Biography

Dr. T.K. Muasya is a Lecturer in Animal Production at the Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University,Kenya. Dr. Muasya obtained his PhD in Animal Quantitative Genetics from Humboldt Universit├Ąt zu Berlin, Germany undertaken with sponsorship of Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD). He is a faculty member at the Department of Animal Sciences. His research activities include development of genetic evaluation models based on quantitative and genomic data, molecular and quantitative genetic basis of adaptation to multiple climatic and stressors, population genetics and management of genetic diversity in livestock improvement programmes, application of machine learning in animal breeding.

Dr. Muasya teaches population and quantitative genetics, beef production at undergraduate level and population and conservation genetics, quantitative genetics and statistical modelling at postgraduate level. Dr. Muasya is co-researcher with the Kenya Agriculture and Livestock organization on climate smart agriculture targeting genetic resilience of livestock to climate change. Dr. Muasya is also an expert in competence based curriculum development, and has participated in the development of a competence based undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. Dr. Muasya has wide experience in animal production and a special interest in the breeding strategies for genetic improvement of different species of farm animals under different production systems. Dr. Muasya has co-authored over 30 publications in premier refereed animal science journals, local, regional and international refereed scientific conferences.