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The Aubin-Horth Lab, Fall 2017

Members of the Aubin-Horth Lab present at the Institute of Integrative and Systems biology in the Fall of 2017
Nadia, Hélène, Chloé, Verônica, Caroline, Marie-Pier, Marie-France

Members of the lab

P.I.

Nadia Aubin-Horth

  • Full professor, 2016-present
  • Associate professor, Département de Biologie, Université Laval, 2012-2016
  • Assistant professor, Département de Biologie, Université Laval, 2009-2012
  • Assistant professor, Département de Sciences Biologiques, Université de Montréal, 2006-2009
  • Post-doc: Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • PhD: Université Laval (Quebec, QC, Canada)
  • M.Sc.: Université de Montréal (Montreal, QC, Canada)
Twitter: naubinhorth
Email: Nadia.Aubin-Horth (a) bio.ulaval.ca

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Post-doctoral fellows

Hélène Martin

  • Post-doctoral fellow: Fall 2017-present (supervised by Christian Landry, co-supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Comparative genomics of the cestode "Schistocephalus solidus"


Caroline Côté

  • Post-doctoral fellow: Winter 2016-present
Evaluating the efficiency of a waste water treatment method
  • In collaboration with Northern Watertek

Graduate students

Team stickleback

Chloé Berger

  • PhD: Fall 2015-present, Université Laval (supervised by Nadia Aubin-Horth)
The molecular cross-talk between parasitised sticklebacks and their parasitic cestode Schistocephalus solidus
  • In collaboration with Leonard Foster

Verônica Alves

  • MSc: Fall 2017-present, Université Laval (supervised by Nadia Aubin-Horth)
The functional role of IMPASE1 and inositol in behaviour alteration in sticklebacks infected by the cestode Schistocephalus solidus

Team cichlids

Cecilia Wikström

  • PhD: Summer 2012-present, University of Bern (supervised by Barbara Taborsky, co-supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Genomics of behavioural reprogramming by the early rearing social environment in a cooperatively breeding cichlid.

Team poecilid

Julie Gibelli

  • Ph.D. internship: summer 2015 (supervised by Frédérique Dubois, internship supervised by Nadia Aubin-Horth)
Learning in males with alternative reproductive tactics in the sailfin molly

Team Chemistry

Sarah-Ève Gélinas

  • M.Sc: Fall 2016-present (supervised by André Lajeunesse, co-supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Using forensic chemistry to study the efficiency of a novel waste-water treatment

Undergraduate research assistants

B.Sc. thesis ("initiation à la recherche", 2-semester research internship)

Marie-Pier Brochu

  • Research thesis: Fall 2017 - present (supervised by Nadia Aubin-Horth)
Brain gene expression biomarkers of S. solidus infection in the threespine sticklebacks

Alumni

Post-doctoral fellows

Adam Reddon

  • 2016-2017, McGill University(supervised by Simon Reader, co-supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Neuroendocrine correlates of the evolution of sociality in the Trinidad guppy

Connie O'Connor

  • 2011-2015, McMaster University (supervised by Sigal Balshine, co-supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Evolution of sociality in African cichlids

Marie-Hélène Deschamps

  • 2010-2014, Université Laval (supervised by Grant Vandenberg,co-supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Effects of diet phosphorus content on skeletal development in rainbow trout

Carole Di-Poi

  • 2009-2010, Université Laval (supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Intra- and inter-population variability of behaviour, the molecular stress response network, and the serotonergic, adrenergic and dopaminergic pathways, in threespine stickleback from marine and freshwater populations.

