NextGen Cassava works with a number of institutional partners and collaborators. Learn more about the core project team members below. Click on a person’s name for more information including their citations.

Showing 63 people of 63 people found.
Afolabi Agbona
Institute: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Role: Database Curator & Cassavabase Manager
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Database Management
Nigeria
Alfredo Alves
Institute: Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)
Role: Plant Biologist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Biology
Brazil
Stephen Angudubu
Institute: National Crop Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
Role: Socio-Economist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Gender Research
Uganda

Adventina Babu
Institute: Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute (TARI), Makerere University (MaRCCI)
Role: Socio-Economist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Gender Research
Tanzania
John Bakum
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Digital Communications Specialist
Category: Administration
Area of Expertise: Information Technology, Advocacy and Communications
USA
Guillaume Bauchet
Institute: Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI)
Role: Data Curator/Post Doc Scientist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Bioinformatics, Database Management
USA

Luis Augusto Becerra Lopez-Lavalle
Institute: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Role: Cassava Geneticist
Category: Team Leader
Area of Expertise: Genetics
Colombia
Canaan Boyer
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Project Support Specialist
Category: Project Management
Area of Expertise: Advocacy and Communications, Project Management
USA
Ed Buckler
Institute: US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Cornell University
Role: Plant Geneticist
Category: Team Leader
Area of Expertise: Genetics
USA

Hernán Ceballos
Institute: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Role: Lead Cassava Breeder
Category: Team Leader
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Colombia
Ugo Chijioke
Institute: National Root Crops Resources Institute (NRCRI)
Role: Postharvest/Food Quality Specialist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Food Science
Nigeria
Ronnie Coffman
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Principal Investigator
Category: Project Management
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding, Project Management
USA

Eric Danquah
Institute: University of Ghana - West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI)
Role: Plant Breeder
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Ghana
Eder de Oliveira
Institute: Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)
Role: Cassava Breeder
Category: Team Leader
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Brazil
Richard Edema
Institute: Makerere University Regional Centre for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI)
Role: Plant Pathologist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Pathology
Uganda

Chiedozie Egesi
Institute: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Role: Project Leader/Cassava Breeder
Category: Project Management
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding, Project Management
Nigeria
Stefan Einarson
Institute: Cornell University
Category: Administration
Area of Expertise: Information Technology
USA
Williams Esuma
Institute: National Crop Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
Role: Cassava Breeder
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Uganda

Lydia Ezenwaka
Institute: National Root Crops Resources Institute (NRCRI)
Role: Post Doc Scientist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Nigeria
Uba Ezenwanyi
Institute: National Root Crops Resources Institute (NRCRI)
Role: Bioinformatics Manager
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Database Management
Nigeria
Morag Ferguson
Institute: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Role: Molecular Geneticist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Genetics
Kenya

Paul Gibson
Institute: Makerere University Regional Centre for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI)
Role: Plant Breeder
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Uganda
Samantha Hautea
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Communications Support
Category: Administration
Area of Expertise: Advocacy and Communications
USA
Peter Hyde
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Research Support Specialist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Biology
USA

Mohamed Somo Ibrahim
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Post Doc Scientist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
USA
Paula Iragaba
Institute: Cornell University
Role: PhD Student
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Food Science, Gender Research
Uganda
Jean-Luc Jannink
Institute: US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Cornell University
Role: Research Division Lead
Category: Project Management
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding, Genetics
USA

Edward Kanju
Institute: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Role: Cassava Breeder
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Uganda
Robert Kawuki
Institute: National Crop Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
Role: Lead Cassava Breeder
Category: Team Leader
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Uganda
Chris Knight
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Cinematographer/Producer
Area of Expertise: Information Technology, Advocacy and Communications
USA

Peter Kulakow
Institute: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Role: Cassava Breeder
Category: Team Leader
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Nigeria
Heneriko Kulembeka
Institute: Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute (TARI)
Role: Lead Cassava Breeder
Category: Team Leader
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Tanzania
Evan Long
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Plant Breeder & Geneticist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding, Genetics
USA

