The RSIF Alumni network will be established in 2022, when the first 15 students are expected to graduate. See current students here.
Dr. Noel Gahamanyi
Dr. Noel Gahamanyi is PASET-RSIF Alumnus from Rwanda. Dr. Gahamanyi is a Lecturer of Microbiology at University of Rwanda. He is a Microbiologist with interest in Bacterial pathogens, their drug-resistance, and using natural products as alternative antimicrobials. Dr. Gahamanyi completed his Ph.D. studies at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania in 2021 under the PASET scholarship. Dr. Gahamanyi holds MSc in Microbiology from Jain University (India) and BSc in Biotechnology from the former National University of Rwanda. Before embarking on Ph.D. journey, Dr. Gahamanyi served as a Lecturer of Microbiology-related courses at Catholic University of Rwanda where he also served as Head of Biotechnology Department and then as the Vice-dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology (2013-2018). In Research, Dr. Gahamanyi has ten (10) published papers and one book chapter all related to Microbiology. Six of these papers are indexed in the PubMed. He also served as a reviewer for six (06) international journals. Dr. Gahamanyi chaired the committee in charge of monthly webinars for PASET scholars (2021-2020). Dr. Gahamanyi is a member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Young East African Health Research Scientists (YEARS) forum affiliated to the East African Health Research Commission. Dr. Gahamanyi received a number of awards including the Best Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) Postgraduate student Research Award for the academic year 2020-21 and the First-class with gold medal after completing MSc in Microbiology at top of the class (2013).
Jean Nepomuscene Hakizimana
Hakizimana’s PhD project aims at determining the transmission dynamics of African swine fever (ASF) in Eastern and Southern African countries by application of next generation sequencing technologies and bioinformatics’ tools. His study is expected to provide improved insight into the transmission and spread of ASF in the region, necessary for designing and validation of new diagnostic technologies, to formulate science-based control policies and in long term, the development of vaccines as a more sustainable solution for the control of African swine fever.