Inusa Jacob Ajene (Nigeria)

Inusa Jacob Ajene

Research project: Genetic Diversity and Spatio-temporal Patterns of Distribution of Huanglongbing (HLB) Disease and its Vector in Ethiopia and Uganda

Mr. Inusa Jacob Ajene is a PhD research fellow under the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Science (ARPPIS), programme 2016.

Inusa obtained his first degree, Bachelor of Agriculture (B. Agric) at Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria in 2009. He worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Agricultural Research, A.B.U Zaria and later joined Ahmadu Bello University for his Master of Science degree in Crop Protection in 2010. His Masters research project focused on ``Race classification and molecular characterisation of Xanthomonas citri subsp. malvacearum the causal agent of bacterial blight of cotton in the northern cotton zone of Nigeria”, which was carried out at Ahmadu Bello University from which he published three papers in peer reviewed journals. In July 2012, he started working at Ahmadu Bello University as an Assitant lecturer and is currently a Lecturer II in the same institution.