I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University and I lead a population genomics research group within a mission-oriented multidisciplinary Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) program covering all facets of genomic medicine ( I was previously Postdoctoral Researcher within the McGill CERC Program in genomic medicine advised by Dr Vincent Mooser. Before that, I was a FRQS Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York. I worked at the New York Genome Center with Joseph K. Pickrell (now at Gencove) and Tuuli Lappalainen, and also with Adam Auton (now at 23andMe) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I received my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Université de Montréal, M.Sc. in Experimental Medicine (option Population Genetics) from Université Laval, and B.Sc. in Anthropology from Université de Montréal. My research in the field of human population genetics addresses questions of broad interest in evolutionary biology, genomic medicine and biomedical sciences. My expertise spans population scale computational analysis, data collection to methods development.



  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, 2020-2022 Advisor: Dr. Vincent Mooser
  • FRQS* Postdoctoral Fellow, New York Genome Center, New York, 2015-2019 Advisors: Joseph K. Pickrell and Tuuli Lappalainen
  • FRQS* Postdoctoral Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, 2014-2015 Advisor: Adam Auton

* Fellowship awarded by Les Fonds de la recherche Québec – Santé (FRQS)


  • Ph.D. Molecular Biology (Mention of excellence), Université de Montréal, 2014 Thesis: Genetic and Demographic Ramifications of the Quebec Founder Effect (link) Advisors: Damian Labuda and Hélène Vézina
  • M.Sc. (Honors) Population Genetics – Experimental Medicine, Université Laval, 2006 Advisors: Hélène Vézina and Bernard Brais
  • Minor Biological Sciences, Université de Montréal, 2004
  • B.Sc. (Honors) Anthropology , Université de Montréal, 2003


  • FRQS Postdoctoral Fellowship for parental leave, 2018-2019
  • FRQS Postdoctoral Fellowship, FRQS, 2015-2018
  • FRQS Doctoral Scholarship extension for parental leave, 2011-2012
  • FRQS Doctoral Scholarship, 2009-2011
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC-CRSH), Doctoral Scholarship (declined), 2009-2010
  • Justine Prize, CHU Sainte-Justine (CR-CHUSJ), 2010
  • Research Excellence Award, CHU Sainte-Justine and Star Foundation 2009