Abdulai Muntala obtained his Ph.D. in Plant Protection (Molecular Plant Pathology option) from Akdeniz University, Antalya Turkey. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Production, School of Agriculture and Technology of the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Dormaa- Ahenkro, Bono Region of Ghana in West Africa.
Dr. Muntala is exceptionally an intelligent individual with a lot of initiative and sense of purpose. He is very resourceful and hard-working, affable with excellent interpersonal relationships with both his colleagues and superiors.
Dr. Muntala is a researcher who always want to know the genetic makeup of DNA from pathogens that cause diseases in plants because of that he has a strong research interest in areas like Molecular characterization, identification, and detection of fungi, bacteria, nematodes, and viruses using both conventional and Real-time PCR, Phylogenetic Analysis of plant pathogens, Morphological identification of plant pathogens using cultural and microscopy methods, RAPD/ Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis to determine diversity among plant pathogens, Assessment of incidence and severity of plant pathogens and Pathogenicity assessment of plant pathogens among others.
As an academician and a researcher, he published 15 articles of his research output as of 2021, in a number of international peer-review Journals that include: Crop Protection, European Journal of Plant Pathology, Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, EJFOOD, European Journal of Agriculture, and Food Sciences, International Journal of Agriculture & Biology, Journal of Crop Protection, Journal of Global Biosciences, Research journali’s Journal of Agriculture, SSRG International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Scholars Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, The FASEB Journal.
Dr. Abdulai Muntala was the Lead Scientist who won the Seeding Lab Project (UENR-2021) for his Department, where he was given high-quality laboratory equipment to help remove barriers to teaching and research.
Dr. Muntala is a member of the America Phytopathology Society (APS), Plant Protection Society of Ghana, and Ghana Science Association (GSA).
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