Curriculum

Français: CV_ILL_2019_FR

English: CV_ILL_2019

Papers

  • Laforest-Lapointe, I.& Whitaker, B. (2019) Decrypting the Phyllosphere Microbiome: Progress and Challenges. American Journal of Botany 106(2):171-173. 1002/ajb2.1229
  • Heirali, A.A., Acosta, N., Storey, D.G., Workentine, M.L., Somayaji, R., Laforest-Lapointe, I.et al.(2019) The Effects of Cycled Inhaled Aztreonam on the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Lung Microbiome. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 1016/j.jcf.2019.02.010
  • *Wallace, J., *Laforest-Lapointe, I.& Kembel, SW. (2018) Variation in the Leaf and Root Microbiome of Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) at an Elevational Range Limit. PeerJ, 6:e5293.7717/peerj.5293
  • 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. 1093/femsec/fiy115
  • Nieves-Ramírez, M., Partida-Rodríguez, O., Laforest-Lapointe, I., Reynolds, L., Brown, E., Valdez-Salazar, A., Morán Silva, P., Morien, E., Wegener-Parfrey, L., Minglian, J., Walter, J., Arrieta, M.C., Ximénez-García, C. & Finlay, B.B. (2018) Asymptomatic Intestinal Colonization with Protozoan Blastocystis is Strongly Associated with Distinct Microbiome Ecological Patterns. mSystems. 10.1128/mSystems.00007-18
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I. & M.C. Arrieta. (2018) Microbial Eukaryotes: A Missing Link in Gut Microbiome Studies. mSystems, 3:e00201-17. 1128/mSystems.00201-17
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2017) Tree Leaf Bacterial Community Structure and Diversity Differ along a Gradient of Urban Intensity. mSystems, 2(6):e00087-17. 1128/mSystems.00087-17
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I.& M.C. Arrieta. (2017) Patterns of Early-Life Gut Microbial Colonization during Human Immune Development: An Ecological Perspective. Frontiers in Immunology, 8(788), 1664-3224. 3389/fimmu.2017.00788
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Paquette, A., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2017) Leaf Bacterial Diversity Mediates Plant Diversity – Ecosystem Function Relationships. Nature, 546(7656): 145-147. 1038/nature22399
  • St-Denis, A., Kneeshaw, D., Bélanger, N., Simard, S., Laforest-Lapointe, I.& Messier, C. (2017) EM Tree Species Respond Better than AM to Forest Soil Inoculum when Planted in an Abandoned Agricultural Field. Applied Soil Ecology, 112:1-10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.12.008
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Tree Phyllosphere Bacterial Communities: Exploring the Magnitude of Intra- and Inter-Individual Variation Among Host Species. PeerJ, 4:e2367. 7717/peerj.2367
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Host Species Identity, Site and Time Drive Temperate Tree Phyllosphere Bacterial Community Structure. Microbiome, 4(1):1. 1186/s40168-016-0174-1
  • Wallace, J., Alquilue, 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(3):306-317. 5558/tfc2015-052
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Martínez-Vilalta, J. & Retana, J. (2014) Intraspecific Variation in Functional Traits Matters: Case Study of Scots Pine. Oecologia.175(4):1337-1348. 10.1007/s00442-014-2967-x

Organized Sessions/Conferences

  • Laforest-Lapointe, I.(2018) Host-Microbe Interactions on Leaves: Contributions to Plant and Ecosystem Resilience to Extreme Events and Stress Tolerance. Ecological Society of America, 4-10thof August New Orleans, USA.

Meetings with Selection Committee

  • Laforest-Lapointe, I.(2018) Host-microorganism interactions: Who runs the show? Microbial Ecology Speaker Series, 6thof December, Montréal, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2018) Dynamics of the tree leaf microbiome along a gradient of increasing anthropogenic stresses. Ecological Society of America, 7thof August, New Orleans, USA.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I. & M.C. Arrieta. (2018) Blastocystis: An Agent of Complexity for the Early-Life Gut Microbiota. Keystone Symposia Conference: Manipulation of the Gut Microbiota for Metabolic Health, 4-8thof March, Banff, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2017) Leaf Bacterial Diversity Mediates Plant Diversity – Ecosystem Function Relationships. Ecological Society of America, 11thof August, Portland, USA.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2017) Leaf Bacterial Diversity Mediates Plant Diversity – Ecosystem Function Relationships. Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution, 7thof May, Victoria, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Using DNA Sequencing to Assess the Changes in Tree Leaf Microbiome Structure and Diversity from Natural Forests to Urban Environments. Invited for the panel on Environmental DNA. Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science Symposium. 15thof December, Montreal, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) De la forêt à la ville: comment change le microbiome foliaire des arbres. Conférence Canadienne de Foresterie Urbaine, 26-29thof September, Laval, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Paquette, A., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Plant-Associated Bacterial Diversity Impacts Tree Productivity in a Biodiversity Experiment. International Society of Microbial Ecology. 22-26thof August, Montreal, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Paquette, A., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Linking Tree Leaf Bacterial Communities with Plant Traits and Productivity in a Tree Biodiversity Experiment. Ecological Society of America, 8-12thof August, Fort Lauderdale, USA.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) De la forêt à la ville: comment change le microbiome foliaire des arbres. Centre for Forest Research Annual Meeting. 2-3rdof May, Montreal, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Bactéries des feuilles de la forêt tempérée du Québec: résultats et perspectives. TRIADE Annual Meeting, 18thof February, La Tuque, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2015) Phyllosphere Bacterial Communities of Quebec’s Temperate Forest. 10th International Symposium on Phyllosphere Microbiology. 19-23rdof July, Ascona, Switzerland.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2015) Identité et dynamique des communautés bactériennes des feuilles des arbres de la forêt tempérée du Québec. Centre for Forest Research Annual Meeting. 1stof May, Rimouski, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2014) Phyllosphere Bacterial Communities of Quebec’s Temperate Forest. CSEE, 26-29thof May, Montreal, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2014) Bactéries des feuilles de la forêt tempérée du Québec. Centre for Forest Research Meeting. 29-30thof April, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I, Martinez-Vilalta, J. & Retana, J. (2013). De l’importance de la variation intraspécifique des attributs fonctionnels: le cas intrigant du Pin sylvestre. ACFAS Annual Meeting, 8thof May, Quebec, Canada.

