Dr. Lovina I. Udoh is currently a Lecturer of Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology, Department of Botany, Akwa Ibom State University. She is an alumnus of the international association of research scholars and fellows at the International Institute of tropical agriculture where she was visiting research fellow and research fellow for M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, in 2011, 2016, respectively. She was part of the HarvestPlus breeding program where her research contributed greatly to provide molecular tools for marker assisted selection breeding for Vitamin A Cassava. Her present research focuses on biofortification of staple crops and DNA barcoding of important medicinal plants.