Josphert N. Kimatu
Dr. Josphert N. Kimatu is a senior lecturer at the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Department of Biology. He holds a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Plant Molecular Epigenetics from Northeast Normal University (NENU) in Changchun City, China, a Master’s Degree (MPhil) in Forestry Pathology from Moi University, Kenya and Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in Botany and Zoology from Moi University, Kenya, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from Maseno University, Kenya. He has finished post-doctoral studies in Post-Harvest Management at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, at Sydney University in Australia, and at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. He has worked as a lecturer in Northeast Normal University in China from 2008-2010, as a part time lecturer in Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, from 2007-2010, and as a lecturer at the Geography Institute of Northeast Normal University. He is an external reviewer of the Commission of University Education in Kenya. He has been a Dean of Students, Dean of School, Chairman of Department, Coordinator of AIDS Control Unit and is currently the Director of Research, Innovation and Technology. He has done research in over eight crops and fodder plants and published over 30 research articles in peer reviewed journals, he has also written University level book chapter and three reviews in Plant Cytosine DNA Methylation, plant Polyploidy and Hybrid necrosis. He has presented findings in international and national conferences and workshops.