Marie-Christine Brotherton is a PhD in molecular and cellular biology from Laval University’s Medical School in Québec.
Since a young age, she has always been passionate about infectious diseases and completed her undergraduate degree in microbiology. She then completed her graduate studies at the Infectious Disease Research Centre of the CHU de Québec Research Center. Her studies focused on drug resistance and cellular transformation from the insect stage to the human stage in the protozoan parasite Leishmania. Marie-Christine mainly used proteomics technologies to address these issues and developed protocols for the utilization of new proteomics techniques with Leishmania.
Marie-Christine is also familiar with a wide range of laboratory techniques, such as whole-genome sequencing and real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). She also collaborated with other lab members for the study of drug resistance in the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae. As drug resistance is widespread across microorganisms, these fundamental studies are essential to eventually design better treatments against these diseases. Finally, Marie-Christine has published 6 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals with the data obtained from her studies.