Laforest-Lapointe, Isabelle

Professeure, Faculté des sciences
FAC. SCIENCES Biologie

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819-821-8000, poste 63473


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Diplômes

(2017) Communautés bactériennes de la phyllosphère de la forêt tempérée naturelle et urbaine du Québec. Doctorate (Ph.D. in Biology). Université du Québec à Montréal.

(2012) Master's non-Thesis (Statistics). Universidad Politecnica de Cataluna.

(2011) Intraspecific Variation in Functional Traits Matters: case study of Scots pine. Master's Thesis (Master in Terrestrial Ecology and Management of Biodiversity). Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.

(2010) Bachelor's (Biology). Université Laval.

Titres de compétence

Software and Data Carpentry Instructor. Software Carpentry.

Expérience académique

(2020) Professeure adjointe. Université de Sherbrooke.

(2017-2019) Chercheure postdoctorale. The University of Calgary.

Présentation

Sujets de recherche

Biodiversity and Biocomplexity, Bioinformatics, Microorganisms.

Disciplines de recherche

Biology and Related Sciences, Microbiology.

Mots-clés

Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Community ecology, Ecosystem function, Genomics, Host-microbe interactions, Microbial ecology, Microbiome, Microbiota.

Langues parlées et écrites

Catalan; Valencian, Anglais, Français, Espagnol (castillan)

Prix et distinctions

  • Best post-doctoral presentation. Snyder Institute. (Prize / Award).
  • ISME Best Contribution, 5th Phyllosphere International Symposia. International Society of Microbial Ecology. (Prize / Award).
  • PhD Diversity and Excellence in Research Award. Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution. (Prize / Award).
  • Research Award for best student publication. Université du Québec à Montréal. (Prize / Award).
  • Top 10 Scientific Discoveries from Quebec of 2017. Quebec Science. (Prize / Award).

Financement

Grant. (Under Review). Principal Applicant. Impact of plant-microbe interactions in the phyllosphere on terrestrial ecosystem functions. (2020-2025).

Research Chair. (Awarded). Principal Investigator. Canada Research Chair in Applied Microbial Ecology. Canada Research Chairs (CRC). 500000 $ (2020-2025).

Grant. (Under Review). Co-investigator. Développement d'une approche intégrative de restauration minière valorisant le patrimoine vivant du Territoire Eeyou Istchee. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). Projets de recherche orientée en partenariat/ Développement durable du secteur minier - II. 300000 $ (2020-2023).

Grant. (Under Review). Co-investigator. Manipulation du microenvironnement par des agents phytopathogènes et contre-défense par les plantes. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). Team research project. 215000 $ (2020-2023).

Grant. (Awarded). Principal Applicant. John R. Evans Leaders Fund - Infrastructure for Applied Microbial Ecology of Plant-Microbe Interactions. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). John R. Evans Leaders Fund. 324950 $ (2020-2021).

Grant. (Awarded). Principal Investigator. Startup. Université de Sherbrooke. Startup. 96000 $ (2020).

Fellowship. (Completed). Principal Applicant. Alberta Children Hospital Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health (ACHRI). 25000 $ (2018-2019).

Fellowship. (Completed). Principal Applicant. Alberta Children Hospital Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health (ACHRI). 25000 $ (2017-2018).

Fellowship. (Completed). Principal Applicant. Cumming School of Medicine Excellence Fellowship. University of Calgary. Cumming School of Medicine. 25000 $ (2017-2018).

Scholarship. (Completed). Principal Applicant. Tembec Scholarship in Forest Ecology. Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). 1500 $ (2017).

Grant. (Completed). Co-investigator. QCBS Seed Grant. QUEBEC CENTRE FOR BIODIVERSITY SCIENCE. Seed grant. 5000 $ (2016-2017).

Scholarship. (Completed). Principal Applicant. Robert Moreau Scholarship in Biology. Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). 2600 $ (2016).

Scholarship. (Completed). Principal Applicant. Tembec Scholarship in Forest Ecology. Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). 1500 $ (2015-2016).

