Cindi Corbett

Dr. Cindi Corbett is the Director of the Health Security and Response Division at the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) and serves as the Director of the Canadian Laboratory Response Network. Dr. Corbett completed her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Calgary, with a focus on bacterial pathogenesis.

Cindi leads the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Microbiological Emergency Response Team (MERT) that provides guidance and on-site biological agent detection to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police led National Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Team. 

Over the past decade, Dr. Corbett has established and continues to foster the ongoing advancement of microbial forensic capabilities for the Government of Canada, ensuring that microbiological investigations meet the standards required to withstand legal scrutiny, and that Canada remains vigilant in its preparedness against potential biothreats.


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