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Professor O.A Falusi is the pioneer and current Dean of the School of Life Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. He is a member of academic staff of the Department of Biological Sciences (Plant Biology unit) in the same institution. He is also a member of the University senate. Prof. O.A Falusi has been Head of the Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Minna between 2006 and 2010. He has also served in many other positions of responsibility within and outside the University. He has supervised and graduated several PhD and M.Tech students and still supervising and co-supervising quite a number of postgraduate and undergraduate students in plant Cytogenetics and Breeding. His current research focuses on the genetic improvement of indigenous economic crops in Nigeria. He was a visiting professor at the National Biotechnology Development Agency Abuja, Nigeria between 2012 and 2014. Prof. O.A Falusi is currently a consultant to several organizations. He has been external examiner for postgraduate students in a number of Universities and also Assessor of many academic staff member seeking promotion to professorial chair. He has been a team leader in Tetfund research and in FUT Minna research collaboration with the University of Mississippi, USA and University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He published several articles emanating from results of his research in various International and National Journals and served as Editor of several local and International Journals. He also authored and co-authored 5 books on cell Biology and Plant Genetics and attended several International and National conferences and workshops.