CITATION ON PROFESSOR GEOFFREY MORIASO OLE MALOIY
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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

CITATION ON

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY MORIASO OLE MALOIY, IOM,AOM, mbs, ebs, bsc, PhD, Dsc, Dsc, FAAS

(PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY)

 

ON HIS CONFERMENT OF

 

THE DEGREE OF

 

DOCTOR OF SCIENCE(DSc.)

 

OF THE

 

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

 

ON

 

23RD AUGUST 2013

(PHOTO)

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY MORIASO OLE MALOIY IOM,AOM, mbs, ebs, bsc, PhD, Dsc, Dsc, FAAS

(PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY)

 

Professor Geoffrey Moriaso Ole Maloiy was born in Ngong Division of Kajiado County. He attended his primary education at Oyoyiankalani in Kajiado and Machakos Boys for his secondary education.  He received his undergraduate degree in 1964 from the University of British Columbia, Canada.  In 1968 he earned his PhD degree in Physiology at the age of 28 years after doing research in the Physiology Department, University of Aberdeen and at the prestigious Rowett Research Institute also in Aberdeen under the supervision of Professor Sir Kenneth Blaxter, FRS.

 

In 1971, he did post doctoral studies under Professor Richard Keynes, FRS and John Bligh at the Institute of Animal Physiology, Cambridge, England. In 1985 he became the first Kenyan to earn a DSc degree of Aberdeen University in Comparative Animal Physiology and Metabolism.  Professor Maloiy became the first African to be appointed Senior Research Officer and Head of Animal Physiology Division at the East African Veterinary Research Organization, Muguga, Kenya.

 

Professor Maloiy joined the University of Nairobi in 1972 as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Animal Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.  In 1973, he was appointed Chairman of the Department.  He became a full Professor of Physiology in 1975.  Between 1976 to 1980 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and between 1983 to 1988 he served as Principal of the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Professor Maloiy has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Tel-Aviv, Israel; Max-Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Gottingen, Germany; University of Aarhus, Denmark and Duke University in USA.  In 1982, he was awarded a DSc. degree (Honoris Causa) by Duke University along with the Nobel Prize Winner, the Pharmacologist, George Hitchings.  In 1975, he was a Senior Fulbright Fellow, Harvard University and in 1979 he was appointed a Visiting Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biology, Harvard University- the only African to have ever been appointed to this prestigious Chair. In 1985, Professor Maloiy was invited to give The Storer Life Sciences lectures at the University of California at Davis, USA.   Between 1990 – 1991 he served as a Research Associate, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.

 

He has been inducted into the International Order of Merit as well as the American Order of Merit.  The Kenya Government has conferred on him both the Moran of the Burning Spear and the Elder of the Burning Spear (MBS, EBS).  He is listed in Who is Who in the World.  He has published five books and over 190 papers in professional journals.  He received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters degree, in Cambridge England in July 2013.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and a Fellow of African Academy of Sciences.

 

Professor Maloiy has served the University of Nairobi dedicatedly for the past 41 years. He has successfully defended his Doctor of Science Thesis titled, Studies in Integrative Animal Energetics and Metabolism: Structural and Environmental Correlates”. He has distinguished himself as a scholar and having satisfied the requirements of the Senate, the University of Nairobi is proud to award him the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc.).

 

Professor Maloiy is married to Josephine Maloiy and they have 3 children (2 sons and 1 daughter).

 

MR. CHANCELLOR SIR,I am greatly privileged to request you to confer the degree of Doctor of Science(DSc.) of the University of Nairobi, upon Professor Geoffrey Moriaso Ole Maloiy.

 

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, GEOFFREY MORIASO OLE MALOIY

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