Anica Sandra Francisco Massas

Anica Sandra Francisco Massas

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Horticulture


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Science, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Sc. in Plant Breeding on “Evaluation of promiscuous soybeans (Glycine max (L) merrill), genotypes for their biological nitrogen fixation potential in Lilongwe – Malawi, at Bunda College of Agriculture- Malawi
  • B.Sc. Honors in Agronomy at Catholic University of Mozambique

Adviser: Jonathan Lynch

I work with Phaseolus species and my study is more focused on root traits that could be involved in stress tolerance mechanisms in bean, such as anatomical traits. In addition to these, studying root phenotypes in cultivated and wild forms of multiple Phaseolus species is one the most important factors to improve their tolerance of environmental stresses.