Resume

EDUCATION

Dec. 2003     PhD Degree in Plant Biology

                        Major: Plant Genetics, Genomics and Molecular Biology. Minor: Plant Physiology

                        Dissertation title: “Whole Genome Linkage Map and QTL Mapping in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]”. Advisors: Dr. Khalid Meksem and Dr. Andrew Wood

                        Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA

Sept. 2002    Certificate in Teaching Biological Sciences in the Secondary Level

                        The Illinois State Board of Education

                        Twenty two (22) credit hours of Graduate Education Courses

                        National Louis University, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

Sept. 1995      MS Degree in Enzymatic Engineering, Bioconversion and Microbiology.

                         Major: Plant Secondary Metabolism.

                        Thesis title: “Somatic Embryogenesis, Rhizogenesis, and Morphinan Alkaloids Production in Two Species of Opium Poppy”. Advisor: Dr. Annie Jacquin

                        University of Picardie Jule Vernes, Amiens, France

June 1994      Graduate courses in Plant Biology: Plant Construction, and Plant Biotechnology

                        University of Paris XI, Orsay, France

June 1992      BS Degree in Plant Biology

                         Major: Plant Biotechnology

                         Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Administrative Experience

2015–Present     Professor and Department Chair

                              Department of Biological Sciences

                              Fayetteville State University

2014–2015         Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

                             American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)

                             Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

2010–2014        Professor and Department Chair

                             Department of Biological Sciences

                             Fayetteville State University

Academic Leadership

Spring 2016       Academic Leadership 101 Training

                             Fayetteville State University

                             Completed on May 20, 2016

Teaching Experience

2009–Present     Professor of Plant Biology

                               Courses: BIOL 150 General Biology, BOTN 210 General Botany, BIOL 430 Special Problems, BOTN 620 Advanced Botany, and BOTN 630 Plant Development

                               Department of Natural Sciences, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC 28301, USA

2006–2009        Associate Professor of Plant Biology

                              Courses: BIOL 150 General Biology, BOTN 210 General Botany, BOTN 620 Advanced Botany, & BOTN 630 Plant Development

                              Department of Natural Sciences, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC 28301, USA

2004–2006        Assistant Professor of Plant Biology

                              Courses: BIO 1000 Principles of Biology, BIO 2500 Principles of Botany, & BIO 4575 Plant Physiology

                              Department of Biological Sciences, Kean University, Union, NJ 07083, USA

2001–2004        High School Teacher.

                             Courses: AP Biology & Environmental Sciences

                             Percy L. Julian High School, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL 60643, USA

Research Experience

1999–2003        Ph.D. Degree: Research in Molecular Biology of Soybean: Integrated mapping and study of QTL that underlie important agronomic traits in soybean using molecular markers.

                             Department of Plant, Soil and General Agriculture, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA

10/96–3/98      Ph.D. Degree (1.5 years): “Cellular, physiologic and molecular control of adventitious rhizogenesis in poplar.”

                             Laboratoire Cytologie Expérimentale et Morphogenèse Végétale (CEMV), Université Paris VI, France

9/94–9/95        Training period of M.S.: “Study of somatic embryogenesis and rhizogenesis and their influence on production of morphinane alkaloids in two species of opium poppy”

                            Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie et Phytotechnologie, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France

10/93–6/94     Distinction of different strain of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) using PCR and RFLP analysis. Station de Pathologie Végétale, INRA, Versailles, France

8-9/93               Establishment of a method of regeneration via plant tissue culture using Thidiazuron properties. Station de Genetique et Amelioration des Plantes, INRA, Versailles, France.

11/92–2/93      Study of mtDNA and heteroplasmy in Drosophilla: DNA extraction, gradient density centrifugation, restriction enzymes digestions, electrophoresis, northern and southern blotting

                            Centre de Genetique Moleculaire, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

Personnel Supervision (Research)

2012–2014          Dr. Masum Akond, Post Doctoral Fellow

                               Project title: “Genetic Analysis of Seed Isoflavones, Protein, and Oil Content in Three Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Populations of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]”.

                               Funded By the Department of Defense: $544,695.

10/13–05/14      Dr. Laila Khandaker, Lab Research Associate

                              Project title: “Simple Sequence Repeat (SSRS) Markers Genotyping and Construction of Genetic Linkage Maps in Soybean”.

                              Funded By the Department of Defense: $544,695.

2/13–7/13          Mr. Hamza Kharabsheh, MS

                             Project title: “Plant Tissue Culture: Influence of Different Plant Hormones on Several Soybean Cultivars”.

                             Funded By the Department of Defense: $544,695

Students Supervision (Research)

2006-2014         M.S. Students (Fayetteville State University, NC):