Tessy Madu
Institute: National Root Crops Resources Institute (NRCRI)
Role: Gender Specialist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Gender Research
Nigeria
Esther Masumba
Institute: Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute (TARI)
Role: Assistant Breeder
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Tanzania
Tracie Matsumoto
Institute: US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS)
Role: Plant Biologist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Biology, Plant Pathology
USA

Busie Maziya-Dixon
Institute: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Role: Food and Nutrition Scientist
Category: Team Leader
Area of Expertise: Food Science
Nigeria
Linda McCandless
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Associate Director of Communications
Category: Administration
Area of Expertise: Advocacy and Communications
USA
Katherine Mejia-Guerra
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Post Doc Scientist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Genetics
USA

Sharon Motomura
Institute: University of Hawaii-Hilo
Role: Plant Biologist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Biology, Plant Pathology
USA
Kiddo Mtunda
Institute: Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute (TARI)
Role: Plant Breeder
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Tanzania
Lukas Mueller
Institute: Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI)
Role: Data & Bioinformatics Lead
Category: Team Leader
Area of Expertise: Bioinformatics
USA

Nassib Mugwanya
Institute: National Crop Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
Role: Lead Communications
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Advocacy and Communications
Uganda
Joshua Muhumuza
Institute: National Crop Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
Role: Communicator & Knowledge Management
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Advocacy and Communications
Uganda
Ernest Mwebaze
Institute: Makerere University (AI & Data Science)
Category: Team Leader
Area of Expertise: Phenotyping Tools
Uganda

Damian Njoku
Institute: National Root Crops Resources Institute (NRCRI)
Role: Associate Scientist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Nigeria
Ephraim Nuwamanya
Institute: National Crop Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
Role: Post Doc Scientist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Food Science
Uganda
Richard Ofei
Institute: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Role: Project Management Officer
Category: Administration
Area of Expertise: Project Management
Nigeria

Olamide Olaosebikan
Institute: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Role: Gender Specialist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Gender Research
Nigeria
Adeyemi Olojede
Institute: National Root Crops Resources Institute (NRCRI)
Role: Associate Scientist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Database Management
Nigeria
Joseph Onyeka
Institute: National Root Crops Resources Institute (NRCRI)
Role: Principal Scientist
Category: Team Leader
Area of Expertise: Plant Pathology
Nigeria

Alfred Ozimati
Institute: National Crop Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Uganda
Prasad Peteti
Institute: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Role: Database Manager
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Database Management
Nigeria
Ismail Rabbi
Institute: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Role: Cassava Geneticist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding, Genetics
Nigeria

Kasele Salum
Institute: Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute (TARI)
Role: Field Research Supervisor
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Database Management
Tanzania
Tim Setter
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Plant Biologist
Category: Team Leader
Area of Expertise: Plant Biology
USA
Karoline Sichwale
Institute: Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute (TARI), Makerere University (MaRCCI)
Role: Field Research Supervisor
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding
Tanzania

Nisha Singh
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Bioinformatics & Genomics
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Genetics, Bioinformatics
USA
Isaak Tecle
Institute: Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI)
Role: Programmer
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Bioinformatics, Information Technology, Database Management
Netherlands
Béla Teeken
Institute: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Role: Post Doc Scientist
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Gender Research
Nigeria

Hale Ann Tufan
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Survey Division Lead
Category: Project Management
Area of Expertise: Plant Biology, Gender Research
USA
Marnin Wolfe
Institute: Cornell University
Role: Research Associate
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Plant Breeding, Genetics
USA
Barbara Mugwanya Zaweddi
Institute: National Crop Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
Role: Biotech/Biosafety Coordinator
Category: Team Member
Area of Expertise: Advocacy and Communications, Biosafety/Biotechnology
Uganda