Research Team

Principal Investigators 

  • John MacKay, Project Leader
    Wood Professor of Forest Science, University of Oxford
    Formerly of the Department of Wood and Forest Sciences, Université Laval
    E-mail : [email protected]
  • Joerg Bohlmann, Project Leader
    Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories/ Departments of Forest Sciences and Botany,
    University of British Columbia
    E-mail : [email protected]
  • Jean Beaulieu
    Invited Professor, Department of Wood and Forest Sciences, Université Laval
  • Inanç Birol
    Associate Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Jean Bousquet
    Professor, Department of Wood and Forest Sciences, Université Laval
    E-mail : [email protected]
  • Gary Bull
    Professor, Department of Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Janice Cooke
    Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
    E-mail: j[email protected]
  • Nancy Gélinas
    Professor, Department of Wood and Forest Sciences, Université Laval
    E-mail : [email protected]
  • Nathalie Isabel
    Researcher, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada
    E-mail : [email protected]
  • Steven Jones
    Associate Director and Head Bioinformatics, Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
    E-mail : [email protected]
  • Kermit Ritland
    Professor, Department of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia
  • Armand Séguin
    Researcher, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada
  • Alvin Yanchuk
    Senior Scientist, Forest Genetics, British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations

Project Management

  • Sophie Laviolette, Co-Project Manager, Université Laval
  • Carol Ritland, Co-Project Manager, University of British Columbia
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Kate Wilczak, Administrative Assistant, University of British Columbia
    E-mail: [email protected]

Postdoctoral Research Associates 

  • Sylvie Carles
  • José Celedón
  • Trevor Doerkson
  • Emmanuel Duchateau
  • Katrin Geisler
  • Julie Godbout
  • Jill Hamilton
  • Benjamin Hornoy
  • Yu Huang
  • Chris Keeling
  • Patrick Lenz
  • Hai-Lan Liu
  • Melissa Mageroy
  • Julien Prunier
  • Tim Sexton
  • Justin Whitehill

Graduate Students
M.Sc. & Ph.D.

  • Suborna Ahmed
  • Amanda Gregoris
  • Mebarek Lamara
  • Kyle Lochhead
  • Véronique Maltais
  • Chelsea Nilausen
  • Elie Raherison
  • Christopher Roach
  • Atef Sahli
  • Kate Storey
  • Jukka-Pekka Verta

Research Assistants

  • Sylvie Blais
  • Sébastien Caron
  • Angela Chiang
  • Marie Deslauriers
  • Catherine Dhont
  • France Gagnon
  • Sébastien Gérardi
  • Isabelle Giguère
  • Marie-Claude Gros-Louis
  • Hannah Henderson
  • Sharon Jancsik
  • Walid El Kayal
  • Alfonso Lara Quesada
  • Betty Pelgas
  • Harpreet Sandhu
  • Mylène Savard
  • Agnes Yuen

Bioinformaticians

  • Sébastien Clément
  • Astrid Deschênes
  • Nima Farzaneh
  • Joel Fillon
  • Vincent Huang
  • Patricia Lavigne
  • Evan Morien
  • Anh Nguyen
  • Nathalie Pavy
  • Dominik Royko
  • Mack Yuen

Project / Facility / Lab Manager

  • Gabrielle Bouchard, Administrative Assistant, Université Laval
  • Dominique Déchène, Management Assistant, Université Laval
  • Karen Reid, Lab Manager, University of British Columbia
  • Béatrice Riché, Co-Project Manager, Université Laval
  • Sauphie Senneville, Co-Project Manager, Université Laval