Dawn Scully Sikora

Graduate Student
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, PeeDee Research and Education Center

Email: dsikora@clemson.edu


 Educational Background

MLIS Library Sciences
Dominican University 2007

MS Entomology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2017

BS Biochemistry
Dominican University 2005


My research focuses on integrated pest management strategies. Currently I am working on refining a trap crop system for managing thrips in tomatoes and horticulture crops. In addition to my scientific research I am active in disability advocacy and raising awareness and acceptance for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. To this end I am part of
Graduate Student Government (Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion , JEDI), Illinois Autism Taskforce and Adult Transition committee, DuPage Family Disability Network president.

 Research Interests

Integrated pest management, biochemistry, epidemiology and educational outreach for underserved and underrepresented populations.

 Extension and Outreach

Florence Farmers Market, Taste of Briggs, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting and Southeastern Branch Meeting