Postdoctoral Associate, School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
Dr. David Igwe is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He obtained his PhD from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in full collaboration with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), a non-profit, an award-winning and research-for-development (R4D) institute that promotes agricultural innovations to alleviate hunger and poverty in African continent and beyond. Prior to his current position, he had worked as a research technician/consultant and research fellow (for his master's and Ph.D. degrees) at the IITA between 2007 and 2015; a visiting scholar at the Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University between 2012 and 2103; a lecturer and research coordinator at Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria; a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Natural Sciences, Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland, USA; and a postdoctoral research associate the Boyce Thompson Institute of Plant Research, Tower Road, Ithaca, New York, USA.
He has participated in various workshops and conferences. He received a Commitment to work letter due to his dedication and commitment to work, from Dr. Nteranya Sanginga, Director of IITA; a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of his service and support as a faculty mentor for Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI), Bowie State University, by Dr. Guy-Alain Amoussou, the Associate Provost, in 2019; monetary reward from Cornell University's performance-pay opportunities program in 2022, due to what Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) described as “Thank you for your incredible dedication to our college’s commitment to make our world a better place for all”; and also financial bonus in 2022 from Cornell University to acknowledge his extraordinary accomplishment and individual effort as stated in the recommendation from his supervisor, Dr. Michelle Heck.
109 Virology and Nematology Lab
Ithaca, NY 14853
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