McKnight Presidential Fellows Award: Moses Kariuki Njenga
Moses Kariuki Njenga receives McKnight Presidential Fellows Award
Moses Kariuki Njenga, an associate professor in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department, is one of five University of Minnesota faculty members selected to receive a McKnight Presidential Fellows Award.
The McKnight Presidential Fellows Award program is targeted specifically to the most promising faculty granted tenure and promotion to associate professor. Selection criteria include identification by internal and external reviewers as leaders in their field; potential to build programs that will be in the top tier internationally, ability to advance University priorities; and growing national or international reputation as evidenced by record of scholarship, publications, external funding, invited presentation and symposia addresses, significant awards, or other evidence of recognition for research and scholarship. The award includes research-related financial support.
Originally from Kenya, Dr. Njenga obtained veterinary medicine and master s degrees from the University of Nairobi and a Ph.D. in molecular virology from Pennsylvania State University. He spent four years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic before coming to the University of Minnesota. His current research topics include the Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV) and multiple sclerosis (MS); the encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) and xenotransplantation; and avian pneumovirus(APV), a newly emergent pathogen that causes upper respiratory tract disease in turkeys.
June 7, 2004