Ontario Graduate Fellowship Award


Holly Byker was the recipient of the 2013-14 Ontario Graduate Fellowship Award. Holly has just begun her PhD project with her advisors Drs. Peter Sikkema and Darren Robinson. Holly's project is titled: Investigating mechanisms of resistance in glyphosate-resistant common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia). Her project consists of multiple smaller experiments adapted from studies on other glyphosate-resistant weeds which look individually at the known mechanisms of glyphosate-resistance to try and identify what is happening to the glyphosate in the resistant versus susceptible biotypes.
Holly also works with Drs. François Tardif, Chris Hall, and Mark Lawton (Monsanto).
Congratulations Holly!