Two CAES Students awarded PhDs at a Special Graduation.
The two CAES students (Mwiine Norbert Frank & Nyadoi Priscilla)who attained their Doctors of Philosophy Degrees
22nd July was yet another historical day for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences when two students attained their Doctors of Philosophy Degrees.
The principal of the college Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa presented the students for the awards at a special graduation ceremony held at the universities main building.
Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa presenting the students for the awards
Mwiine Norbert Frank was awarded a PhD in Environment and Natural sciences after researching on foot and mouth disease, a devastating disease of both livestock and humans.
Supervised by Dr. William Olaho - Mukani and Dr. Kirsten Tjornehoj, Mwine investigated on the serotype specificity of antibodies against foot and mouth disease virus particularly in cattle in different geographical localities.
He identified foot and mouth disease virus antibodies against serotype A, SAT 1, SAT 2 and SAT 3, a strong indication of these causative agents. The results have implications on foot and mouth and diseases.
Another PhD in Forestry was realized from Nyadoi Priscilla.
25 graduates were also presented for the award of Masters in different disciplines including Applied Human Nutrition, Crop science, Soil science, Plant breeding and Seed systems, Environment and Natural Sciences and Agro forestry.