What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

I am an early career researcher and academic scientist at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I teach and conduct research on microbiomes, antimicrobial resistance and microbial biotechnology. I also have expertise in farming systems and sustainable agriculture. 

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

I am passionate about open science, which includes preprints, and have been a strong proponent to promote the culture in Tanzania. This fellowship is an opportunity to interact with like-minded people and to learn more about how I can make a bigger impact. 

What are you excited about in science communication?

Making science reachable and accessible to the general population beyond the lab/field.

Ask me about…

Books, plants and Wikipedia editing. 

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