Olanike Omolehin

Olanike Omolehin

Graduate Student
E-mail: oomole2@lsu.edu
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Brown/Dr. Zhi Yuan Chen

Education:

Ph.D. student, Plant Health (Plant Pathology), Louisiana State University (2015 - present)
M.S., Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2014)
B.Sc., Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2010)

 

 

Current Research:

Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin accumulation Management through Host-Induced Gene Silencing

Hypothesis

Most commercially maize hybrids are highly susceptible to A. flavus infection and aflatoxin accumulation. Therefore, the objective of the current research is to determine if the suppression of A. flavus important genes using host induced gene silencing could lead to the development of transgenic maize lines that show low A. flavus infection and aflatoxin accumulation.

Work Experience:

Graduate Assistant, Louisiana State University (2015-present)

Raw material procurement officer, Nigeria Distilleries Limited (2014)

Research Fellow, Maize Improvement Program, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (2012-2014)