Core Team:


Catherine Burns                                                                                                                                                     

Dr. Catherine Burns
Program Director
email: catherine.burns@uwaterloo.ca

Dr. Burns is the founding Director of the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology at the University of Waterloo.  In this role she works with 150 researchers
to progress their science and move their technology into actual use.  Her work has significantly increased the research funding and academic environment for researchers and students at the University of Waterloo.

Her own research, in human factors engineering, explores how people work with new technologies, and develops more effective designs.  Catherine has published over 250 papers in her field, 7 books, and graduated nearly 60 graduate students, 46% of which have been women.  She is active in her scientific community, a leader at the university, and has participated in many different roles in government science funding.  She has won awards for research, teaching and graduate student supervision from the University of Waterloo.

Carly Turnbull

Carly Turnbull
Program Co-ordinator
email: carly.turnbull@uwaterloo.ca

A Project Management Professional, member of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science with a Masters degree in Biochemistry; Carly has worked in research support for ten years. She is passionate about creating evidence for decision support and taking a needs-first approach to biotechnology development.