Our team is
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.
Sherry brings to the team over 30 years of bookkeeping experience as a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional.
She is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor and has extensive experience in QBO and Sage.
Before joining CanBiocin, Sherry owned and operated a successful sign business, overseeing 5 employees, for 19 years.
Bernadette is the Director of Administrative and Operation Services at CanBiocin Inc. She obtained a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the University of Alberta in 2002 and a B.Sc. in Cell Biology in 2005.
She has over 13 years of experience as a laboratory technologist in both academic and ISO 17025 accredited laboratories. Bernadette has over 11 years of research experience in microbiology with a focus on food borne pathogens.
Linh works as a Laboratory Technician at CanBiocin Inc. She obtained a B.Sc. in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Alberta in 2022.
Linh is excited for her passion for nutrition and animal health to transpire through the probiotics that CanBiocin's ISO certified lab study and develop.
Kausal works as a Quality Assurance Manager at Canbiocin Inc. She has a BSc. in Biology from the University of Alberta and is PMP certified.
She brings with her more than 10 years of experience working in a commercial ISO 17025 certified food safety laboratory including 5 years of managing the laboratory. She has also participated in a start-up lab gaining ISO accreditation.
Christel works as a summer student at Canbiocin Inc. She is currently a student at NAIT in the Biological Sciences Lab Research and Biotechnology program.
She is excited to apply the techniques she has learned in class to be applied in an industrial setting, especially in a company that aims to improve the well-being of animals.
Dr. Harland Brandon is a Senior Scientist at CanBiocin Inc. He has a Ph.D. in Biomolecular Science (2021) and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry (2013) from the University of Lethbridge.
He has over 12 years scientific experience in microbiology, protein/RNA biochemistry, and synthetic biology, in addition to having 5+ years experience managing a radioactive laboratory. Harland has actively been involved in the start-up of several science-based entrepreneurial endeavors over the past 10 years and is passionate about using science to bring about positive change in society.
Tyrell works as a Laboratory Technologist at Canbiocin Inc. He graduated from MacEwan University in 2021, obtaining his B.Sc. in Biological Sciences.
His interests include microbiology and molecular biology, especially within an ISO accredited laboratory.