Nacer Bellaloui received his Ph.D. degree in plant physiology from the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, in 1989. Dr. Bellaloui served as an Assistant Professor and taught at the Universities of Constantine and Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria, from 1989 to 1993 before joining the Institute of Plant Nutrition, University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, as a Visiting Research Scientist working on drought in corn. In April 1995, he joined a research team as a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Pomology at UC Davis working on boron physiology and genetics of row crops and fruit and nut trees. Dr. Bellaloui served as Lecturer at the College of Agriculture, California State University, Chico, from 2000 to 2004. On September 20, 2004, Dr. Bellaloui joined USDA-ARS as a Research Plant Physiologist at Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center, Stoneville, Miss, USA. Dr. Bellaloui's research with the Crop Genetics Research Unit at Stoneville is part of a project titled “Development of Soybean Genotypes and Management Systems for Early Season and Stress Environments.” He research focuses on identification of physiological traits in soybean that significantly impact yield or seed quality (protein, oil, fatty acids, and mineral nutrition) under heat, drought, and disease pressure.
Biography Updated on 29 November 2011