Lawrence Goodridge

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About Lawrence Goodridge

Lawrence Goodridge currently holds the Ian and Jayne Munro Chair in Food Safety at McGill University in Montréal (Québec, Canada). He is a native of Hamilton (Ontario, Canada), and received his PhD from the University of Guelph with a major emphasis in Food Microbiology and Food Safety in 2002. Following a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Georgia, he accepted faculty positions at the University of Wyoming in 2003, and Colorado State University in 2006. Pr. Goodridge’s primary research interests include the use of molecular based methods and genomics to address food safety related problems, including the development of rapid tests to detect foodborne pathogens, as well as genomic based methods to track the presence of fecal contamination in food and water, and to assess development of antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens. Genome Canada and Génome Québec recently funded a major research project led by Pr. Goodridge that seeks to decrease the presence of Salmonella in foods.

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