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Mrs. Catherine Mueni Peter is a Senior Laboratory Technologist in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, She holds BSc. Microbiology and Biotechnology from the University of Nairobi, College of Biological and Physical Sciences, Chiromo Campus and Diploma in Applied Biology from The Kenya Polytechnic College, she worked with National Kabete Vet. labs and KALRO ( Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization) before joining the University of Nairobi. In the University, she is charged with various responsibilities in the Department of plant Science and Crop protection, Procurement of laboratory consumables and other equipments, Preparation of practical classes for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Agronomy (Pasture and Fodder, Seed Rate and Fertilizer Rate Determination, weed Science, Botany and Crop Physiology ), Horticulture, , Genetics, Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, and assisting in research projects, among other departmental responsibilities like being Departmental Web Champion, making sure the departmental web is kept up to date by uploading the activities taking place in the department and creation of blogs for the department and maintaining ISO standards in the laboratory by ensuring that the weighing balances and thermometers used are calibrated every year. Currently, she is working on her thesis towards award of Masters of Science Degree in Agribusiness management and Trade from Kenyatta University.

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