Karthika Sriskantharajah has been selected as one of the inaugural cohorts for the Science to Policy Accelerator program by the Evidence for Democracy Institute, Ottawa.
Dr. Karthika Sriskantharajah is an agricultural scientist with a diverse background in plant physiology, biochemistry, and omics technologies. She recently graduated as a Ph.D. scholar from the Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph. During her Ph.D., she looked at the ways of reducing field and postharvest losses of fruit crops using hexanal, a natural plant-based compound known to slow spoilage. Karthika’s research has already been applied to ‘Honeycrisp’ apples with great success. Karthika is very excited to participate in the first cohort of the Science to Policy Accelerator program by Evidence for Democracy with other early-career researchers.