Canada Research Chair in Oral Microbial Genetics
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
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.
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)
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.