Dr. Gilles R Bolduc is currently an Associate professor in Biology, Massasoit Community College, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Before joining Massasoit Community College, he was an academic researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a part-time instructor at Harvard Extension School. Later, he became a Biotechnology Scientist at Cequent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Then he became Associate Director of the Biotechnology Certificate Program in Massasoit Community College. However, he maintained a foot in the research door by becoming a summer research mentor by collaborating with Stonehill College. Later he was awarded two grants that supported the modification of pre-existing space and purchasing equipment for a state of the art biotechnology laboratory designed to teach research-intensive molecular and cellular biology courses.
He initially collaborated with a lab at Massachusetts General Hospital which studies the role of Staphyloccocus aureus efflux pumps that play in relation to Cystic Fibrosis chronic infections. During this past summer, his students and he sampled four major waterways in East Bridgewater, MA. Two are considered pristine, while the remaining two have a documented past of being polluted. The goal of this study is to characterize the microbiological fauna found in rivers within the Matfield River sub-basin of the Taunton River watershed. Their work will be showcased at the ATE PI Conferencein Washington D.C. in October. Besides the scientific attributes of undergraduate research, being a mentor, he has many rewards. He obtained his Ph.D in Microbiology in the year 1999 from Boston University School of Medicine. He has authored and co-authored many peer reviewed articles, thesis and abstracts.