Foster Kangben

Graduate Research Assistant
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department

Office: 306
Phone: 864-353-6754


 Educational Background

2020- present
Clemson University PhD

MPhil Crop Science
University of Ghana 2018

BSc Agronomy
University for Development Studies 2010


I am currently a Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Christopher Saski’s Laboratory, where I focus on utilizing advanced breeding tools to enhance the abiotic and biotic resilience of Upland Cotton, while also seeking to apply these techniques to other crops. I am a member of the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB), the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), and with minors in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS), I remain committed to staying up-to-date on the latest developments in the field and contributing to its growth.

 Research Interests

As a researcher, my focus lies in the field of plant breeding and genetics, with a specific interest in utilizing a diverse range of breeding tools to develop climate-smart and resilient crops. Through my work, I aim to contribute to the development of crops that can withstand the ever-changing environmental conditions and help address the challenges of food security in the face of climate change.


Abudulai Mumuni, Chamba, E.B., Nboyine, A.J., Adombilla, Ramson, Yahaya, Iddrisu, Seidu, Ahmed & Kangben, Foster (2018). Field efficacy of genetically modified FK 95 Bollgard II cotton for control of bollworms, Lepidoptera, in Ghana. Agriculture & Food Security, 7(1), 81. doi:10.1186/s40066-018-0232-y