Marian D. Quain is a biotechnologist whose research focuses on utilization of tissue culture techniques for production of clean planting materials, germplasm conservation and use of molecular tools for crop diversity, disease diagnostics and molecular marker assisted selection breeding using transcriptomics and proteomics, as well as application of recombinant gene technology for crop improvement. Marian was a Visiting Research Fellow at Leeds University, UK, from 2011 to 2013. In 2013, she was adjudged the National Best Research Scientist by the Ghanaian Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA). She is a 2017 Cochran Fellow and a fellow of the Africa Science Leadership Program. In 2018, she won the American Society for Plant Biologists Award for Excellence in Education for her outstanding contributions to plant biology education.