Agong Stephen Gaya
Agong Stephen Gaya was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2006. As a fellow, Agong Stephen Gaya contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Prof Agong obtained his M.Sc. in Plant Breeding at the University of Nairobi in 1990, PhD in Agricultural Science at Justus-Liebig University, Giessen in Germany in 1995 and undertook Postdoctoral studies in a joint program between University of Hannover in Germany and Okayama University in Japan (2000). Prof Agong is Associate Professor, presently Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). Previously he was Director of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Technology (IEET), Chairman of Department of Horticulture at JKUAT, Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer of JKUAT, and Executive Director of AAS. His research interests include plant Breeding/Breeding of Horticultural Crops, Cytogenetics and genetics, Biometrics, Agricultural experimentation, Seed Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, Secretary-General of PBAK and Association of Commonwealth Universities. He has 68 publications.