Joan Laur, new botanist

In the process of implementing the Pathway to Phytotechnologies at the Botanical Garden, a new half-time position of botanist has been created. We are happy to announce that this new position has been filled by Joan Laur.

Joan obtained her Ph.D. degree from the University of Alberta in 2014, having researched the physiological processes involved in the absorption of water by plants. She has then pursued postdoctoral studies in the Phytology department at Université Laval, then with us at the IRBV thanks to a postdoctoral grant from the Fonds de Recherche Québécois Nature et Technologies FRQNT.

The committe in charge of hiring a candidate for this position was impressed with the excellence of Joan’s resumé. She will contribute to the development of the Pathway to Phytotechnologies et will be a stimulating addition of the research teams of the Botanical Garden, Space for Life and the IRBV.

A warm welcome to Joan!