Graduate students

Claudia Kasper

  • PhD: Fall 2012-present, University of Bern (supervised by Barbara Taborsky, co-supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Genetic basis of cooperation in Neolamprologus pulcher
  • In collaboration with Mathias Kölliker

Pierre-Marc Constantin

  • M. Sc.: Fall 2013-Fall 2017, INRS-ETE (supervised by Normand Bergeron, co-supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Analyse du comportement de nage de l'omble de fontaine (Salvelinus fontinalis) dans les ponceaux routiers et forestiers

Lucie Grecias

  • PhD: Fall 2013-Fall 2017, Université Laval (supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
The molecular underpinning of behaviour variation in sticklebacks parasitised with the cestode Schistocephalus solidus
  • In collaboration with Iain Barber

François-Olivier Gagnon-Hébert

  • PhD: Winter 2013-winter 2017, Université Laval (supervised by N. Aubin-Horth, co-supervised by Christian Landry)
Ecological genomics of host behaviour manipulation by a parasite
  • In collaboration with Iain Barber and Martin Kalbe

Laurence Deneault-Tremblay

  • M. Sc.: 2013-2016, ISMER (supervised by Céline Audet, co-supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Effects of maternal stress on offspring survival and growth in brook trout

Sergio Cortez Ghio

  • M. Sc.: 2013-2015, Université Laval (supervised by N. Aubin-Horth, co-supervised by Céline Audet)
Maternal stress effects on offspring learning, memory and behaviour in brook trout

Chloé Berger

Master 2 internship:Winter 2015, Université Laval (supervised by Nadia Aubin-Horth)

Behavioural ecotoxicology in threespine stickleback: effects of fluoxetine and benzodiazepine on boldness, exploration and feeding

Kléo Carrier

  • M.Sc.: 2010-2012, Université Laval (supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Stress in a group of captive Mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx): behavioural effects of enrichment and visitor traffic. Collaboration with Patrick Paré, Zoo de Granby
  • Thesis: Effets comparatifs de l’enrichissement sur le comportement d’un groupe de mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) captifs en lien avec les conditions d’achalandage humain.

Jennyfer Lacasse

  • M.Sc: 2010-2012, Université Laval (supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Morphological, behavioural and molecular divergence between two freshwater threespine stickleback populations living in contrasting predatory environments.
  • Thesis: Divergence chez deux populations lacustres d’épinoches à trois épines juvéniles du québec : variations morphologiques, comportementales et neuroendocriniennes

Matthew Morris

  • M.Sc: 2009-2011, University of Calgary (supervised by Sean Rogers,co-supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Plasticity of gene expression for thermally stable and variable populations of threespine stickleback.
  • Thesis: The Evolution of Thermally-Induced Plasticity in the Molecular Phenotype of Marine and Freshwater Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Caitlin Friesen

  • M.Sc: 2009-2011, McGill University (supervised by Lauren Chapman,co-supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Reproduction under low dissolved oxygen in an African cichlid
  • Thesis: The effect of hypoxia on reproductive processes in the African cichlid Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoria.

Martin Cuddy

  • M.Sc: 2008-2011, McGill University (Supervised by Rudiger Krahe, co-supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Hormonal control of electrocommunication in Apteronotus leptorhynchus during stimulated seasonal breeding
  • Thesis: Modulations in electrocommunication behaviour and non-invasively measured 11-ketotestosterone during cue-induced seasonal breeding in the weakly electric fish, Apteronotus leptorhynchus

Sophie St-Cyr

  • M.Sc: 2007-2011, Université de Montréal (supervised by N. Aubin-Horth)
Genomics of Dominance Rank Ascension in Wild Females of a Highly Social Fish. Collaboration with Sigal Balshine, McMaster University
  • Thesis: Profil et déterminant comportemental, physiologique et hormonal de l’ascension à la dominance en milieu naturel chez les femelles d’une espèce de poisson hautement sociale

Visiting graduate students

Linda Tschirren

  • Fall 2010
  • M. Sc. University of Bern (supervised by Barbara Taborsky)
The life-long molecular consequences of early social environment manipulation in a social species

Adam Reddon

  • Spring 2011
  • Ph.D. McMaster University (supervised by Sigal Balshine)
Nonapeptides and personality in a social african cichlid


B.Sc. thesis ("initiation à la recherche", 2-semester research internship, U. Laval)

