Jesse St. Jean, B.Sc.

Ph.D. Candidate
School of Pharmacy
University of Waterloo


  • Bachelors of Science, Honours Behavioural Neuroscience, Laurentian University, Sudbury ON.


Jesse is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. student at the University of Waterloo, within the School of Pharmacy. Jesse completed his undergraduate degree in Behavioural Neuroscience at Laurentian University, a program that highlighted the molecular mechanisms of neurological disorders. Under the supervision of Dr. Slavcev, Jesse has recently completed an internship with Mediphage Bioceuticals and Illumina examining the transcriptomic profile of a cellular model of Alzheimer's disease, and will be using that work in order to construct a hybrid phage display/gene therapy platform.


  • Mitacs Internship (2018)

  • University of Waterloo International Experience Award (2018)

  • University of Waterloo Science Graduate Experience Award (2018-19)

  • Bridge Funding Doctoral Scholarship (2017)

  • University of Waterloo Science Graduate Student Award, Pharmacy (2017)


  • Huh H, Wong S, St. Jean J, Slavcev R. Bacteriophage Interactions with Mammalian Tissue: Therapeutic Applications. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. January 2019. doi:10.1016/j.addr.2019.01.003


  • Slavcev R, Sum C, St. Jean J, Huh H, Nafissi N. Specific Systems for Evaluation. In: Slavcev RA, Wettig S, Zeng Z, eds. Nanomedicine. Vol 110. Experientia Supplementum. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2018:99-123. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-78259-1


  • St. Jean J, Slavcev, R. Analyzing the transcriptomics of Alzheimer’s disease and the effects of treatment with bacteriophage M13. Poster presented at: BioTEC 2018.  2018, Nov 17; Waterloo ON