Dr. Marc Bergeron first obtained B.Sc. degrees in Microbiology and Biology from Université Laval, Canada, followed by a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Sciences from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada, studying the evolutionary ecology of fish parasite assemblages. Following an invertebrate pathology internship at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, Dr. Bergeron returned to Université Laval where he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology/Immunology, working on murine immune responses to Trypanosoma cruzi, the aetiological agent of Chagas Disease. Prior to being hired by Ross University School of Medicine in 2008, Dr. Bergeron pursued a post-doctoral fellowship with Michel J. Tremblay at the Laboratory of Human Immuno-Retrovirology, where he studied HIV-1/T. cruzi co-infection in human primary blood-derived macrophages and dendritic cells. Since being employed by Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Bergeron has been active in research, collaborating on OneHealth initiatives such as the Caribbean EcoHealth Programme (Teasdale-Corti Global Health Research Partnership Program/International Development Research Centre, Canada), and working on dengue virus and Zika virus epidemiology and pathogenesis. Dr. Bergeron teaches Immunology and Virology at Ross University School of Medicine.
- Ron Taylor Award for excellence in performance 2010
- Laval University/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Award 2001
- Bursary from the Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse (PERFORME programme) 1997
- Bursary from the Dean of Research (UQTR) 1995
- Bursary from the professors of the Chemistry-Biology Department (UQTR) 1995
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
American Society for Microbiology
Infectious Diseases Society of America
HIV Medical Association
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Team-Based Learning Collaborative
Shalauddin Ahmed, Paul Ricketts, Marc Bergeron, Walter Jones and Lisa Indar. 2013. Distribution, burden and impact of acute gastroenteritis in Dominica, 2009-2010. J Health Popul Nutr. 31(4 Suppl 1): 43-56.
Karima El Fadili, Michaël Imbeault, Nadine Messier, Gaétan Roy, Benjamin Gourbal, Marc Bergeron, Michel J. Tremblay, Danielle Légaré and Marc Ouellette. 2008. Modulation of gene expression in human macrophages treated with the anti-leishmania pentavalent antimonial drug sodium stibogluconate. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 52(2): 526-33.
Bergeron, M., J. Blanchette, P. Rouleau and M. Olivier. 2008. Abnormal IFN-gamma-dependent immunoproteasome modulation by Trypanosoma cruzi-infected macrophages. Parasite Immunol. 30(5): 280-92.
Bergeron, M. and M. Olivier. 2006. Trypanosoma cruzi-mediated IFN--inducible nitric oxide output in macrophages is regulated by iNOS mRNA stability. J. Immunol. 177(9): 6271-6280.
Gilbert C.*, M. Bergeron*, S. Méthot, J.-F. Giguère and M. J. Tremblay. 2005. Statins could be used to control replication of some viruses, including HIV-1. Viral Immunology 18(3): 474-489. *Co-first authorship
Sun, J., M. Bergeron, B. Barbeau, G. Boivin and M. J. Tremblay. 2005. Influenza virus activates human immunodeficiency virus type-1 gene expression in human CD4-expressing T cells through an NF-B-dependent pathway. Clinical Immunology 114: 190-198.
Bergeron, M., D. J. Marcogliese and P. Magnan. 1997. The parasite fauna of brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis (Mitchill), in relation to lake morphometrics and the introduction of creek chub, Semotilus atromaculatus (Mitchill). Ecoscience 4(4): 427-436.
Caribbean EcoHealth Programme Final Report - Dominica. (2010) Teasdale-Corti Team Grant No. 103460-062
Caribbean EcoHealth Programme Technical Progress Reports #2 through #6. (2008-2010) Teasdale-Corti Team Grant No. 103460-062
Peer-Reviewed Abstracts and Posters
Marc Bergeron*, Rachel Scott*, and Jolyne Drummelsmith. Teaching Cognitive Skills using Basic Immunology Concepts. 17th Educational Strategies Workshop held in Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA. May 2018. *Contributed equally
Martin Forde, Karen Morrison, John Hawley, Marc Bergeron, and Lyndon Robertson. A Collaborative Research Poposal: CEHP and Dominica’s Caribs (Kalinago). 5th Summer Institute (SI-5) for New Global Health Researchers.Cowichan Valley of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. July 16-23, 2008
Diane Malaison, Corinne Barat, Marc Bergeron, and Michel Tremblay. Co-Infection of Human Microglial Cells by HIV-1 and Trypanosoma cruzi. Seventeenth Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS. Montréal, Québec, Canada. April 2008. (Poster)
Bergeron, M. and M. Olivier. Fine tuning of host macrophage functions by the intracellular parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Tenth International Congress of Parasitology. Vancouver. British Columbia. Canada. August 2002. (Selected for oral presentation)
Bergeron, M. et M. Olivier. Effets du parasite protozoaire Trypanosoma cruzi sur les fonctions interféron- dépendantes du macrophage murin. Journée de la recherche de l’Université Laval. Sainte-Foy. Québec. Canada. Juin 2001. (Poster)
Bergeron, M. and M. Olivier. Trypanosoma cruzi infection causes dual and opposite effects on IFN-inducible macrophage functions. Fifth Annual Woods Hole Immunoparasitology Conference. Woods Hole. Massachussets. U.S.A. April 2001. (oral presentation)
Bergeron, M. and M. Olivier. Dual and opposite effects of Trypanosoma cruzi infection on IFN-inducible macrophage functions. Fifteenth Spring Meeting of the Canadian Society for Immunology. Lake Louise. Alberta. Canada. April 2001. (Poster and abstract selected for workshop oral presentation)
Bergeron, M. and M. Olivier. Modulation of macrophage immunoproteasome formation during Trypanosoma cruzi infection. Parasitology Research Day, Québec. McDonald College (McGill University) Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Québec. Canada. December 2000. (Invited oral presentation)
Bergeron, M. et M. Olivier. Événements signalétiques impliqués dans la production de NO de macrophages murins infectés par le parasite intracellulaire Trypanosoma cruzi. Troisième colloque scientifique de la Fondation de la recherche sur le monoxyde d’azote. Montréal. Québec. Canada. Novembre 2000. (Poster)
Bergeron, M., A. Guevara, and M. Olivier. Signaling events involved in Trypanosoma cruzi-mediated macrophage NO generarion. Fourth Annual Woods Hole Immunoparasitology Conference. Woods Hole. Massachussets. U.S.A. April 2000. (Poster)
Bergeron, M. Impact of the introduction of creek chub, Semotilus atromaculatus, on the parasite fauna of brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, in lakes of the Laurentian Shield. 1995 Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Canada Association of Parasitologists. Charlottetown. Prince Edward Island. Canada. August 1995. (Oral presentation)