Ms. Victoria Siltamaki

Chemistry Lab Instructor

Phone: (905) 648-2131   Ext: 4485


Office: 236

Programs: Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies


M.Sc. (2022), Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph
Thesis: Functional characterization of putative beta-lactamases in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

B.Sc. Hons. (2019), Biochemistry Co-op, University of Guelph


  • Principles of Chemistry I (CHE-121)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHE-221)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHE-222)
  • Principles of Chemistry II (CHE-122)


Victoria Siltamaki joined Redeemer as the Chemistry Laboratory Instructor in 2023. She completed her undergraduate degree in the Biochemistry co-op stream at the University of Guelph, with a particular interest in organic chemistry and microbiology. Recently, she completed a Master of Science degree, also at the University of Guelph, studying antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in the ESKAPE pathogen P. aeruginosa. Throughout her education, Victoria has developed a passion for teaching in the life sciences, both in hands-on lab teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in pursuit of a career in research. Aside from teaching, she enjoys traveling, gardening and interior design.

Research Interests

  • Antimicrobial resistance and the resistome
  • Protein characterization
  • Bioinformatics

Awards and Certifications

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canadian Graduate Scholarship-Masters program (NSERC CGS-M), University of Guelph, 2021-2022
  • American Society for Microbiology Best Poster Award, Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) 2021 conference
  • University Teaching Foundations, Office of Teaching and Learning, University of Guelph, 2021