Pheonah Nabukalu

Pheonah, born and raised in Uganda, joined The Land Institute in 2013 as a postdoctoral fellow to conduct field experiments on sorghum breeding. Her work includes comparing selected sorghum families for perenniality, data collection and analysis. Pheonah is passionate about research focused on new grain varieties that are higher-yielding, resistant to pests and diseases, drought-resistant or regionally adapted to different environments and growing conditions. She received her doctorate degree from Louisiana State University in plant breeding.