Welcome to the new HFSP Fellowship Director

Carmen Gervais joined HFSPO on June 1, 2012 as the new Director of Fellowships. Prior to joining the HFSP secretariat, she was the Senior Advisor at the Canada Research Chairs secretariat in Ottawa, Canada. In this capacity she was involved in policy analysis, strategic planning and program management. Most recently she oversaw the development and implementation of the prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs program, launched in 2008. Carmen has held various positions in government and was also a lecturer at the University of Ottawa. She has served as a Director on the Board of Governors for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa, and has volunteered with various social support organizations. Carmen is a graduate of Queen’s University (Ph.D.) in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. In her research she used both fluorescence and electron microscopy to study the role of the cytoskeleton in asymmetric cell division in microspores of Brassica napus.