Dr. Sara L. Martin is a research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Ottawa Research and Development Centre. She holds a B.Sc in Botany from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Integrated Biology from the University of Guelph. Her research program’s mandate is to develop our understanding of how gene flow between crop and wild species could lead to transgene escape, with a secondary focus on the evolution and spread of herbicide resistance in weeds. As a result, her work ranges from field work to document the current geographic range of species, to greenhouse work creating hybrids, to the assembly, analysis and use of plant genomes. Her work has investigated kochia, fleabane, ragweed, wild mustard, cleavers, and the wild relatives of Camelina.