Prof. Anne W.T. Muigai - Director

Appointed on 14th December, 2018

Prof. Muigai is a molecular population geneticist with over 15 years’ experience in the field of Genetics and Biotechnology.  She holds a doctorate degree in Biochemistry, and a Master of Science in Genetics.  She joined Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology - JKUAT in 1992 as a teaching assistant and has risen to the position of a Professor of Genetics in the Department of Botany. She has held several academic and administrative positions within JKUAT including being the pioneer Chairperson of the Department of Botany. She has served as the Director of the Institute for Biotechnology Research, member of the JKUAT Senate and has also served in the JKUAT University Council.  Currently she is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology, and is the Coordinator of the postgraduate programmes in the Department of Botany.  

She has also served as a Visiting Scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya where she was the coordinator of a research project on the characterization of indigenous sheep genetic resources of Kenya. She has carried out several consultancies for ILRI.  Currently she is a member of the Technical Advisory Group on Animal Genetics to the African Union Inter-African Bureau on Animal Genetics (AU-IBAR). At the KEPHIS Board, she serves as the Chairperson of the Technical Committee, and as a member of the Audit Committee.

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