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I am a Professor of Plant Biology and the Chair of the Dept. of Biological Sciences here at Fayetteville State University. I earned a BS degree in Plant Biology from Mohamed V University, Morocco in 1992, a MS degree in Enzymatic Engineering, Bioconversion, and Microbiology from the University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France in 1995. In 1999, I joined the Center for Excellence in Soybean Research, Teaching, and Outreach, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA where I earned a Ph.D. in Plant Biology (Plant Genetics, Genomics, and Physiology) in December 2003. From 2001 to 2004, I worked as a High School teacher at Chicago Public Schools and taught Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences. In 2004, I joined Kean University, NJ as an Assistant Professor of Botany and worked there from 2004 to 2006. In 6006, I joined the Department of Natural Sciences, Fayetteville State University, NC as an Associate Professor of Botany and was promoted to Full Professor in 2009 and to Dept. Chair in 2010. I serve as an Advisory Board member of Atlas Publishing, LLC, Editor-In-Chief of Atlas Journal of Biology, an Associate Editor of Journal of Forestry, Horticulture, and Soil Science, a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Biotech Research, and a reviewer for several international journals and granting agencies.

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Abdelmajid Kassem, PhD

Professor and Chair

Plant Genomics and Biotechnology Lab

Dept. of Biological Sciences

1200 Murchison Rd

Fayetteville, NC 28301

Tel: (910) 672 1692

Fax: (910) 672 1159

E-mail: mkassem@uncfsu.edu