Dr. Kiri Hashimu Jaryum
Dr. Kiri Hashimu Jaryum obtained his B.Sc. in 1991; M.Sc. (2004) and Ph.D. (2015) in Biochemistry (specialization in nutrition with priority for the trace elements zinc, Copper and selenium). He is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria. He was elected the Assistant Secretary General, National Association of Biochemistry Students, for the 1989/90 session. He was the zonal Deputy Chairman of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria, 1997-2000. In 2008, the government of Plateau State, Nigeria, gave him a seat (return ticket plus all-paid expenses) for pilgrimage to the State of Israel and Mount Sinai. In 2011, Dr. Jaryum was awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholarship to the U.S. to conduct a research for his doctoral thesis. During that visit, he was honoured with an Honorary Citizenship of the State of Nebraska, U.S.A. Also, in 2013, the Nigerian Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), awarded him a grant to complete his Ph.D. thesis.Dr. Jaryum is currently a member of the Nigerian Society for Nutrition, the International Society for Zinc Biology, the Nigeria Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, among others.