thumb_IMG_1764_1024I’m a professor of microbiology at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, in the Department of Fundamental Sciences. I’m interested human-associated and environmental microbiomes. My work focuses on the North at the intersection of environmental studies and human health, and I endeavour to develop collaborative research projects with Northern communities. I’m passionate about science advocacy, outreach and communication, as well as issues of diversity representation in STEM.

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