  • Chair of Thesis Committee: Zenis Ambrocio (2013-Present). Project tile: “The Influence of Drought Stress on the Root System of the ‘MD 965722’ By ‘Spencer’ Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Population of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]”. Funded by the Department of Defense: $544,695. Defended and Graduated in Fall 2015.
  • Member of Thesis Committee: Joshua Underwood (2012-2014). Thesis title: “Exogenous Application of Salicylic Acid can Prevent the Loss of Wheat Resistance (Triticum aestivum) to Hessian Fly Larvae (Mayetiola destructor) Biotype VH9 Under High Temperature Stress”. Defended and Graduated in Fall 2014.
  • Supervised Thesis Work: Melanie Boney (2011-2014). Project tile: “Genetic Analysis of Protein and Oil Contents in ‘Maryland 965722’ By ‘Spencer’ Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Population of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]”. Funded by the Department of Defense: $544,695. Defended and Graduated in Fall 2014 While I was On a One Year Leave.
  • Chair of Thesis Committee: Bobby Ragin (2013-Present). Project tile: “Genetic Analysis of Yield, Yield Components, and Seed Isoflavones Content in ‘Hamilton’ By ‘Spencer’ Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Population of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]”. Funded by the Department of Defense: $544,695. Defended and Graduated in Spring 2014.
  • Chair of Thesis Committee: Richard Bazzelle (2009-2012). Project tile: “Genetic Analysis of Seed Isoflavones Content in ‘PI 438489B’ By ‘Hamilton’ Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Population of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]”. Defended and Graduated in Spring 2012.
  • Member of Thesis Committee: Samantha Bogard (2009-2011). Thesis title: “Silica-Based Growth Media: Cultivating Plants Without Soil”. Defended April 15, 2011 and Graduated Spring 2011.
  • Chair of Thesis Committee: Patricia Lage (2008-2010). Thesis title: “Genetic Mapping of Root, Shoot, Yield, and Yield Component Traits in the ‘Pyramid’ By ‘Douglas’ Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Population of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]”. Defended and Graduated Fall 2010.
  • Chair of Thesis Committee: Evandrew Washington (2007-2009). Thesis title: “Genetic Analysis of Roots, Shoots, and Several Morphologic Traits in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]”. Defended and Graduated Fall 2009.
  • Chair of Thesis Committee: Khaled Ouertani (2007-2009). Thesis title: “The Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] ‘Hartwig’ by ‘Flyer’ Recombinant Inbred Line Population: I. Comparison Between Early and Conventional Soybean Planting Systems: ESPS and CSPS. II. Genetic Mapping of Yield, Root, and Shoot Traits”. Defended and Graduated Fall 2009.
  • S. Students (Fayetteville State University, NC): Ivey Sherrie, Samantha Woods, Diondra Woodert, James Walker, Roy Wang, Bailey Gretchen, Lesly-Ann Samedy, Nicole Krueger, Austin Karlten, Nicole Frazier, Shyanne Gist, Cyntrail Gardner, Mercado Greximar, Daisy Nguainmby, Jennifer Andrews, Danielle Fesco, Kezie Mwaniki, Candy Graves, Vincent Littlejohn, Virginia Salvador, Megan Pagan, Brensha Williams, Ronald Williams, Fridia Desernay, Bobby Ragin, Latoya Tatum, Willsheana Clark, Margerie Stringfield, Jonela Rogers, Lauren Schoener, Laura House, Laura Gore, Hamza Kharabsheh, Fahim Lodhi, and Charity Baldwin.
  • High School Students (Fayetteville State University, NC): Charles Royals, Stephen Myles, Margie Stringfield, and Brittanie Harris.

2004-2006         B.S. Students (Kean University, Union, NJ): Shah Komal, Jerry Moczerniuk, Jason Araujo, Allen Alcivar, Josie Jacobson, Jennifer Rainho, Marjorie Alarcon, Amany Ibraheem, Mohamed Rizq, and Tahseena Abdul Majeed.

Manuscripts & Grants Reviewing

2012-Present     Grant Reviewing for US Research Army Office, US Department of Defense (DOD)

2011–Present     Grant Reviewing for the French National Agency for Research (Agence Nationale de la Recherche – ANR).

2011–Present     Manuscript Reviewer for “Journal of Biotech Research”.

2010–Present     Manuscript Reviewer for “International Journal of Plant Production”.

2008–Present     Manuscript Reviewer for “Theoretical and Applied Genetics – TAG” and “Moroccan Journal of Biology”.

2006-Present     Manuscripts Reviewer for “Journal of Biomedical and Biological Sciences”, “Journal of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences”, and “Reviews in Biology &     Biotechnology”.

2004-2008         Member of the “Manuscript Reviewing Committee” of the Moroccan American Society for Life Sciences (MASLS).

2004-2006         Manuscripts Reviewer for “Journal of Heredity”.

 Manuscripts Editing

2010-Present      Managing Editor of Atlas Journals Series Published by “Atlas Publishing, LP (APLP)“.

                               Editor-In-Chief of “Atlas Journal of Biology” Published by “Atlas Publishing, LP (APLP).

2009-Present     Advisory Board Member of “International Journal of Academic Research”

2008-Present     Associate Editor of “Journal of Forestry, Horticulture, and Soil Science” – Published by Scientific Journals International–SJI.

Conferences and Workshops Organization

2016                Organizer and Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees

                        The 3rd International American Moroccan Agricultural Sciences Conference – AMAS Conference III. December 20-22, University Ibn Zohr, Ouarzazate, Morocco

2015                 Genomics of Plant Development. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIII, January 10–14, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA. Workshop.

2014                Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees

                        The 2nd International American Moroccan Agricultural Sciences Conference – AMAS Conference II. October 20-22, 2014, Kenzi Farah Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco

2013               Chair of the Organizing and Scientific Committees

                        The First International American Moroccan Agricultural Sciences Conference–AMAS Conference I. March 18–19, 2013, Hassan Tower Hotel, Rabat, Morocco

2011                Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees

                        The High Council of Moroccan American Scholars & Academics (HC-MASA)

                        January 15-16, 2011, San Diego, CA, USA.

2008               Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees

                        Moroccan American Society for Life Sciences 7th Annual Conference

                        May 24-25, 2008, WPI-MBI, Worcester, MA, USA.

2006              Chair of the Organizing and Scientific Committees

                        Moroccan American Society for Life Sciences 6th Annual Conference

                        May 5–7, 2006, Ramada Inn, Newark, NJ, USA.

Workshop Organization

2016-Present  Workshop Organizer

                          Workshop Title: Teaching Genetics, Genomics, Biotechnology, and Bioinformatics

                          The International Plant and Animal Genome Conference

                          San Diego, CA, USA

MEMEBRISHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

2016-Present     Vice President of the High-Council of Moroccan American Scholars & Academics (HC-MASA)

2011-2012         President of the High-Council of Moroccan American Scholars & Academics (HC-MASA)

2008-2010         Vice-President of the High-Council of Moroccan American Scholars & Academics

2007-Present     Member of North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS)

2007-Present     Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF)

2006-Present     Advisory Board Member for Scientific Journals International (SJI)

2007-2009         Member of Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB)

2006-2008         Vice-President of Moroccan-American Society for Life Sciences (MASLS)

2004-2006         President of Moroccan-American Society for Life Sciences (MASLS)

2002-2006         Member of Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)

2002-2004         Member of American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)

PRIZES AND AWARDS

April 2014          “Academician of The Year Award”; Department of Biological Sciences; Fayetteville State University

Dec. 2013          “Excellence in Grant Proposal Submission Award”; Fayetteville State University; Board of Trustees Meeting on December 12, 2013.

