Dr Joshua Amimo is a lecturer in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nairobi (UoN) where he teaches and conducts research on animal genetics and breeding. Prior to his appointment at the UoN he was a research technologist on livestock breeding strategies for low input production systems operating project at International Livestock research Institute. Amimo holds a PhD in Animal Genetics (2014 University of Nairobi/Ohio State University), MSc. in Animal Breeding and Genetics (2007, UoN) and Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (2001, UoN).
Through his five years experience of research on viral infectious diseases, he has developed an interest in virology, vaccines, animal models and epidemiology. He has a special interest in Global One Health research with a focus on understanding the epidemiology of viral infectious disease pathogens at the human-animal interface for the purpose of developing accurate diagnostic tools and control strategies for viral diseases of economic importance in Africa.
Amimo has published his research in international refereed journals and presented his work at international conferences including the American Society of Virology (ASV) meeting in 2012 (WI, USA), 2nd and 3rd International Congress on Pathogens at the Human-Animal Interface (ICOPHAI, 2013, 2015) and 4th Medical and Veterinary Virus Research Symposium (2015).