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2023 Fellow

Amy Strilchuk

PhD Institution
University of British Columbia
Postdoctoral institution and lab

Li Lab, University of Toronto

Amy completed her PhD in biochemistry where she developed novel nanomedicine-based approaches to treat blood coagulation disorders.

As a Schmidt Science Fellow, Amy pivots from Biochemistry to Earth Science working in the lab of Professor Bowen Li at the University of Toronto to adapt advanced nanotechnologies for application in plant systems. Her goal is to successfully facilitate the development of crops that are more resilient against the challenges brought by climate change, including crops that can withstand severe drought or bouts of flooding and grow more efficiently, capturing more carbon from the atmosphere and requiring less land.

Having witnessed the far-reaching effects of the climate crisis and its impact on food production, Amy hopes to develop tools that will enable the world to adapt to the changing climate and strengthen food security.