Dr Winston Elibox

Lecturer (Genetics, Crop Genetic Improvement)

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Winston Elibox
Contact Information

Department of Life Sciences
The University of The West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago


Natural Sciences Building, Old Wing, Room 320

Tel: UWI ext 83108
Fax: 1(868) 663-5241

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  • B.Sc. Mathematics and Botany (Hons.), UWI, 1999
  • Ph.D. Plant Science, UWI, 2005
Work Experience:
  • Geneticist, West Indies Central Sugar Cane Breeding Station, Groves, St. George, Barbados (2007-2011)
  • Contract Officer, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad (2006-2007)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. Life Sciences, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad (2000-2003)
Research Interests:
  • Genetic Improvement of anthurium, sugarcane, cocoa, tomato through breeding and biotechnology
  • Conservation and sustainable use of tropical plant biodiversity
  • Inheritance of characteristics of economic importance in crop plants grown in the humid tropics
  • Understanding the genetic basis for stress and disease resistance in tropical plants
  • Studying genotype-environmental interactions associated with tropical plants
  • Member of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists
  • Member of the Horticultural Society of Trinidad & Tobago


 Revised: 23 March 2017