IITA graduate researcher named Borlaug LEAP awardee
Ademola Aina, a PhD student in the University of Ibadan and a graduate research fellow at the Genetic Resources Center (GRC), IITA has been awarded the prestigious Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP).
The Borlaug LEAP awards fellowships to outstanding graduate students who show great promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines.
As part of the fellowship, Ademola will be working with his US mentor Daniel Potter in his lab at the University of California, Davis while also continuing his work with Michael Abberton, his CGIAR mentor and Head of the GRC. Ademola’s work will focus on nodulation and the use of Next-generation sequencing on African yam bean accessions. He will also be using high-tech software programs in the analysis of the molecular data generated from this research.