Dr. Alain Giguère has a PhD in biochemistry from the Université de Sherbrooke. Prior to joining Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), he conducted research in a variety of areas, including endocrinology, physiology, electrophysiology, and molecular biology. His research has focused on swine production and vitamin use in swine production, as well as the role of fatty acids and antioxidants in animal health and meat quality.
Since 2006, Dr. Giguère has held various management positions at AAFC, where he has been responsible for managing and providing scientific direction to research centres in Sherbrooke, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Guelph, Québec City, Saint-Hyacinthe, and Saint Jean-sur-Richelieu. Research in these centres focuses on dairy cattle, hogs, oilseeds, dryland agriculture on the Canadian Prairies, food processing, safety, and horticulture.
As Chair of AAFC's National Committee on Safety and Security of Animals, Dr. Giguère is involved in implementing the program by providing the directors of other research centres with advice and recommendations concerning the state of scientific knowledge required for implementing animal care programs.