MSc Student / Evolutionary systems biology
e-mail: david.jordan.2 [at] ulaval.ca
I grew up in Lac-Beauport and Gatineau and obtained a DEC in Natural Sciences at Cégep de l’Outaouais in 2016. Afterwards, I began a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology at Université de Sherbrooke. During this, I completed three internships, including one in Halle (Saale) in Germany, organised by the German government organization DAAD and funded by Mitacs. I also had the chance to work for over a year in Pr. Sébastien Rodrigue’s laboratory , on the use of conjugative plasmids to combat antibiotic resistance in the gut microbiota. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in December 2019, and started the new decade with a Master’s in the Landry Lab.
My main goal is to better understand protein interactions, and the dynamics of these. In general, protein-protein interactions are relatively weak. This seems to be an evolutionarily conserved restriction, and I would like to figure out why this is so. To do so, I will study the SH3 domain of Sho1 and its binding of Pbs2.