Sophie Breton

Sophie Breton


My research program is integrative, using approaches including molecular biology, physiology, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and evolutionary biology to address the following questions: How do new species form? How do organisms adapt to their environment? My team is particularly interested to better understand the role of mitochondria and their genomes in speciation. In this perspective, my research aims at better understand the function, structure, expression, evolution and inheritance of mitochondrial genomes, the co-adaptation of mitochondrial and nuclear genomes and the physiological mechanisms of animal adaptation to environmental conditions.

Biodiversity Bioinformatics Cell Biology Evolutionary Studies Genetics Genomics Marine Biology Molecular Biology Zoology

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Assistant professor

University of Montreal
September 2012
Evolutionary biology and physiology