AsuntaMukami

Tutorial Fellow, Department of Life Sciences. Specialization area isBiotechnology. Research interest in Biotechnology, Crop improvement for abiotic stress. Has 4 years’ experience working in higher education.

Experience

  • September 2019: Tutorial fellow in the School of pure and applied sciences South Eastern Kenya University. Responsibilities: Training students, Setting,invigilation and marking exams. Pursue further training, studies and research
  • August 2015 to date:Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of pure and applied science South Eastern Kenya University. Responsibilities:Pursue further training, studies and opportunities, assisting lecturers in conducting practical and marking assignments, assisting researchers to carry out data collection, Invigilation and marking of exams.
  • January 2015 to August 2015:Tutor, St. John Chrysostom Muvandori. Preparing students for KCSE in Biology
  • January 2010toApril 2011: Librarian St. John Chrysostom Muvandori

Workshops and public lectures attended

  • South Eastern Kenya University: Pedagogy Training Workshop. 19th April 2016.
  • Kenyatta University Conference Centre, KU main campus: Workshop on sustainable utilization and conservation of wild sorghum for Striga resistance. 1st September 2017.
  • Pwani University Workshop: Reconciling human livelihood needs and nature conservation. 22nd February 2017.
  • South Eastern Kenya University: Cancer: Evidence based tips on reducing the risk.12th February 2019.
  • South Eastern Kenya University: Food Security: Strategies for increased food production in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL). 27th February 2019
  • South Eastern Kenya University: Understanding Wi-Fi, and its long term effects on human health. 5th February 2019.
  • South Eastern Kenya University: New perspectives on functional diets. The case of tea. 30th January 2019.

Publications

  1. Mukami, N.A., &Wanzala, W. (2017) A study of Bioactivity of Solanum incanum L. Fruit Extracts on Microorganisms of the Oral Cavity.16(3).
  2. Alex Ngetich, Cecilia Mweu, Mathew Ngugi, Asunta Mukami, Henry Ojulong and Wilton Mbinda (2018). Efficient plant regeneration protocol for finger millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.] via somatic embryogenesis. African Journal of Biotechnology 17(21):660-667.
  3. Asunta Mukami, Alex Ngetich, Cecilia Mweu, Mutemi Muthangya, Richard O. Oduor, Mathew Ngugi and Wilton Mbinda. (2018). Rapid and efficient plant regeneration from shoot apical meristems of finger millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.] via direct organogenesis 17(29): pp. 898-905.
  4. Asunta Mukami, Alex Ngetich, Cecilia Mweu, Richard O. Oduor, Mutemi Muthangya, Wilton Mwema Mbinda. (2019).Differential characterization of physiological and biochemical responses during drought stress in finger millet varieties.1-10

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