Senior Scientist / Technical Supervisor

guy@gallantcustomlaboratories.com

Education: Guy received his BSc. in Biology from the University of Waterloo and a BEd. from the University of Western Ontario.

Industry Experience: Guy has 20+ years of industrial experience that started at CIL as a Microbiologist/Biochemist where his work focused on improving fermentation performance of Bacillus thuringiensis through natural genetic selection and protein stabilization research. Then at ICI BioProducts his work focused on research and development of Streptomyces lividans fermentation to produce an enzyme use in bio-bleaching of wood pulp and up-grading poultry feed. Next, at AstraZeneca he was an Environmental Microbiologist involved in the research and development of bioremediation technologies and set-up a molecular lab for PCR detection and community profiling of soil and wastewater microflora. Prior to joining Gallant, Guy worked at Maxxam Analytics as a Senior Scientist where he focused on equine, bovine and llama DNA testing utilizing STR multiplex PCR reactions for genotyping and was responsible for developing RFLP, PCR and SNP diagnostic assays for equine and porcine testing.

He is well-versed in molecular techniques such as traditional and real-time PCR and DNA technologies, protein analysis as well as biochemical and immunological techniques. Guy supports CFIA regulatory requirements through technical research. His years of work have contributed to papers, posters, presentations and 9 patents.