Reuben Mwangi

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Research Assistant

Reuben Mwangi was appointed to the position of Research Assistant in June 2018. He focuses on undertaking multi-step laboratory research protocols in molecular biology techniques as well as to implement and optimize diagnostic tests together with Reference Laboratories. He contributes towards the diagnosis of a wide range of plant and animal diseases and development of the diagnostic platform using state-of-art laboratory techniques. He is additionally involved in the training of collaborating with NARS and other partners to build capacities in conducting disease diagnostics.

Prior to his appointment, he worked at the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services as a Laboratory Technologist. He was involved in the use of molecular biology techniques in disease diagnosis for the protection of Kenya’s agriculture as well as the promotion of trade by ensuring international phytosanitary standards are adhered with.


Reuben holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and Biotechnology from the University of Nairobi.

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