Mathias Schuetz

B.Sc. (SFU), Ph.D. (SFU)
Surrey Office: Fir 347
Surrey Campus: 604-599-2198

Mathias Schuetz is a plant cell biologist with expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry and plant genetics. He has over 15 years of research experience working on plant molecular biology and regularly publishes his research in the highest-ranking scientific journals in the plant sciences research field. For the past 7 years, he has focused his research on questions relating to how plant metabolite biosynthesis is correlated with metabolite export and sequestration mechanisms. These research lines have spanned several different plant systems including model plants such as Arabidopsis thaliana (thale cress) and Populus trichocarpa (poplar trees), and medically/agricultural important plants such as Cannabis sativa (Cannabis) and Humulus lupulus (Hops).  Mathias is also an adjunct professor in the Botany department at the University of British Columbia where he supervises and mentors graduate students.

Courses taught

  • BIOL 1210, BIOL 3225

Areas of Interest

I am a teacher and scientist with expertise in molecular biology and plant biochemistry. I have over 16 year’s experience working in various roles in academia and industry as a leader in fundamental and applied research using various plant and microbial systems. My current research program focuses on plant breeding and functional genomics of biochemical pathways in plants. One of these projects is, NextGen Hops, which is a variety development program that I established at the Applied Genomics Center at KPU in partnership with local hop producers. I am currently accepting research students to work on various molecular biology/biochemistry projects via KPU Student Research Innovation Grants.