Paul De Koninck, lab director

  • Professor, Département de Biochimie, Microbiologie et Bio-Informatique, Université Laval
  • Director, Cellular and Molecular Division, CERVO Brain Research Center
  • Director, Biophotonics Graduate Programs, Université Laval
  • Publications

Francine Nault, lab manager

Mado Lemieux, research associate


PhD students:

Kapil Sehgal

  • Co-supervised with Mario Methot
  • Role of calpain in synaptic signaling and remodeling
  • Publications

Theresa Wiesner

  • Co-supervised with Flavie Lavoie Cardinal
  • Synaptic remodeling at the nanoscale
  • Publications

Andréanne Deschênes

  • Co-supervised with Flavie Lavoie Cardinal

MSc students:

Pierre-Luc Ayotte-Nadeau

  • Co-supervised with Flavie Lavoie-Cardinal
  • Nanoparticle-assisted optical stimulation of synapses
  • Publications

Vincent Boily

  • Impact of microbiota on zebrafish brain circuit function

Anthony Bilodeau

  • Co-supervised with Flavie Lavoie-Cardinal
  • Development of deep-learning methods for optical nanoscopy image analysis
  • Publications

Valérie Pineau Noël 

  • Co-supervised with Daniel Côté
  • Development of optical system for rapid whole brain imaging in zebrafish


Undergraduate Students:

Radu Turcitu

  • Impact of the gut microbiota on zebrafish behavior

Emilie Alexander

  • Development of molecular tools to investigate Netrin-1 signaling


Exchange Students:

Siti Samiya Issihaka

  • Master, Biologie Intégrative et Physiologie, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
  • Role of the gut microbiota on the development of the dopaminergic system in zebrafish

View list of former lab members


Our research endeavors are made possible by the following agencies:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT)Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - Conseil de recherche en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG)innovation.caHuman Frontier Science ProgramCanada First Research Excellence FundSentinelle Nord