Dr. Stephen Strelkov

Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Alberta

Dr. Stephen Strelkov is a Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Alberta. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta, followed by M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in plant pathology from the University of Manitoba. After a short stint as a NSERC Visiting Fellow with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Stephen accepted a faculty position at the University of Alberta, where his research focus is on diseases of field crops with an emphasis on clubroot of canola. He has authored or co-authored more than 180 peer-reviewed papers, as well as many research reports and extension articles. Stephen is active in undergraduate and graduate student teaching, and has supervised or co-supervised the successful completion of 25 Master’s and Doctoral theses. Dr. Strelkov has received the ‘Outstanding Young Scientist,’ ‘Outstanding Achievements in Plant Disease Management,’ and ‘Outstanding Research’ awards from the Canadian Phytopathological Society, and was selected as a 2016-2017 Killam Annual Professor at the University of Alberta. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology.