Short CV/Education and training

  • 1999
    BSc. University of Science and Technology, Agriculture Department, Kumasi, Ghana

  • 2003
    M.S. Cornell University, Department of Horticulture, Ithaca, NY

  • 2007
    Ph.D. Cornell University, Department of Horticulture, Ithaca, NY

  • Work Experience

    2007 – 2008
    Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Southern Asia

  • 2010 – 2013
    Programme Coordinator West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI)

  • since 2009
    Lecturer, Crop Science Department, University of Ghana, Legon

  • 2002-2004 Weekend Arborist, Cornell University Community Forestry Outreach Program

  • 2002-2004 Administrative Assistant, Institute for African Development (IAD), Cornell University

  • 2001-2004 Teaching Assistant, Horticulture Department, Cornell University

Selected publications

  • Monney, M.A. D., Amissah, N. and Blay, E. (2016). Influence of BA and IBA or NAA Combinations on Micropropagation of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta. American Journal of Plant Sciences 7: 3, 572-580.

  • Amissah, JN, Osei-Safo D, Asare CM, Missah-Assihene, B, Danquah EY, Addae-Mensah I (2016). Influence of age and staking on the growth and cryptolepine concentration in cultivated roots of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta (Lindl.) Schlt. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research 10 (9) 113-121.

  • Amissah, JN, Spiller M, Oppong A, Osei-Safo D, Owusu-Darko R, Debener, T, Danquah EY, Addae-Mensah I (2016). Genetic diversity and cryptolepine concentration of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta (Lindl.) Schlt from selected regions of Ghana. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 3, 34-41. [doi:10.1016/j.jarmap.2015.12.005]

  • Akakpo, D.B., Amissah, N. Yeboah, J. and Blay, E. 2014. Effect of indole 3- butyric acid and media type on adventitious root formation in sheanut tree (Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn.) stem cuttings. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 5, 313-318. [http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ajps.2014.53043]

  • Amissah, N., Akakpo, D.B., Yeboah, J., and Blay, E. 2013. Asexual propagation of sheanut tree (Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn.) using a container layering technique. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 4, 1758-1764. [http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ajps.2013.49216]

  • Amissah, J.N. and Bassuk, N. 2009. Cutting back stock plants promotes adventitious rooting of stems of Quercus bicolor and Quercus macrocarpa. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 27(3):159-165.

  • Amissah, J. N, Paolillo, D. J. Jr., and Bassuk. N. 2008. Adventitious root formation in stem cuttings of Quercus bicolor and Quercus macrocarpa and its relationship to stem anatomy. Journal of American Society of Horticultural Science 133(4):479–486.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • “Propagation, cultural practices, genetic and biochemical diversity of two medicinal plant species, Croton membranaceus and Cryptolepis sanguinolenta.”

  • Grafting as a means to control Meloidogyne infestation in tomato genotypes.

  • The potential of indigenous crop species to promote food security in the face of climate change

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Society for Conservation Biology 2016

  • Sigma Delta Epsilon-Graduate Women in Science (Member, Omega Chapter) 2009 – to date

  • International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) 2010 to date

  • Ghana Institute of Horticulturist (Legon Chapter-Coordinator) 2009 to date

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