Victoria Wilson, BSc
Victoria graduated from the University of Guelph in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Biochemistry Co-op. She found a love for research while completing an undergraduate thesis at the University of Guelph under the guidance of Dr. Chris Whitfield. The goal of her project was to discover the influence of Enterobacterial Common Antigen (ECA) biosynthesis defects on K1 capsule expression in Escherichia coli. She transitioned from the world of E.coli into the world of Pseudomonas during her 4th year co-op placement in the Khursigara Lab. Victoria is currently a Masters student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program studying the complex resistome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. She is working to characterize several putative β-lactamases with heightened expression in P. aeruginosa biofilms using biochemistry and molecular biology. Victoria currently holds a NSERC CGS-M award.