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Khalid Meksem, PhD

President – USA

Professor Plants and Microbes Genomics and Genetics Lab Department of Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Carbondale, IL 62901-4415

Phone:  (618) 453-3103

Fax: (618) 453-7457



Research Interests: Plant Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology.


Dr. Khalid Meksem received a BS degree in Biology from University Hassan II, Morocco in 1989, an MS degree in Plant Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Paris XI, France, and a PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, and Botany in 1995 at the University of Colon and Max Planck Institute, Germany. In 1996, Dr. Meksem joined the Department of Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA as a Postdoctoral Fellow where he worked from 1996 to 2000. Dr. Meksem served as an Assistant Professor from 2000 to 2004 then as Associate Professor from 2004 to 2009, and was promoted to full Professor in 2009. Dr. Meksem\’s research interest cover both, structural and functional genomics, and his long time area of interest is the molecular dissection of plant disease resistance mechanisms to nematodes and fungi. Dr. Meksem is serving as Editor-in-Chief of Plant Genome and Systems Biology, as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Plant genomics, and as reviewer for a number of international scientific journals as well as for several granting agencies.