Faculty & Staff

Nina J Aboughanem

Research Assistant Professor
Discipline: Plant Pathology

Specialty: Plant Viruses
Email: ninaag@igbb.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-7480
Office Location: High Performance Computing Building, A223

Mailing Address
Box 9627
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
2 Research Blvd.
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology


  • Ph.D., University of Barri, Italy
  • M.Sc., Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari
  • B.S., Saint Joseph University
  • Recent Publications

    • Aboughanem-Sabanadzovic, N., I. E. Tzanetakis, A. Lawrence, R. C. Stephenson, S. Sabanadzovic. 2016. A new ilarvirus is associated with privet necrotic ringspot disease in southern USA. Phytopathology 106(1):87-93. Download
    • Sabanadzovic, S., N. Aboughanem-Sabanadzovic. 2016. First report of grapevine virus B Infecting Muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) in the United States. Plant Disease 4(100):865. Download
    • Sabanadzovic, S., W. Wintermantel, R. A. Valverde, J. McCreight, N. Aboughanem-Sabanadzovic. 2016. Cucumis melo endornavirus: Genome organization, host range and co-divergence with the host. Virus Research 214:49-58. Download
    • Shahid, M., N. Aboughanem-Sabanadzovic, S. Sabanadzovic, I. E. Tzanetakis, 2016. An integrating badnavirus infecting blackberry. Acta Horticulturae 1133:507-510. Download
    • Martelli, G.P., N. Abou Ghanem-Sabanadz, A.A. Agranovsky, M.A. Rwahnih, V.V. Dalja, C.I. Dovas, M. Fuchs, P. Gugerli, J.S. Hu, W. Jelkmann, N.I. Katis, V.I. Maliogka, M.J. Melzer, W. Menzel, M.E. Rott, A. Rowhani, S. Sabanadzovic, P. Saldarelli. 2012. Taxonomic revision of the family Closteroviridae with special reference to the grapevine leafroll-associated members of the genus Ampelovirus and the putative species unassigned to the family. Journal of Plant Pathology 94:7-19. Download