KYU biologists are deeply engaged in both fundamental research and its applications. The department promotes a highly collaborative environment that allows for a free exchange of ideas across research areas and academic disciplines. The result is a rigorous, creative, dynamic culture in which scientists and students tackle the important problems and questions in biology and related fields. Our location at the heart of one of the world’s most important biodiversity hot spots creates exciting opportunities for research, employment, and the commercialization of new discoveries. KYU is developing partnerships with Research Institutions that have modern research laboratories which are critical in conducting graduate research. The department is committed to a culture of inclusion and to promoting participation from diverse groups of students, staff and faculty. The technology platforms and interdisciplinary collaborations located at Kyambogo University are rare or even unique among peer institutions.
These interdisciplinary partnerships will result in innovative approaches to applied and basic research in areas of genetic diseases and cancer research, the human genome, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases.