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Josephine Namaganda
Category:Current Staff
Emailjnamaganda@kari.go.ug
Title:
  • Dr.
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  • Senior Research Officer
Joined:
  • 1992
Tel:
  • +256-414-567158
Interest:
  • Nematode Research, Breeding
Jerome Kubirba
Category:Current Staff
Emailjkubiriba@kari.go.ug
Title:
  • Dr.
Designation:
  • Program Leader
Joined:
  • 1996
Tel:
  • +256-414-567158
Interest:
  • Banana Breeding, Marketing and Utilization
Henry Basheija
Category:Current Staff
Emailhbasheija@kari.go.ug
Title:
  • Mr
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  • IT Officer
Joined:
  • 2005
Tel:
  • 0782-0000
Interest:
  • Bioinformatics & ICT
Priver Namanya
Category:Current Staff
Emailpriver@kari.go.ug
Title:
  • Dr.
Designation:
  • Research Officer
Joined:
  • 2001
Tel:
  • +256414-567158
Interest:
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Breeding
  • Cryopreservation

Dr. Priver Namanya is....

Kehas Nowakunda
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Emailkepas@kari.go.ug
Title:
  • Dr.
Designation:
  • Research Officer
Joined:
  • 1996
Tel:
  • +256-414-567158
Interest:
  • Fusarium Resistance
  • Agribusiness

Dr. Kephas Nowakunda is a senior research officer...

Doreen Amumpaire
Category:Current Staff
Emaildoreen@kari.go.ug
Title:
  • Ms
Designation:
  • Research Associate
Joined:
  • 2009
Tel:
  • +256-414-567158
Interest:
  • Cell Culture
  • Genetic Transformation
  • Cryopreservation
Betty Magambo
Category:Current Staff
Emailcbetti@kari.go.ug
Title:
  • Ms
Designation:
  • Research Assistant
Joined:
  • 2006
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  • +256-414-567158
Interest:
  • Biotechnology, Plant Transformation

Betty Magambo is a research associate with the National Bana...

Rebecca Nakachwa
Category:Current Staff
Emailbecky@kari.go.ug
Title:
  • Ms
Designation:
  • Research Assistant
Joined:
  • 2009
Tel:
  • +256-414-567158
Interest:
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Nematode Bar coding
Caesar Oweitu
Category:Current Staff
Emailcaesar@kari.go.ug
Title:
  • Mr.
Designation:
  • Research Technician
Joined:
  • 2012
Tel:
  • +256-414-567158
Interest:
  • Black Sigatooka Resistance
  • Gene Silencing
Kawuma James
Category:Current Staff
Emailkawuma@kari.go.ug
Title:
  • Dr.
Designation:
  • Research Technician
Joined:
  • 2012
Tel:
  • +256-414-567158
Interest:
  • Banana Cell culture, Genetic Transformation
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