Scholarship. (Completed). Principal Applicant. Doctoral Research Scholarship. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). 6666 $ (2015-2016).

Scholarship. (Completed). Principal Applicant. Robert Moreau Scholarship in Biology. Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). 2600 $ (2015).

Scholarship. (Completed). Principal Applicant. International Internship Scholarship. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). 6000 $ (2015).

Scholarship. (Completed). Principal Applicant. Robert Moreau Scholarship in Biology. Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). 2600 $ (2014).

Scholarship. (Completed). Principal Applicant. Tembec Scholarship in Forest Ecology. Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). 1500 $ (2014).

Publications

Articles de revue

  • Laforest-Lapointe I, Whitaker BK. (2019). Decrypting the phyllosphere microbiota: progress and challenges. American journal of botany, (Published).
  • Heirali A, Acosta N, Storey DG, Workentine ML, Somayaji R, Laforest-Lapointe I, Leung W, Quon BS, Berthiaume Y, Rabin HR, Waddell BJ, Rossi L, Surette MG, Parkins MD. (2019). The effects of cycled inhaled aztreonam on the cystic fibrosis (CF) lung microbiome. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 1-1. (Published).
  • *Wallace J, *Laforest-Lapointe I, Kembel SW (*Co-first author). (2018). Acer saccharumVariation in the leaf and root microbiome of sugar maple () at an elevational range limit. PeerJ, 6, 6:e5293. (Published).
  • Nieves-Ramírez M, Partida-Rodríguez O, Laforest-Lapointe I, Reynolds L, Brown E, Valdez-Salazar A, Morán Silva P, Rojas-Velázquez L, Morien E, Wegener-Parfrey L, Minglian J, Walter J, Torres J, Arrieta MC, Ximénez-García C, Finlay BB. (2018). Blastocystis Asymptomatic intestinal colonization with protozoan sp. is strongly associated with distinct microbiome ecological patterns. mSystems, 3, (Published).
  • Laforest-Lapointe I, Arrieta MC. (2018). Microbial eukaryotes: A missing link in gut microbiome studies. mSystems, 3, 3:e00201-17. (Published).
  • Ruiz-Gonzalez C, Lapierre E, Laforest-Lapointe I, del Giorgio P, Kembel S, Messier C, Nock C, Beisner B. (2018). Soils associated to different tree communities do not elicit predictable responses in lake bacterial community structure and function. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 94(8), (Published).
  • Laforest-Lapointe I, Paquette A, Messier M, Kembel S. (2017). Leaf bacterial diversity mediates plant diversity and ecosystem function relationships. Nature, 546, 145. (Published).
  • Laforest-Lapointe I, Arrieta M-C. (2017). Patterns of early life gut microbial colonization during human immune development. Frontiers in Immunology, 8, 1664-3224. (Published).
