Professor Eliana Gonzales-Vigil

Eliana Gonzales-Vigil

Assistant Professor



CSB Appointment


Research Areas

Biotechnology, Genetics / Genomics, Metabolomics, Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Systems Biology


Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2009
BSc Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, 2000

Primary Undergraduate Department

Biological Sciences, UTSC

Graduate Programs

Cell & Systems Biology

Research Description

How, when and why do plants synthesize metabolites that cure our illnesses and flavour our foods? The lab is figuring out the answers to questions related to plant specialized metabolism.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 416-208-4857
Office: SW567
Lab Phone: 467-601-4462

Mailing Address

Department of Cell & Systems Biology
University of Toronto
1265 Military Trail
Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4

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Recent News

Gonzales-Vigil lab reveals cuticular waxes as producer of volatile compounds

The lab of Prof Eliana Gonzales-Vigil has released its findings on "Dynamic changes to the plant cuticle include the production of volatile…

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Congratulations to CSB’s Graduate Student Award Recipients!

Congratulations to our Graduate Students who earned recognition for their accomplishments at our Graduate Student Awards on December 19th, 2022!…

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Dynamic changes to the plant cuticle include the production of volatile cuticular wax–derived compounds

Chen JY, Kuruparan A, Zamani-Babgohari M, Gonzales-Vigil E
2023, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 10.1073/pnas.2307012120

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