Nathalie Rose Le François

Title of project:  Patterns of genetic diversity of Gammarus oceanicus

Biography:  Nathalie R. Le François (Ph.D. Oceanography 1998) is a researcher at the live collections and research division of the Biodôme de Montréal/Espace pour la vie since 2009 and associate professor at Université du Québec à Rimouski and Université Laval.     Her research focuses on cold-water fish conservation physiology and aquaculture (wolffishes and salmonids), aquatic bioremediation processes, zootechnics and aquatic life support systems.  She is also a scientific collaborator in a United States Antarctic Program project studying the effect of climate change on the embryonic stages of Antarctic fish species such as the blackfin icefish and the bullhead notothen.