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Collaborating Scientists

Mumuni Abudulai, Principal research scientist
CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute
Co-PI Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions


Richard Akromah, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Email: rakromah@yahoo.com
Phone: +233 3220-60361

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
University Post Office
Kumasi, Ghana


Renee Arias, Ph.D., Research Pathologist
United States Department of Agriculture - ARS, USA
PI, RNAi Silencing of Aflatoxin Synthesis


Maria Balota, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Email: mbalota@vt.edu
Phone: +1 (757) 657-6450

Virginia Polytechnic Institute
State University's Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center
6321 Holland Road
Suffolk, VA USA 23437


David Bertioli, Ph.D. Visiting Professor
International Peanut Genome Initiative plant geneticist
Universidade de Brasília
Co-PI, Translational Genomics to Reduce Pre-harvest Aflatoxin Contamination of Peanut


Grace Bolfrey-Arku, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist

Email: gbarku4@gmail.com
Phone: 233-3220-60396

Counsil for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Crops Research Institute
P.O. Box 3785
Fumesua
Kumasi, Ghana


Kenneth J. Boote, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
University of Florida, USA
Co-PI for Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


Rick Brandenburg, Ph.D., William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
North Carolina State University, USA
PI for Southern Africa Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


Boris Bravo-Ureta, Ph.D., Professor
University of Connecticut, USA
PI for Southern Africa Pre-harvest Value Chain Analysis project


Timothy B. Brenneman, Ph.D., professor of plant pathology

Email: arachis@uga.edu
Phone: 229-386-3121

Plant Science Bldg
2360 Rainwater Road
Tifton, GA 31793-5766


Dan Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Cornell University, USA
Co-PI Haiti Peanut Value Chain Interventions


Robert Brown, Ph.D., Plant Pathologist

Email: robert.brown@ars.usda.gov
Phone: +1 (504) 286-4359

USDA-ARS Southern Regional Research Center
Food and Feed Safety Research
1100 Robert E. Lee Boulevard
New Orleans, LA USA 70124


Mark Burow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Texas A&M University AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Co-PI Peanut Varietal Development


Jinru Chen, Ph.D., Professor

Email: jchen@uga.edu
Phone: +1 (770) 412-4738

University of Georgia
Department of Food Science and Technology
138 Melton Building
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA USA 30223-1791


Manjeet Chinnan, Ph.D.
Retired
Partner Southern Africa Peanut Value Chain Interventions project
Partner Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


Justus Chintu, Ph.D., Groundnut Breeder

Email: jmmchintu@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: +265 1 707 076

Chitedze Agricultural Research Service (CARS)
P.O. Box 158
Lilongwe, Malawi


Phat M. Dang, Ph.D., Research Biochemist

Email: phat.dang@ars.usda.gov
Phone: +1 (229) 995-7432

USDA-ARS National Peanut Research Laboratory
P.O. Box 509
Dawson, GA USA 39842-0509


C. Michael Deom, Ph.D., Professor
University of Georgia, USA
Lead Scientist for project 'Peanut Varietal Development'


Gayi Dennis, M.S.C.

Email: gayidennis@gmail.com
Phone: +256 776893439/757893439

National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute
P.O. Box Private Bag
Soroti-Uganda


Nicholas Denwar, Ph.D., Research Scientist Genetics and Plant Breeding

Email: nicholasdenwar@yahoo.com
Phone: Mobile: +233 20 9369976

Legumes Improvement Programme
Savanna Agricultural Research Institute
P. O. Box 52
Tamale, Ghana


Haile Desmae, Ph.D.

