania, where he gained expertise in the use of mouse models to study pancreatic diseases. Outside the lab, he enjoys the outdoors either by mountain bike, skiing or practicing airsoft. 

Sonya joined the Myograd international PhD program in 2013 and performed her doctorat under shared supervision in between a french and a german lab. During her PhD she investigated the contribution of connective tissue in muscle development and revealed that Cxcl12 and 14 chemokines are involved in connective tissue-mediated muscle development. In 2018, Sonya started her postdoc in S. Jean’s lab where she investigate the role of autophagy-related genes in gut homeostasis and inflammatory bowel diseases

Tomas Del Olmo 

PhD student

Caroline Normandin 

PhD student

Tomas obtained his bachelor in 2012 at the university Montpellier 2, in France. Thereafter, he integrated a master in genetic at the university Bordeaux II Segalen, where he did a research internship at the Bergonié institute. In 2015, Tomas integrated the Jean Lab and the Ph.D. program of cellular biology at the Université de Sherbrooke. Since then, he studies the RAB21 stimuli dependent interactome and its role in the endosomal trafficking regulation.

Caroline did her undergraduate studies at Université de Sherbrooke in microbiology, where she discovered her passion for academic research. She then obtained a master degree in the Jean lab. During that time, she studied the regulation of autophagy. Most recently, she I started a Ph.D, where she studies the negative regulation of an endosomal protein. Apart from lab’s work, she likes to read, and to enjoy outdoor activities, like hiking and kayaking.

Camille Lacarriere

PhD student

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.

Marie-France Bossanyi

M.Sc. student

Marie-France Bossanyi obtained her baccalaureate in molecular and cellular biology at Sherbrooke University. She is now doing her master in cellular biology in Steve Jean’s lab at Sherbrooke University. She is studying a possible link between the biogenesis of lipid droplets and autophagy in Drosophila and human cells. In the same way that she likes to do the research, she really like team sports and wishes to be the best teacher ever.

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