Country Representative for Kenya
Alexander is a Professor of Animal Breeding and Genomics at Egerton University, Department of Animal Sciences, and a member of the Permanent International Committee of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. He holds a BSc in Animal Production and MSc in Animal Breeding and Genetics from Egerton University, Kenya and Doctor of Agricultural Sciences degree from the University of Hohenheim, Germany.
He is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) and International Program Director managing several projects funded by various donors. He is currently conducting a goat project with E (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research at Langton University, Oklahoma.
He has diverse experience with livestock production systems and their economics and a special interest in the definition of breeding objectives for different production systems, genetic improvement, computer simulation, genetic evaluation, experimental and observational quantitative genetics, molecular genetics, genomics, health and disease resistance, value chains analysis, development and capacity building in post-secondary education institutions and business incubation. He has served as visiting Professor in Australia (Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit, University of New England), Japan (Kyoto University) and the Netherlands (Wageningen University) and has published widely.
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