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Prof. Nancy Budambula Profile

Short Biography


1999-2003 Ph.D. Microbiology, JKUAT and George-August University Göttingen Germany
1991-1993 MSc. Genetics. Kenyatta University
1988-1991 BSc. Botany, Zoology and Geography
1986-1987 A-level. Kenya High School, Nairobi.
1982-1985 O-level. Kenya High School, Nairobi.
1975-1981 Certificate of Primary Education. Kamimei Primary School, Nandi County


Teaching experience at the University

2022 to Present: Professor, University of Embu
2014 to 2021: Associate Professor, University of Embu
2007 to 2014: Senior Lecturer Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
1998 to 2007: Lecturer Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
1995 to 1998: Assistant Lecturer at JKUAT. Taught Genetics based coursed to undergraduate students in the Department of Botany.

Management and Administration

July 2014 to Present: Director Board of Postgraduate Studies, University of Embu
September 2013 to June 2014:
Dean, School of Biological Sciences- JKUAT
February 2013 to August 2013:
Associate Dean, Faculty of Science - JKUAT
October 2012 to January 2013:
Acting Associate Dean. Faculty of Science – JKUAT
2009 to 2013:
Chairman, Department of Botany 2009 to 2013 - JKUAT

Programme Management

2004 to 2006: Programme Coordinator. Medical Microbiology Programme -JKUAT
1998: Environment Consultant: Environment Liason Centre International
1995 to 1997: Environment Consultant Kenya Energy and Environment Organizations (KENGO).
1994 to 1995: Project officer at KENGO

Public Office

2017 to 2020 Chairperson- Resource Mobilization Committee, University of Embu
2016 to 2017 Chairperson- HIV& AIDS Prevention Committee, University of Embu
2012 to date Member-Ministry of Health Taskforce on genetically modified foods.
2010 to 2013 Member -Monitoring and Evaluation Committee Innovation Fund, JKUAT.
2009 to 2012 Co-chairperson JKUAT graduation protocol committee
2008 to 2012 Member JKUAT Laboratory Management Board

Research Interests

  • Bioprospecting for novel microorganisms from the environment
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Biotechnology
  • Viral genetics
  • Water pollution

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