Peter is a Cassava Breeder / Geneticist with IITA. He obtained his BSc and PhD degrees, both in Genetics, from the University of California, Davis. Prior to joining IITA, he was an environmental consultant and research assistant professor in agronomy at Kansas State University. He has extensive experience in plant breeding, environmental science, and project management including eight years with the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas and 13 years with Kansas State University. He has also worked as a consultant in Landscape Ecology with the University of Nebraska in Lincoln; as an instructor in Environmental Engineering Technology with Kansas State University; and as a research assistant at the University of California, Davis.