Ann Kangai Munene is a training fellow with the one health regional network for the Horn of Africa (HORN) and works as senior Technologist in the Microbiology laboratory, department of veterinary Pathology Microbiology and Parasitology, faculty of veterinary medicine, University of Nairobi. She holds a MSc. in Plant breeding and Biotechnology and BSc. in Biotechnology from University of Nairobi. Ms. Munene has a very strong grasp of biotechnology which she has persistently followed from her undergraduate studies.
Through her plant breeding techniques and laboratory skills, Ann has a cross cutting edge contribution to food security through crop improvement, disease detection and diagnosis, control and management. She has over 10 years’ experience in a Veterinary Microbiology laboratory where she has worked with enthusiasm to safeguard human health, animal health and productivity directed towards food security and safety. Besides, she has also shared her skills and knowledge with both the under graduate and post graduate students and has immensely contributed to research activities in her department.
Furthermore, Ann has a great passion in fight against Antimicrobial Resistance, an emerging global health concern. In collaboration with Directorate of Veterinary Services and Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, She was incorporated as a facilitator in the training of laboratory staff from Kenya Veterinary Investigation Laboratories in Diagnostic Techniques for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistant Organisms in Kenya. Currently, she is involved in the ongoing surveillance of antimicrobial resistant organisms in the department.