April 2012          “CAS Academician of The Year” Award; College of Arts and Sciences; Fayetteville State University

April 2011          “Academician of The Year – Out­standing Research & Grantsmanship”; Department of Biological Sciences; Fayetteville State University

April 2010          “Teacher of the Year Award For Out­standing Research & Grantsmanship”; Department of Natural Sciences; Fayetteville State University

April 2009          “Teacher of the Year Award For Out­standing Research & Grantsmanship”; Department of Natural Sciences; Fayetteville State University

April 2009          The “STEM Undergrad Research Program Award”; Department of Natural Sciences; Fayetteville State University

April 2007   The “NC L-SAMP Program Award”; College of Arts and Sciences; Fayetteville State University

April 2007   The “NC L-SAMP Program Award”; College of Arts and Sciences; Fayetteville State University

April 2007   “Research and Publications Award”; Department of Natural Sciences; Fayetteville State University

April 2001   “The Best Poster Prize”. Poster title: QTL that underlie soybean seed isoflavone content. MA Kassem, K Meksem, VN Njiti, WJ Banz, MJ Iqbal, DL Hyten, J Yuang, TA Winters, and DA Lightfoot. First Plant Biology Research Symposium, April 27, 2001, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

PUBLICATIONS

I. Journal Articles

1. Published, In Press, and Submitted

  1. Bellaloui N, Y Hu, A Mengistu, HK Abbas, MA Kassem, and M Tigabu. Elevated Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Temperature Affect Seed Composition, Mineral Nutrition, and 15N and 13C Dynamics in Soybean Genotypes under Controlled Environments. Atlas Journal of Plant Biology 2016, 56–65. doi: 10.5147/ajpb.2016.0157.
  2. Ambrocio Z, S Kantartzi, K Meksem, and MA Kassem. Influence of Drought Stress on Several Root Traits and their Correlation with Seed Protein and Oil Contents in Soybean. Atlas Journal of Biology 267–273, 2016. doi: 10.5147/ajb.2016.0140.
  3. Akond A, S Liu, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, N Bellaloui, DA Lightfoot, J Yuan, D Wang, J Anderson, and MA Kassem. A SNP Genetic Linkage Map Based on the ‘Hamilton’ by ‘Spencer’ Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Population of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] Identified QTL for Seed Isoflavone Contents. Plant Breeding 134: 580–588, 2015. doi:10.1111/pbr.12298.
  4. Khandaker L, M Akond, S Liu, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, N Bellaloui, DA Lightfoot and MA Kassem. Mapping of QTL Associated with Seed Amino Acids Content in ‘MD 96-5722’ by ‘Spencer’ RIL Population of Soybean using SNP Markers. Food and Nutrition Sciences 6: 974–984, 2015. doi: 10.4236/fns.2015.611101
  5. Akond M, SLiu, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, N Bellaloui, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem. Quantitative Trait Loci Underlying Seed Sugars Contents in ‘MD 96-5722’ by ‘Spencer’ Recombinant Inbred Line Population of Soybean. Food and Nutrition Sciences 6: 964–973, 2015. doi: 10.4236/fns.2015.611100.
  6. Bellaloui N, L Khandaker, M Akond, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, A Mengistu, and MA Kassem. Identification of QTLs Underlying Seed Macronutrients Accumulation in ‘MD96-5722’ by ‘Spencer’ Recombinant Inbred Lines of Soybean. Atlas Journal of Biology 3 (2): 224–235, 2015.
  7. Bellaloui N, L Khandaker, M Akond, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, A Mengistu, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem. Identification of QTL Underlying Seed Micronutrients Accumulation in ‘MD 96-5722’ by ‘Spencer’ Recombinant Inbred Lines of Soybean. Atlas Journal of Plant Biology, 1 (3): 39–49, 2015.
  8. Anderson J, M Akond, J. Bond, MA Kassem, K Meksem, and SK Kantartzi. Quantitative Trait Loci Underlying Resistance to Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in MD96-5277 by ‘Spencer’ Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Population of Soybean. 3 Biotech 5: 203–210, 2015. doi: 10.1007/s13205-014-0211-3.
  9. Ragin B, M Akond, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, H Herrera, C Akbay, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem. Effect of Row Spacing on Seed Isoflavone Contents in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 5 (26): 4003-4010, December 2014.
  10. Kassem MA, L Ramos, D Hyten, J Bond, A Bendahmane, PR Arelli, VN Njiti, S Cianzio, SK Kantartzi, and K Meksem. Quantitative Trait Loci that Underlie SCN Resistance in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] PI438489B by ‘Hamilton’ Recombinant Inbred Line Population. Atlas Journal of Plant Biology 1 (3): 29-38, 2014.
  11. Bellaloui N, A Mengistu, LHS Zobiole, HK Abbas, and MA Kassem. Soybean Seed Phenolics, Sugars, and Minerals are Altered by Charcoal Rot Infection in MG III Soybean Cultivars. Journal Food and Nutrition Sciences 5: 1843-1859, 2014.
  12. Akond M, S Liu, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, N Bellaloui, DA Lightfoot, J Yuan, D Wang, and MA Kassem. Quantitative Trait Loci for Seed Isoflavone Contents in MD96-5722 by ‘Spencer’ Recombinant Inbred Lines of Soybean. Journal Agriculatural Food Chem 62: 1464-1468, February 2014.
  13. Akond M, S Liu, M Boney, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, N Bellaloui, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem. Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) Underlying Protein, Oil, and Five Major Fatty Acids’ Contents in Soybean. American Journal of Plant Sciences 5 (1): 158-167, January 2014.
  14. Akond A, S Liu, L Schoener, JA Anderson, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, Q Song, D Wang, Z Wen, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem. A SNP-Based Genetic Linkage Map of Soybean Using the SoyS­NP6K Illumina Infinium BeadChip Genotyping Array. Plant Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology 1 (3): 80-89, Nov. 2013.
  15. Akond M, R Bazzelle, B Ragin, H Herrera, U Kaodi, C Akbay, SK Kantartzi, V Njiti, A Barakat, K Meksem, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem. Additional Quantitative Trait Loci and Candidate Genes for Seed Isoflavone Content in Soybean. J. Agricultural Science 5 (11): 20-33, October 2013.
  16. Bellaloui N, A Mengistu, and MA Kassem. Effects of Genetics and Environment on Fatty Acid Stability in Soybean Seed. Food and Nutrition Sciences 4 (9A1): 165–175, September 2013.
  17. Bellaloui N, Y Hu, A Mengistu, MA Kassem, and CA Abel. Effects of foliar boron application on seed composition, cell wall boron, and seed δ15N and δ 13C isotopes in water-stressed soybean plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, Plant Nutrition, Article 270: 1-12, 2013.
  18. Akond M, B Ragin, R Bazzelle, W Clark, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, and MA Kassem. Effect of Two Row Spaces on Several Agronomic Traits in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Atlas Journal of Plant Biology 1 (2): 18–23, 2013.
  19. Akond M, B Ragin, R Bazzelle, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, and MA Kassem. Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Moisture, Protein, and Oil Content in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Journal of Agricultural Science 4 (11): 16-25, October 2012.
