Karine Villeneuve -  PhD student

Microbial communities in groundwater from the Quebec region

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Karine obtained her bachelor's degree in environmental studies at the University of Sherbrooke. Passionate about plants and microorganisms, she then decided to start a second bachelor's degree, this time in biology at the University of Quebec in Montreal, where she met Dr. Lazar.  

Karine thus joined the Lazar lab where she works on the characterization of ultra-small bacterial communities in aquifers. This study aims in particular to understand how the structure of the community varies according to seasons. A second axis of his project aims to follow the spatial migration of microorganisms in aquifers from the recharge zone (surface) to the discharge zone (resurgence). A third axis of his project focuses on the temporal succession of microbial communities in groundwater.