David Jordan

MSc Student / Evolutionary systems biology
e-mail:
david.jordan.2 [at] ulaval.ca

Biography

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.

 

Research interests

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.

Publications

Neil K, Allard N, Jordan D, Rodrigue S. Assembly of large mobilizable genetic cargo by double recombinase operated insertion of DNA (DROID). Plasmid Volume 104, July 2019, 102419.