Research Scientist

Vanessa Melino

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Plant Physiology, Plant nutrition, Salinity tolerance, Root architecture, Ion transport

Boubacar A. Kountche

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Genetics, Plant Breeding

Ryan Lefers

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Food/water/energy nexus, controlled environment agriculture, saltwater-based agriculture, aquaponics, horticulture lighting, circular agriculture system

Muhammad Jamil

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Plant physiology, Agronomy, Weed biology and Ecology, Plant signaling and parasite-interactions, Phytohormoes and Biostimulants

Andrea Zuccolo

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Plant comparative genomics, Bioinformatics, Transposable elements, Evolution, Genome sequencing, Genome assembly, Genome annotation

Zahir Ali

Research Scientist

Research Interest: CRISPR/Cas system, Plant Genome Engineering, Virus resistance, Synthetic Biology

Maged Saad

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Personalized Desert Agriculture, Microbial breeding, Biostimulants, Microbial genetic and bacterial evaluation, Plant microbiome, Function synthetic community (Fun SynCom).