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Dr. Justin PITA has over 13 years of experience of conducting research and development projects at highly regarded institutions that adhere to the highest standards including, The Scripps Research Institute (San Diego, California, USA), The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (St-Louis, Missouri, USA), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, Georgia, USA/Field Station of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation (Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA), The University of Cocody-Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, (now called Université Felix Houphouet-Boigny) and The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, Pennsylvania, USA).

From Mai 2008, Justin Pita worked at The University of Cocody-Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UFR (Unité de Formation et de Recherche) Biosciences, while conducting his research at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. Since September 2011, he is registered on the LAFMA (Aptitude List for Confirmed Associate Professors) of the C.A.M.E.S (Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l’Enseignement Superieur: African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education). He also worked at The Pennsylvania State University as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology where he taught Plant Virology and as a Research Associate at the Huck Institute of The Life Sciences (Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics) where he conducted his research on viral disease evolution. He is Back to West Africa since November 2014. He is an Associate Professor at Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny and the Principal Investigator of West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE) for root and tuber crops, a regional project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.







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