Sleiman developed skills in both fields of functional genomics and computational science. He joined the MADL as a postdoctoral researcher in March 2015 after earning a PhD degree from the University of Rimouski (Canada). He worked on various projects involving bacteria transformation, human cancers, and shellfish larvae in France, Canada, and the United States. He codes a lot, uses machine learning as much as possible, and still reads PhD comics. He is a true fan of visualization applications. Presently, he is working on several projects including genomic comparison of various strains of the clam pathogen QPX, construction of functional network of QPX/clam genes from whole transcriptome sequencing, and probing of the molecular control of feeding behavior in suspension-feeding mollusks.
Tae-Jin received his PhD degree in 2015 from the University of Hong Kong. His PhD study was focused on microbial communities and their interactions in engineered environmental habitats (microbial fuel cells and anaerobic digesters) using metagenomic approaches. He joined the MADL in August 2015. His broad research interests are marine bivalves (oysters, clams and mussels)-associated microbiota and their interactions with the hosts and environments. He is currently working on oyster-associated microbes related to immune response.
Previous Postdocs and Visiting Scientists:
Dr Amelie Segarra
Dr Carmelo del Castillo
Dr Xing Jing
Dr Raul Bettencourt
Dr Selma Katalai