  20. Ragin B, R Bazzelle, W Clark, S Kantartzi, K Meksem, and MA Kassem. QTL for Yield and Yield Components Mapped in the PI 438489B By ‘Hamilton’ Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Population of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Journal of Agricultural Science 4 (9): 98-105, September 2012.
  21. Salvador V, M Pagan, M Cooper, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, and MA Kassem. Genetic Analysis of Relative Water Content (RWC) in Two Recombinant Inbred Line Populations of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Journal of Plant Genome Sciences 1 (2): 46-53, 2012.
  22. Kassem MA, L Ramos, L Leandro, G Mbofung, DL Hyten, SK Kantartzi, RL Grier, VN Njiti, S Cianzio, and K Meksem. The ‘PI 438489B’ by ‘Hamilton’ SNP-Based genetic linkage map of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] Identified quantitative trait loci that underlie seedling SDS resistance. Journal of Plant Genome Sciences 1 (1) 18–30, 2012.
  23. Williams B, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, and MA Kassem. Genetic Analysis of Root and Shoot Traits in the Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] ‘Essex’ By ‘Forrest’ Recombinant Inbred Line Population. Journal of Plant Genome Sciences 1 (1): 1–9, 2012. 
  24. Ivey S, K Ouertani, E Washington, P Lage, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem. Evaluation of Agronomic Traits in ‘Essex’ By ‘Forrest’ Recombinant Inbred Line Population of Soybean [Glycine max [L.] Merr.]. Atlas Journal of Plant Biology 1 (1): 13-17, 2011.
  25. Ouertani K, E Washington, P Lage, S Woods, W Holland, L Moore, J Walker, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem. Comparison of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] Yield, Yield Components, Root, and Shoot Traits in ESPS and CSPS. Atlas Journal of Plant Biology 1 (1): 1–5, 2011.
  26. Kantartzi Stella, Sherrice Allen, Lodhi Khalid, Robert L. Grier IV, and My Abdelmajid Kassem (2010) Study of Factors Affecting Students’ Performance in three Sci­ence Classes: General Biology, Botany, and Microbiology at Fayetteville State University. Atlas Journal of Science Education 1 (1): 13–18, 2010.
  27. Hartz C, P Petty, K Ouertani, S Burgado, C Lawrence, and MA Kassem. Influence of Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, and Nitrogen Deficiencies on the Growth and Development of Sorghum and Sunflower Seedlings. Journal of Biotech Research 1 (3): 64-71, 2009.  
  28. Karangula UB, MA Kassem, L Gupta, and DA Lightfoot. Genome Architecture Underlies Seed Yield In Soybeans Resistant to Heterodera glycines. Current Issue in Mol. Biol. 11 (Suppl. 1): i73–84, March 2009.
  29. Woodert D, S Ivey, E Washington, S Woods, J Walker, N Krueger, M Sahnawaz, and MA Kassem. Is there a correlation between plant height and yield in soybean? Reviews in Biology and Biotechnology 7 (2): 70-76, 2008.
  30. Jacobson J, A Alcivar, J Rainho, and MA Kassem. Genomic Regions Containing QTL for Plant Height, Internodes Length, and Flower Color in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. BIOS A Quarterly Journal of Biology 78 (4): 119-126, December, 2007.
  31. Alcivar A, J Jacobson, J Rainho, K Meksem, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem. Genetic Analysis of Soybean Plant Height, Hypocotyl and Internode Lengths. Journal of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences 1 (1): 1-20, March 2007.
  32. Kassem MA, K Meksem, AJ Wood, and DA Lightfoot. A Microsatellite Map Developed from Late Maturity Germplasm ‘Essex’ by ‘Forrest’ Detects Four QTL for Soybean Seed Yield Expected from Early Maturing Germplasm. Reviews in Biology & Biotechnology 6 (1): 2-10, January 2007a.
  33. Kassem MA, K Meksem, AJ Wood, and DA Lightfoot. Additional QTL for SDS and SCN resistances in a soybean recombinant inbred line population of Essex x Forrest. Reviews in Biology & Biotechnology 6 (1): 11-19, January 2007b. 
  34. Kassem MA, J Shultz, K Meksem, Y Cho, AJ Wood, MJ Iqbal, and DA Lightfoot. An Updated ‘Essex’ by ‘Forrest’ Linkage Map and First Composite Map of QTL Underlying Six Soybean Traits. Theor Appl Genet 113 (6): 1015-1026, October 2006.
  35. Shultz JL, D Kurunam, K Shopinski, MJ Iqbal, S Kazi, K Zobrist, R Bashir, S Yaegashi, N Lavu, AJ Afzal, CR Yesudas, MA Kassem, C Wu, HB Zhang, CD Town, K Meksem, and DA Lightfoot. The Soybean Genome Database (SoyGD): a browser for display of duplicated, polyploid, regions and sequence tagged sites on the integrated physical and genetic maps of Glycine max. Nucleic Acids Research 34: D758-D765, June 2006.
  36. Lightfoot DA, VN Njiti, PT Gibson, MA Kassem, JM Iqbal, and K Meksem. Registration of the Essex by Forrest Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Mapping Population. Crop Science 45(4): 1678-1781, 2005.
  37. Kassem MA, K Meksem, CH Kang, VN Njiti, VY Kilo, AJ Wood, and DA Lightfoot. Loci Underlying Resistance to Manganese Toxicity Mapped in a Soybean Recombinant Inbred Line population of ‘Essex’ x ‘Forrest’. Plant and Soil. 260: 197-200, 2004a.
  38. Kassem MA, Meksem K, Iqbal MJ, Njiti VN, Banz WJ, Winters TA, Wood A, Lightfoot DA. Definition of Soybean Genomic Regions That Control Seed Phytoestrogen Amounts. J. Biomed & Biotech 1(1): 52-60, 2004b.
  39. Kassem MA. Whole Genome Linkage Map and QTL Mapping in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. PhD Dissertation, Southern Illinois University, December 2003.
  40. Njiti VN, Meksem K, Iqbal MJ, JE Johnson, Kassem MA, KF Zobrist, VY Kilo, D A Lightfoot. Common Loci Underlie Field Resistance to Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome in Forrest, Pyramid, Essex, and Douglas. Theor Appl Genet 104(2/3): 294-300, 2002.
  41. Yuan J, VN Njiti, K Meksem, MJ Iqbal, K Triwitayakorn, MA Kassem, GT Davis, ME Schmidt, DA Lightfoot. Quantitative trait loci in Two Soybean Recombinant Inbred Line Populations Segregating for Yield and Disease Resistance. Crop Science 42: 271-277, 2002.
  42. Cho Y, Njiti VN, Chen X, Triwatayakorn K, Kassem MA, Meksem K, Lightfoot DA, Wood AJ. Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Foliar Trigonelline Accumulation in Glycine Max L. J. Biomed & Biotech 2(3): 151-157, 2002.
  43. Iqbal MJ, K Meksem, VN Njiti, MA Kassem, and DA Lightfoot. Microsatellite markers identify three additional quantitative trait loci for resistance to soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS) in Essex x Forrest RILs. Theor Appl Genet 102(2/3): 187-192, 2001.
  44. Men AM, K Meksem, MA Kassem, D Lohar, J Stiller, DA Lightfoot, PM Gresshoff. A Bacterial Artificial Chromosome of Lotus Japonicus Constructed in an Agrobacterium tumefaciens–Transformable Vector. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 14(3): 422-425, 2001.
  45. Kassem MA and A Jacquin. Somatic Embryogenesis, Rhizogenesis, and Morphinan Alkaloids Production in Two Species of Opium Poppy. J. Biomed. & Biotech. 1(2): 70-78, 2001.
  46. Meksem K, VN Njiti, WJ Banz, MJ Iqbal, MA Kassem, DL Hyten, J Yuang, TA Winters, and DA Lightfoot. Genomic regions that underlie soybean seed isoflavone content. J. Biomed. & Biotech. 1(1): 38-44, 2001.