Email: H.Desmae@cgiar.org
Phone: +223 20 70 92 00

ICRISAT
West and Central Africa
BP 320
Bamako, Mali


Issa Faye, Ph.D. Genetics and Peanut Breeding Laboratory Head

Email: issafaye2001@yahoo.fr
Phone: +221 33 973 63 48

ISRA/CNRA
P.O. Box 53
Bambey, Senegal


Daniel Fonceka, Ph.D., Researcher and Scientific Coordinator

Email: daniel.fonceka@cirad.fr
Phone: +221 33 951 49 94/93

ISRA/CERAAS
P.O. Box 3320
Thies, Senegal


Gissele Gajate-Garrido, Ph.D., Research Associate

Email: ggajategarrido@impaqint.com
Phone: +1 (202) 774-1973

IMPAQ International, LLC
1101 Vermont Avenue, NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC USA 20005


Jeffrey K. Griffiths, M.D. and M.P.H.&T.M., Professor

Email: jeffrey.griffiths@tufts.edu
Phone: (617) 636-6941

Tufts University
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
School of Medicine
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111


Abdi Mohammed Hassen, Ph.D.
Haramaya University, Ethiopia
Collaborating Scientist for project 'RNAi Silencing of Aflatoxin Synthesis'


Vivian Hoffmann, Ph.D., Research Fellow

Email: v.hoffmann@cgiar.org

International Food Policy Research Institute
Washington, D.C. USA


Corley Holbrook, Ph.D., Supervisory Research Geneticist
Phone: +1 (229) 386-3176

USDA-ARS Coastal Plain Experiment Station
P.O. Box 748
Tifton, GA USA 31793


Scott Jackson, Ph.D., Professor

Email: sjackson@uga.edu
Phone: +1 (706) 542-4021

University of Georgia
Center for Applied Genetic Technologies
111 Riverbend Road
Athens, GA USA 30602-6810


David Jordan, Ph.D., William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Crop Science and Extension Specialist
North Carolina State University, USA
Lead Scientist for project 'Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions'


Alpha Y. Kamara, Ph.D., Systems Agronomist and Station Representative

Email: A.Kamara@cgiar.org
Phone: +2348036479031

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
IITA-Kano, Nigeria


Robert Kemerait, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Email: kemerait@uga.edu
Phone: +1 (229) 386-3355

University of Georgia
Plant Sciences Building
2360 Rainwater Road
Tifton, GA USA 31793-5766

 


Genti Kostandini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Email: gentik@uga.edu
Phone: +1 (770) 228-7231 Extension 121

University of Georgia
221 Stucky Building
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA USA 30223-1791


Maxwell Lamptey, B.S., Senior Technical Officer
Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Collaborating Scientist for project 'Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions'


Greg MacDonald, Ph.D., Professor of Agronomy and Weed Science
University of Florida, USA
Lead Scientist for project 'Haiti Peanut Value Chain Interventions'


Nicholas Magnan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
University of Georgia, USA
Lead Scientist for project 'Interventions to Decrease Mycotoxin Risks'


Ken Maleta, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health

Email: kmaleta@medcol.mw
Phone: +265 09 232 202, 08 232 202

University of Malawi
College of Medicine
P/Bag 360 Chichiri
Blantyre 3
Malawi


P. Kumar Mallikarjunan, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Lead Scientist for project 'Mycotoxin Detection Options'


Mark Manary, M.D., Professor and Medical Doctor
Washington University St. Louis, USA
Lead Scientist for project 'Malnutrition Interventions'


Subbarayalu Mohankumar, Ph.D., Professor

Email: smohankumar65@yahoo.com
Phone: +91 422-6611353

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Department of Plant Biotechnology
Coimbatore 641003
India


Rangaswamy (Muni) Muniappan, Ph.D., Director IPM Innovation Lab

Email: rmuni@vt.edu
Phone: +1 (540) 231-3516
Phone Alternate: +1 (919) 515-8876

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT)
526 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA USA 24061


Amade Muitia, Ph.D.
Plant breeder
Mozambique Agricultural Research Institute
Co-PI, Breeding and Genomics Approach to Intensifying Peanut Production and Quality


Agnes Mbachi Mwangwela, Ph.D., Food Scientist

Email: agnesmwangwela@yahoo.com
Phone: +265 888 878777

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Bunda Campus
Department of Food Science and Technology
P.O. Box 219
Lilongwe, Malawi


Moses Brandford Mochiah, Ph.D.

