Kayondo Siraj Ismail

Kayondo Siraj Ismail is a research assistant with the National crop resources research institute (NaCRRI) under the NEXTGEN cassava Project. He holds a BSc. Agriculture (Crop science) and MSc. Plant breeding & seed systems from Makerere University.
Before joining WACCI for his PhD traininghe worked as a Graduate assistant with the regional MSc. plant breeding program housed by the College Of Agricultural And Environmental Sciences(CAES) Makerere University. His doctorate thesis research focuses on applying Genome wide association analysis and gene introgression to cassava breeding in East Africa specifically focusing on QTL mapping of Cassava brown streak resistance (CBSD) and introgressing genes from wide crosses.