Ruth Mbabazi

Ruth Mbabazi
Telephone: 517-353-0485 ext. 1257

Department of Entomology

Research Assistant Professor

Plant and Soil Science Building
1066 Bogue St. Room 175A
East Lansing, 48824, MI


Dr. Ruth Mbabazi is a Research Assistant Professor with the World Technology Access Program(WorldTAP) in the Department of Entomology in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University (MSU). The WorldTAP is an international capacity building and technology transfer program. Dr. Mbabazi is also a core faculty with the African Studies Centre and the Asian Studies Centre at MSU. Her research focuses on the policy and regulatory aspects of agricultural biotechnology and biosafety. Dr. Mbabazi is working with several countries in Africa to enhance policies and regulatory frameworks governing biotechnology and seed systems. She brings more than 12 years of experience in agriculture policy, regulations and technology transfer as it relates to applications of modern biotechnology tools to enhance food and nutritional security and economic growth in
developing countries. Dr. Mbabazi received her Ph.D degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. She has technical expertise in biotechnology research and development, product stewardship, intellectual property management and biosafety systems towards the implementation of Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) of the Convention of the Biological Diversity (CBD). Dr. Mbabazi is a member of the biosafety regulatory team of the water efficient maize for Africa (WEMA) project in Uganda. She actively interacts with policy makers and other stakeholders from more than 20 national governments in Africa to support collaborative research, outreach and capacity building initiatives in the area of biosafety, biotechnology, technology transfer and commercialization. Dr. Mbabazi can be contacted via e-mail at:

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