2. Manuscripts In Preparation

  1. Kassem MA, K Meksem, and DA Lightfoot. A Decade and a Half (1999-2015) of Soybean Seed Isoflavone Contents QTL Mapping. Book Chapter. In Preparation.
  2. Liu S, N Lakhssassi, MA Kassem, and K Meksem. Soybean Genomic Libraries, TILLING, and Genetic Resources. Book Chapter. In Preparation.

3. Books & Book Chapters

  1. Bellaloui N, A Mengistu, HK Abbas, and MA Kassem. Effects of Drought and Elevated Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on Seed Nutrition and 15N and 13C Natural Abundance Isotopes in Soybean under Controlled Environments. INTECH Open Access Publisher, 2016. Chapter in Preparation.
  2. Kassem MA. Soybean Isoflavones: Biosynthesis, Distribution, and Genetic Mapping. 2016. Book in Preparation.
  3. Bellaloui N, A Mengistu, MA Kassem, CA Abel, and LHS Zobiole. Role of Boron nutrient in nodules growth and nitrogen fixation rates in soybean genotypes under water stress. INTECH Open Access Publisher, 2014. Published. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/56994.
  4. Lightfoot DA, A Sharma, R Bashir, and MA Kassem. Loci underlying soil ediphic, physiological and developmental traits in soybean (height, regeneration, aluminum, manganese). In Recent Advances in Molecular Marker Systems for Soybean Breeding. Li W and Lightfoot DA. 2012. Scientific Press, Beijing China, pp. 255, ISBN: 9787030346780.

