Dr. Anita Brûlé-Babel is a professor in the Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba working in the area of wheat breeding and genetics. She grew up on a mixed farm near Prince Albert, Sask., and received her bachelor and doctorate degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. She has been with the University of Manitoba since 1987.
Anita has conducted research in a number of areas, including inheritance of leaf spot and fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance in wheat, and the inheritance of herbicide resistance in weeds such as wild oat, green foxtail, and wild mustard. She is involved in both national and international collaborations working on FHB in wheat and is responsible for coordinating a large FHB screening nursery in Carman, Man., that generates data for all wheat breeders in Western Canada.