Undergraduate research intern and research assistant, Winter 2020
Laval University – Institute of integrative biology and systems
Alexandra Bourgeois is currently a third-year undergraduate student planning to graduate in 2020 with a B.Sc. degree in Microbiology from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Laval University. She has held a position as an undergraduate trainee in the synthetic biology laboratory of Dr. Abdel-Mawgoud at L’institut de Biologie Intégrative et des Systèmes (IBIS), Laval University, since autumn 2019. She has a particular interest in how, by using synthetic biology, microorganisms can be used to produce bioremediation and pharmaceutical products. During the fall 2019 semester, she worked on the development of a CRISPR-Cas9 protocole for Rhodotorula toruloides. Now during the winter 2020 semester, she is also working on the development of genetic tools for the engineering of cellulose production by Komagataeibacter.