Dr. Bedecarrats completed his BSc and MSc in France at the University of Rennes and his PhD at McGill University in the department of animal sciences. He completed his post-doc at Harvard Medical School and then moved back to Canada to the department of animal and poultry sciences at the University of Guelph. He is currently researching the endocrinological and neuro-endocrinological mechanisms that control reproduction and the immune system in poultry. Recently, he has designed new energy efficient lighting systems that promotes reproduction with no detrimental impact on the health and welfare of layers. He is currently the faculty advisor for the University of Guelph Poultry Club. He is also working with Dr. Barta to develop educational tools for end-users in order to better manage Coccidiosis on farm. Dr. Bedecarrats became interested in poultry health partially through collaborations with the Ontario Veterinary College, and through an interest in the physiology of poultry. He currently has one post-doc, one PhD student, two MSc students and three project students. One of his former students is currently working in the pharmaceutical industry, and another is currently working with the Chicken Farmers of Ontario's marketing board. Dr. Bedecarrats collaborates with McGill University, the University of Alberta, Penn State, Berkley, and Waseda University in Japan. His work is supported by the Poultry Industry Council, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, as well as a few industry partners.