J.F. (Jake) BURLET
D.V.M., M.B.A., ICD.D
Dr. Jake Burlet is the CEO of CanBiocin, a veterinarian, and serial entrepreneur with broad experience in private and international business. Jake has co-founded and overseen the management of a number of Canadian private companies.
Dr. Burlet has served in an executive capacity for a number of veterinary professional organizations. He has also been an advisor to two multi-national veterinary pharmaceutical companies.
Steve Kazemi, brings over 20 years of probiotic experience including building and managing multiple fermentation facilities, product formulation and business development. He received his Bachelor's degree from The University of New Mexico in Chemistry.
He is responsible for overseeing the manufacturing and scale up operations at CanBiocin. He is also tasked with managing customer expectations around deliverables as they relate to product supply. In addition he is working on bringing new products for human health, food and animal safety applications to customers looking for cutting edge technology.
Jason is an accomplished CFO with experience at industry-leading private and public companies. Jason specializes in identifying organizations to bring to the next level of achievement and plays a key role in their success through expertise in financial management, strategic financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance. Jason is a CPA, CA and holds a BBA Degree from the University of Regina.
Jesse Nguyen brings to the team years of business development and supply chain experience. Holding a Bachelor of Commerce Degree specializing in Management and a Supply Chain Management Professional designation at the University of Alberta. Jesse has participated in multiple start-up companies helping bring a product out of its initial stages of planning and into the multiple stages of commercialization.
Petya works as a Scientist and Laboratory Manager at CanBiocin. She has completed her graduate training at the University of Alberta and obtained a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Metabolism. During her doctoral training, she has acquired expertise in several disciplinary areas including gastrointestinal health and disease, immunology, molecular biology and microbiology. Petya’s research interests are focused on strategies to manipulate the gut microbiota with probiotics or probiotic/prebiotic mixtures.
M. Sc., M. Ag.
Qixing Ou is currently a Senior Scientist at CanBiocin. She obtained a M.Sc. in Food Microbiology from the University of Alberta in 2016 as well as a M.Ag. in Animal Microbiology and Immunology from China Agricultural University in 2012. Qixing has more than eight years of research experience in microbiology related areas, including five years of research experience in Food Safety areas.
MARIA PAOLA SOLIS
Maria works as a Laboratory Assistant at CanBiocin Inc. She obtained a M.Sc. in Food Microbiology from the University of Alberta in 2017 and a B.Sc. in Food Chemistry from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2014. She has 2 years of experience in the field of research and development and over 5 years of laboratory research experience with in-depth knowledge of Food Science.
Nikki works as a research technologist at CanBiocin Inc. She obtained an M.Sc. in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from University of Alberta in 2018 and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany in 2013. Nikki has 6 years of diverse research and laboratory experience, including microbiology and molecular biology.