Life Sciences Building Rm. 536
Telephone: (905) 525-9140 Ex. 24573
Life Sciences Building Rm. 521
Telephone: (905) 525-9140 Ex. 27995
Elizabeth Weretilnyk received her PhD in Plant Biochemistry from the University of Alberta, then completed a postdoctoral study on plant tolerance to osmotic stress under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Hanson at the DOE-PRL, Michigan State University. She then worked as a Research Associate with Dr. Jas Singh in Ottawa at Agriculture and AgriFood Canada before joining the Department of Biology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where she is currently a Professor.
Dr. Weretilnyk’s research examines how plants cope with abiotic stress, particularly stresses associated with drought, salinity, and nutrient deficiencies. She uses physiology, biochemistry, and genomics (metabolite and transcriptome profiling) approaches in her work on the extremophile crucifer, Eutrema salsugineum.