  • St-Denis A, Kneeshaw D, Bélanger N, Simard S, Laforest-Lapointe I, Messier C. (2017). Species-specific responses to forest soil inoculum in planted trees in an abandoned agricultural field. Applied Soil Ecology, 112, 1-10. (Published).
  • Laforest-Lapointe I, Messier C, Kembel SW. (2017). Tree leaf bacterial community structure and diversity differ along a gradient of urban intensity. mSystems, 2, 2(6):e00087-17. (Published).
  • Laforest-Lapointe I, Messier C, Kembel S. (2016). Host species identity, site and time drive temperate tree phyllosphere bacterial community structure. Microbiome, 4, 27. (Published).
  • Laforest-Lapointe I, Messier C, Kembel S. (2016). Tree phyllosphere bacterial communities: exploring the magnitude of intra- and inter-individual variation among host species. PeerJ, 4, 1-1. (Published).
  • Wallace J, Aquilué N, Archambault C, Carpentier S, Francoeur X, Greffard MH, Laforest-Lapointe I, Galicia L, Messier C. (2015). Present forest management structures and policies in temperate forests of Mexico: Challenges and prospects for unique tree species assemblages. The Forestry Chronicle, 91, 306-317. (Published).
  • Laforest-Lapointe I, Martínez-Vilalta J, Retana J. (2014). Intraspecific Variation in Functional Traits Matters: case study of Scots pine. Oecologia, 175, 1337-1348. (Published).
  • Klancic T, Laforest-Lapointe I, Wonga J, Choo A, Nettletona JE, Chleilat F, Arrieta MC, Reimer RA. Concurrent prebiotic intake reverses insulin resistance induced by early-life pulsed antibiotic in rats. Gut, (Submitted).
  • van Tilburg Bernardes E, Pettersen VK, Gutierrez MW, Laforest-Lapointe I, Jendzjowsky NG, Cavin JB, Vicentini FA, Keenan CM, Ramay HR, Samara J, MacNaughton WK, Wilson RJA, Kelly MM, McCoy KD, Sharkey KA, Arrieta MC. Contribution of fungal microbiome to intestinal physiology, early-life immune development and mucosal inflammation in mice. Nature Communications, (Submitted).
  • Partida-Rodríguez O, Nieves-Ramírez M, Laforest-Lapointe I, Brown E, Wegener-Parfrey L, Reynolds L, Valdez-Salazar A, Thorson L, Morán Silva P, Gonzalez E, Rascón-Castelo E, Magana U, Hernandez E, Rojas-Velázquez L, Torres J, Arrieta MC, Ximénez-García C, Finlay BB. Exposure to parasitic protists and helminths changes the intestinal community structure of bacterial microbiota but not of eukaryotes in a cohort of mother-child binomial from a semi-rural setting in Mexico. mSphere, (Revision Requested).
  • Klancic, T, Laforest-Lapointe I, Choo A, Nettleton JE, Chleilat F, Cho NA, Nicolucci AC, Arrieta MC, Reimer RA. Prebiotics prevent antibiotic-induced obesity risk and improve metabolic and gut microbiota profiles in rat dams and offspring. Gastroenterology, (Submitted).
  • Heirali A, Thornton CS, Acosta N, Somayaji R, Laforest-Lapointe I, Storey DG, Rabin HR, Waddell B, Rossi L, Arrieta MC, Surette MG, Parkins MD. Sputum microbiota in adults with CF associates with response to inhaled tobramycin. Thorax, (Submitted).

