•  VSU Grad School holds echo-seminar on Outcome-Based Education
    VSU Grad School holds echo-seminar on Outcome-Based Education

Salas also received third prize for her poster presentation on RNA-Seq transcriptome analysis for glufosinate tolerance in Palmer amaranth. Salas’s study sought to find out the non-target site-based tolerance mechanisms of Palmer amaranth to glufosinate herbicide.

Salas’s research, which is supervised by U of A professor Nilda Burgos and extension weed scientist Robert Scott, serves as a contribution to ease the plight of cotton and soybean farmers in Southern United States.  

A Bachelor of Science magna cum laude graduate in Agricultural Chemistry at VSU, Salas is now pursuing her doctorate studies at the U of A Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, where she works on crop, soil, and environmental sciences.