Avery Richer | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Avery Richer

Graduate student Avery Richer (PhD, Plant Agriculture) in the Science Atrium at the University of Guelph


Guelph is an amazing city to live in. I have been here for 7 years and am quite settled. I can't imagine living anywhere else. The people and town vibes are like no other!


Plant Agriculture, PhD

Why I Chose Guelph… 

I was offered an awesome project that I couldn't resist!

Advice For Prospective Grad Students… 

Get to know your advisor and members of the lab before committing to a Masters or Doctorate. You will be spending a lot of time with them, so it's best to make sure you will click.

About My Advisor… 

Dr. Clarence Swanton and I have a great relationship. I first met Clarence when I was on the 2015 Bulls Executive, where he sat as our mentor. I then served as his teaching assistant before becoming one of his students.

What Makes UofG Unique?

The food!

How Will Your Research Improve Life?

This novel study will re-define the understanding of crop competition by studying the mechanisms of weed competition on a molecular basis. Our overall goal is to provide targets for plant breeders to improve stress tolerance in crop plants.