The Public Health Agency of Canada has appointed a new head for the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.
Dr. Matthew Gilmour is the new scientific director general for the lab and the Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses (LFZ) in Guelph, Ontario effective February, 2015.
Gilmour is currently a clinical microbiologist with Diagnostic Services of Manitoba and an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University of Manitoba.
Gilmour will be responsible for managing the delivery of laboratory public health and emergency preparedness programs, providing strategic scientific advice to senior officials and representing Canada’s top human health laboratories nationally and internationally.
The position is being filled following the retirement of Dr. Frank Plummer.