Alexandre Trottier

  • 4425, rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal , QC

I'm currently looking for a work, preferably in health sciences. So if you found my profile interesting you or if you want any other information, don't hesitate to contact me!

I describe my self as:

  • Versatile
  • Curious
  • Determined

Some journalistic articles:

Education

Work History
Sep 2011 - May 2014

Master in Molecular Medecine

Université Laval

(Also referred as "physiology-endocrinology" depend on papers... even if both names don't say much anyway)

Sep 2013 - Dec 2014

DESS in Journalism

Université de Montréal
Sep 2008 - Apr 2011

Bachelor in Pharmacology

Université de Sherbrooke

Other involvement

Student involvement

  • External VP in 3 associations
    (4 years)
  • Implication in various comity

Sports

  • Rugby  - Vert et Or (University team)
  • Basketball, swimming, rugby and badminton (highshool / Cegep)
  • Coaching swimming and baseball clubs 

Experience

Education
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

Scientific journalist trainee

Agence-Science Presse
  • Scientific popularization
  • Writing of short and long text for the web site
  • Research and participation in a radio show
  • Redaction and strategy fo social medias (Twitter and Facebook)
Aug 2011 - Aug 2013

Master student in medicinal chemistry

Preclinical evaluation of a promising compound to treat breast cancer and endometriosis 
  • Design of many assays to evaluate our lead drug efficacy and safety
  • Evaluation of new candidate inhibitors
  • By doing so: incidental discovery of an unsuspected enzyme activator  
  • in vitro: cell culture, cell proliferation, enzyme activity, chromatography
  • in vivo: Absorption, biodistribution and mass-balance in mice
Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

Intern in radiobiology / nuclear medicine

Characterization of radiotracers TEP for detection of cancers
  • In vitro: binding assays, internalization, cell culture, etc.
  • In vivo: TEP scan imagery and biodistribution in mice
May 2010 - Aug 2010

Intern in pharmacology

Development of a triple action antidiabetic drug
  • Beginning of drug discovery process in multidisciplinary team
  • Devise various screening assays to test available compounds
  • In vitro: cell culture, transfection, luciferase assays, PCR

Apr 2009 - Aug 2009

Intern in endocrinology

Involvement of fatty acids in Polycystic Ovary Syndrom (PCOS)
  • In vitro: ELISA, RIA, Western blot, FACS, primary cell culture,
  • In vivo: work on a research platform using dogs

Awards

  • FRQS scholarship (master degree)
  • Selected for presentation at RQRM
  • CREMOGH grant (faculty)
  • FMSS grant (faculty)
  • FRQS summer grant
  • RSEQ Honour as student-Athlete

Skills

Skills

English

Between proficient and bilingual I would say

French

Advance writing and speach skills (1st language as you can guess)

Innovation / creativity

I really enjoy to try new ideas or to improve my everyday work.

Critical thinking

May even score higher... I'm really strong (obsessed?) on that point

Programming

Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS, JavaScript, VBA and Python

Informatic

Advance use of Office suit + fairly good with many software (statisitc, scraping, data analysis...) + basic infography

References and other work experience available on demand

Publications