Cristina C. Gouin

Director of Area Groups, Industries, State and Federal Laboratories Constituency

Present Position

Biological Scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, Compliance Evaluation and Enforcement Branch

Chapter Affiliation

District of Columbia

Cristina GouinI have been a member of Sigma Xi for almost 20 years. Nominated and made vice president of the DC chapter in the same sentence. I have since served 2 terms as director of the Mid Atlantic Chapter and multiple terms as associate Director of both the Multi Institutional and Mid Atlantic at different times. I have served as member and as chair of the Committee of Qualification and membership for numerous terms. In 2016 I proudly received the Evan Ferguson Award, a man whom I met and immediately admired from my first annual meeting. As you may have seen I am also the unofficial official photographer of the Sigma Xi annual meetings.

I am currently a biological Scientist with USDA Animal plant health and inspection service. For 25 years I was a citrus pathologist support scientist with USDA ARS. Maintaining a world wide collection of citrus pathogens in planta, providing positive controls and cooperating with researchers globally.