Genevieve holds a Bachelor of Science with concentration in Microbiology and Immunology and a Masters in Molecular Biology from McGill University. In 2006, she began her professional career as a laboratory technician in the federal government. In 2008, she joined the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Centre for Biosecurity, where she has since held roles in compliance and enforcement, and policy and program development. Genevieve has inspected containment level 2 and high biocontainment laboratories across Canada, she has advanced the Centre for Biosecurity’s approach to biosecurity risk assessment, and worked on the development of Canada’s human pathogen and toxin legislation.
As manager of the Laboratory Biosecurity Unit, within the Office of Pathogen Security, Genevieve is responsible for administering the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act through compliance monitoring and promotion activities. As part of these responsibilities, she leads the development of biosecurity guidelines, courses and workshops, and manages the issuance of HPTA Security Clearances. Genevieve provides subject matter expertise in the domain of biosecurity to federal, academic, and private sector stakeholders in the domain of counter proliferation and national security.