Gokhan Haci

Gokhan Hacisalihoglu



  • Ph.D Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Postdoc Cornell University & USDA-ARS

Work History

  • Professor (Tenured) 2012-present
  • Fulbrighter to Japan
  • STEM Leadership Fellow [CASL], Washington, DC
  • ACUE-Certificate in Effective College Instruction
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory-[Build. Leadership]


  • Advanced Teacher of the Year (FAMU)
  • ACUE-Certificate in Effective College Instruction
  • FAMU Teaching Innovation Award Winner

Courses Taught At FAMU

  • BOT3303 Plant Morphology
  • BOT2313 Plant Anat. & Development
  • ISC1058 Scientist Life Skills
  • BSC4931 Biol-Professional Sem.
  • BIO308 Plant Physiology
  • BSC1010 General Biology I
  • BSC1011L Organismal Biology II Labs


  • Hacisalihoglu G (2022) Unraveling the Mechanisms of Zinc Efficiency in Crop Plants: From Lab to Field Applications. Plants. 11(2):177.
  • Hacisalihoglu G & Armstrong PR (2022) Flax and Sorghum: Multi-Element Contents and Nutritional Values within 210 Varieties and Potential Selection for Future Climates to Sustain Food Security. Plants 11(3):451. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11030451  [FEATURE PAPER].
  • Hacisalihoglu G (2022) Unraveling the Mechanisms of Zinc Efficiency in Crop Plants: From Lab to Field Applications. Plants. 11(2): 177.
  • Hacisalihoglu G, Beisel N, Settles AM (2021) Characterization of pea seed nutritional value within a diverse population of Pisum sativum. PLoS ONE 16(11): e0259565. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0259565
  • Hacisalihoglu G (2021) From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e. Publisher: Florida State University. 157 pages. ISBN13: 9781736577912 https://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/islandora/object/fsu%3A761479
  • Hacisalihoglu G (2020) Zinc (Zn): The Last Nutrient in the Alphabet and Shedding Light on Zn Efficiency for Future of Crop Production under Suboptimal Zn. Plants. 9(11): 1471; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9111471  
  • Hacisalihoglu G, Stephens D, Stephens S, Johnson L, Edington M (2020) Enhancing Undergraduate Student Success in STEM Fields through Growth-Mindset and Grit. Educ. Sci. 10: 279; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10100279  
  • Hacisalihoglu G, Freeman J, Armstrong PR, Seaborn B, Porter LD, Settles AM, Gustin JL  (2020) Protein, weight, and oil prediction by single‐seed near‐infrared spectroscopy for selection of seed quality and yield traits in pea  (P. sativum). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 100(8): 3488-3497.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.10389  [COVER ARTICLE].
  • Hacisalihoglu G & Strickland C (2019) Fields of Gold: Plant Prospecting for Precious Metals. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS), 1-15. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=1075&id=1075  
  • Hacisalihoglu G, Kantanka S, Miller N, Gustin JL, and Settles AM (2018c) Modulation of early maize seedling performance via priming under sub-optimal temperatures. PLOSONE 13(11): e0206861. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206861  
  • Hacisalihoglu G, Stephens D, Johnson L, Edington M (2018b) The use of active learning approach in a SCALE-UP learning space improves academic performance in UG Gen Biology. PLOSONE 13(5): e0197916. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197916  
  • Hacisalihoglu G, Burton AL, Gustin J, Eker S, Asikli S, Heybet E, Ozturk L, Cakmak I, Yazici A, Burkey KO, Orf J, Settles AM (2018a) Quantitative trait loci associated with soybean seed weight and composition under different phosphorus levels. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 60(3): 232-241. https://doi.org/10.1111/jipb.12612  
  • Hacisalihoglu G and Settles AM (2017) Quantification of Seed Ionome Variation in 90 Diverse Soybean (Glycine max) Lines. Journal of Plant Nutrition 40(20):2808-2817. https://doi.org/10.1080/01904167.2017.1382528  
  • Hacisalihoglu G, Gustin J, Louisma J, Armstrong P, Peter G, Settles A (2016) Enhanced Single Seed Trait Predictions in Soybean & Robust Calib. Model Transfer. J Agric Food Chem 64:1079-86. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.5b05508