Management Team

David Bressler

Executive Director 

David Bressler earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Cell Biotechnology from the University of Alberta. Dr. Bressler is appointed with the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences where he is a Professor.

Dr. Bressler’s general area of research is the industrial application of thermal, chemical, and biological processes for catalytic conversion of conventional agricultural products to platform chemicals, fuels, and value-added commodities. The development and optimization of novel mechanisms and biochemical pathways are of particular interest. As Executive Director of the BCN, Dr. Bressler is a strong advocate for taking an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to developing novel, commercializable technologies that will cultivate Alberta’s bioindustrial sector.

5-22C Ag/For Centre
780.492.4265 (fax) 

Dr. Bressler's PI profile

Claire MacKenzie

Administrative Assistant

Claire is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta's Bachelor of Commerce program where she majored in marketing, and is currently working towards an event management certificate from Mount Royal University. She is originally from Calgary but is excited to be back in Edmonton. She has studied in England, China, and Northern Ireland during her degree and is keen to keep exploring. Claire’s experience includes working with varsity athletics and residence services at the University of Alberta. She has worked with the marketing teams at NAL Resources as well as Public Works and Government Services Canada. Most recently, she helped manage Grow Calgary, an urban farm that donates its harvest to the Calgary Food Bank.

During her time with the BCN, Claire hopes to improve on her business administration and networking skills. She also hopes to put her event planning knowledge to practical use and gain experience in this area.

5-22 Ag/For Centre
780-492-4265 (fax)