Guest Speaker

  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., van T. Bernardes, E., McCoy, K. & Arrieta, MC. (2018) Intestinal fungi impact the gut bacterial microbiome and elicit host immune changes related to atopy. Snyder Research Day, 13thof December, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I.(2018) Host-Microbe Interactions: Who Runs the Show? Microbial Ecology Speaker Series, 6thof December, Montreal, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I.(2018) Using applied microbial ecology to link plant-microbe interactions to ecosystem function. Microbial Ecology and Evolution in the Phyllosphere, 21stof September, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I.(2018) Interactions hôte-microorganismes : Qui mène le bal? Séminaire de l’Institut de biologie intégrative et des systèmes, Québec, 31stof August.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I.(2018) Interactions plante-microbiome: Qui mène le bal? Special seminar for the Biologie Department at the Université de Sherbrooke, 9thof May.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I.& Arrieta, MC. (2018) Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up: Which Are the Rules of Early-life Inter-Kingdom Interactions in the Gut Microbial Community? Core Microbiome Group, University of Calgary (UofC), 8thof February, Calgary, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I.& Arrieta, MC. (2017) Microbiome Diversity and Ecosystem Functions: Why Diversity Matters! Core Microbiome Group, UofC, Calgary, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Composition et dynamiques du microbiome de la phyllosphère des arbres de la forêt tempérée. Université de Montréal Department Seminar, 21stof November, Montreal, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) The Tree Leaf Microbiome: Natural Forests, Controlled Experiments & Urban Environments. UofC, 15thof Nov.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Le Microbiome Végétal. Institut de Recherche en Biologie Végétale de l’UdM, 8thof Feb., Montreal, Can.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I, Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2013). Rôle des communautés microbiennes foliaires sur la santé des arbres. SIAQ Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I, Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2013). Bactéries et champignons des feuilles de la forêt tempérée naturelle et urbaine du Québec. TRIADE, La Tuque, Canada.

Outreach

  • Laforest-Lapointe, I.(2017) From Plants to Microbes to Humans: A Graduate Student’s Tale, Dawson College. 26thof January, Montreal, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I.(2016) Le microbiome urbain, Citizen committee of Arrondissement Ville-Marie, 14th of March, Montreal, Canada.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I.(2015) Les microbes au service de l’agriculture. Semaine sur l’environnement, Cégep régional de Lanaudière. 15thof April, L’Assomption, Canada.

Media

  • Laforest-Lapointe, I. (2018) Arbres et microbes: à qui la feuille? Vecteur Environnement, Réseau environnement.
  • Laforest-Lapointe, I. (2018) Microbiomes: des cités sur les feuilles. ACFAS, Découvrir.
  • Les Années Lumières (2017) Radio-Canada, 24thof December. (radio & video)
  • Top 10 découvertes scientifiques de l’année 2017 (2018) Canal Savoir, 4thof Jan. (video)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Top 10 Scientific Discoveries of 2017 in Quebec (2017)
  • Excellence Cumming School of Medicine and Alberta Children Hospital Research Institute Fellowship (2017)
  • UQAM Research Award for 2016 best student publication (2017)
  • CSEE PhD Excellence and Diversity Award (2017)
  • ISME prize for Best contribution at the 10th International Symposium on Phyllosphere Microbiology
  • FRQNT Ph.D. Scholarship (2015-2016)
  • International Collaboration Scholarship from Fonds de Recherche Nature et Technologie (2015)
  • International Internship Scholarship from the Center for Forest Research (CFR) (2015)
  • International Internship Scholarship from the Forest Complexity Modelization research group (FCM) (2015)
  • International Collaboration Scholarship from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (2015)
  • Excellence Scholarships from Biological Sciences Department at UQAM (2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016)
  • Tembec Scholarship for innovative research in forest science (2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2016-2017)
  • Excellence Scholarship for Undergraduate Biology Admission at Laval University (2010)

Experiences

  • Research collaborator Canadian Government Forest Service Agency (2016-2017)
  • Instructor Software Carpentry (2014-…)
  • Auxiliary Teaching Staff Science Projects for Primary School Teachers DDM-410A (UQAM – 2015 – 2016)
  • Auxiliary Teaching Staff Methodology for Ecologist BIO-3010 (UQAM – 2015)
  • Auxiliary Teaching Staff Field Work Training for Ecology BIO-6600 (UQAM – 2015)
  • Auxiliary Teaching Staff General Ecology BIO-3100 (UQAM – 2012-2013)
  • Auxiliary Teaching Staff Biological Data Treatment BIO-8092 (UQAM – 2013)
  • Auxiliary Teaching Staff Teaching Notions for High-School Biology BIO-1004 (UQAM – 2013)
  • NC1 & NC2 formation Biosecurity (UQAM – 2013)
  • SIMDUT formation Biosecurity (UQAM – 2013)
  • Teaching staff for ICU Mission Coeur des Sciences (UQAM – 2013)

Training

  • R
  • DADA2
  • QIIME/QIIME2
  • Python
  • Unix
  • SQL
  • Perl
  • WinBugs
  • JUMP
  • ArcGIS 10
  • SPSS (including AMOS)
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