Julie Valentin

  • Microbiology BSc Projet de Recherche I: Fall 2016

Antoine Boudreau Leblanc

  • Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Chloé Berger

  • Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Annie Clavet

  • Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Sébastien Mercier

  • Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Sarah Caron

  • Summer 2012-Fall 2012

Sergio Cortez Ghio

  • Winter 2012-Fall 2012

Gabrièle Deslongchamps

  • Fall 2010-Winter 2011

Andréanne Vachon

  • Fall 2010-Winter 2011

Undergraduate research assistants

Frédéric Bégin

  • Research assistant: Summer 2016

Marion Lechable

  • Internship for Certificat en Biotechnologie, Université Laval: Summer 2016

Damien Boivin-Delisle

  • Research assistant: summer 2016

Laurence Goulet

Internship for BSc Biological Sciences, UQAM: summer 2016

Marianne Caouette

  • Research assistant: summer 2014 & winter 2015

Noémie Leduc

  • Research assistant: summer 2014

Antoine Boudreau Leblanc

  • Research assistant: summer 2014

Emmanuelle Bahl

  • Internship for College diploma in biotechnology technic: summer 2013

Sergio Cortez Ghio

  • Lab manager: Fall 2012, Winter 2013
  • Research assistant: summer 2012

Antoine Godefroid

  • Internship for Certificat en Biotechnologie, Université Laval: summer 2012

Florence Gérin

  • Internship for DUT, Université St-Étienne: summer 2012

Romain Arquillière

  • Internship for Certificat en Biotechnologie, Université Laval: summer 2011

Violette Maurus

  • Internship for DUT génie biologique, Université de Quimper: summer 2011

Felipe Marquez

  • Internship for Certificat en Biotechnologie, Université Laval: summer 2011

Éliane Lemelin

  • Research assistant: summer 2010

Jean-Sébastien Berthelot

  • Research assistant: summer 2010

Nancy Diplo

  • Research assistant: summer 2010
  • Internship for Certificat en Biotechnologie, Université Laval: summer 2010

Clémence Meunier

  • Research assistant: summer 2009

Jennyfer Lacasse

  • research assistant: summer 2009

Virginie Jacquemin

  • Research assistant: winter 2009

Marilou Deschênes

  • Lab manager: Fall 2008-winter 2009
  • Research assistant: summer 2008

Sophie Cloutier

  • Research assistant: summer 2009
  • Research assistant: winter 2009
  • Research assistant: summer 2008

B. Sc. honor student (Université de Montréal)

Sophie Cloutier

  • fall 2008-winter 2009
The stress molecular network correlates with a behavioural syndrome in wild threespine sticklebacks

NSERC USRA undergraduate research assistant

Martine Mallette

  • summer 2009
Separation stress, cooperation and memory in monogamous zebra finches couples (with Frédérique Dubois, U de Montréal)

Sophie Wojcik

  • summer 2008
The AVT axis and dominance in Astatotilapia burtoni (with Hans Hofmann, U. of Texas at Austin)

Sophie St-Cyr

  • summer 2007
Role of AVT and testosterone in dominance, territoriality and breeding in Neolamprologus pulcher

Initiation à la recherche (1 semester, Université de Montréal)

Sophie Lanahan-Tremblay

  • summer 2009

Helen Marin

  • summer 2009

Jennyfer Lacasse

  • winter 2009

Simonne Harvey-Lavoie

  • winter 2009

Nicolas Suter

  • winter 2009

Cyril Berbari

  • winter 2009

Virginie Jacquemin

  • Fall 2008

Jean-François Marsan-Paquin

  • Fall 2008

Gabrielle Nguyen

  • Fall 2008

Visitors

Susan Marsh-Rollo

  • Winter 2012
  • Senior Research Assistant, Balshine lab, McMaster University
Evolution of social behavior in African cichlids

Valentina Tronci

  • Summer 2011
  • Senior Research Assistant, Lars Ebbesson lab, Uni Environment, Uni Research AS
Neuromolecular response to stress in hatchery Atlantic salmon


Research associate

Carole Leblond

  • winter 2009
Welfare in aquaculture

Lab pictures

Aubin-Horth Lab - Fall 2016

The Aubin-Horth Lab, Fall 2016

Chloé, Nadia, François-Olivier, Lucie, Julie & Caroline


Aubin-Horth Lab - Summer 2016

The Aubin-Horth Lab, Summer 2016

Members of the Aubin-Horth Lab present at the Institute of Integrative and Systems biology in Summer 2016
Marion, Chloé, Lucie, François-Olivier, Nadia, Frédéric and Caroline
Missing on picture: Laurence Goulet and Damien Boivin-Delisle


