The Department of Biochemistry, JKUAT, will have the honour to host Professor Lucy Mutharia, a renowned Canadian Scientist, in the month of November 2013.
Prof. Mutharia is of a Kenyan descent and completed B.Sc. and M.Sc. studies in Biochemistry at the University of Nairobi, and a PhD in Microbiology at the University of British Columbia. She is an expert in Molecular Pathogenesis with focus on study of expression of genes that lead to adaptation of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) pathogen to different environments as well as development of diagnostics for MAP. She is a member of several scientific associations including the Canadian Society for Microbiology and American Society of Microbiology Task Force for Africa.
Prof. Mutharia’s one-month’s visit is geared towards establishing a framework of research collaborations with scientists from Biochemistry and other departments within JKUAT, as well as from other learning and research institutions. She is expected to teach specialized topics to MSc. students in Research Methodology and give a series of seminars to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. At the same time, she will highlight research opportunities in Canada and North America that interested scientists can benefit from.
The Department, on behalf of the JKUAT fraternity, welcomes her and wishes her a nice stay during the period.