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Meet the BecA Hub staff

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    Senior Scientist-Capacity Building
    Wellington Ekaya is a Senior Scientist-Capacity Building at the BecA-ILRI Hub responsible for capacity building strategy development and implementation.
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    Principal scientist, capacity building
    Roger Pelle is a principal scientist, providing technical guidance and strengthening the research capacity of scientists with a particular focus on molecular parasitology and livestock health.
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    Post Doctoral Scientist - Plant Molecular Breeder
    Nasser Yao is a Post-Doctoral Scientist, Plant Molecular Breeder in the BecA-ILRI Hub.
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    Visiting Post-Doctoral Scientist
    Tilly Eldridge is a visiting scientist from the John Innes Centre (JIC) in the UK. She is the first scientist to be stationed at the BecA-ILRI Hub as part of the JIC-BecA alliance.
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    Postdoctoral scientist
    Josiah Musembi Mutuku is a postdoctoral scientist with the BecA-ILRI Hub ‘Leaving a bad taste in aphids’ mouths’ bean project.
  • Samuel Kilonzo Mutiga image

    Postdoctoral research associate
    Samuel Kilonzo Mutiga is a postdoctoral research associate on the BBSRC funded ‘Durable rice blast resistance for Africa’ project.
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    Program Assistant
    David Barasa is a Program Assistant at the BecA-ILRI Hub providing support to the Swedish funded ‘Climate-smart Brachiaria grasses for improving livestock production in East Africa’ project.
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    Communications Officer
    Ethel Makila is the BecA-ILRI Hub's Communications Officer. She is responsible for the Hub's communication and engagements and has diverse experience in the field of development communication.
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    Development Partnerships Specialist
    Helen Altshul is the BecA-ILRI Hub's Development Partnerships Specialist, responsible for identifying, mentoring and managing the performance of adoption partners in research-for-development teams.

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