Current research and/or projects
Part of my lab work for the completion of my Master’s degree focused on the interactions between bacteria and toxic algae, as it related to toxin production. I’ve been interested multi-organism relationships ever since. Currently my research focuses on the interaction between marine pathogens and their hosts. I have four main research interests at this time.
- The study of global gene expression patterns in Atlantic salmon following infections with the Infectious Salmon Anaemia Virus.
- The development of novel molecular vaccines and treatments against the Infectious Salmon Anaemia Virus.
- Global gene expression patterns in mollusks following infections with various protistan pathogens.
- The development of molecular assays for the detection of marine pathogens.
Research and/or project statements
Professional activities / interests
- University of Moncton
- University of Sherbrooke
Education and awards
B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Moncton (1991)
M.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Moncton (1993)
Ph.D. Molecular Evolutionary Biology, Dalhousie University (2003)
- Novel 5-lipoxygenase isoforms affect the biosynthesis of 5-lipoxygenase products
- Genetic markers of the immune response of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) to infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV)
- Multiple isoforms of PAX5 are expressed in both lymphomas and normal B-cells
- Fast deprotection of synthetic oligodeoxyribonucleotides using standard reagents under microwave irradiation
- Gene suppression technologies in high-throughput analysis: front- and back-side applications
- Human Pax-5 C-terminal isoforms possess distinct transactivation properties and are differentially modulated in normal and malignant B cells
- Fuzzy J-Means and VNS methods for clustering genes from microarray data
- Mitochondrial DNA in the Oogamochlamys-clade (Chlorophyceae): high GC content and unique genome architecture for green algae
- Mitochondrial genome conformation among CW-group chlorophycean algae
- Genomic analysis of the effects of boron compounds on a cell