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Ana Tomljenovic-Berube
Ana Tomljenovic-Berube
Assistant Professor
ABB C510
(905) 525-9140 ex. 24975

Dr. Ana Tomljenovic-Berube is a proud alumna of McMaster University, having completed both her Honours B.Sc. (Co-op) and Ph.D. in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences. Her research focused on microbial pathogenesis and gene regulation in the pathogen Salmonella Typhimurium. Her experiences working with students as a TA in combination with her love of learning inspired her to pursue a career in teaching. After completing her graduate studies, Dr. Tomljenovic-Berube taught in the Biotechnology stream of the Bachelor of Technology Program for the School of Engineering Practice and Technology at McMaster, before joining the teaching team in the School of Interdisciplinary Science as an Assistant Professor in July 2019.

Student engagement, experiential learning, student experience in their degree program, infectious diseases, gene regulation






ISCI 2A18 (Drug Discovery)


Dr. Tomljenovic-Berube’s current pedagogical research interests revolve around student engagement and pertain to how technology, experiential laboratory learning, and other innovative active learning strategies can be used to engage STEM students to achieve deep learning and improve learning outcomes.

Select Publications by Dr. Tomljenovic-Berube:

Motley, P., Divan, A., Lopes, V., Ludwig, L. O., Matthews, K. E., & Tomljenovic-Berube, A. M. (2019). Collaborative writing: Intercultural and interdisciplinary partnerships as a means of identity formation. In Collaborative Writing. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill | Sense. DOI:

Divan, A., Ludwig, L.O., Matthews, K.E., Motley, P., and Tomljenovic-Berube, A.M. (2017). Survey of research approaches utilized in the scholarship of teaching and learning publications. Teaching & Learning Inquiry. 5(2): 16-29. DOI:

Matthews, K.E., Divan, A., John-Thomas, N., Lopes, V., Ludwig, L., Martini, T.S., Motley, P., and Tomljenovic-Berube, A.M. (2013). SoTL and students’ experiences of their degree-level programs: An empirical investigation. Teaching & Learning Inquiry. 1(2): 75-89. DOI:

Tomljenovic-Berube, A.M., Hendriksbo, B., Porwollik, S., Cooper, C.A., Tuinema, B.R., McClelland, M., and Coombes, B.K. (2013). Mapping and regulation of genes within SPI-12 that contribute to in vivo fitness of Salmonella Typhimurium. Infect. Immun. 81: 2394-2404. DOI:

Tomljenovic-Berube, A.M., Mulder, D.T., Whiteside M.T., Brinkman, F.S.L. and Coombes, B.K. (2010). Identification of the regulatory logic controlling Salmonella pathoadaptation by the SsrA-SsrB two-component system. PLoS Genet. 6(3): e1000875. DOI:

A complete list of publications can be found here:

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