Federal University of Lafia (FULafia)

Staff Profile

Lecturer II, Plant Science and BioTechnology, Faculty of Science

Mr. Tersoo Paul Terna

Research Interest

Plant Pathology


Terna, T.P. is a plant pathologist with research interest in fungal pathogens of crop plants. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Biology from Benue State University, Makurdi, and a Master of Science Degree (M.Sc.) in Botany, with specialization in Plant pathology, from the prestigious University of Ibadan. He is currently a Lecturer II in the Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology of the Federal University of Lafia. He has a vast research experience that is cut-across the continents of Africa, South-East Asia, and North America. His specific research interests are in molecular characterization, mycotoxin characterization, endophyte ecology, biological control of fungal pathogens, microgravity studies, histopathology of fungi in infected plants, fungal biodiversity, disease surveys, mushroom biotechnology, plant stress tolerance studies, and studies relating to the ecological significance of parasitic plants in crop production. He is happily married and blessed with 2 lovely kids.

Selected Publications in Scientific Journals