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researcher , Virologist

Laura Shali Karanja, virologist, researcher. Achievements include protocol development for doubled haploid production in bread wheat and banana streak virus and identification of three new BSV isolates in Kenya. Grantee, Alliance Green Revolution Africa, since 2007, Bill and Melinda Gates, 2007-2009. Member of Kenya PA Women Agriculture, Association Applied Biologist (ambassador 2005-2009), Alpha Zeta Honour Organization.

Background

Karanja, Laura Shali Daughter of Hilton Mwakio.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1991. Master of Science in Applied Science and Plant Tissue Culture, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Virology, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya, 2008.

Career

Agricultural officer Ministry of Agriculture, Nakuru, Kenya, 1980—1999. Plant biotechnologist, breeder Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, 2000—2006, plant virologist, plant breeder, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include protocol development for doubled haploid production in bread wheat and banana streak virus and identification of three new BSV isolates in Kenya.

Membership

Member of Kenya PA Women Agriculture, Association Applied Biologist (ambassador 2005-2009), Alpha Zeta Honour Organization.

Connections

Married Anthony Kairu Karanja. Children: Annabell Wanjiku, Harrison Karanja Kairu, Esther Wonge.

father:
Hilton Mwakio Karanja

spouse:
Anthony Kairu Karanja

child:
Annabell Wanjiku Karanja

child:
Harrison Karanja Kairu Karanja

child:
Esther Wonge Karanja