II. Selected Presentations in National & International Conferences

  1. Bellaloui N, A Mengistu, HK Abbas, and MA Kassem. Effects of Drought and Elevated Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on Seed Nutrition and 15N and 13C Natural Abundance Isotopes in Soybean Cultivars under Controlled Environments. The International Crop Science Society of America Annual Meeting, November 6–9, 2016, Phoenix, AZ.
  2. Akond M, S Liu, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, N Ballaloui, DA Lightfoot, JA Anderson, D Wang, J Yuan, and MA Kassem. A SNP Genetic Linkage Map Based on the ‘Hamilton’ by ‘Spencer’ Recombinant Inbred Line Population Identified QTL for Seed Isoflavone Contents in Soybean (P0975). Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIV, January 9–13, 2016, San Diego, CA, USA.
  3. Ballaloui N, L Khandaker, M Akond, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, DA Lightfoot, A Mengistu, and MA Kassem. Genetic Mapping of QTL Associated with Seed Macronutrients Accumulation in ‘MD 96-5722’ by ‘Spencer’ Recombinant In­bred Lines of Soybean (P0978). Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIV, January 9–13, 2016, San Diego, CA, USA.
  4. Kassem MA. Application of Genomics to Improve Seed Isoflavones Contents in Soybean. The 3rd International Conference on Global Warming: Food Security, May 5–7, 2015, Al Hamra Convention Center, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Oral Presentation.
  5. Kassem MA, M Akond, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, and DA Lightfoot. Effect of Row Spacing on Seed Isoflavone Contents in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] (P0714). Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIII, January 10–14, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA.
  6. Kassem MA, M Akond, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, N Bellaloui, and DA Lightfoot. Quantitative Trait Loci Underlying Seed Sucrose, Raffinose and Stachyose Contents in the MD 96-5722 By Spencer Recombinant Inbred Line Population of Soybean (P0711). Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIII, January 10–14, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA.
  7. Kassem MA, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, N Bellaloui, and DA Lightfoot. Identification of QTL for Protein, Oil, and Fatty Acids’ Contents in Soybean. The 2nd International American Moroccan Agricultural Sciences Conference (AMAS II), October 20–22, 2014, Marrakech, Morocco. Oral Presentation.
  8. Kassem MA, Akond M, S Liu, M Boney, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, N Bellaloui, and DA Lightfoot, and. Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) Underlying Protein, Oil, and Five Major Fatty Acids’ Contents in Soybean. NC Academy of Science 111th Annual Meeting, March 28–29, 2014, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC. Oral Presentation.
  9. Anderson JA, A Masum, MA Kassem, K Meksem, and S Kantartzi. Quantitative Trait Loci Underlying Resistance to Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in MD96-5722 By ‘Spencer’ Recombinant Inbred Line Population of Soybean. CSA, CSSA, & SSSA International Annual Meeting, November 2–5, 2014, Long Beach, CA.
  10. Akond M, L Schoener, J Anderson, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, Q Song, D Wang, Z Wen, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem. A SNP-Based Genetic Linkage Map of Soybean Using the SoySNP6K Illumina Infinium BeadChip Genotyping Array. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXII, January 11–15, 2014, San Diego, CA, USA.
  11. Akond M, R Bazzelle, B Ragin, H Herrera, U Kaodi, C Akbay, SK Kantartzi, V Njiti, A Barakat, K Meksem, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem. Additional Quantitative Trait Loci and Candidate Genes for Seed Isoflavone Content in Soybean. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXII, January 11–15, 2014, San Diego, CA, USA.
  12. Kassem MA. “Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) for Moisture, Proteins, and Oil Contents in ‘PI 438489B’ By ‘Hamilton’ Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Population of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]”. The 110th Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science, April 5-6, 2013, UNC Pembroke, Pembroke, NC. Oral Presentation.
  13. Kassem MA. Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) for Seed Isoflavones Content in ‘PI 438489B’ By ‘Hamilton’ Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Population of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]”. The First International American Moroccan Agricultural Sciences Conference – AMAS Conference I, March 18–19, 2013, Rabat, Morocco. Oral Presentation.
  14. Bazzelle Richard, Bobby Ragin, Stella Kantartzi, Khalid Meksem, Masum Akond, and MA Kassem. Quantitative Trait Loci for Seed Isofalvones in the ‘PI 438489B’ by ‘Hamilton’ Recombinant Inbred Lines of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXI, January 12–16, 2013, San Diego, CA, USA.
  15. Masum Akond, Ragin Bobby, Willsheana Clark, Stella K. Kantartzi, Khalid Meksem, and MA Kassem. Row Spaces can affect Agronomic Traits in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXI, January 12–16, 2013, San Diego, CA, USA.
  16. Masum Akond, Bobby Ragin, Richard Bazzelle, Stella K. Kantartzi, Khalid Meksem, and MA Kassem. Quantitative Trait Loci for Moisture, Protein, and Oil Content in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXI, January 12–16, 2013, San Diego, CA, USA.
  17. Jonela Rogers, Masum Akond, and MA Kassem. Responses of Selected soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] Breeding Lines under mild water deficit. McNair and Institute of Undergraduate Research Closing Symposium, Fayetteville State University, July 24, 2012, Fayetteville, NC, USA.
  18. Jonela Rogers, Masum Akond, and MA Kassem. Responses of Selected soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] Breeding Lines under mild water deficit. North Carolina Alliance To Create Opportunity Through Education (OPT-ED), North Carolina State University, October 16, 2012, Raleigh, NC, USA.
  19. Jonela Rogers, Masum Akond, and MA Kassem. Responses of Selected soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] Breeding Lines under mild water deficit. 2012 Bronco Research Week Symposium, Fayetteville State University, September 2012, Fayetteville, NC, USA.
  20. Jonela Rogers, Masum Akond, and MA Kassem. Responses of Selected soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] Breeding Lines under mild water deficit. State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, November 7, 2012, Durham, NC, USA.
  21. Ragin B, R Bazzelle, W Clark, K Meksem, S Kantartzi, and MA Kassem. QTL For Yield and Yield Components Mapped in the ‘PI 438489B’ By ‘Hamilton’ Recombinant Inbred Line Population of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XX, January 14–18, 2012, San Diego, CA, USA.
  22. Williams B, R Williams, SK Kantartzi, K Meksem, A Barakat, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem. Genetic Analysis of Root and Shoot Traits in the Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] ‘Essex’ By ‘Forrest’ Recombinant Inbred Line Population. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XX, January 14–18, 2012, San Diego, CA, USA.
  23. Bazelle R, B Ragin, S Kantartzi, K Meksem, and MA Kassem. Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) for Seed Isofalvones Contents Mapped in the ‘PI 438489B’ by ‘Hamilton’ Recombinant Inbred Line Population of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XX, January 14–18, 2012, San Diego, CA, USA.
  24. Salvador V, M Pagan, M Cooper, R Bazzelle, B Ragin, SK Kantartzi, A Barakat, DA Lightfoot, K Meksem, and MA Kassem. Genetic Analysis of Relative Water Content (RWC) in Two Recombinant Inbred Line Populations of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.].  Plant and Animal Genome Conference XX, January 14–18, 2012, San Diego, CA, USA.
  25. Kassem MA (2011) Genetic Mapping of Important Agronomic Traits in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. College of Science, July 5, 2011, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco. Oral Presentation.
  26. Kassem MA, L Ramos, L Leandro, G Mbofung, DL Hyten, SK Kantartzi, RL Grier IV, S Cianzio, K Meksem (2011) The First Pi 438489b By ‘Hamilton’ SNP-Based Genetic Linkage Map Of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] and Quantitative Trait Loci That Underlie SDS Resistance. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XIX, January 15–19, 2011, San Diego, CA, USA.
  27. Ouertani K, E Washington, P Lage, SK Kantartzi, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem (2011) Comparison of Early and Conventional Soybean Production Systems for Yield and other Agronomic Traits. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XIX, January 15–19, 2011, San Diego, CA, USA.
