Research area: Use of molecular techniques in sustainable management and conservation of plant genetic resources.
As a young woman, Grace Nakabonge dreamed of becoming a medical doctor, but revised her goal to focus on forest pathology—a passion that sprung from a part-time job assisting a forestry professor with data entry during her BSc studies at Makerere University. A visiting professor from South Africa also contributed to Nakabonge’s newfound ambition to excel and earn the honors required to do a master’s degree at the renowned Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria. After Nakabonge graduated with distinction, she won a PhD scholarship at FABI, where she completed her doctorate in 2006.
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