RCMS Research Chair in Meat Safety

Dr. Ann Letellier

  • 1987, graduated in microbiology from Université de Sherbrooke
  • 1989, master’s degree in microbiology and veterinary pathology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM) of Université de Montréal (UdeM). She worked as a research assistant in the microbial protein purification laboratory at FVM.
  • 1996 to 2001, started its own R&D and diagnostic laboratory.
  • 2000, PhD in epidemiology and control of Salmonella in swine
  • 2002, orients her career at UdeM as a researcher and professor for the (RCMS) Research Chair in Meat Safety. Since October 2005, she has been the chair holder of the RCMS, funded mainly from chair members and diagnostic & research activities.
  • 2011, received a grant of 2.2 M$ as a chair holder of the NSERC industrial research chair in meat safety.
  • 2016, the NSERC industrial research chair in meat safety is renewed for 5 years.

As a researcher/professor, she supervises and co-supervises graduate students, M.Sc. and Ph.D., and postdoctorants candidates, on topics such as epidemiology, control and characterization of food pathogens. Lecturer and expert in meat safety on various committees and organizations, and has given conferences in several different countries. She also co-supervises a project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) which aims to improve food product safety and quality in Vietnam.