I am a faculty member of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Québec at Montréal (UQAM) since 1991. I am specialized in RNA viruses (retroviruses, arteriviruses) and vaccine development. I hold DVM and PhD degrees from Université de Montréal. I have completed postdoctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland (USA), and at the National Laboratory of Immunology in Ottawa (Canada) through fellowships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Thereafter, I held a research scholarship from the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec from 1990 to 2002, while occupying my professor position at UQAM. I also have obtained a MBA degree from Sherbrooke University in 2001. In addition to my commitment in serving on grant review committees and as reviewer for various scientific journals, I have served on the editorial board of "Veterinary Research" from 1994 to 2009. I also have been appointed "Lead Guest Editor" for a special issue on arteriviruses that appeared in March 2014 in the journal "BioMed Research International".