Shanna M. Quilichini, M.Sc.

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Salinity Laboratory Lead Biologist

Design and implementation of greenhouse hydroponic testing to assess crop salinity and abiotic stress tolerance. 

Current research and/or projects

  • Greenhouse salinity tolerance testing for a variety of Canadian crop species

Current Projects:

  • Evaluating AAC Trueman Alfalfa in Saskatchewan
  • Development of Salt Tolerant Alfalfa Cultivars Adapted to Western Canada
  • Identification of Genetic Factors Contributing to Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Intermediate Wheatgrass
  • Climate Smart Condiment Mustards for Crop Productivity and Resilience
  • Soybean Germplasm for Drought Tolerance

Research and/or project statements

  • Plant abiotic stress 
  • Development of salt tolerant cultivars
  • Forage research of native legumes in the Canadian prairies
  • Identification of plants native to the Canadian prairie ecozone
  • Statistical design, analysis and interpretation

Education and awards

M.Sc. Plant Science (Forage), University of Saskatchewan, 2020

Scholarship Recipient, Southwest Forage Association, 2018-2019
B.Sc. Biology, Ecology & Environment (Co-op), University of Regina, 2012

Key publications

  1. S.R. Asselin, S.M. Quilichini, B. Biligetu and D.J. Cattani. (2024). Evaluation of Salinity Tolerance in Global Accessions of Intermediate Wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium (Host) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey) Germplasm. 31st Annual Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA., USA. January 11th-17th, 2024.

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