Aubin-Horth Lab - Summer 2015

The Aubin-Horth Lab, Summer 2015

Nadia, Chloé, Lucie, François-Olivier, Claudia & Julie

Aubin-Horth Lab - Summer 2014

The Aubin-Horth Lab, Summer 2014

Antoine, Lucie, Marianne, François-Olivier, Nadia, Noémie & Sergio

Aubin-Horth Lab - Fall 2013

The Aubin-Horth Lab in Fall 2013

Lucie Grecias (PhD student), François-Olivier Hébert (PhD student), Nadia Aubin-Horth & Sergio Cortez Ghio (M. Sc. thesis)
Absent on picture: Cecilia Winkström and Claudia Kasper(PhDs with Barbara Taborsky at University of Bern), Pierre-Marc Constantin (M. Sc with Normand Bergeron at INRS-ETE), Laurence Deneault-Tremblay (M. Sc with Celine Audet at UQAR), Connie O'Connor (Postdoctoral fellow with Sigal Balshine at McMaster University) and Marie-Hélène Deschamps (Postdoctoral fellow with Grant Vandenberg at Laval University)

Aubin-Horth Lab - Summer 2012

The Aubin-Horth Lab in Summer 2012

Florence Gerin ( French DUT summer intern), Nadia Aubin-Horth, Sergio Cortez Ghio (BSc thesis and summer research assistant), Antoine Godefroid (Biotechnology certificate summer intern)
Absent on picture: Kléo Carrier (M. Sc.), Cecilia Winkström (PhD with Barbara Taborsky at University of Bern), Connie O'Connor (Postdoctoral fellow with Sigal Balshine at McMaster University) and Marie-Hélène Deschamps (Postdoctoral fellow with Grant Vandenberg at Laval University)

Aubin-Horth Lab - Summer 2011

The Aubin-Horth Lab in Summer 2011

Nadia Aubin-Horth, Romain Arquillière (summer intern), Violette Maurus (summer intern), Jennyfer Lacasse (M. Sc.), Kléo Carrier (M. Sc.), Felipe Marquez (summer intern)
Absent on picture: Caitlin Friesen (M. Sc with Lauren Chapman at McGill), Matthew Morris (M. Sc. with Sean Rogers at University of Calgary), Mathilde Bessert (PhD with Barbara Taborsky at University of Bern) and Marie-Hélène Deschamps (Postdoctoral fellow with Grant Vandenberg at Laval University)

Aubin-Horth Lab - December 2010

The Aubin-Horth Lab in December 2010

One last experiment on December 17th
Andréanne Vachon (B.Sc. thesis), Jennyfer Lacasse (M. Sc.), Marilou Deschênes (M. Sc., co-supervised by Dany Garant at Université de Sherbrooke), Nadia Aubin-Horth, Linda Tschirren (Visitor from University of Bern), Gabrièle Deslongchamps (B. Sc. thesis)
Absent on picture: Sophie St-Cyr (M. Sc.), Kléo Carrier (M. Sc.), Caitlin Friesen (M. Sc with Lauren Chapman at McGill) and Matthew Morris (M. Sc. with Sean Rogers at University of Calgary)

Aubin-Horth Lab - Summer 2010

The Aubin-Horth Lab in June 2010

Members of the Aubin-Horth Lab present at the Institute of Integrative and Systems biology in Summer 2010
Nancy Diplo (Biotechnology summer intern), Marilou Deschênes (M. Sc., co-supervised by Dany Garant at Université de Sherbrooke), Carole Di-Poï (Post-doc fellow), Jennyfer Lacasse (M. Sc.), Éliane Lemelin (B. Sc. research assistant and Biochemistry research project), Kléo Carrier (M. Sc., co-supervised by Julie Séguin at Granby Zoo), Nadia Aubin-Horth (P.I.), Jean-Sébastien Berthelot (B. Sc. research assistant).
Absent on picture: Sophie St-Cyr (M. Sc.), Caitlin Friesen (M. Sc with Lauren Chapman at McGill) and Matthew Morris (M. Sc. with Sean Rogers at University of Calgary)
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