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Marc R. Couturier, Ph.D.

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Fellowship Program: Medical Microbiology

 

Professional Education

  • 2011, Medical Microbiology Fellowship, University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2008, Ph.D., Bacteriology, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 2003, B.S., Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Honors and Awards

  • 2010, Pathology Fellows’ Research Presentation Award: University of Utah Department of Pathology
  • 2006-08, Izaak W. Killam Memorial Scholarship: University of Alberta
  • 2006, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry 75th Anniversary Scholarship: University of Alberta
  • 2006, Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award: University of Alberta
  • 2003-07, F.S. Chia Ph.D. Scholarship: University of Alberta

Presentations

  • Marc Roger Couturier, Mark A. Fisher, Claudia Goulston, Mary Lampas, Stephanie Sanders, and Kimberly Hanson. Leptotrichia Bacteremia in Patients Receiving High-Dose Chemotherapy. Infectious Disease Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 21-24, 2010. (Invited lecture)
  • Marc Roger Couturier and Mark A. Fisher. Identification of Leptotrichia spp. in positive blood cultures by 16S rRNA sequencing. ASM Annual General Meeting, San Diego, California. June 22-27, 2010. (Poster presentation)
  • Elvina Mehenovic, Marc Roger Couturier, Ann C. Croft, and Mark A. Fisher. Identification of HACEK organisms by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. ASM Annual General Meeting, San Diego, California. June 22-27, 2010. (Poster presented by E. Mehenovic)
  • Isabelle Hug, Marc Roger Couturier, Michelle Rooker, Diane Taylor, Markus Stein, and Mario Feldman. Helicobacter pylori lipopolysaccharide is synthesized via a novel pathway with an evolutionary connection to protein N-glycosylation. ASM Annual General Meeting, San Diego, California. June 22-27, 2010. (Poster presented by I. Hug)
  • Isabelle Hug, Marc Couturier, Michelle Rooker, Diane Taylor, Markus Stein, and Mario Feldman. LPS biosynthesis pathway in Helicobacter pylori. FASEB Microbial Polysaccharides of Medical, Agricultural, and Industrial Importance, Carefree, Arizona. June 15-20, 2008. (Poster presented by I. Hug)
  • Marc Roger Couturier and Markus Stein. Helicobacter pylori produces unique fimbriae upon host contact in vitro. Banff Conference on Infectious Disease, Banff, Alberta. May 27-31, 2008. (Poster presentation)
  • Marc Roger Couturier and Markus Stein. Helicobacter pylori produces unique fimbriae upon host contact in vitro. Immunet retreat, Seba Beach, Alberta. June 11, 2007. (Invited lecture)
  • Marc Roger Couturier, Elisabetta Tasca, Cesare Montecucco, and Markus Stein. Interaction with CagF is required for translocation of CagA into the host via the Helicobacter pylori type IV secretion system. FEMS-ASM Meeting on Protein Traffic in Prokaryotes, Fodele, Crete, Greece. May 6-10, 2006. (Invited lecture)
  • Marc Roger Couturier, Elisabetta Tasca, Cesare Montecucco, and Markus Stein. Interaction with CagF is required for translocation of CagA into the host via the Helicobacter pylori type IV secretion system. Immunet Retreat, Seba Beach, Alberta. May 18-19, 2006. (Published Abstract)
  • Marc Roger Couturier and Markus Stein. The CagA antigen interacts with the cag type-IV secretion system protein CagF. Immunet Retreat, Lilly Lake Resort, Alberta. June 19, 2005. (Invited lecture)
  • Marc Roger Couturier, Sarah Keen, and Markus Stein. Analysis of cag protein-protein interactions in Helicobacter pylori. Canadian Bacterial Disease Network annual meeting, Banff, Alberta. February 20-24, 2005. (Poster Presentation)
  • Marc Roger Couturier and Colin Bell. How E.coli colonizes iceberg lettuce leaves. AUUBC Atlantic University Undergraduate Biology Conference, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. March 8, 2003. (Invited lecture)

Publications

  • Linda Chui, Marc R. Couturier, Theodore Chiu, Gehua Wang, Adam B. Olson, Ryan R. McDonald, Nick A. Antonishyn, Greg Horsman, and Matthew W. Gilmour. Comparison of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Detection Methods Using Clinical Stool Samples. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, 2010. 12(4): pgs. 469-475.
  • Isabelle Hug, Marc Roger Couturier, Michelle Rooker, Diane Taylor, Markus Stein, and Mario Feldman. Helicobacter pylori lipopolysaccharide is synthesized via a novel pathway with an evolutionary connection to protein N-glycosylation. PLoS Pathogens, 2010. 19;6(3):e1000819.
  • Laura Cendron*, Marc Roger Couturier*, Alessandro Angelini, Nicola Barison, Markus Stein and Giuseppe Zanotti. The Helicobacter pylori CagD protein is required for CagA translocation but not absolutely required for type IV secretion pilus assembly. Journal of Molecular Biology, 2009. 386(1): pgs. 204-217. (*co-authorship)
  • Marc Roger Couturier and Markus Stein. Helicobacter pylori produces unique filaments upon host contact in vitro. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 2008. 54(7): pgs. 537-48.
  • Marc Roger Couturier, Elisabetta Tasca, Cesare Montecucco, and Markus Stein. Interaction with CagF is required for translocation of CagA into the host via the Helicobacter pylori type IV secretion system. Infection and Immunity, 2006. 74(1): pgs. 273-281.

About Marc R. Couturier, Ph.D.

Marc was born in Greene, Maine. Marc completed his Ph.D. in the department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada, studying Helicobacter pylori pathogenesis. Marc and his wife, Brianne, are avid hikers and skiers, and are excited to live in Salt Lake City to take advantage of the many amazing outdoor opportunities (in addition to a much warmer climate).