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Dr. Thomas Kainga Muasya (Ph.D.),

Dr. Thomas Kainga Muasya (Ph.D.),

Lecturer, Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture,

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Tel: +254 51 221 7737

Mobile: +254 708 142687

Fax: +254 51 211 1113

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EDUCATION

 

2010-2013

Doctor of Philosophy, Animal Genetics and Breeding (Ph.D)

Humboldt Universiätzu Berlin, Germany.

2000-2006

Master of Science in Animal Production (Animal Genetics and Breedingoption)

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1992-1997

Bachelor of Sciences in Range Management

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1988-1991

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Machakos School, Machakos

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Animal genetics and breeding, population genetics, conservation of genetic diversity

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

Dates/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

July 2014

Feb. 2015

Hydroponic fodder production

Egerton University

4th to 18th May 2009

Training on Problem Based Learning -Summer School,

Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany.

3rd to 21st August 2008

Capacity building on sustainable use of domestic animal genetic resources in developing countries,

ILRI Campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

July 2014- Date

Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University.

November 2007 to June 2014

Senior Research Officer, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute

November 2006 to October 2007

Research Officer, Kenya, Agricultural Research Institute

February 2004 to October 2007

Assistant Research Officer, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute

 

MOST RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

1.

Muasya T.K., Peters, K.J., Kahi,A.K. 2014. Effect of diverse sire origins and environmental sensitivity in Holstein-Friesian cattle for milk yield and fertility traits between selection and production environments in Kenya. Livestock Science. 162, 23-30.

2.

Muasya, T.K., Peters, K.J., Kahi, A.K., 2013. Breeding structure and genetic variability of the Holstein-Friesian dairy cattle population in Kenya. Animal Genetic Resources 52, 127-137.

3.

Katiku P. N., Kimitei R. K., Korir B. K., Muasya T. K.,Chengole J. M., Ogillo B. P., Munyasi J. W and Karimi S. K. 2013. Value chain assessment of small ruminant production, challenges and opportunities: The case of southern rangelands of Kenya.Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 25, Article #1. Retrieved February 27, 2013, from http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd25/1/kati25001.htm.

4.

Muasya T K, Kariuki J N and Muia J M K 2011. Population structure of the Sahiwal breed in Kenya. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 23, Article #186. Retrieved February 27, 2013, from http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd23/9/muas23186.htm.

5

Muasya, T. K.,Magothe, T. M., Ilatsia, E. D and Kahi, A. K. 2007. Identification of production systems and assessment of heterogeneity of variance components for Holstein-Friesian cattle in the tropics. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Vol 19, article # 90

6

Muasya, T. K.,Magothe, T. M.,Ilatsia, E. D and Kahi, A. K. 2007. Heterogeneity of variance components for Holstein-Friesian cattle in Kenya and its effect on selection of sires and bull-dams. South African Journal of Animal Science.37 (3)170-175

7

Ilatsia, E. D., Muasya, T. K.,Muhuyi, W. B. and Kahi, A. K. 2007. Genetic and phenotypic parameters and annual trend for milk production and fertility traits of the Sahiwal cattle in semi-arid Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production:39:37-48

8

Ilatsia, E. D., Muasya, T. K.,Muhuyi, W. B. and Kahi, A. K. 2007. Genetic and phenotypic parameters for test day yield milk yield of Sahiwal cattle in semi-arid Kenya. Animal International Journal of Applied Biosciences {FormallyAnimal Science}. 1: 185-192.

9

Ilatsia, E. D., Muasya, T. K.,Muhuyi, W. B. and Kahi, A. K. 2006. Milk production and reproductive Performance of Sahiwal cattle in Semi-arid Kenya. Tropical Science. 47(3)120-127.

10

Ilatsia, E. D., Githinji, M. G., Muasya, T. K., and Kahi, A. K. 2007. Genetic and phenotypic parameters for piglet growth and sow reproductive traits in Large White pigs. South African Journal of Animal Science: 38(2)

11

Amimo, J.O., R.O Mosi,J.WWakhungu B.O Inyangala and Muasya T.K. 2006. Phenotypic and genetic parameters of fertility traits in Ayrshire cattle on large-scale farms in Kenya. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Vol 18 article # 147.

12

Mugabi N.J., Wakhungu JW, Inyangala BO, Muhuyi WB, Muasya T.K. 2007. Estimation of additive and non-additive parameters in Kenya Dual Purpose Goat composites. Journal of Small Ruminant Research. 72: 149-156

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Genetic improvement of livestock species and conservation of genetic variability of managed populations, genomic selection and bio-informatics

 

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL/SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

 

Membership Category

Organization

Member

Animal Production Society of Kenya

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