“I put a lot of time and effort into this research project and it has borne fruit. [...] This tells me that work, motivation, and dedication pay off and you have to do your best to reach your goals.”

Alexandra Gobeil
M.Sc. Applied Microbiology, 2020

Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie | Supervisor: Monique Lacroix

Alexandra Gobeil explains how well pathogens thrive and spread on the surface of the foods we eat every day. Her research project looked at how to reduce (or eliminate) the viral load on the surface of iceberg lettuce using y-irradiation, alone or combined with ozonation and cranberry juice. The project also sought to reduce the dose of irradiation while maintaining food safety. Since graduating, Alexandra has been working at Héma-Quebec as a lab technician specializing in transfusions for patients with sickle cell anemia.