Agricultural & Nutritional Sciences
Caroline Muneri is an early career researcher and lecturer at Egerton University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Department of Veterinary Surgery, Medicine and Theriogenology. She holds a PhD in Clinical Veterinary Medicine (Theriogenology) from Nanjing Agricultural University China, an MSc. in Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology and Parasitology, and Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nairobi. During her PhD Dr Muneri studied the effects of Epimedium and its ingredients in reproduction using a mouse model. She later worked with Pwani University where she pursued her interests in antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic diseases. Her research interests include; animal reproduction, antimicrobial resistance, zoonotic diseases and integration of science, policy and extension. Dr Muneri has published several peer-reviewed publications and presented in various local and international scientific conferences and meetings. In addition, she is actively involved in community outreach programs in various regions in Kenya.
Dr Muneri previous stints include working with the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation at the State Department of Livestock, Directorate of Veterinary Services. Her roles included reviewing of animal disease control policies and strategies such as the veterinary policy, the strategy for Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication in Kenya 2011-2021. Earlier in her career, she interned at the Agricultural Sector Coordination Unit a think tank of the Agricultural ministries where she contributed to the development of the National Agricultural Research Policy, Agricultural Sector Communication Strategy, National Beekeeping Policy, National Livestock Policy and the vision 2030 of the establishment of animal disease free zones amongst others. Dr Muneri is a member of the Kenya Veterinary Board and has severed in various leadership roles in the Kenya Veterinary Association Eastern Branch and as the Secretary to the Kenya Veterinary Association Council (2011-2013). She is a member of the Kenyan Chapter of the Global Antibiotic Resistance Program (GARP) Working Group (2011-2013).