Martine Boulianne is a full professor at the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal with an expertise in poultry diseases, foodborne pathogens and antimicrobial use. She is the holder of the Chair in Poultry Research and is the founder of the Poultry Research Centre, a biosecurity level-2 facility dedicated to poultry research from the ‘egg to the table’. Her research interests are numerous and currently focus on 1) developing strategies and alternatives to antibiotics to effectively prevent necrotic enteritis, 2) investigating the emerging Enterococcus cecorum disease in chickens, and 3) the understanding of foodborne pathogen transmission in poultry and means to control them at the pre-harvest level.
Dr. Boulianne had a first-hand experience with Salmonella Enteritidis during the SE PT4 outbreak in Quebec in 1996 and collaborated with the egg industry to create their monitoring program. She is also a member of the Egg Farmers of Canada Salmonella Enteritidis Scientific Advisory Panel where the National SE protocol is being reviewed.