Sheila MacFieWestern Science

Mechanisms of Metal-Tolerance in Plants

Sheila Macfie


Ph.D. University of Alberta
M.Sc. Queen’s University
B.Sc. Queen’s University


My students and I investigate the mechanisms of metal-tolerance in plants from an eco-physiological perspective. We are interested in everything from the rhizosphere to intracellular compartmentation.

Honours and Awards

The Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching
Faculty of Science Award of Excellence in Teaching
USC Teaching Honour Roll


Department of Biology
Room 2051 B&GS Building
Western University
London ON Canada
N6A 5B7


Hordeum Vulgare
Photo credit; F. Akhter
Hordeum vulgare in hydroponics