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Tafadzwa Mandimika

Membership Status:
Full Member

Home Country:
Zimbabwe

Institution:
Cornell University

Current Address:
B15 Savage Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6301

Phone:
(607) 272-3496 (H)

Fax:
(607) 255-1033

E-mail:
tm229@cornell.edu

Education

  • PhD student in Human Nutrition with minors in Toxicology and Developmental Biology
  • Diploma in Financial Management (ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition : University of Zimbabwe , June 2000

Research Interests

  • Development of effective and efficient methods for assessing the nutritional value and safety of foods introduced to countries with significant proportions of undernourished populations
  • Toxicogenomics
  • Nutritional Genomics
  • Maternal and child nutrition   

Professional Experience

  • Summer Internship : Summer 2003, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute Biotechnology Center : Transformed and regenerated transgenic sweetpotato
  • Research and Programs Manager : British Council , Zimbabwe (September 2001 February 2002) : Developed and implemented education and development programs, management of financial budgets of programs
  • Education and Public Affairs Manager: British Council , Zimbabwe (July 2000 August 2001): Managed Higher Education programs between universities in the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe , Implemented outreach programs in rural Zimbabwe
  • Intern, Animal Nutrition Department: Specialty in Animal Feeds Company, Zimbabwe (1997): Formulated animal feed diets, assessed the safety of animal feeds and developed a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point protocol for the company
  • Intern, Nutrition Department: Harare City Council (1998): conducted community based growth monitoring, nutrition surveillance and nutrition education and counseling

 

 

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