Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
PhD, Plant Genetics and Physiology, University College Cork, Ireland
MS, Horticultural Science, Bologna University, Italy; Technical University of Munich, Germany and Boku University, Austria
MS, Plant Breeding, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
BS, Plant Science, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
Dr. Molla Fentie Mengist works as a research scholar in the lab of Dr. Massimo Iorizzo. His research aspires to develop routes for the application of plant genetics and genomics-based approaches as selection tools in plant breeding. His research mainly focuses on construction of genetic linkage maps, quantitative trait loci (QTL) and genome-wide association mapping of both quality and agronomic traits.