Professor Emerita in Biology
Convocation: October 19, 1997
An outstanding scientist, Margarida Krause joined the biology department at the University of New Brunswick in 1966.
Her research involved analysis of the human genome, with a special focus on how a small RNA molecule might be involved in the genetic alterations leading to cancer. Up until her retirement in 1996, Dr. Krause had attracted funding for her research totaling $1.6 million and published nearly 40 articles in scientific journals.
A patent has been filed to cover her discovery of a powerful new molecular tool to control insect pests and a retrospective commemorating her 40 years of research was recently published in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. A respected and inspiring teacher, Dr. Krause established and co-ordinated the department's successful joint program in biology/chemistry.