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Adel Zayed

Associate Fellow, Soybean Yield & Stress Project Lead at Monsanto Company
Summary
During my 30+ years of research and teaching experience I have dealt with many projects in various areas of
plant research ranging from plant physiology/biochemistry to plant ecology and functional genomics. This has
enabled me to become a competent plant physiologist with a strong background in stress physiology, functional
genomics, high throughput phenotypic analysis, crop trait discovery, and phytoremediation. I have broad
training and extensive research experience in subcellular and whole plant physiology, plant responses to
environmental stresses, metal and salinity tolerance in plants, plant nutrition, plant biochemistry,
plant-soil-microbial interactions, wetland and upland plant ecology, and hydroponic, greenhouse and field
growing procedures.
Specialties
Controlled Environment Physiology, High Troughput Phenotyping, Screen Development and Optimization
Experience
Associate Fellow, Soybean Yield & Stress Project Lead at Monsanto Company
July 2013 - Present (1 year)
Associate Fellow, Yield & Stress Wheat Project Lead at Monsanto Company
May 2012 - July 2013 (1 year 3 months)
Associate Fellow, Proof of Concept Physiology Lead at Monsanto
2005 - May 2012 (7 years)
Associate Fellow, Corn Physiology Lead at Monsanto Company
2005 - November 2011 (6 years)
Arabidopsis Crop Traits Project Manager and Plant Physiology Group Leader, at Monsanto
May 2005 - February 2006 (10 months)
Staff Scientist, Monsanto Crop Traits Project Manager and Plant Physiology Group Leader at Icoria,
Inc.
September 2004 - May 2005 (9 months)
Staff Scientist, Plant Physiology Group Leader, Herbicide Target Discovery Project Manger at
Paradigm Genetics, Inc.
January 2003 - September 2004 (1 year 9 months)
Senior Research Scientist, Plant Physiology Group Leader at Paradigm Genetics, Inc.
November 1999 - December 2003 (4 years 2 months)
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Assistant Research Plant Physiologist/Biochemist at University of California, Berkeley
January 1998 - November 1999 (1 year 11 months)
Chair at Soilless Culture Section, Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt
August 1996 - January 1998 (1 year 6 months)
Assistant Professor at University of Alexandria, Egypt
July 1996 - January 1998 (1 year 7 months)
Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California, Berkeley
June 1990 - July 1996 (6 years 2 months)
Lecturere, Vegetable Crop Production at University of Alexandria, Egypt
July 1987 - June 1990 (3 years)
Teaching Assistant at University of Alexandria, Egypt
1977 - 1983 (6 years)
Languages
English
(Full professional proficiency)
Arabic
(Native or bilingual proficiency)
Skills & Expertise
Biotechnology
Biochemistry
Functional Genomics
Physiology
Plant Physiology
Research
Genetics
Vegetables
Corn
Genomics
Molecular Genetics
Crop
Sequencing
DNA
Education
University of London
Ph.D., Horticulture, Vegetable Crops, 1983 - 1987
Alexandria University
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M.Sc., Agriculture, Cotton Sciences, 1979 - 1982
Alexandria University
B.Sc., Cotton Sciences, 1972 - 1976
Honors and Awards
2009 Above and Beyond Award: Monsanto Technologys most prestigious team recognition award, December
2009
Most Valuable Team Member: Monsanto Yield and Emerging Technologies Program, July 2007
Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award: Monsanto Yield and Emerging Technologies Program, February
2007
Best Research Paper Award, J. of Soil and Water Conservation, Soil and Water Conservation Society, 1997.
Peace Fellowship, competitive fellowship program supported by USAID, Aug. 1989-Jan. 1990.
Government Competitive Graduate Ph.D. Scholarship to study abroad (U.K.), full funding, Aug. 1983- July
1987.
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Adel Zayed
Associate Fellow, Soybean Yield & Stress Project Lead at Monsanto Company
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