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Expert in Plant Pathology

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Pennsylvania (PA)
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Expert has teaching and research experience of more than 10 years in the area of plant pathology. He is conversant with many diseases of legumes and vegetables. He has researched extensively on resistance of common beans to anthracnose fungus. He is an author and reviewer of peer refereed journals. He also has extensive experience acquired through running a plant disease clinic to carry out plant disease diagnosis and advise farmers and industry on plant disease control measures based on findings. He has acquired knowledge on many crop diseases through studies, teaching, research and running a plant disease clinic. He is also experienced in single spore isolation technique of anthracnose fungus, culturing and production of inocula for resistance screening of bean cultivars. He is skilled in isolation of root knot nematodes by extraction from infected roots of hosts and the cutting of perineal patterns to determine the species; He also came up with methods of screening for disease resistance using ethylene bio-synthesis and peroxidase as indicators. Expert has also carried out research studies on root knot nematodes and bacterial canker of tomato.


plant disease


plant disease diagnosis


plant pathogen


plant pathogenic fungus


plant pathology


fungal spore




pathogenic bacterium




bacterial disease

Expert has taught many plant pathology courses to both undergraduate and graduate classes. He has also taught mycology, bacteriology, nematology and plant virology. He has also supervised graduate students on various areas of plant pathology where he has worked with them in some of the following areas: 1.The responses of cowpea cultivars to root knot nematodes and the nematodes response to different plant extracts. 2. Integrated management of Tomato Spotted Wilt disease in cucumber. 3. Use of botanical (Brassica sp) to control Fusarium and Root Knot nematodes. 3. Studies on virus resistance in transgenic sweet potato expressing the coat protein gene of Sweet Potato Mottle Virus. 4. Transmission of vectors of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus in wheat and Barley.







farm crop






mold (fungus)








plant (botanical)


plant crop


plant rot


mold spore

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  and Canton, Ohio.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2000   PhD   Plant Pathology   Technical University of Munich and Egerton University (Split program)  
1990   MS   Plant Pathology   University of Nairobi  
1986   BS   Agriculture     Upper Second Class

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to






Adjunct Instructor


Expert teaches biology to diploma and associate degree students.

1990 to 1995


Egerton University, Njoro-Kenya


Biological Sciences


Senior Lecturer


Expert has taught Plant Pathology and Microbiology to undergraduates and graduate students for more than 10 years. He also carried out research in the field of plant pathology. He has supervised graduate students in various aspects of plant pathology. Expert has also been involved in plant disease clinic where farmers and industry bring in plant disease samples and he carries out disease diagnosis and gives advice to clients on possible disease control management strategies. He has also published widely on his area of expertise.

Career Accomplishments:

Kenya DAAD Scholars Association (KDSA), Plant Pathology Society of Kenya (PPSK).

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 13 publications and seminar and conference papers presented locally and internationally.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science  
 - Egerton Journal (Science and Technology Series)  
 - Asian Journal of Plant Sciences  
 - Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection  
 - Gartenbauwissenschaft (Horticultural Science)  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1989 to 1990   Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)   Research Scientist   He carried out research on diseases affecting vegetables.

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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He is proficient in the German language
Swahili   He is proficient in Swahili

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Expert is a widely published author of scientific journals in his area of expertise. He has experience in reviewing scientific manuscripts on plant pathology for publication.


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