Dr. Kimatu J.N. is a senior lecturer in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, in the Department of Biological Sciences.
Has a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Plant Molecular Epigenetics from Northeast Normal University (NENU) in Changchun City, China, a Masterâ€™s Degree (MPhil) in Forestry Pathology from Moi University, Kenya and Bachelorâ€™s Degree (BSc) in Botany and Zoology from Moi University, Kenya, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from Maseno University, Kenya. He completed Post-Harvest Management in maize, legumes and rice certificate course in four modules, in Stellenbosch University in South Africa, in Sydney University in Australia and in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana in 2012.
He was employed as a lecturer in Molecular Plant Epigenetics in Northeast Normal University in China from 2008-2010, worked as a part time lecturer in Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, from 2007-2010, where he taught a course in Research Methods and also as a lecturer at the Geography Institute of Northeast Normal University lecturing Masterâ€™s students.
He is currently a Commission of University Education trained external reviewer of Kenya Universities. He has acted as the Dean of Students, Chairman of Department of Biological Sciences; He was the coordinator of the South Eastern University College AIDS Control Unit (ACU). He is currently the South Eastern Kenya University director of research, innovations and technology.
He has done research in over nine crops and fodder plants and published over 20 research articles, one University level book chapter and three reviews in Plant Cytosine DNA Methylation, plant Polyploidy and hybrid necrosis. Moreover, he has presented findings in seminars both in local research centres like KARI and International conferences in USA and South Africa