There is no sin in being ignorant; the sin is to remain ignorant.
Roy Curtiss III
We can spend as much as we want on other things, but in the end, if we’re not funding science, we’re moving backwards.
In the fields of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.
I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.
Li L, Faucher SP. Lpg1659 promotes the survival of Legionella pneumophila in water at elevated temperature. Submitted to Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 6: 113.
Bédard E, Lévesque S, Martin P, Pinsonneault L, Paranjape K, Lalancette C, Dolcé CE, Villion M, Valiquette L, Faucher SP, Prévost M. Energy conservation promotes Legionella pneumophila growth: the probable role of heat exchangers in a nosocomial outbreak. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 37: 1475.
Tanner J, Li L, Faucher SP, Brassinga AK. (2016) The CpxRA two-component system contributes to Legionella pneumophila virulence. Molecular Microbiology, 100: 1017
Trigui H, Paquet VE, Charette SJ, Faucher SP. (2016) Packaging of Campylobacter jejuni into multilamellar bodies by the ciliate Tetrahymena pyriformis. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 82: 2783.
Trigui H, Thibodeau A, Fravalo P, Letellier A, Faucher SP. (2015) Survival in water of Campylobacter jejuni strains isolated from the slaughterhouse. SpringerPlus, 4:799.
Mendis N, McBride P, Faucher SP. (2015) Short-term and long-term survival, and virulence of Legionella pneumophila in the defined freshwater medium Fraquil. PLoS One, 10: e0139277
Li L, Mendis N, Trigu H, Faucher SP. (2015) Transcriptomic changes of Legionella pneumophila in water. BMC Genomics, 16: 637.
Foudeh AM, Trigui H, Mendis N, Faucher SP, Veres T, Tabrizian M. (2015) Rapid and Specific SPRi Detection of L. pneumophila in Complex Environmental Water Samples. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 407: 5541.
Faucher SP, Charette SJ. (2015) Editorial on bacterial pathogens in the non-clinical environment. Frontier Microbiology, 6: 331.
Torre S, Faucher SP, Fodil-Cornu N, Bongfen S, Berghout J, Schwatzentruber J, Majewski J, Lathrop M, Cooper A, Vidal S, Gros P. (2015) THEMIS is Required for Pathogenesis of Cerebral Malaria and for Protection Against Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Infection and Immunity, 83: 759.
Trigui H, Dudyk P, Oh J, Hong JI, Faucher SP. (2015) A regulatory feedback loop between RpoS and SpoT supports the survival of Legionella pneumophila in water. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 81: 918.
Mendis N, Lin YR, Faucher SP. (2014) Comparison of virulence properties of Pseudomonas aeruginosa exposed to water and grown in rich broth. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 60: 777.
Lévesque S, Plante PL, Mendis N, Cantin P, Marchand G, Charest H, Raymond F, Huot C, Goupil-Sormany I, Desbiens F, Faucher SP, Corbeil J, Tremblay C. (2014) Genomic characterization of a large outbreak of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 strains in Québec City, 2012. Plos ONE, 9: e103852.
Li L, Mendis N, Trigui H, Oliver JD, Faucher SP (2014) The importance of the viable but non-culturable state in bacterial pathogens. Frontiers Microbiology, 5: 258.
Foudeh AM, Daoud JT, Faucher SP, Veres T, Tabrizian M. (2013) Sub-femtomole Detection of 16s rRNA from Legionella pneumophila Using Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 52: 129-135.
Trigui H, Mendis, N, Laam Li, Saad M, Faucher SP. (2013) Facets of small RNA-mediated regulation in Legionella pneumophila. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology, 376: 53-80.
Trigui H, Dudyk P, Sum J, Shuman HA, Faucher SP. (2013) Analysis of the transcriptome of Legionella pneumophila hfq mutant reveals a new mobile genetic element. Microbiology, 159: 1649-1660.
Lu J, Struewing I, Buse H, Kou J, Shuman H, Faucher SP, Ashbolt N. (2013) Legionella pneumophila Transcriptional Response Following Exposure to CuO Nanoparticles. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79: 2713-2720.
Faucher SP, Shuman, HA. (2013) Methods to study Legionella transcriptome in vitro and in vivo. Methods in molecular biology, 954: 567-582.
Fortier A, Faucher SP, Diallo K, Gros P. (2011) Global cellular changes induced by Legionella pneumophila infection of bone marrow-derived macrophages. Immunobiology, 216: 1274-1285.
Faucher SP, Shuman HA. (2011) Small regulatory RNA and Legionella pneumophila. Frontiers in microbiology, 2: 1-14.
Faucher SP, Mueller C, Shuman HA. (2011). Legionella pneumophila transcriptome during intracellular multiplication in human macrophages. Frontiers in microbiology. 2: 60.
Anderson OR, Wang W, Faucher SP, Bi K, Shuman HA. (2011) A New Heterolobosean Amoeba Solumitrus palustris n. gen., n. sp. Isolated from Freshwater Marsh Soil. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 58: 60-67.
Faucher SP, Fiedlander G, Livny, J Margalit H, Shuman HA. (2010) Legionella pneumophila 6S RNA optimizes intracellular multiplication. PNAS. 107: 7533-7538.
Hovel-Miner G, Faucher SP, Shuman HA. (2010) ArgR regulated genes are derepressed in the Legionella-containing vacuole. Journal of bacteriology. 192: 4504-4516.
Hovel-Miner G, Pampou S, Faucher SP, Clarke M, Morozova I, Morozov P, Russo JJ, Shuman HA, Kalachikov S. (2009) ?S controls multiple pathways associated with intracellular multiplication of Legionella pneumophila. Journal of Bacteriology. 191: 2461-2473.
Faucher SP, Forest C, Béland M, Daigle F. (2009) A novel PhoP-regulated locus encoding the cytolysin ClyA and the secreted invasin TaiA of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi is involved in virulence. Microbiology. 155(Pt 2): 477-488.
Charpentier X, Faucher SP, Kalachikov S, Shuman HA. (2008) Loss of RNase R induces competence development in Legionella pneumophila. Journal of Bacteriology. 190: 8126-8136.
Poirier K, Faucher SP, Béland M, Brousseau R, Gannon V, Martin C, Harel J, Daigle F. (2008) Escherichia coli O157:H7 survives within human macrophages: global gene expression profile and involvement of the Shiga toxins. Infection and Immunity. 76: 4814-4822.
Faucher SP, Viau C, Gros PP, Daigle F, Le Moual H. (2008) The prpZ gene cluster encoding eukaryotic-type Ser/Thr protein kinases and phosphatases is repressed by oxidative stress and involved in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi survival in human macrophages. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 281:160-166
Forest C, Faucher SP, Poirier K, Houle S, Dozois CM, Daigle F. (2007) Contribution of the stg fimbrial operon of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi during interaction with human cells. Infection and Immunity. 75: 5264-5271
Faucher SP, Porwollik S, Dozois CM, McClelland M, Daigle F. (2006) Transcriptome of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi within macrophages revealed through the selective capture of transcribed sequences. PNAS. 113: 1906-1911.
Faucher SP, Curtiss III R, Daigle F. (2005) Selective Capture of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi Genes Expressed in Macrophages that are absent from Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Genome. Infection and Immunity. 73: 5217-5221.
Abromaitis S, Faucher S, Béland M, Curtiss III R, Daigle F. (2005) The presence of the tet gene from cloning vector impairs Salmonella survival in macrophages. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 242: 305-312.