Email: mochiah64@yahoo.com
Phone: 233-3220-50410

Counsel for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Crops Research Institute
P.O. Box 3785
Kwadaso
Kumasi, Ghana


Alice Mweetwa, Ph.D.
Lecturer and Assistant Dean for Post Graduate Studies
University of Zambia
Co-PI Southern Africa Peanut Value Chain Interventions


Jesse Naab, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist

Email: jessenaab@gmail.com
Phone: 233-243-274397

Counsel for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Savanna Agriculture Research Institute
P.O. Box 494
Wa, Ghana


Samuel Njoroge, Ph.D., Plant Pathologist

Email: s.njoroge@cgiar.org
Phone: +265 1 707297/071/067/057

ICRISAT/CGIAR
Chitedze Agricultural Research Station
P.O. Box 1096
Lilongwe, Malawi


Kalule David Okello, Ph.D.
Peanut breeder
National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI)
Co-PI Breeding and Genomics Approachto Intensifying Peanut Production and Quality


Patrick Okori, Ph.D., Principal Scientist

Email: p.okori@cgiar.org
Phone: +265 1 707297/071/067/057

ICRISAT
Chitedze Agricultural Research Station
Grain Legumes Research Program
P.O. Box 1096
Lilongwe, Malawi


Peggy Ozias-Akins, Ph.D., Professor
University of Georgia, USA
Lead Scientist for project 'Peanut Genomics'


Peggy Papathakis, Ph.D., R.D., Associate Professor

Email: ppapatha@calpoly.edu
Phone: +1 805 756 7205

California Polytechnic State University
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Blgd 11-201
San Luis Obispo, CA USA 93407


Naveen Puppala, Ph.D.
Peanut Breeder
New Mexico State University
Co-PI Breeding and Genomics Approachto Intensifying Peanut Production and Quality  


Steven Runo, Ph.D., Plant Molecular Biologist

Email: smruno@gmail.com
Phone: +254 727346496

Kenyatta University
Plant Transformation Lab
P.O. Box 43844-00100
Nairobi, Kenya


Philippe Sankara, Ph.D.

Email: philippe.sankara@ird.fr
Phone: 226-50-36-59-12

University of Ouagadougou
Departement de Phytopathologie
BP 7021
Ouagadougou 03
Burkina Fasso


John Shindano, Ph.D., Head, Department of Food Science and Technology

Email: jshindano@unza.zm

Department of Food Science and Technology
School of Agricultural Sciences
University of Zambia
BOX 32379
Lusaka, Zambia


Charles E. Simpson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

Email: c-simpson@tamu.edu
Phone: +1 (254) 968-4144

Texas A & M University Agrilife Research
1229 North U.S. Hwy 281
Stephenville, TX USA 76401


Victor S. Sobolev Ph.D., Research Chemist

Email: victor.sobolev@ars.usda.gov
Phone: +1 (229) 995-7446

USDA-ARS National Peanut Research Laboratory
P.O. Box 509
Dawson, GA USA 39842-0509


Barry L. Tillman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Agronomy
University of Florida, USA
Collaborating Scientist for projects 'Haiti Peanut Value Chain Interventions' and 'Peanut Varietal Development'


Rajeev K. Varshney, Ph.D., Research Program Director- Grain Legumes and Director

Email: r.k.varshney@cgiar.org
Phone: +91 40 30713071

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Center of Excellence in Genomics
Patancheru 502324
Andhra Pradesh, India


Jia-Sheng Wang, Ph.D., Professor and Department Head
University of Georgia, USA
Lead Scientist for project 'Mycotoxin Detection in Dried Blood'


Patrick Webb, Ph.D., Dean for Academic Affairs and Alexander MacFarlane Professor

Email: patrick.webb@tufts.edu
Phone: +1 (617) 636-3779

Tufts University
School of Nutrition Science and Policy
150 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111


Haibo Yao, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor
Mississippi State University, USA
Lead Scientist for project 'AflaGoggles for Aflatoxin Detection'