Dr. Janice Strap attended the University of Alberta where she earned her PhD in 2000 in the lab of Dr. Brenda Leskiw. She moved to the University of Idaho (Moscow, Idaho) where she was a post-doctoral scholar in the laboratory of Dr. Don Crawford until 2003. She then worked with Dr. Ron Crawford at the Environmental Biotechnology Institute and was appointed Adjunct Professor in the Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department (University of Idaho). In 2006, Dr. Strap joined the Faculty of Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) as an Assistant Professor. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013.
Currently, Dr. Strap is the Applied Bioscience Graduate Program Director. If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies you can find more information here.
Website last updated: March 2017
Plant-microbe interactions, Gluconacetobacter, AAB, Komagataeibacter, bacterial cellulose, phytohormones, biopolymers, cellulose biosynthesis, lignocellulose degradation, Streptomyces, natural products, microbe-microbe interactions, cell signalling, biofilm, regulation