Dr.Mehari Desta Hawku

22 Aug 2022

Email : hawku621@gmail.com
Phone : 250780466821
Twitter : MehariDesta6
Brief Profile
Mehari Desta earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Pathology from Northwest A&F University in June 2021. He also earned his MSc degree in Plant pathology, and BSc degree in Crop Production and Protection from Ambo University, Ethiopia. He is a lecturer and researcher in the University of Rwanda, College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM). He worked as a lecturer for Woldia University and served as head of the department of Plant Sciences for about three years. Mehari also worked as a lecturer in Adigrat University in the department of Plant Sciences. He worked as an assistant and associate researcher in Tigray Agricultural Research Institution (TARI) for five years. He also worked as a Phyto sanitation specialist in Ethiopia cuttings PLC, Syngenta. He also served as an expert in Crop Protection in the Hawzen district. 
Research Area
*Molecular genetics and genomics of plant-microbe Interactions.
*Mechanism of plant-pathogen interactions and the signal transduction pathways
*Gene function analysis
Published Papers
1. Mehari Desta Hawku ; He, F. ; Bai, X. ; Islam, M.A. ; Huang, X. ; Kang, Z. ; Guo, J. A R2R3 MYB Transcription Factor, TaMYB391, Is Positively Involved in Wheat Resistance to Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23, 14070. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms232214070
2. Mehari Desta Hawku ; Goher F. ; Islam, M.A. ; Guo, J. ; He, F. ; Bai, X. ; Yuan, P. ; Kang, Z. ; Guo, J. TaAP2-15, An AP2/ERF Transcription Factor, Is Positively Involved in Wheat Resistance to Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22, 2080. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22042080
3. Mehari Desta, Yesuf M (2015) Efficacy and Economics of Fungicides and their Application Schedule for Early Blight (Alternaria solani) Management and Yield of Tomato at South Tigray, Ethiopia. J. Plant Pathol. Microb. 6 : 268. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000268
4. Harnet A, Abrha K, Birhanu A and Mehari Desta (2015), Effect of Inter and Intra-Row Spacing on Yield and Yield Components of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Linn.) in South Tigray, Ethiopia : Journal of natural Sciences Research, Vol.5, No 5, 2015


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