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Lecturer, Botany

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Dr. Menge Dominic is a highly creative and motivated molecular plant pathophysiologist involved in the study of the changes taking place in plants body due to diseases. The physical, biochemical and mechanical changes in the normal functioning of plants are some areas of concentration. The studies involve studying how diseases operate in plants bodies and recommendation of proper treatment. Areas of research include using cutting edge technology to develop plants with improved tolerance to biotic stress. Dr. Menge is equipped with plant physiology and biochemistry techniques and working knowledge of molecular biology methods used to dissect the modes of action of disease resistance in plants. Dr. Menge’s roles include oversight of other researchers and students, in addition to being embedded in a larger multi-disciplinary cross-functional research team developing crop productivity systems.  Dr. Menge’s has experience working in a matrixed environment, with proven project management experience and excellent communication skills. Leadership ability, initiative and sound judgment, the ability to prioritize under pressure and adapt to changing demands, and the ability to make rapid progress against goals despite tight timelines are critical skills.


  • Menge Dominic, Martha Makobe, Bonaventure Agboton, Shamte Shomari, Andreas Tiedemann. Biology and Infection Mechanisms of Cryptosporiopsis spp Fungus Causing Blight Disease on Cashew (Anacardium Occidentale L.). Journal of Plant Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 266-275. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.20140206.12
  • Menge D. M. S., Makobe M., Monda E. O. and Okemo P. O. (2014). Effects of crude extracts on some selected physiological parameters of French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) infected with rust (Uromyces appendiculatus). African Journal of Plant Sciences Vol. 8(7), pp. 356-363 DOI: 10.5897/AJPS12
  • Menge D., M. Makobe, V. Agboton, S. Shomari, A.V. Tiedemann (2013).  Host range and control of Cryptosporiopsis spp, a cashew blight pathogen.  Scientific Journal of Microbiology 2(6) 104-115.
  • Menge D., M. Makobe, S. Shomari and A.V. Tiedemann (2013). Development and Validation of a Diagrammatic Scale for Estimation of Cashew Blight for Epidemiological Studies.  International Journal of Advanced Research (2013), Volume 1, Issue 4, 26-38
  • Menge D., Makobe M.N., Shomari S. and Tiedemann V. (2013). Effect of environmental conditons on the growth of Cryptosporiopsis spp. Causing leaf and nut blight on cashew (Anacardium occidentale Linn.). Journal of Yeast and Fungal research Vol. 4(2),pp 12-20.
  • Dominic Menge, Antifungal Activity of Selected Crude Plant Extracts on Bean Rust (Uromyces appendiculatus) and Their Effects on Physiological Activities of French Beans Vol 1 (2011): Abstracts of Masters Theses – Faculty of Science,  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.…/titles
  • Menge D.M.S, Makobe M., Monda E.O., and Okemo .P.O. Title of Publication: An in vitro and in vivo antifungal activity of selected crude extracts against bean rust (Uromyces appendiculatus) The African Students’ Journal No. 1. Year of Publication: 2011 pg. 76
  • Menge D. N., Muthuri C. W., and Matiru V. N. Title of Publication: Studies on synergism between antibiotic and metallic ions in a tissue culture medium. Proceedings 2007 JKUAT Scientific Technological and Industrialization. Conference pg 108 – 122. Year of Publication: 2008
  • Shomari S. H. and Menge D. S. N. (2013).  Proceedings of the First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants. Investigations on the performance of potential botanicals against cashew powdery mildew disease in Tanzania. Volume 1:11 (August 2013).


  • The 1st scientific conference Knowledge Management for Transformation: Pitfalls, Synergy and Innovation at Maasai Mara University, Narok. Kenya, 11th – 14th Nov 2014.
  • The 8th JKUAT scientific, Technological and Industrialization Conference and Exhibition at JKUAT, 14th  -15th  Nov 2013
  • Menge D.M., Makobe M., Monda E.O., and Okemo .P.O. Effects of Antifungal Plant extracts on some selected physiological parameters of French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). The First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants-21st -24th January 2013


  •   Integrated management of major insect pests and diseases of cashew in east and western Africa. Collaborative project funded by BMZ, Germany and coordinated by ICIPE, Nairobi, 2011-2013
  • Antifungal Activity of Selected Crude Plant Extracts on Bean Rust (Uromyces appendiculatus) and Their Effects on Physiological Activities of French Beans, 2008- 2010
  • Studies on synergism between antibiotic and metallic ions in a tissue culture medium, 2006/2007



  •  Programme for German academic exchange service (DAAD) information tour on 13th May 2015 at  Maasai Mara University
  • Teaching practice assessors training at Maasai Mara University on  12th May 2015
  • Pedagogical staff capacity building workshop (30th September to 2nd October 2014)
  • Cashew Research Programme, Agricultural Research Institute, Naliendele. Crop Protection Report- 2011/12. Leaf and nut blight disease. Tanzania
  • Training course in plant pesticides technologies for food securities and poverty alleviation held at ARI-Naliendele, Mtwara, Tanzania (20th-22nd February 2012).
  • Public seminar on technology transfer and the communication process at JKUAT.  (May 2008)
  • Biosafety and management in Biosafety laboratory and greenhouse facilities workshop  (June 2009)
  • DAAD-German Academic Exchange Services proposal writing workshop and faculty of Science second scientific conference  (January, 2009)

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