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Shimaila Al

NSERC post-doctoral research scientist
A&L Biologicals
A&L Canada Laboratories Inc.(A&L) 
Canada

Biography

Shimaila Ali graduated with her doctorate from the University of Waterloo. Her research was based on the isolation and characterization of new plant growthpromoting bacterial endophytes. She has worked on identifying how endophytic bacteria impact plant growth and development using both physiological approaches as well as bioinformatics. Dr. Ali has developed identified a small number of proteins predicted to be key elements of endophytic colonization of plants by bacteria. She joined A & L Biologicals in 2014 as NSERC post-doctoral research scientist, where she is leading a part of a research project on functional metagenomic analysis of corn microbiome for identifying main drivers responsible for improved corn yields and other plant productivity.

Research Interest

isolation and characterization of new plant growthpromoting bacterial endophytes

Publications

  • Functional interaction of plant and its microbiome: What are these bacteria doing?

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