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Former Visiting Scientists, Fellows & Scholars

Fulbright Scholars

Dr. Nicolas Niemenak

Associate Professor, Plant Biotechnology
Department of Biological Science
Higher Teachers' Training College
University of Yaounde I
PO Box 47, Yaounde, Cameroon
Email: niemenak@yahoo.com
Cell: 00237 77661398

Research:  Maturation and germination physiology of cacao

September 2010-May 2011


Antonio Figueira

Associate Professor,
Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture,
University of Sao Paulo,
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Research: Global Analysis of Genes Differentially Expressed in the Theobroma Cacao Genotypes in Response to Witches Broom Infection

October 2007 - January 2008


Chia-Lock Tan

Research Officer,
Malaysian Cocoa Board,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Research: Molecular and Biotechnological Techniques for the Improvement of Cocoa Against Pests

September 2006 - February 2007

Borlaug Fellows

Peter Aikpokpodion

Plant Breeding Division, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria
PMB 5244 Ibadan, Nigeria

Research: Genetic Diversity in Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) Collections in Nigeria Determined by Phenotypic and Simple Sequence Repeat (SSRs) Markers.

Nov. 2006 - Nov 2007


Monica Santos-Mendoza

Associate Researcher
Centro De Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan, Mexico
Research: Transcriptomic and Metobolomic of cocoa embriogenesis
2011 -

Scientists 

Abu Dadzie

Email: xmusto@yahoo.co.uk
2013 -


Desire Pokou

Email: desire.pokou.gmail.com
2013 -


Claudia Arevalo

St. Thomas University, Miami
Venezuela
Research Project: Cacao Transformation
Email: carevalo@stu.edu
2012-2012


Yaleidis Mendez

USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station
2200 P.A. Campos Ave., Suite 201
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico  00680-5470
Email: yaleidis.mendez@ars.usda.gov

Research: Technology Transfer: Cacao somatic embryogenesis
July 11- 24, 2010


Luis Mejia-Franco

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution, Panama
Email: lcm19@psu.edu

Research: Cacao Endophytes
2009-2010, 2012-2012


Anna Muyiwa

Personal Funds
Africa

Research: Cacao
2008-2008


Rosalia Velasquez-Salazar

Venezuelan Gov't
Venezuela

Research: Cacao Somatic Embryogenesis/Jatropha Somatic Embryogenesis
2008-2009

 

Catalina Chapparo

Scientist: Corporacion Colombiana de Investigacion Agropecuaria (CORPOICA)

Technology Transfer and Research: Cacao Somatic Embryogenesis for Colombian Varieties 

2001 (3-month visit)