Josette is the Vice President, Business Development for Mitacs, a not-for-profit private research organization. Since joining Mitacs in 2010, Josette’s focus has been to facilitate partnerships between university researchers, industry and the public sector. Through collaborations with other research funding organizations, she also helps to promote innovation across Canada and beyond. During her graduate studies, Josette co-founded a consulting firm providing bioinformatics services to the Vancouver biotechnology sector. She received her Ph.D. in Genetics from the Terry Fox Labs at the University of British Columbia in 2003, followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Cambridge. Josette also holds an MBA from HEC Montréal and has served on a diverse roster of academic, industry and research committees.