Yan Boucher

Principal Investigator
yboucher[at]ualberta[dot]ca


UofA Biological Sciences
CIFAR-IMB
ResearchGate

Yan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta and a Fellow of the Integrated Microbial Biodiversity (IMB) Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). He holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Université Laval and obtained his Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Dalhousie University. He then moved to Australia to study mobile genetic elements as a Macquarie University Research Fellow before going to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Merck-MIT Computational and Systems Biology Fellow.


Tania Nasreen

Ph.D. candidate
September 2012 - present
tnasreen[at]ualberta[dot]ca


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ResearchGate

Tania obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her work involves the characterization of the niches of a major lineage of Vibrio cholerae (O1 and O139 serogroup) and the development of on-site molecular detection and quantification of toxigenic and non-toxigenic V. cholerae and Vibrio metoecus.


Fabini Orata

Ph.D. candidate
September 2012 - present
orata[at]ualberta[dot]ca


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Fabini has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of the Philippines. He studies the extent of gene exchange by horizontal gene transfer in closely-related bacteria, Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio metoecus.


Tareq Islam

Ph.D. student
September 2015 - present
mislam[at]ualberta[dot]ca


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ResearchGate

Tareq has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. His principal project is on the ecology and epidemiology of Vibrio cholerae in Bangladesh.


Nora Hussain

M.Sc. student
September 2017 - present
nahussai[at]ualberta[dot]ca


ResearchGate

Nora graduated with a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the University of Alberta. Her current project involves the screening for the presence and functionality of possible type VI secretion systems in certain strains of Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio metoecus by running competition assays.

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Kevin Liang

M.Sc. student
September 2017 - present
kliang[at]ualberta[dot]ca


ResearchGate

Kevin holds a B.Sc. in Bioinformatics from the University of Alberta. He is currently working on a core genome multilocus sequencing typing scheme for Vibrio cholerae by analyzing over 900 whole-genome sequences.


Ben Jones

Undergraduate student
July 2017 - present
btjones[at]ualberta[dot]ca


For his BIOL 398 project, Ben is exploring the salt tolerance range of a set of globally isolated Vibrio cholerae strains to see if there are any preferences for salinity concentrations and to determine salt tolerance limits at the strain level.