Ph.D in veterinary science, M.sc in applied microbiology, scientist, microbiologist, microbial biofilm researcher. Currently performing my post-doctoral research at University of California Santa Cruz, focusing on survival strategies of Helicobacter pylori, with a particular focus on biofilm and genes associated with this mode of growth.
Investigating Helicobacter pylori biofilm formation and its potential role in pathogenesis in the lab of Dr. Karen Ottemann. I'm using transcriptomic and genetic approaches to identify genes associated with H. pylori biofilm growth. We also use mouse-models for H. pylori infections and imaging approaches (CSLM and SEM) to characterize the biofilm structure its components.
1. Metabolic changes associated with Helicobacter pylori biofilm. S. Hathroubi, J. Zerebinski and K. M Ottemann (in preparation for npj Biofilms and Microbiomes)
2. Helicobacter pylori biofilm involves a multi-gene stress-biased response, including a structural role for flagella. S. Hathroubi, J. Zerebinski and K. M Ottemann. 2018. mBio, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/412239.
3. Helicobacter pylori biofilm formation and its potential role in pathogenesis. S. Hathroubi, S. L. Servetas, I. Windham, D. S. Merrell, K. M Ottemann. 2018. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews. (published, doi: 10.1128/MMBR.00001-18)
# Invited speaker to 5th Workshop on bacterial and fungal biofilms, Ghent University conference Center. May 2019. Unraveling the mystery of Helicobacter pylori biofilm.
# Invited speaker to INRS-INSTITUT ARMAND-FRAPPIER October 2018. Helicobacter pylori biofilm and the unexpected role of flagella.
# Invited speaker to 2nd Technology Seminar-SandBox (UCSC_Startup incubator) September 2018. Targeting the Helicobacter pylori impenetrable biofilm.
# PBSE Research Conference 2018, Felton, California, USA. Unexpected role played by flagella during biofilm formation.
# UC Biosafety officer meeting 2018, Santa Cruz, USA. New Insights into Helicobacter pylori biofilm.
# WCBP Annual conference, 2017, Asilomar, California, USA. Novel genes associated with Helicobacter pylori biofilm growth.
# CRIPA symposium, 2016, St-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada. Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae biofilms mitigate innate immune response.
# ASM Biofilm, 2015, Chicago, USA. Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae biofilms induce lower response of porcine alveolar macrophages.
# CRIPA symposium, 2015, St-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada. Effect of sub-inhibitory concentrations of penicillin G on Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae biofilm formation.
# Phd in 180sec (3MTMC) 2014, Science on stage, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, St-Hyacinthe, Québec Canada. Best presentation 3rd prize. Rôle du biofilm dans la pathogénicité d’Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae.
# Congrès BiSP 2013, Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Rôle des polysaccharides de surface dans la formation du biofilm chez Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae.