Dr. Valentyna Klymiuk received her PhD in 2019 from the University of Haifa (Israel). During her PhD, together with other team members, she was involved in cloning of the stripe rust resistance gene Yr15 (Wheat Tandem Kinase 1, WTK1) which belongs to a novel protein family of Tandem Kinase Proteins (TKP) involved in plant immunity. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Crop Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan (Canada) in Dr. Curtis Pozniak’s lab, where she works in the area of plant pathology, gene cloning and functional genomics in support of wheat breeding. For her significant contributions to wheat research, Valentyna Klymiuk was named the 2019 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Scientist. Recently, Valentyna and her colleagues used a combination of BSA-Seq, PacBio sequencing and EMS mutagenesis approaches to rapidly clone and functionally validate the novel stripe rust resistance gene Yr84.