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agriculturist

Michael Eleazar Omunyin, Kenyan agriculturist. Achievements include distinction of co-founding the "Leather Leaf Character of Beans Phaseolus vulgaris, conferring resistance to Hail Damage". Recipient Training fellowship Kenya/Holland Governments, 1984, Food and Agriculture Organization, Graduate fellowship Iowa State University, 1990, Recognition certified International Students Council Iowa State University, 1993-1994.

Background

Omunyin, Michael Eleazar was born on December 27, 1953 in Busia, Kenya. Son of Remigio and Leonora (Nasike) Omunyin.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1978. Master of Science in Crop Science, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1995.

Career

Graduate teacher Teacher's Service Commission, Kenya, 1978. Assistant agricultural officer II Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya, 1978-1984, Kenya, 1984-1986, agricultural officer I Kenya, 1986-1988, Ministry of Research Science & Technology, Kenya, 1988-1989. Research officer I Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya, since 1989.

Graduate research fellow Iowa State University, Ames, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include distinction of co-founding the "Leather Leaf Character of Beans Phaseolus vulgaris, conferring resistance to Hail Damage".

Works

Membership

President Kenya Students Association Iowa State University, 1993, Apostolic Students Association Iowa State University, 1994. Member American Phytopathological Society, American Society for Virology, International Society for Plant Molecular Biology, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Rael Aajah Emukule, December 16, 1989. Children: Esther J. Akaaron, Phillip Hartman.

father:
Remigio Omunyin

mother:
Leonora (Nasike) Omunyin

spouse:
Rael Aajah Emukule

child:
Esther J. Akaaron Omunyin

child:
Phillip Hartman Omunyin