Dominican awarded Doctorate in Botany from UWI Mona Campus

Dr. Emanuel grew up on Federation Drive

Dr. Machel Emanuel has successfully defended his dissertation titled, “The biochemical and physiological modifications of the ackee fruit Blighia sapida during ripening and storage” and was awarded the title of Doctor of Philosophy in Botany from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Jamaica.

Dr. Emanuel has published 12 peer review journal manuscripts, 2 book chapters and has made over 20 international presentations. He was the recipient of the Best Scientific Poster at the First International Symposium on Tropical Horticulture in 2010 Kingston, Jamaica and the Best Oral Presentation at the Third All African Horticultural Congress in 2016 Ibadan, Nigeria.

His area of research is horticulture with a focus on the postharvest biology and technology of Tropical fruits and vegetables. His aim is to assist the Caribbean regions’ resilience in food security by attempting to reduce the large quantities of postharvest losses incurred in our agro industries while on the other hand preserving the organoleptic and aesthetic qualities of its fresh produce during transportation and distribution to local, regional and international markets.

Dr. Emanuel received his Bsc in Zoology and Botany, then went on to complete a Msc in Plant Production and Protection both from the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Jamaica.

He grew up on Federation Drive in Roseau where he attended the St Mary Primary School and the Dominica Grammar School, after which he migrated to the UK where he completed A’ levels at the Cambridge Tutors College.

Dr. Emanuel owes his success to hard work, perseverance and dedication. He shows much appreciation and gratitude to the support of his parents Francis and Jacqueline Emanuel.

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13 Comments

  1. jamaicaproud
    November 26, 2017

    We will keep him in Jamaica. We are not paranoid about immigrants.

  2. November 14, 2017

    DAT congratulates Dr.Emanuel and his parents.!

  3. Jewel
    November 13, 2017

    So he cannot clean his face ?
    am i the only one who think so ?

    • Not So Self Righteous
      November 13, 2017

      After reading everything that this young man has accomplished the most your brain could come up with to comment on is his facial hair smdh?? Dr. Emanuel Congratulations!! Young people here in Dominica need more individuals like you to look up.

  4. Music Producer
    November 13, 2017

    Awesome journey, my fellow Dominican!

  5. Resilience
    November 12, 2017

    Great news for our country, we have so many resources but the waste is saddening. Congratulations and well done son.. God Bless your efforts.

  6. Dr. Terri
    November 12, 2017

    Congratulations Dr. Emmanuel! Producing quality food in the Caribbean region is a must. Peace and blessings to you in your future endeavors.

  7. RastarMarn
    November 10, 2017

    Ok so now can this brother be equipped with the tools and necessities to help promote and rejuvenate the agricultural sector at Domnica,,,

    So next time we have an issue with the bananas we don’t have to import plants from France!!!

    it’s all well and good for our scholars to gain academic accolades in their various fields and come here for acclamation but we must take it to the next level and promote their causes for the benefit of our future existence at Domnica yes I know it’s Spelled Dominica but as we say it “Domnica”,,,

    Good on you My Brother all the best but don’t forget that place which motivated you to seek your most loved passion,,,

  8. Brinsley John-Rose
    November 10, 2017

    Congratulations, from another proud Dominican

  9. Illuminator
    November 10, 2017

    Congratulations Dr. Emmanuel.
    I can see how the new knowledge you have added to our existing body of science on
    the postharvest biology and technology of Tropical fruits and vegetables could be useful as we move forward as a country to develop a more resilient economy and agricultural sector in particular. Am sure the Ministry of Agriculture and the GOCD will make the right moves to secure your services in this national effort.
    Well done.

  10. Krishna E. Royer
    November 10, 2017

    Blessing bah! This does not come as a surprise , since our youth days you had a passion for Agriculture.
    Congrats bro!

  11. My name
    November 10, 2017

    Well done Doc!!!! Your parents are surely proud

  12. angel
    November 10, 2017

    Congrsts to Jackie and Francis.

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