Education and Work Experience


August 2021 - July 2025

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PhD in Horticultural Science

Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Lab, University of Florida, United States
Research: Optimization of Phenomic and Genomic Selection and the Assessment of Genotype by Environment Interaction in Blueberry Fruit Quality Traits
Keyword: Genomic prediction, Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, Genotype by Environment Interaction, Environmental Covariables, Blueberry breeding

March 2021 - July 2021

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Sugar beet breeding Intern

KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGoA – Einbeck, Germany
Responsibility: Image analysis of sugar beet roots for enhanced root quality breeding

August 2019 - July 2021

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MSc. in Plant Breeding

European Master Program in Plant Breeding – First year at the Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle, Beauvais (France) and Second year at the University of Helsinki (Finland)
Research: Identification and Expression of putative seed lipoxygenase (LOX) genes in Faba bean
Keyword: Faba bean, Lipoxygenase, Off-flavour, Phylogenetic analysis, Bioinformatics

October 2020 - March 2021

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Research Assistant

Vikki Plant Science Centre, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Research: (i) investigating the transient expression of Cas9 variants in Nicotiana bentamiana; (ii) assessment of physiological growth and root morphology of Faba bean accessions in response to acid and Al3+ stresses (iii) assessing variation in sensitivity among Col-S single and double Arabidopsis thaliana mutants in response to acute ozone exposure

May 2020 - October 2020

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Genomic Data Analysis Intern

Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Lab, Univeristy of Florida with Dr. Luis Felipe Ferrao
Responsibility: • Investigated the effect of additive and dominance gene actions in genomic prediction models on Brazilian coffee populations with Sommer and ASREML R Packages

July 2020 - August 2020

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Corn Breeding Intern

Corteva – AgriScience – Carcares Research Station, France
Responsibility: Inoculation and evaluation of maize hybrids for resistance to Gibberella ear rot disease

November 2015 - December 2017

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MTech. in Crop Management Technology

Federal University of Technology, Akure
Research: Introgression of Opaque-2 Gene into the Genetic Background of Popcorn Using Marker Assisted Selection
Keywords: Introgression, Opaque-2, QPM, Popcorn, Biochemical properties

January 2016 - December 2017

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Teaching and Research Assistant

Department of Crop, Soil and Pest
Management, Federal University of Technology, Akure

Responsibility: (i) Taught Advanced seed production technology (CSP409/CSP504); (ii) Assisted with the setting up and cultivation of field crops trials like maize, sorghum and soybean; (iii) Participated in data collection and harvesting of field crop trials

November 2008 - April 2014

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BTech. in Crop, Soil and Pest Management

Department of Crop, Soil and Pest
Management, Federal University of Technology, Akure
Research: Taxonomic Implication of Vegetative, Floral and Grain Morphology in Four Varieties of Maize

April 2012 - Sepetember 2012

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Cassava Breeding Intern

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria
Responsibility: (i) Participated in the morphological characterization of beta-carotenoid cassava trials and; (ii) Assisted with the evaluation of post-harvest physiological deterioration of cassava trials 

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