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Michel Cusson

Research Scientist, Insect Physiology and Biochemistry
Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Qu├ębec, Quebec, G1V 4C7

Tel.: (418) 648-3944


Research activities:

Whether indigenous or exotic, insect pests continually create new challenges in terms of forest protection, and so it is appropriate to assess the potential of genomics and biotechnologies as tools for developing effective, acceptable, environmentally friendly solutions to the various problems caused by harmful insects.

Main insect pests studied:

Occasionally, we also use experimental models that are not of forest pests, because the latter are sometimes not all that suitable for a rapid assessment of some hypotheses.

Natural enemies studied:

Adjunct professor at (i) the Département de biochimie, de microbiologie et de bio-informatique and (ii) the Département de microbiologie-infectiologie et immunologie of Université Laval.

Collaborators from CFS


Degree in biology from the Université de Sherbrooke (1981), master’s degree in pest management from Simon Fraser University (1985), and Ph.D. in biology from Université Laval (1989). Postdoctoral training at the University of Toronto (laboratory of Professor Stephen S. Tobe)(1989-1991).


Canadian Forest Service research projects