Undergraduate Research Intern, Autumn 2019
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 worked, during the summer 2019, as a research assistant in the laboratory of Prof. Grant Vandenberg in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Laval University, studying various aspects of the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) intestinal microbiome. She has now accepted 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. She has a particular interest in how, by using synthetic biology, microorganisms can be used to produce bioremediation and pharmaceutical products.