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Varsity appoints Prof. Kiama, Principal, CAVS

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Prof. Peter Mbithi, Vice-Chancellor (right) congratulates Prof. Stephen Kiama (centre), on his appointment as Principal, CAVS. Looking on is Prof. Henry Mutoro, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs.

The Vice-Chancellor congratulates Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama on his appointment as the Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences with effect from Monday April 11, 2016.

Prior to his appointment, he was the Director of Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies.  He has previously also served as the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for seven years (2003 – 2010).

Prof. Kiama holds a PhD degree in Structural Biology from the University of Bern, Switzerland.  He obtained his Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine and Masters of Veterinary Anatomy from the University of Nairobi.

He has authored over 100 journal and conference publications, with over 60 in reputable scientific journals i.e journal of Leukocyte Biology, Immunology and cell Biology, American Journal of Pathology, American Journal of Respiratory, cell and Molecular Biology.

He is also the Coordinator of the African Natural Product training Network.  (Rise – AFNNET) involving three Universities from East Africa, (Makerere, Sokoine and University of Nairobi).

The program has sponsored 16 PhD and MSc graduates with scholarships.