Dr. Emmy Chepkoech, Kenyan, is an alumni of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) (BSc.), Moi University (MSc.) and University of Eldoret (PhD) with academic training in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology. She is currently working as a Lecturer in University of Eldoret, School of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology.
She has been involved in research for development in the field of Agriculture particularly in crop improvement for sustainable development. Her areas of specialization include; Plant Molecular and Biotechnology techniques, Plant Breeding and plant mutation breeding techniques, and Biometry.
She has been involved in crop improvement in tuber crops particularly cassava and potatoes. She was recently nominated as an Alternate project counterpart to the AFRA project under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Improving Crops by Using Mutation Induction and Biotechnology through a Farmer Participatory Approach. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and is also a reviewer of high impact journals. She has worked in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments and has experience working with various stakeholders in research and outreach interventions to increase food & nutritional security and value addition for sustainable development.