My Master’s thesis on characterization of seagrass microbiomes, got me interested in plant microbe relationships and bioinformatics. I acquired basic bioinformatics training at SLU, Sweden in 2017 as well as an intensive training on the same at Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute (BecA – ILRI) Hub in Kenya in 2018.
I’m interested in understanding the genetic mechanisms for Magnaporthe oryzae infection on finger millet. This is to assist in the breeding programs for resistance to improve adoption of the crop by famers in sub-Saharan Africa.
2019 – present Visiting Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
2018 – 2019 Research Fellow (Bioinformatics), BECA-ILRI Nairobi, Kenya
2015 – 2018 MSc Agronomy, Pwani University, Kenya
2017 Internship (Bioinformatics), SLU Uppsala, Sweden
2010 – 2014 BSc Agriculture and Entrepreneurship, Pwani University, Kenya