About Prof. Elizabeth Meiering

Biography

Liz received a BSc degree in Honours Chemistry, Physics Option in 1988 from the University of Waterloo.  She obtained her PhD in 1992 from the University of Cambridge for her thesis on the influence of active site residues on the folding and function of barnase, under the supervision of Professor Sir Alan Fersht in the Department of Chemistry.  She then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology.  Her postdoctoral research was on the activity and drug binding of dihydrofolate reductase analyzed by multidimensional heteronuclear NMR in the group of Professor Gerhard Wagner. In 1996, Dr. Meiering joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo, where she currently holds the position of full professor.  She won a John Charles Polanyi Award and a University Research Chair.  Her professional activities have included serving on the Editorial Board for Protein Engineering Design and Selection, the ALS Society of Canada Scientific Advisory Board, CIHR Operating Grant Review Committee, NIH Program Grant Review Panel, and a wide range of other external and internal committees and roles, including most recently as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Waterloo.  Elizabeth MeieringProfessor

Department of Chemistry

Department of Biology (cross appointed)

200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada

Email: meiering@uwaterloo.ca

Office:  ESC 228  

Lab: ESC 226, ESC 230 A, B

Education

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • PhD, University of Cambridge, England
  • BSc, University of Waterloo, Canada

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Liz grew up in Guelph, Ontario and Bocholt, Germany. She graduated with a BSc degree in Honours Chemistry, Physics Option in 1988 from the University of Waterloo.  She completed her PhD in 1992 at the University of Cambridge with her thesis on the influence of active site residues on the folding and function of barnase, with supervisor Professor Sir Alan Fersht in the Department of Chemistry.  She then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology.  Her postdoctoral research was on the activity and drug binding of dihydrofolate reductase analyzed by multidimensional heteronuclear NMR in the group of Professor Gerhard Wagner. 

In 1996, Dr. Meiering joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo, where she currently holds the position of Full Professor.  She won a John Charles Polanyi Award and a University Research Chair.  Her professional activities include serving on the Editorial Board for Protein Engineering Design and Selection, the ALS Society of Canada Scientific Advisory Board, CIHR Grant Review Committee, NIH Grant Review Panel, and a wide range of other internal and external committees and roles, including as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Director of the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology University of Waterloo, as well as Executive Council Member of The Protein Society and Chair of the Proteins Gordon Research Conference. 

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