Mustafa Morsy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of West Alabama (UWA). He received his PhD from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Following Post-Doctoral work at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Samuel Robert Noble Foundation, he joined the faculty of UWA. Morsy laboratory at UWA investigates the role of fungal symbionts in increasing plant growth and adaptation to various environmental stress. You can contact him at or, to learn more about Dr. Morsy, click here.

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Blake Cleckler, MS - Research Associate

Meet the Team


Blake Cleckler

Quincy Barnhill
Hayden Armuelles

Mohammed AlQarani

Undergraduate Students

Lab Alumni

Zavier Chaney
Moureen Jepchumba
Laban Kitur
Evan Osborne
Hunter Reid

Nelson Kimutai 
Victor Onyango
Evan Osborne
Sharon Kemboi
Austin Tubbs
Mantricia Densmore
Haley Turner
Wanda Ulmer
Sandra Florez-Parra
Aries Larkin
James Nemeth
DeMarco Spears
Mary Rodriguez
Tamya Thompson
Nicole Davis
Jae Murphy
Danielle Neupert
Katelyn Knight
Sherilyn Garner
Dominique Hill
David Langley
James Morley
Jack Key
Alexis McHale
Robert Vaughan
Padraic Hubbard

Mustafa Morsy, PhD - Principal Investigator

Other Professionals

Chengke​ Liu, Research Assistant Professor

Namita Sinha, Research Associate

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Summer Interns
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Aaron Mannor
Kyle Gordy
Macy Morgan
Anna Holycross
Debora Henderson
Evan Osborne
Renosha Barlow
Joy Carroll
Xavier Thomas
Andy Yousef
Essence Parrish

Blake  is the lab Research Associate. Blake graduated in the Spring of 2014 from the University of West Alabama with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. He is now a graduate student in Morsy's lab. Blake work is focused on discovery of novel fungal endophyte that can increase crop productivity under field conditions.

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