Dr. Djouher Gaad is a plant breeder who earned her Ph.D. from the National Higher School of Agriculture in 2018. Currently serving as a dedicated researcher at the Research Center for Biotechnology (CRBt), Constantine, Algeria. Her research interests focus on revolving and enhancing drought tolerance in food legume crops, a pivotal endeavor given the increasing challenges posed by climate change. This research strives to develop resilient cowpea varieties capable of thriving under adverse environmental conditions. In addition to her work on drought tolerance, she is also involved in the micropropagation of Stevia rebaudiana, a promising medicinal and aromatic plant with great potential for food industry. Furthermore, her expertise extends to the study of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) in cowpea plants. Investigating the interactions between beneficial rhizobacteria and the cowpea plant holds promise for improving crop productivity and sustainability. Prior to her current roles, Djouher Gaad led a project centered on the application of Marker-Assisted Selection (MAS) techniques. This project aimed at enhancing lentil by selecting for traits related to lodging and disease resistance. She also teaches graduate course on Biostatistics.