Dominic Poulin-Laprade, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

Porcine intestinal immune function and gut microbiome



Current research and/or projects

- Develop nutritional approaches to modulate the intestinal microbiome and to optimize the maturation of the immune system of piglets to produce animals that are more robust and resilient and are less dependent on the use of antibiotics.

- Identify the genetic determinants conferring resistance and develop mitigating strategies to reduce antimicrobial resistance in pig production.

- Expand the knowledge of host-microbiota interactions and the flux of functional genes among bacteria.

Professional activities / interests

Member of granting agency review committees

Supervision of students

Researcher of the Swine and Poultry Infectious Diseases Research Center (CRIPA) supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) strategic cluster n°RS-170946

Member of the local organizing committee for the 2nd International Conference on Holobionts

Education and awards

Philosophiæ Doctor, Ph.D. in biology, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

Doctoral research scholarship B2, Fonds de recherche du Québec-Nature et technologies

Doctoral institutional scholarship, Faculty of Sciences, University of Sherbrooke

Key publications

  1. Zaidi, S., Zaheer, R., Poulin-Laprade, D., Scott, A., Diarra, M. S., Church, D., Topp, E., Van Domselaar, G., Zovoilis., A. and McAllister T.A. 2023. Comparative Genomic investigation of Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis across One-Health Sectors. AMR-One Health Consortium Second Annual Retreat. Banff Alberta

    2022 - View publication details

  2. Thibodeau et al (2021) Nouveaux additifs alimentaires destinés à augmenter la robustesse des porcelets au sevrage. Colloque scientifique en production porcine et avicole (CRAAQ-CDPQ), Quebec, 2021/10/08

    2021 - View publication details

  3. Poulin-Laprade et al. (2021) Impact of various pig husbandry conditions on antimicrobial resistance. 5th international conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals, Towards Sustainable Solutions Amsterdam Virtual 2021/06/08

    2021 - View publication details

  4. Shay et al (2020) Bait-capture metagenomics for detection of antimicrobial resistance genes and plasmid markers in livestock and a mock community. International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Ottawa - Virtual 2020/07/13

    2020 - View publication details

Research facility

2000 College Street
Sherbrooke, QC J1M 0C8


Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Sciences, University of Sherbrooke

Member of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists

Member of the American Society for Microbiology