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Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe

Professeur-e- d’université | UdeS - Université de Sherbrooke

Principal secteur de recherche ou d'activité

Sciences naturelles, mathématiques et génie

Mes intérêts de recherche

Écologie microbienne Dynamique des écosystèmes terrestres Biodiversité - fonctionnement des écosystèmes Microbiologie Statistiques Bioinformatique Interactions hôte-microorganismes

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  • 2007 - 2010
    Université Laval
    Baccalauréat | Biologie
    Canada
  • 2010 - 2011
    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    Maîtrise | Écologie terrestre et gestion de la biodiversité
    Espagne
  • 2012 - 2017
    Université du Québec à Montréal
    Doctorat | Biologie
    Canada

Mes publications

  1. DeBellis, T., Laforest-L., I., et al. Regional variation drives differences in bacterial and fungal communities associated with sugar maple (Acer saccharum) leaves and roots across a latitudinal range. (In review, Ecology ECY21-0656)
  2. Perreault, R. & Laforest-L., I. (2021) Plant-microbe interactions in the phyllosphere: Facing Challenges of the Anthropocene. ISME J. 10.1038/s41396-021-01109-3
  3. Partida-Rodriguez, O., Nieves-Ramírez, M., Laforest-L., I., et al. (2021) Exposure to parasitic protists and helminths changes the intestinal community structure of bacterial microbiota but not of eukaryotes in a cohort of mother-child binomial from a semi-rural setting in Mexico. mSphere, 10.1128/mSphere.00083-21.
  4. Mahdavi, M., Laforest-L., I. & Massé, E. (2021) Preventing colorectal cancer through prebiotics. Microorganisms 9(6):1325, 10.3390/microorganisms9061325.
  5. Klancic, T., Laforest-L., I., et al. (2021) Concurrent Prebiotic Intake Reverses Insulin Resistance Induced by Early-Life Pulsed Antibiotic in Rats. Biomedicines, 9(1):66, 10.3390/biomedicines9010066.
  6. Laforest-L., I., […], Azad, M.B. & Arrieta, M.C. (2021) Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy is associated with infant gut microbiota and metabolic modifications and increased infant body mass index. Gut Microbes, 13:1, 1-15, 10.1080/19490976.2020.1857513.
  7. Van Tilburg Bernardes, E., Pettersen, V.K., Gutierrez, M.W., Laforest-L., I., et al. (2020) Contribution of fungal microbiome to intestinal physiology, early-life immune development and mucosal inflammation in mice. Nature Communications, 11:2577 10.1038/s41467-020-16431-1.
  8. Heirali, A.A., Thornton, T., […] Laforest-L., I. et al. (2020) Inhaled tobramycin’s effect on the respiratory microbiome and association with clinical response in adults with cystic fibrosis. Thorax 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2019-214191
  9. Klancic, T., Laforest-L., I., et al. (2020) Prebiotic oligofructose prevents antibiotic-induced obesity risk and improves metabolic and gut microbiota profiles in rat dams and offspring. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 64(16):2000288. 10.1002/mnfr.202000288
  10. Laforest-L., I. & Whitaker, B. (2019) Decrypting the Phyllosphere Microbiome: Progress and Challenges. American Journal of Botany, 106(2):171-173. 10.1002/ajb2.1229
  11. Heirali, A.A., Acosta, N., […] Laforest-L., I., et al. (2019) The Effects of Cycled Inhaled Aztreonam on the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Lung Microbiome. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 10.1016/j.jcf.2019.02.010
  12. *Wallace, J., *Laforest-L., I. & Kembel, SW. (2018) Variation in the Leaf and Root Microbiome of Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) at an Elevational Range Limit. PeerJ, 6:e5293. 10.7717/peerj.5293
  13. Ruiz-Gonzalez, C. Lapierre, E., Laforest-L., I. et al. (2018) Soils Associated to Different Tree Communities do not Elicit Predictable Responses in Lake Bacterial Community Structure and Function. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 10.1093/femsec/fiy115
  14. Nieves-Ramírez, M., Partida-Rodríguez, O., Laforest-L., I., et al. (2018) Asymptomatic Intestinal Colonization with Protozoan Blastocystis sp. is Strongly Associated with Distinct Microbiome Ecological Patterns. mSystems. 10.1128/mSystems.00007-18
  15. Laforest-L., I. & M.C. Arrieta. (2018) Microbial Eukaryotes: A Missing Link in Gut Microbiome Studies. mSystems, 3:e00201-17. 10.1128/mSystems.00201-17
  16. Laforest-L., 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. 10.1128/mSystems.00087-17
  17. Laforest-L., 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. 10.3389/fimmu.2017.00788
  18. Laforest-L., I., Paquette, A., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2017) Leaf Bacterial Diversity Mediates Plant Diversity – Ecosystem Function Relationships. Nature, 546(7656): 145-147. 10.1038/nature22399
  19. St-Denis, A., Kneeshaw, D., Bélanger, N., Simard, S., Laforest-L., I. & Messier, C. (2017) Species-specific responses to forest soil inoculum in planted trees in an abandoned agricultural field. Applied Soil Ecol, 112:1-10.10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.12.008
  20. Laforest-L., 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. 10.7717/peerj.2367
  21. Laforest-L., I., Messier, C. & Kembel, SW. (2016) Host Species Identity, Site and Time Drive Temperate Tree Phyllosphere Bacterial Community Structure. Microbiome, 4(1):1. 10.1186/s40168-016-0174-1
  22. Wallace, J., […], Laforest-L., I., et al. (2015) Present Forest Management Structures and Policies in Temperate Forests of Mexico: Challenges and Prospects for Unique Tree Species Assemblages. Forestry Chronicle, 91(3):306-317. 10.5558/tfc2015-052
  23. Laforest-L., 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

Mes prix et distinctions

  • 2017
    Top 10 Découvertes Scientifiques de 2017 Québec Science
  • 2017
    Prix Recherche UQAM pour la meilleure publication étudiante
  • 2017
    Prix Excellence Doctorale de la Société Canadienne d'Écologie et d’Évolution (CSEE)
  • 2018
    Meilleure présentation postdoctorale, Snyder Institue
  • 2015
    Prix de la meilleure contribution de l’International Society of Microbial Ecology

Mes affiliations

  • Université de Sherbrooke