Dominic Poulin-Laprade, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture



Current research and/or projects

- Characterization of zoonotic bacteria resistant to antimicrobials in the gut of land animals, mostly pigs and dairy cows, and their transmission to the farm environment, and from the farm to the fork.

- Development of mitigation strategies to reduce antimicrobial resistance in pig production systems. For example, 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.

- Expand our knowledge of the dynamics of mobile genetic elements and the functional genes they propagate among bacteria.

Professional activities / interests

  • Member of the management team of the Genomics R&D Initiative – Antimicrobial Resistance 2 (GRDI-AMR2) of the government of Canada
  • Member of the local organizing committee for the 7th International Conference on the Environmental Dimension of Antimicrobial Resistance (EDAR7)
  • Research Scientist 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°RS170946
  • Member of granting agency review committees
  • Supervision of employees and students

Education and awards

Post-doctoral internship at Agriculture et Agro-alimentaire Canada (GRDI-AMR1 project)

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, department of biology, Université de Sherbrooke

Adjunct Professor, department of animal sciences, Université Laval

Member of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists

Member of the American Society for Microbiology