  28. Salvador V, M Pagan, M Cooper, K Meksem, SK, and MA Kassem (2011) Genetic Analysis of Relative Water Content (RWC) in Two Recombinant Inbred Line Populations of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XIX, January 15–19, 2011, San Diego, CA, USA.
  29. Williams B, F Desernay, R Williams, K Meksem, S Kantartzi, and MA Kassem (2011) Genetic Analysis of Root and Shoot Traits in the ‘Essex’ by ‘Forrest’ Recombinant Inbred Line Population of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XIX, January 15–19, 2011, San Diego, CA, USA.
  30. Littlejohn Vincent, Megan Pagan, Salvador Virginia, Jazmine Gooding, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem. QTL that Underlie Leaf Traits in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. The 13th Biennial Molecular & Cellular Biology of the Soybean Conference, August 8–11, 2010, Durham, NC, USA.
  31. Ouertani K, E Washington, P Lage , DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem (2010) Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) That Underlie Root And Shoot Traits In The Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] ‘Hartwig’ By ‘Flyer’ Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) Population. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XVIII, January 9–13, 2010, San Diego, CA, USA.
  32. Ouertani K, E Washington, P Lage, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem (2010) Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) That Underlie Yield And Yield Components In The Soybean ‘Hartwig’ By ‘Flyer’ Recombinant Inbred Line Population. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XVIII, January 9–13, 2010, San Diego, CA, USA.
  33. Salvador S, M Pagan, J Gooding, and MA Kassem (2010) Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) For Leaf Traits In Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XVIII, January 9–13, 2010, San Diego, CA, USA.
  34. Ouertani K, E Washington, S Ivey, S Woods, J Walker, and MA Kassem (2009) Genetic Analysis of Several Morphologic Traits in Soybean. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XIII, January 10–14, 2009, San Diego, CA, USA.
  35. Washington E, K Ouertani, S Ivey, S Woods, D Woodert, DA Lightfoot, and MA Kassem (2009) Genetic Analysis Of Root Traits In Soybean Plants Grown In The Greenhouse And In The Field. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XIII, January 10–14, 2009, San Diego, CA, USA.
  36. Washington E, K Ouertani, S Woods, D Woodert, J Walker, G Bailey, N Krueger, R Wang, and MA Kassem (2009) Genetic Analysis of Nitrogen Fixation in Soybean. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XIII, January 10–14, 2009, San Diego, CA, USA.
  37. Ivey S, E Washington, S Woods, D Woodert, J Walker, B Gretchen, N Krueger, R Wang, and MA Kassem (2008) Quantitative Trait Loci Underlying Seedling Root Traits in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) (Merr.)] Plants Grown in the Greenhouse and in the Field. The 69th Annual Meeting, Association of Southeastern Biologists-ASB, April 16-19, 2008, Spartanburg, SC, USA.
  38. Woodert D, S Ivey, E Washington, S Woods, J Walker, B Gretchen, N Krueger, R Wang, and MA Kassem (2008) Is There A Correlation Between Plant Height and Yield in Soybean? The 69th Annual Meeting, Association of Southeastern Biologists-ASB, April 16-19, 2008, Spartanburg, SC, USA.
  39. Hartz C and MA Kassem (2008) Influence of iron, potassium, magnesium, and nitrogen deficiencies on the growth and development of sorghum and sunflower seedlings. The 69th Annual Meeting, Association of Southeastern Biologists-ASB, April 16-19, 2008, Spartanburg, SC, USA.
  40. Jacobson J, A Alcivar, J Rainho, and MA Kassem (2008) Genomic Regions Containing QTL for Plant Height, Internodes Length, and Flower Color in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) (Merr.)]. The 69th Annual Meeting, Association of Southeastern Biologists-ASB, April 16-19, 2008, Spartanburg, SC, USA.
  41. Alcivar A, J Jacobson, J Rainho, and MA Kassem (2008) Genetic Analysis of Plant Height, Hypocotyl and Internodes Length in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) (Merr.)]. The 69th Annual Meeting, Association of Southeastern Biologists-ASB, April 16-19, 2008, Spartanburg, SC, USA.
  42. Kassem MA, J Shultz , K Meksem , AJ Wood , MJ Iqbal , and DA Lightfoot (2007) Composite Interval Mapping Of QTL Underlying Six Traits In Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences XV, San Diego, CA, USA.
  43. Kassem MA, J Shultz , K Meksem , AJ Wood , MJ Iqbal , and DA Lightfoot (2007) The Updated ‘Essex’ By ‘Forrest’ Genetic Linkage Map Of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences XV, San Diego, CA, USA.
  44. Kassem MA, K Meksem, AJ Wood, and DA Lightfoot (2005) Loci underlying resistance to manganese toxicity mapped in a soybean recombinant inbred line population of Essex x Forrest. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences XIII, San Diego, CA, USA.
  45. Karangula M, MA Kassem, J Shultz, MJ Iqbal, L Gupta, and DA Lightfoot (2005) Comparison ff genome structures in soybean cultivars using recombinant – And near inbred line based saturated microsatellite marker maps of derived from Essex x Forrest. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences XIII, San Diego, CA, USA.
  46. Kassem MA, K Meksem, VN Njiti, TA Winters, J Banz, AJ Wood, and DA Lightfoot (2005) Two additional QTL for soybean seed isoflavones content. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences XIII, San Diego, CA, USA.
  47. Kassem MA, K Meksem, MJ Iqbal, AJ Wood, and DA Lightfoot (2004) Three additional QTL for yield in a soybean recombinant inbred lines population of Essex x Forrest. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences XII, San Diego, CA, USA.
  48. Kassem MA, K Meksem, VN Njiti, TA Winters, J Banz, AJ Wood, and DA Lightfoot (2004) Two additional QTL that underlie soybean seed isoflavone content in a recombinant inbred line population of Essex x Forrest. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences XII, San Diego, CA, USA.
  49. Kassem MA, K Meksem, CH Kang, VN Njiti, V Kilo, AJ Wood, and DA Lightfoot (2004) Loci underlying resistance to manganese toxicity mapped in a soybean recombinant inbred line population of Essex x Forrest. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences XII, San Diego, CA, USA.
  50. Kassem MA, K Meksem, WJ Banz, TA Winters, and DA Lightfoot (2003) Two additional QTLs for isoflavone content in a soybean recombinant inbred line population of Essex x Forrest. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences XI, San Diego, CA, USA.
  51. Kassem MA, VN Njiti, MJ Iqbal, and DA Lightfoot (2003) Two additional QTL for yield in a soybean recombinant inbred line population of Essex x Forrest. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences XI, San Diego, CA, USA.
  52. Kassem MA, CH Kang, VN Njiti, K Meksem, and DA Lightfoot (2003) QTL for resistance to manganese toxicity in a soybean recombinant inbred line population of Essex x Forrest. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences XI, San Diego, CA, USA.  
  53. Kassem MA, K Meksem, VN Njiti, MJ Iqbal, and DA Lightfoot (2001) QTL that Underlie Soybean Seed Isoflavone Content. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences IX, San Diego, CA, USA. 
  54. Kassem MA, K Meksem, MJ Iqbal, VN Njiti, WJ Banz, TA Winters, and DA Lightfoot (2001) QTL that underlie soybean seed isoflavone content. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences IX, San Diego, CA, USA. 
  55. Kassem MA, MJ Iqbal, K Meksem, VN Njiti, and DA Lightfoot (2001) Quantitative trait loci that underlie resistance to soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS) in Essex x Forrest RILs. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences IX, San Diego, CA, USA. 
  56. Yuan J, VN Njiti, K Meksem, MJ Iqbal, MA Kassem, M Schmidt, R Nelseon, and DA Lightfoot (2001) Comparative molecular markers analysis of yield QTL in soybean cultivars. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences IX, San Diego, CA, USA. 
  57. Meksem K, VN Njiti, WJ Banz, DA Lightfoot, MJ Iqbal, MA Kassem, DJ Hyten, J Yuan, and TA Winters. (2000) Genomic regions that underlie soybean seed isoflavone content. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences VIII, San Diego, CA, USA. 
  58. Meksem K, MJ IQbal, VN Njiti, JE Johnson, KF Zobrist, MA Kassem, DL Hyten, and DA Lightfoot (2000) Common loci underlie field resistance to soybean sudden death syndrome in Forrest, Pyramid, Essex, and Douglas. Plant and Animal Genome Conferences VIII, San Diego, CA, USA.
  59. Kassem MA, K Meksem, VN Njiti, MJ Iqbal, and DA Lightfoot (2001) QTL that Underlie Soybean Seed Isoflavone Content. Plant Biology V, July 21 – 25, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

