Susan Wanjiku Karani

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Susan Wanjiku Karani

Assistant Research Scientist
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Designation :Assistant Research Scientist
Expertise :Biotechnology

Journal Papers

  1. Karani S., Njuguna J., Muchugi A., Runo S. and Machua J. Molecular identification of fungi causing canker and dieback diseases on Vangueria infausta (Burch) subsp. rotundata (Robyns) and Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl in lower Eastern Kenya. (Accepted but not yet published)


  • March 2019 - March 2020 Assistant research scientist. (Contractual intern) Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Nairobi.
  • Nov 2017 – Feb 2019 Assistant Research scientist. (Intern) Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Nairobi
  • Oct 2016 – Nov 2017 MSc. Research fellow World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi (ICRAF)
  • Jan 2015 – Jun 2015 Intern Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Nairobi
  • Sep 2013 – Dec 2013 Intern Government Chemist, Mombasa
  • Jan 2012 – April 2012 Attaché Kenya Medical Research Institute

Academic Qualification

  • 2009 – 2013 :Bachelor of Technology, Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, The Technical University of Mombasa
  • 2015-present : Masters of Science in Biotechnology Kenyatta University, Nairobi

Administrative Responsibility

  1. May 2020 : Assistant Research Scientist, Central Highlands Eco-region Research Programme, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), P.O Box 20412 - 00200 Nairobi, Kenya