Ph.D. student, Plant Health (Plant Pathology), Louisiana State University (2015 -
M.S., Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2014)
B.Sc., Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2010)
Current Research: Identification of Resistance associated protein (RAPs) genes for Aspergillus flavus control in corn
Hypothesis: Genes identified by comparative transcriptomics of some Aspergillus flavus resistant versus susceptible corn inbred lines may lead to identification of resistance associated protein genes that could contribute to seed-based A. flavus resistance in corn. RAPs identified by transcriptomics and verified by proteomics of same lines under the same conditions will provide sources of resistance for genetic engineering of A. flavus resistant corn lines, and useful markers for breeding resistance into otherwise A. flavus susceptible commercial varieties.
Graduate Assistant, Louisiana State University (2015-present)
Raw material procurement officer, Nigeria Distilleries Limited (2014)
Research Fellow, - Corn breeding, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (2012-2014)