Articles de magazine

  • Laforest-Lapointe I. (2018). Microbiomes : des cités sur les feuilles. Découvrir.

Autres contributions

Cours enseignés

  • Field Work Training for Ecology. (2015-09-01).
  • Methodology for Ecologist. (2015-09-01).
  • Biological Data Treatment. (2013-09-03).
  • Teaching Notions for High-School Biology. (2013-09-03).
  • General Ecology. (2012-09-04).

Gestion d'évènements

  • Organizer and lead instructor. (2019). Microbiome Workshop. (Workshop).

Activités de collaboration internationale

  • Co-Researcher. (2017-2019). Canada. Scientific collaboration on the research projects of Dr. Cecilia Ximenez from the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico.
  • Chair and Organizer of a Symposium at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. (2018). United States. I organized and chaired a 10-researcher session on microbial ecology at the Ecological Society of America. I had to contact around 15 researchers to participate in the session and co-ordinate the abstract application to the annual meeting committee.
  • Invited participant. (2018). United States. I was invited to participated and speak at the symposium organized by Dr. Britt Koskella and Dr. Steven Lindow from UC Berkeley in Santa Barbara.

Présentations

  • (2019). Dynamics of the tree leaf microbiome along a gradient of increasing anthropogenic stresses. Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution. Fredericton, Canada.
  • (2019). Variation in the Leaf and Root Microbiome of Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) at an Elevational Range Limit. Annual Symposium of the Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science. Montreal, Canada.
  • (2018). Blastocystis sp.: An Agent of Complexity for the Early-Life Gut Microbiota. Keystone Symposia Conference: Manipulation of the Gut Microbiota for Metabolic Health. Banff, Canada.
  • (2018). Host-Microbe Interactions on Leaves: Contributions to Plant and Ecosystem Resilience to Extreme Events and Stress Tolerance. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. New Orleans, United States.
  • (2018). Host-microorganism interactions: Who runs the show?. Microbial Ecology Speaker Series. Montréal, Canada.
  • (2018). Interactions hôte-microorganismes : Qui mène le bal?. Conférences de l'IBIS - Université Laval. Québec, Canada.
  • (2018). Interactions plante-microbiome: Qui mène le bal?. Special seminar for the Biologie Department at the Université de Sherbrooke. Sherbrooke, Canada.
  • (2018). Intestinal fungi impact the gut bacterial microbiome and elicit host immune changes related to atopy. Snyder Research Day at the University of Calgary. Calgary, Canada.
  • (2018). Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up: Which Are the Rules of Early-life Inter-Kingdom Interactions in the Gut Microbial Community?. Core Microbiome Group Seminar at the University of Calgary. Calgary, Canada.
  • (2018). Using applied microbial ecology to link plant-microbe interactions to ecosystem function. Microbial Ecology and Evolution in the Phyllosphere. Santa Barbara, United States.
  • (2017). From Plants to Microbes to Humans: A Graduate Student’s Tale. Special presentation at Dawson College. Montreal, Canada.
  • (2017). Leaf Bacterial Diversity Mediates Plant Diversity - Ecosystem Function Relationships. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, Canada.
  • (2017). Leaf Bacterial Diversity Mediates Plant Diversity – Ecosystem Function Relationships. Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution Annual Meeting. Victoria, Canada.
  • (2017). Microbiome Diversity and Ecosystem Functions: Why Diversity Matters!. Core Microbiome Group Seminar at the University of Calgary. Calgary, Canada.
  • (2016). Bactéries des feuilles de la forêt tempérée du Québec: résultats et perspectives. TRIADE Annual Meeting. La Tuque, Canada.
  • (2016). Composition et dynamiques du microbiome de la phyllosphère des arbres de la forêt tempérée. Université de Montréal Department Seminar. Montreal, Canada.
  • (2016). De la forêt à la ville: comment change le microbiome foliaire des arbres. Centre for Forest Research Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada.
  • (2016). De la forêt à la ville: comment change le microbiome foliaire des arbres. Conférence Canadienne de Foresterie Urbaine. Laval, Canada.
  • (2016). Le Microbiome Végétal. Contribution spéciale à l'Institut de Recherche en Biologie Végétale de l’UdM. Montréal, Canada.
  • (2016). Linking Tree Leaf Bacterial Communities with Plant Traits and Productivity in a Tree Biodiversity Experiment. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Fort Lauderdale, United States.
  • (2016). Plant-associated bacterial diversity impacts tree productivity in a biodiversity experiment. International Society of Microbial Ecology Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada.
  • (2016). The Tree Leaf Microbiome: Natural Forests, Controlled Experiments & Urban Environments. Interview seminar at the University of Calgary. Calgary, Canada.
  • (2016). Using DNA sequencing to assess the changes in tree leaf microbiome structure and diversity from natural forests to urban environments. Annual Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science Symposium. Montreal, Canada.
  • (2015). Identité et dynamique des communautés bactériennes des feuilles des arbres de la forêt tempérée du Québec. Centre for Forest Research Annual Meeting. Rimouski, Canada.
  • (2015). Les microbes au service de l'agriculture. Semaine sur l'environnement au Collège de l'Assomption. L'Assomption, Canada.
  • (2015). Phyllosphere Bacterial Communities of Quebec's Temperate Forest. 10th International Symposium on Phyllosphere Microbiology. Locarno, Switzerland.
  • (2014). Bactéries des feuilles de la forêt tempérée du Québec. Centre for Forest Research Annual Meeting. Montebello, Canada.
  • (2014). Phyllosphere Bacterial Communities of Quebec's Temperate Forest. Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada.

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