Meet BioSun Solutions Team



Nicolas Ste-Marie


With extensive experience in agricultural management, quality control, and previous leadership roles, including serving as CEO of La Shop Agricole and Carence Plant Care for over 14 years, Mr. Ste-Marie brings significant expertise to the table. A seasoned professional in the marketing and exportation of fertilizers and biostimulants, he actively engages in the development of innovative products and techniques for sustainable agriculture in Canada and Europe. Mr. Ste-Marie's specialization in on-field production, high-tech greenhouse operations, and architectural engineering enhances his ability to design and manage greenhouses. With over two decades of experience as a packaging and product designer for various companies, he focuses his expertise on revolutionizing global agriculture and creating enriched soil ecosystems through groundbreaking molecules.

Jamil Samsatly, PhD, MSc

Co-Founder & VP Biopesticides

Mr. Samsatly has demonstrated his leadership as Chief Scientific Officer for Mondias Natural Products Inc. and Lumiera Health Inc. for a combined period of two years before co-founding and taking on the role of VP Biopesticides at BioSun Solutions Inc. With a decade of experience in the field of global sustainable agriculture and agri-food systems, Dr. Samsatly's skills are firmly established. His academic background, crowned by a Ph.D. from McGill University, is further highlighted by his outstanding contributions to scientific journals and his dedication to advancing our understanding of plant pathology and host-pathogen interactions. His specialization in antioxidants and vitamins has greatly contributed to plant science. Dr. Samsatly's previous achievements in the development of fermented probiotic beverages and snacks bring a practical and scientific dimension to his contributions in the field of agriculture.


Hacene Meglouli, PhD, MSc

Co-Founder & VP Biostimulants


With a Ph.D. and a Master's degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Littoral Côte d'Opale in France, Mr. Meglouli can boast of over a decade of expertise in microbial inoculants, particularly in the field of mycorrhizae and their complex interactions within the soil microbiome. A master of fermentation and internationally recognized for his academic knowledge, Meglouli has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and has spoken at several conferences. 



Research associates


Mohammad Jamil Kaddoura, MSc.

PhD Candidate

Mohammad is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry at McGill University. He holds a BSc in Agriculture, a Diploma d’Ingénieur Agricole, and an MSc in Plant Protection, all of which were completed at the American University of Beirut. He aims to apply his expertise in molecular sciences, pathology, and integrated pest management to his latest research focus. His primary area of investigation is centered on exploring the biological properties of bacterial endophytes to develop and optimize bacterial-based formulations with the overarching goal of enhancing overall crop health and yield.



Laura Amaya, MSc.

PhD Candidate

Pursuing a Ph.D. in Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry at McGill University, Ms. Amaya possesses a comprehensive academic background, holding a Master's degree in Food and Biotechnology from Korea University and a Bachelor's degree in Food Engineering from the National University of Trujillo, Peru. She has been part of projects involving cellular processes, molecular biology techniques, and in vivo assessments, demonstrating proficiency in biotechnological applications. Within the agricultural sector, Ms. Amaya has expertise in quality assurance and research and development.



Manta Rani,

M.Sc. Ph.D


Dr. Mamta Rani, Ph.D., is a distinguished Research Scientist with a decade of expertise in microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Currently at McGill University, she specializes in identifying Bacterial endophytes, advancing Biofertilizers, and collaborating on impactful projects. Holding a Ph.D. in Plant Science from Kurukshetra University, India, and a Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Genomics from Concordia University, Dr. Rani excels in laboratory management and strategic planning. Fluent in English, French, Hindi, and Punjabi, her versatility extends to effective communication. Dr. Rani's dynamic career underscores her commitment to cutting-edge research and collaborative excellence.


Paola Villanueva,  M.Sc.

PhD Candidate


Born and raised in Venezuela, her journey has been shaped by an early appreciation for nature instilled in them by their surroundings. Following life's twists, Paola eventually found themselves in Europe, where the allure of plant biology courses in Paris inspired a profound fascination. Choosing to specialize, they pursued a master's degree in "Plant Sciences" at the University of Paris-Saclay, delving into experimental research on plants. Internships at esteemed institutions such as the herbarium of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, the Institute of Integrative Cell Biology (I2BC), and the Institute of Plant Sciences of Saclay (IPS2) enriched their academic journey. Currently a doctoral student in a joint program between the University of Littoral Côte d'Opale (ULCO) in France and the University of Montreal, Paola passionately delves into the development of biostimulant products with BioSun. This project holds personal significance as it unravels unknown plant processes, contributing to sustainable agriculture and enhancing agronomic yields while prioritizing environmental well-being.


Asmaa Agoussar,

M.Sc. Ph.D

Asmaà, is a distinguised biologist, holds dual Master's degrees, specializing initially in microbial biotechnology in 2013, followed by an extensive study on the bioremediation of pesticides using beneficial microbes at the University of Montreal in 2017. She then earned her Ph.D. in microbial ecology from the INRS-Laval, focusing on the understanding the effect of drought on the wheat holobiont and the development and characterization of synthetic microbial communities to improve wheat holobiont drought resistance. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Montreal, collaborating closely with BioSun Inc. directing her expertise towards enhancing biofertilizers and biopesticides to improve their efficacy for sustainable agricultural practices. Asmaâ's academic and research efforts emphasize her dedication to improving ecological comprehension and applying innovation microbiological methods for practical agricultural solutions.