GRANT ACTIVITIES

Funded Grants

  1. Ila D. (PI), S Han (Co-PI), C Akbay (Co-PI), MA Kassem (Co-PI), and E Haddad (Co-PI). Analysis environmental signatures of chemical, biological and high energy explosive products by triplet Quadruple Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy. Department of Defense (DOD). Amount Received: $540,391.
  2. Kassem MA, and SK Kantartzi. Genetic Analysis of Seed Isoflavones, Protein, and Oil Contents in Soybean. Department of Defense (DOD). 2011-2014. Amount Received: $544,695.
  3. Johnson L (PI) and MA Kassem. Johnson-IBSO for Teachers: Inquiry-Based Science Outreach Project. Education Department. 2010-2011. Amount Received: $298,344.
  4. Kassem MA (Faculty), and Melanie Boney (Graduate Student). Genetic Analysis of Seed Isoflavones Contents in the Soybean ‘Williams 82’ by ‘Forrest’ RIL population. FSU–HBCU STEM Program. Summer 2011. Amount Received: $5,000.
  5. Kassem MA (Faculty), and Melanie Boney (Graduate Student). Genetic Analysis of Seed Isoflavones Contents in the Soybean ‘Williams 82’ by ‘Forrest’ RIL population. FSU–HBCU STEM Program. Summer 2010. Amount Received: $5,791.
  6. Kassem MA (Faculty), A Alcivar, J Jacobson, and J Rainho (Students) (2005) QTL Mapping of Important Agronomic Traits in Soybean. Kean University, SpF5 Program. Summer 2005. Amount Received: $18,168.