Frédéric Pitre

Adjunct professor
department of biological sciences

Botanist and researcher
Montreal Botanical Garden



Plant physiology, phytotechnologies, phytoremediation, tree biology, genomics, transcriptomics, plant biochemistry.


I am a plant physiologist with a special interest in molecular tree biology. I have been working for several years to improve the end-use properties of plants for environmental applications. We are conducting studies on themes such as: soil rehabilitation using phytoremediation, carbon sequestration, the production of biofuels and bioproducts, root biology and the genetic diversity of willows.

I am also in charge of the M.Sc. seminars.

Students and staff

  • Nicolas Brereton, research assistant
    (co-supervision with Michel Labrecque)
  • Karine Delorme, Ph.D.
    (co-supervision for Karine Pedneault)
  • Noël Fagoaga, Ph.D.
    (co-supervision with Michel Labrecque)
  • Adrien Frémont, Ph.D.
    (co-supervision with Jacques Brisson)
  • Emmanuel Gonzalez, research assistant
    (co-supervision with Michel Labrecque)
  • Anna Jaffe, M.Sc.
  • Ahmed Jerbi, Ph.D.
    (co-supervision with Michel Labrecque)
  • Ariane Lafrenière, Ph.D.
  • Kymberly Newton, Ph.D.
  • Guillaume Sarrailhe, Ph.D.
    (co-supervision for Karine Pedneault)
  • Sourour Shebani, Ph.D.
    (co-supervision for Dominique Claveau Mallet)
  • Eszter Sas, Ph.D.
    (co-supervision with Michel Labrecque)
  • Kayla Tibaldo, M.Sc.


  • BIO-6009: Lectures dirigées en biologie