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Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences.

Naomi Nduta Mwangi

Name: Naomi Nduta Mwangi
Position: Technologist
Department: Biological Sciences
School:   Pure and Applied Sciences
Contact Address: P.O. Box 6-60100 Embu
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Short Biography

Education Background

  • Diploma in Technical Education- Kenya Technical Trainers College
  • Higher National Diploma in Applied Biology-Technical University of Kenya
  • Diploma in Applied Biology – Murang’a College of Technology

Working experience
2017- To date Technologist University of Embu

  • Preparing and overseeing practicals in Plant Pathology, Plant Genetics and Plant Ecology units.
    In charge  of Laboratory with capacity of 80 students
    University of Embu, P.o. Box 6-60100 Embu.

2009-2016 Technician
Preparing practicals, ordering chemicals and keeping lab inventory
Mary-Hills Girls High School

Awards

  • Awarded a certificate of the excellent Laboratory Technician

Samuel Thuita Kigai

Name: Samuel Thuita Kigai
Position: Technologist
Department: Biological Sciences
School:   Pure and Applied Sciences
Contact Address: P.O. Box 6-60100 Embu
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Short Biography

Education Background

  • Higher National Diploma in Applied Biology- The Eldoret National Polytechnic
  • Education Diploma –Kenya Technical Trainers College
  • Diploma in Applied Biology – The Nyeri National Polytechnic

Working experience
2017- To date Technologist university of Embu

  • Preparing and overseeing practicals in Histology, Immunology and Parasitology units.
  • In-charge  of Laboratory with capacity of 60 students
  • University of Embu, P.o. Box 6-60100 Embu.

2011-2017 Technologist

  • Preparing for practicals in Botany,Microbiology,Zoology and  Biochemistry
  • The Nyeri National Polytechnic

Awards

  • Certificate of Best Technologist in Laboratory Management and Physiology

Jefitha Daniel Njagi Gachanja

Name: Jefitha Daniel Njagi Gachanja
Position: Principal Technologist
Department: Biological Sciences
School:   Pure and Applied Sciences
Contact Address: P.O. Box 6-60100 Embu
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Short Biography

  • HND  ( Kenya Polytechnic)
  • Diploma in Laboratory Management Paddington College-London
  • Education Diploma –Paddington College-London
  • Diploma in Parasitology Queen Mary College-London
  • Biological Laboratory Technology Certificate (Kenya Polytechnic)

Working experience

2013- To date Principal Technologist, University of Embu

  • Supervisory management for the departmental Senior Technologists/ Technologists/Technicians and Junior Technicians.
  • Running practical classes for under and postgraduate students in Zoology
  • In-charge of Departmental Biological Laboratories i.e. Botany lab (70) students). Biochemistry lab (30) students. Microbiology lab (30) students and Zoology Lab. With a capacity of 60 students.
    University of Embu, P.o. Box 6-60100 Embu.

2012 and Before Chief Technologist at JKUAT and Kenyatta University.

  • Preparing for practicals in Zoology Classes and Supervisory management

Membership

  • Before 2012 and up to date; Fellow Member of Institute of Science and Technology (FIST) UK

Awards

  • Certificate of excellent worker in JKUAT.

Amos Onyiego Bosire

Name: Amos Onyiego Bosire
Position: Technologist
Department: Biological Sciences
School:   Pure and Applied Sciences
Contact Address: P.O. Box 6-60100 Embu
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Short Biography

Education Background
Diploma in Industrial and Applied Biology – Technical University of Kenya

Working experience
2016- To date Technologist University of Embu

  • Preparing and overseeing practicals in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Histology, Bacteriology, Genetics, Cell biology units.
  • Maintaining inventories
  • In charge of Laboratory with capacity of 20 students

University of Embu, P.O. Box 6-60100 Embu.


Brenda Apiyo Odongo

Name: Brenda Apiyo Odongo
Position: Technologist
Department: Biological Sciences
School:   Pure and Applied Sciences
Contact Address: P.O. Box 6-60100, Embu
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Short Biography

Education Background
Diploma in Applied Biology (KNEC) –  Mount Kenya University

Working experience

2013- To date; Technologist University of Embu

  • Preparing and overseeing Post graduate and Undergraduate practicals in Microbiology in the following disciplines: Bacteriology, Mycology, Marine microbiology,
  • Environmental microbiology, Applied microbiology and Biotechnology, Molecular biology, Basic metabolism, Biochemistry, Mechanisms in microbial pathogenicity and Virology units.
  • Training and supervising trainees and interns
  • Oversee maintenance/ repairs of Research and Microbiology laboratory
  • Maintaining inventories
  • In-charge of Laboratory with capacity of more than 50 students.
  • Preparing annual procurement plan and procurement exercise of Laboratory equipment

2010-2013; Technologist Egerton University

  • Preparing and overseeing Post graduate and Undergraduate practicals in the Department of  Zoology in the following disciplines: Water chemistry, General parasitology, Aquatic protozoology, vertebrate anatomy and physiology, applied entomology, Histology, Developmental Biology, General zoology, Lower invertebrates, Higher invertebrates, Population Biology and  Animal Behavior,.

2009- 2010 Post Attachment – KALRO Thika

  • I was attached in the following Laboratories; Banana tissue culture and Entomopathogenic nematology.

Membership

  • 2016-up to date; Member Kenya Chemical Society

Bachelor’s Degrees

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Postgraduate

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Department of Biological Sciences