MSc Position in Plant Insect Interactions

The Prager Lab (in the Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture and BioSources at the University of Saskatchewan has funding for a MSc student to work on a fully funded project examining the host choices and biology of Aster Leafhoppers on crop plants and common weeds. The project will be conducted in collaboration with Drs. Tyler Wist and Chrystel Olivier at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. The successful candidate will have strong quantitative, writing, and laboratory and/or field skills. Interested candidates should email Dr. Prager (sean.prager@usask.ca).

Details on the Prager lab can be found at http://research-groups.usask.ca/entomology/

Details on the department of plant sciences can be found at https://agbio.usask.ca/departments/plant-sciences.php

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