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Welcome to the WILD PEANUT LAB

The WILD PEANUT LAB, led by David Bertioli and Soraya Leal-Bertioli, is affiliated with the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG), University of Georgia (UGA), and it is located at the Center for Applied Genetic Technologies (CAGT), 111 Riverbend Rd, Athens, GA, 30602.

Welcome to Danielle Ama Essandoh, our new Ph.D. student in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics.

  • Danielle Ama Essandoh, Ph.D. Student (Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics)
  • M.Sc. Plant Breeding and Seed Systems (2021), Makerere University, Uganda
  • B.Sc. Crop Science (Plant pathology, 2017), University of Ghana, Ghana

Ama just started her Ph.D. this Fall (2022), under the supervision of Soraya Leal-Bertioli. She is currently taking classes and learning the required techniques for breeding peanut in our Lab, such as planting, harvesting, DNA extraction, KASP, etc.

The objective of the research conducted in the WILD PEANUT LAB is to improve peanuts for agriculture worldwide by utilizing its wild relatives and advanced genetics.