Tel: +255 22 2700092
Station: Tanzania (Dar es Salaam)
Everlyne Wosula is a Vector Entomologist at IITA Eastern Africa hub, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Her research work focuses on population genetic diversity, biology and behaviour of whiteflies, and exploring novel techniques for management of whiteflies in cassava. She holds a BSc and an MSc in Horticulture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and PhD in Plant Pathology with a minor in Entomology (2012) from Louisiana State University (LSU). Prior to joining IITA, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Nebraska –Lincoln, Department of Entomology (2013 -2015), Graduate Assistant at the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology – LSU (2008 – 2012), Technical Assistant at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (2004 – 2007), Field Officer Cereal Grower Association (2003) and Tea Extension Assistant (2001-2002) with Kenya Tea Development Agency. She has over 10 years of experience working on virus-vector interaction complexes that include aphids and sweet potato potyviruses, wheat curl mites and wheat viruses and currently on whiteflies and cassava viruses.