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Collaborating Scientists

Mumuni Abudulai, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist
CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, Ghana
Co-PI, Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


Koushik Adhikari, Ph.D., CFS, Assistant Professor
University of Georgia, USA
Co-PI, Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions project
Co-PI, Southern Africa Value Chain Interventions project


Richard Akromah, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana
Co-PI, Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


Renee Arias, Ph.D., Research Pathologist
USDA-ARS National Peanut Research Laboratory, USA
PI, RNAi Silencing of Aflatoxin Synthesis project


Maria Balota, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, USA
Co-PI, Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


David Bertioli, Ph.D. Visiting Professor
Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
Co-PI, Translational Genomics to Reduce Pre-harvest Aflatoxin Contamination of Peanut project


Grace Bolfrey-Arku, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist
CSIR-Crop Research Institute, Ghana
Co-PI, Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


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


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


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


Timothy B. Brenneman, Ph.D., Professor of Plant Pathology
University of Georgia, USA
Co-PI, Haiti Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


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


Robert Brown, Ph.D. (deceased), Plant Pathologist
USDA-ARS Southern Regional Research Center, USA
Co-PI, Aflagoggles for Aflatoxin Detection


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


Jinru Chen, Ph.D., Professor
University of Georgia, USA
Co-PI Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


Manjeet Chinnan, Ph.D., Retired
Co-PI, Southern Africa Peanut Value Chain Interventions project
Co-PI, Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


Justus Chintu, Ph.D. Groundnut Breeder
Department Agricultural Research Service, Malawi
Co-PI, Southern Africa Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


Phat Dang, Ph.D., Research Biochemist
USDA-ARS National Peanut Research Laboratory, USA
Co-PI, RNAi Silencing of Aflatoxin Synthesis


C. Michael Deom, Ph.D., Professor
University of Georgia, USA
PI, Peanut Varietal Development project


Nicholas Denwar, Ph.D., Research Scientist Genetics and Plant Breeding
CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, Ghana
Co-PI, Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


Haile Desmae, Ph.D., Senior Scientist
ICRISAT, West and Central Africa, Malawi
Co-PI, Peanut Genomics project


Issa Faye, Ph.D., Genetics and Peanut Breeding Laboratory Head
ISRA/CNRA, Senegal
Co-PI, Peanut Genomics project


Daniel Fonceka, Ph.D., Researcher and Scientific Coordinator
ISRA/CERAAS, Senegal
Co-PI, Peanut Genomics project


Jeffrey K. Griffiths, M.D., M.P.H.T.M., Professor
Tufts University, USA
Co-PI, Mycotoxin Detection in Dried Blood project


Vivian Hoffmann, Ph.D., Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
Co-PI, Interventions to Decrease Mycotoxin Risks in Ghana project


Corley Holbrook, Ph.D., Supervisory Research Geneticist
USDA-ARS Coastal Plain Experiment Station, USA
Co-PI, Peanut Genomics project


Scott Jackson, Ph.D., Professor
University of Georgia, USA
Co-PI, Peanut Genomics project


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


Alpha Y. Kamara, Ph.D., Systems Agronomist and Station Representative
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria
Co-PI, Aflagoggles for Mycotoxin Detection project


Robert Kemerait, Ph.D., Associate Professor
University of Georgia, USA
Co-PI, Haiti Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


Genti Kostandini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
University of Georgia, USA
Co-PI, Haiti Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


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


Nicholas Magnan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
University of Georgia, USA
PI, Interventions to Decrease Mycotoxin Risks in Ghana project


Ken Maleta, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Malawi, Malawi
Co-PI, Malnutrition Interventions project


P. Kumar Mallikarjunan, Ph.D., Associate Professor
formerly Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
PI, Mycotoxin Detection Options project


Mark Manary, M.D., Professor
Washington University St. Louis, USA
PI, Malnutrition Interventions project


Moses Brandford Mochiah, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist
CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Co-PI, Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


Subbarayalu Mohankumar, Ph.D., Professor
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
Co-PI, Peanut Varietal Development project


Rangaswamy (Muni) Muniappan, Ph.D.. Director IPM Innovation Lab
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Co-PI, Peanut Varietal Development project


Amade Muitia, Ph.D., Plant Breeder
Mozambique Agricultural Research Institute, Mozambique
Co-PI, Peanut Varietal Development project


Agnes Mbachi Mwangwela, Ph.D., Dean of Food Science
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi
Co-PI, Southern Africa Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


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


Samuel Njoroge, Ph.D., Plant Pathologist
ICRISAT, Malawi
Co-PI, Southern Africa Value Chain Interventions project  


Kalule David Okello, Ph.D., Peanut Breeder
National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI), Uganda
Co-PI, Peanut Varietal Development project


Patrick Okori, Ph.D., Principal Scientist
ICRISAT, Malawi
Co-PI, Peanut Varietal Development project


Peggy Ozias-Akins, Ph.D., Professor
University of Georgia, USA
PI, Peanut Genomics project


Peggy Papathakis, Ph.D., R.D., Associate Professor
California Polytechnic State University, USA
Co-PI, Malnutrition Interventions project


Naveen Puppala, Ph.D., Peanut Breeder
New Mexico State University, USA
Co-PI, Peanut Varietal Development project


Steven Runo, Ph.D., Plant Molecular Biologist
Kenyatta University, Kenya
Co-PI for RNAi Silencing of Aflatoxin Synthesis


Philippe Sankara, Ph.D.
University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Co-PI,  Peanut Varietal Development project


John Shindano, Ph.D., Head of Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Zambia, Zambia
Co-PI, Southern Africa Peanut Value Chain Interventions project


Charles E. Simpson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Texas A & M University Agrilife Research, USA
Co-PI, Peanut Varietal Development project


Victor S. Sobolev, Ph.D., Research Chemist
USDA-ARS National Peanut Research Laboratory, USA
Co-PI, RNAi Silencing of Aflatoxin Synthesis


Barry L. Tillman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Agronomy
University of Florida, USA
Co-PI, Haiti Peanut Value Chain Interventions project
Co-PI, Peanut Varietal Development project


Rajeev K. Varshney, Ph.D., Research Program Director - Genetic Gains
ICRISAT, India
Co-PI, Peanut Genomics project


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


Patrick Webb, Ph.D., Dean for Academic Affairs
Tufts University, USA
Co-PI, Mycotoxin Detection in Dried Blood project


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