Muriira Karau, a Borlaug Fellow Gained Inspiration from World Food Prize

Attendees enter the Iowa State Capital before the start of the 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Ceremony in Des Moines. (Photo by Jared Henderson, University of Missouri)


“I was impressed by the tenacity and devotion of the Laureates, and I think their commitment to science earned them the coveted award,” said Muriira Geoffrey Karau, a Borlaug Fellow from Kenya who is attending Tennessee State University to learn about biotechnology methods for grains. “I learned that I can help the world food crisis by using my basic science to come up with innovative and practical ideas that address climate change and its effect on food production.”

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