Levade, Inès

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Research interests: Cholera is a severe, waterborne diarrheal disease that affects millions of people each year. Recent advances in bacterial genomics have rapidly altered our understanding of the macroevolution of Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of this disease, but little is known about its short-term evolution, within households and within individuals. The goal of my research is to characterize V. cholerae genomic diversity at a spatial and temporal scale relevant to micro-epidemics, following a population genomic approach that can provide insights into the transmission and adaptation of this pathogen.

Previous research: I received my B.S. in Biochemistry and my M.S. in Anthropobiology from the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France. In March 2013, I joined the group of Ludovic Orlando, at the Centre for Geogenetics (Copenhagen, Denmark), on a 6 month internship where I worked on ancient DNA and horse conservation genomics. I started my PhD at Université de Montréal and joined the Shapiro lab in January 2014. http://www.shapirolab.ca/