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Skander Hathroubi

Ph.D in veterinary science, microbiologist and biofilm researcher

Skander Hathroubi
Santa Cruz (95064) United States (California)
Professional Status
Available soon
Open to opportunities
About Me
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.

PhD in Veterinary Science, Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal

May 2011 to September 2016
Study of micro-organisms in their natural environment. Development of techniques for culturing bacteria form biofilms. Effect of antibiotics on biofilm. Immune response towards biofilms. Phenotypic changes in biofilms cells.
GPA 3.85/4.3

Publications:

1_ Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae: Role of biofilm in pathogenicity and potential impact for vaccination development. S. Hathroubi, A. Loera, J.T. Bossé, P.R. Langford and M. Jacques. 2017. Animal Health Research Review. (Published,7:1-14)

2_ Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae biofilms induce lower response of porcine alveolar macrophages. S. Hathroubi, C. Provost, C. A. Gagnon and M. Jacques. Innate immunity
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27226465)

3_ Biofilms: Bacterial shelters against antibiotics. S. Hathroubi, M.A Mekni, P. Domenico, D. Nguyen and M. Jacques. Microbial Drug Resistance
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27214143)

4_ Surface polysaccharide mutants reveal that absence of O antigen reduces biofilm formation of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae. S. Hathroubi, M.A. Hancock, J.T. Bossé, P.R. Langford, Y.D.N Tremblay, J. Labrie and M. Jacques. 2015. Infection and Immunity

(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26483403).

5_ Sub-inhibitory concentrations of penicillin G induce biofilm formation by field isolates of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae. S. Hathroubi, S-È. Fontaine-Gosselin, Y.D.N. Tremblay, J. Labrie and M. Jacques. 2015. Vet Microbiology (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26130517).

6_ Les biofilms bactériens : leur importance en santé animale et en santé publique. Y.D.N. Tremblay, S. Hathroubi and M. Jacques. 2014. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24688172).
Details and Extracurriculars
  • Mutagenesis and characterization of biofilm mutants
  • The "viral biofilms" Out Of Context Seminar
  • Research Workshop pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamic
  • Research Workshop Viral biofilms
  • Study of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae pathogen pork biofilm

Certificate '' Bacteria biofilms in chronic infections''

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen

September 2012 to November 2012
Distinguish biofilms from planktonic bacteria both in nature and in medical related situations. Examine health care problems caused by infections involving bacterial biofilms. Design and develop biofilm models. Strategies for future research.

Training/Certification program for animal experimentation

Université de Montréal

Since September 2011
The Ethics of animal experimentation gives me the right to experiment on animals ifor laboratory research

Master Applied Microbiology, Environment and Health

Université Pierre Et Marie Curie, Paris 6, France

September 2008 to June 2010
A good understanding of microbiology ; bacteriology, virology, parasitology, environmental quality and health.
Project communication: GENOTYPIC AND PHENOTYPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF BIOFILM PRODUCTION IN PSEUDOMONAS AEROGINOSA STRAINS IN THE BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT CENTER OF TUNIS, TUNISIA
Details and Extracurriculars
  • Training the Oceanological Observatory Banyuls-sur-mer
  • Biodiversity and biotechnology to microorganisms

Bachelor of Life Sciences

Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6 France

September 2005 to June 2008
Scientific knowledge of biology and the general organisation of the animal and vegetable kingdoms as well as the functioning of organisms, from the molecular level to integrated biological systems.