Celine M.
Levesque
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Celine Levesque
Main Appointments

Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry 

Canada Research Chair in Oral Microbial Genetics

Cross Appointments

Honorary Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Email
Celine.Levesque@dentistry.utoronto.ca
Phone
416-864-8232

Dr. Levesque’s research improves our understanding of how biofilm infections are resistant to treatment. By targeting the cell-to-cell communication system of the bacteria, Dr. Levesque is developing novel strategies to treat chronic infectious diseases. 

Research & Clinical Specialties
Distinctions

Canada Research Chair (CIHR Tier 2) in Oral Microbial Genetics (2016 – 2021)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Grant Holder (2013 – 2018)

Profiled in American Men and Women of Science (2016 - present)

Editorial Board Member, Molecular Oral Microbiology journal (2016 - present)

Profiled in Who's Who in the World  (2013 – present)

Canada Research Chair (CIHR Tier 2) in Oral Microbial Genetics (2011 – 2016)

Select Publications

Dufour D, Villemin C, Perry JA, Lévesque CM. 2016. Escape from the competence state in Streptococcus mutans is governed by the bacterial population density. Mol. Oral Microbiol. 31, 501-514.

Leung V, Dufour D, Lévesque CM. 2015. Death and survival in Streptococcus mutans: differing outcomes of a quorum-sensing signaling peptide. Front. Microbiol. 6, article 1176.

Leung V, Ajdic D, Koyanagi S, and Lévesque CM. 2015. The formation of Streptococcus mutans persisters induced by the quorum-sensing peptide pheromone is affected by the LexA regulator. J. Bacteriol. 197, 1083-1094.