He received his Bachelor of Science in Crop Science from Jimma University, Ethiopia. degree from University Copenhagen, Denmark and University of Catania, Italy. student in the Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
He has been serving as highland pulse crops breeder since 2010 and contributed for the official release of one broad bean( Gashaw has also served in the national chickpea and lentil improvement program being member of national team by evaluating the national chickpea and lentil trials. Student at Hawassa University in the school of Plant and Horticultural Sciences, specializing in Plant Breeding. degree in plant science from Hawassa University, and his M. degree in Applied Genetics from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Before he began his studies, he worked as a researcher at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) on chickpea and lentil breeding and genetics based at the Debre Zeit Research Center. student, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan Email: [email protected], [email protected] Ms. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and her Masters of Science degree in Plant Pathology from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. D student is the genomic characterization of fungi associated with Citrus Dieback in Punjab, Pakistan. candidate in the Institute of Biotechnology at Zhejiang University in China.
After graduating, he received a governmental scholarship to study abroad where he first studied English for one and a half years through the UC Davis International Center then came to the United States to study at the University of California, Davis. Akhmetov is a masters student getting his degree in the Horticulture and Agronomy Program. thesis entitled “Genetic Improvement of Ethiopian Chickpea Cultivars through Reverse Introgression of High-yielding and Climate-resilient Genes from Wild Accessions” is among the key deliverables of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab.
He joined the Douglas Cook lab where he is working on cultivated chickpea seed traits, specifically seed coat color and spots. Student, Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Harran University, Şanlıurfa, Turkey Email: [email protected] student in the Department of Field Crops in the Faculty of Agriculture at Harran University in Şanlıurfa, Turkey. candidate in the Institute of Biotechnology at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. During two internships at the University of California Davis, in Douglas Cook’s laboratory, he led an activity to introgress a representative set of wild genetic diversity into the cultivated species of chickpea.
His Masters research focused on Ethiopian germplasm of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.), including genetic and biotechnological studies. Student, Department of Field Crops in the Faculty of Agriculture at the Dicle University in Diyarbakir, Turkey Email: [email protected], [email protected] D scholar in the Department of Field Crops in the Faculty of Agriculture at the Dicle University in Diyarbakir, Turkey.
He has served EIAR as a legume breeder since 2001 in the Legumes Research Program and as the national research coordinator of pulses, oil and fiber crops from 2012-2014. Her work on chickpea involves phenotyping for climate resilience in wild and cultivated accessions.Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed.Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.During her Master degree she investigated of the use of natural predator insects species in biological control. Student, Hawassa University, Ethiopia Email: [email protected], [email protected] Sefera Bedada is a researcher in Oromia Agricultural Research Institute (OARI), Ethiopia, based at Sinana Agricultural Research center in highland pulse and oil crops technology generating team.The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate Resilient Chickpea offered Alex the perfect opportunity to match his background in microbiology with his inordinate fondness for hummus. Sehrish Ijaz is a visiting scholar in Douglas Cook’s lab at the University of California, Davis. research focuses on virus-host interactions and diversity of Undergraduate Student in University of California, Davis, USA Email: [email protected] student in the Plant Biology Program at the University of California-Davis.She got her Bachelor and Master’s degree in the subject of Plant Breeding and Genetics and now she is a Ph. graduate student in the subject of Plant Biotechnology at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Ramya Immareddy is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Science with a double major in Microbiology and Human Development. Student, University of California, Davis, USA Email: [email protected] Her research is supported jointly by a fellowship from the Legume Innovation Lab at Michigan State University and by the Global Crop Diversity Trust.This research incorporates bioinformatics and microbial genomics with experimental methods in plant science and microbiology with the goal of understanding the factors that affect nodulation in chickpea, how the symbiosis varies geographically, and how it can be managed agriculturally.Alex cut his scientific teeth at the University of Colorado where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and conducted research in culture-independent microbial ecology in the lab of Norm Pace. Student, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan Email: [email protected], [email protected] is looking at palatability and nutritional content of chickpea seeds by making humus and running a series of taste tests. Student, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA Email: [email protected] His doctoral research incorporates bioinformatics, genomics, and ecology to understand the genomic and environmental factors that influence seed hardness. Early results from her work suggest that wild species are more conservative for water use than are cultivated varieties, an observation that has potentially important implications for chickpea crop improvement.She is also analyzing and recording the chemical characterization of the seeds. Among her objectives are to identify the genomic basis of drought resilience traits and to use this information to guide gene introgression into high-yielding cultivars.