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Chengke Liu joined Morsy lab in July 2014. Chengke focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that govern plant-fungal-viral interaction, with particular interest in the role of fungi and viruses in increasing plant heat tolerance. 

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

Other Professionals

Namita Sinha, Research Associate

Graduates

Blake Cleckler

Quincy Barnhill
Hayden Armuelles

Mohammed AlQarani

Undergraduate Students

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Undergraduates
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

Lab Alumni

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.


Shadrack Bett
Zavier Chaney
Moureen Jepchumba
Laban Kitur
Evan Osborne
Hunter Reid


Blake Cleckler, MS - Research Associate

ChengkeLiu, PhD - Research Assistant Professor


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 mmorsy@uwa.edu or, to learn more about Dr. Morsy, click here.

Mustafa Morsy, PhD - Principal Investigator

Meet the Team