Idah Sithole-Niang

Sithole-Niang(PhD1988, Michigan State University), is professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, is a Fellow of the World Academy of the Sciences, Ambassador of the International Society for Microbial Ecology, member of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences, Vice- Chairperson of the Research Council of Zimbabwe, fellow of the Salzburg Seminars, Co-coordinator of the Network for the Genetic Improvement for Africa, Board Chair of Science House for African Youth (SHAY) and Advisory board member, ELEVATE.  Was Board Chair of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) and now its Ambassador, was Vice Chair of the icipe Governing Council, Chair of the African Women in Research and Development, (AWARD) Steering Committee,  Advisory Board, Improved Maize for African Soils, American Society for Virologists, American Association for the Advancement of Science  (AAAS), Sigma Xi, Rhodes Scholarships Selection Committee and Steering Committee for the Public Research and Regulations Initiative, received Outstanding Graduate Woman of the Year Award at Michigan State University  in 1988, the First William Brown Fellowship in 1990, and the Rockefeller Biotechnology Career Fellowship in 1992.

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