David Charbonneau, Ph.D.


Short bio:

David received his Ph.D. in Biophysics and Cell Biology from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) in 2014, under the supervision of Professor Marc Beauregard, where he studied structural determinants of lipolytic enzyme stability using rational engineering approaches. He contributed to the development of Dieselzyme4, a stable lipase prototype engineered by directed evolution for biodiesel production, during an internship at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in the lab of Professor James U. Bowie. He then conducted postdoctoral research in the department of chemistry at Université de Montréal in the lab of Professor Joelle N. Pelletier, where in collaboration with Prof. Jean-François Masson, he worked on the development of a clinical biosensor using surface plasmon resonance (SPR). He then stay at Université de Montréal and worked with Professor Alexis Vallée-Bélisle on the development of DNA-based electrochemical aptasensors for health diagnostics.