Dr. Edward Anino

Senior Lecturer

Name: Dr. Edward Anino

Designation: Senior Lecturer and Ag. Director Post-graduate Studies

Contacts: Email:graduatestudies@rongovarsity.ac.ke; eanino@rongovarsity.co.ke


Academic Qualification

PhD. Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology: Michigan Technological University (USA)

Thesis Title: Characterization of Populus tremuloides COMT, 4CL1 and 4CL2 gene promoters to identify cis-regulatory elements

BSc. Biochemistry: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Work Experience




October 2015 – Present

Rongo University

Senior Lecturer

2012- September 2015

University of Eldoret


2009- 2012

Moi University


2000 – 2002

International Livestock Research Institute

Research Technician

Honours and Awards

John Song Award for Excellent Tissue Culture Research, Society of in vitro biology (SIVB)

Grand award, Biotechnology research centre, Michigan Technological University

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of In Vitro Biology (SIVB)
  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society of Kenya
  • Chemical Society of Kenya

Research Interests

Gene regulation, Genetic Engineering, Tissue culture, Phytochemical and Phytonutrient screening, Environmental  Plant Pathology, Bioinformatics

Research Projects

Photochemical Screening of selected plants for anti- cancer activity for chemoprevention

Selected Publications

Patent: Edward O. Anino and Chung-Jui Tsai (2013): COMT1 gene fiber-specific promoter elements from Poplar. US Patent No. US8, 536,406B2.

  1. Amuomo Nixon and Anino Edward (2019).Determinants of user interface design for the visually impaired. International journal of science and research (IJSR) Vol. 8 issue 5 ISSN:2319-7064. 
  2. Jecinta Wanjiru, Edward Anino, Douglas Kahura Njuguna, Reginah Mwangangi, Mercy Jepkorir, Regina Mbugua, Jean Chepng’etich, Chrispus Ngule and Peter Mwitari (2018). Phytochemical Screening and Synergistic Anti-proliferative Activity against Selected Cancer Cell Lines of Moringa oleifera and Indigofera arrecta Leaf Extracts
  3. Mburu, J. I. Mwasiagi, E. O. Anino (2015): Optimization of Cotton Wax Removal Using Bacterial Isolate from Gin Trash. The Journal of the Textile Institute
  4. Obiewa James Oduor, Lusweti Kituyi, Edward Anino, Titus Muthama Muthoka (2014): Nutritional Composition of Selected Indiginous Vegetables In Kendu Bay Area. African Journal of Education Science and Technology, Vol 2, No. 1
  5. Anne Wairimu Mburu, Josphat Igadwa Mwasiagi, Edward Anino (2014): Isolation and characterisation of bacteria isolate from gin trash and its use in cotton wax degradation. Biotechnology: An Indian Journal, Vol No. 11 – Issue No. 6
  6. Liang-Jiao Xue,Wenbing Guo, Yinan Yuan, Edward O. Anino, Batbayar Nyamdari, Mark C. Wilson, Christopher J. Frost, Han-Yi Chen, Benjamin A. Babst, Scott A. Harding and Chung-Jui Tsai (2013): Constitutively Elevated Salicylic Acid Levels Alter Photosynthesis And Oxidative State But Not Growth In Transgenic Populus. The Plant Cell, Vol. 25, pp 2714 – 2730. http://www.plantcell.org