Christopher Chetsanga
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BornAugust 22, 1935
Murewa
NationalityZimbabwean
Alma materUniversity of California, Pepperdine University, University of Toronto
Known forDiscovery of two enzymes involved in DNA repair, which earned him a nomination for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Spouse(s)Carolyn Anne Joyce
ChildrenKunda Chetsanga
Parents
  • James Chetsanga (father)
  • Margret (Muchemwa) Chetsanga (mother)


Christopher James Chetsanga is a Zimbabwean science administrator, research and development scientist. He is also a Professor at the University of Zimbabwe. He is a member of the African Academy of Sciences, Biochemical Society Zimbabwe and American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.[1]


Background

Chetsanga was born on August 22, 1935, in Murewa. He Married Carolyn Anne Joyce, on the 4th July 1970 the couple was blessed with one child, Kunda Chetsanga.

Education

In 1965 Christopher obtained a BSc degree at the University of California, Berkeley and Pepperdine University in California, USA. From 1965-1969 he obtained MSc and PhD degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Toronto, Canada.1969-1972 became a Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Harvard University.Between 1969-1972 he became a Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Harvard University.

Career

  • Assistant professor, University of Michigan, Dearborn, 1972-1975;
  • Associate professor, University of Michigan, Dearborn, 1975-1979;
  • Professor, University of Michigan, Dearborn, 1979-1983;
  • Senior Lecturer, U. Zimbabwe, 1983-1984; professor biochemistry, U. Zimbabwe, since 1985;
  • Dean of science, U. Zimbabwe, 1986-1991;
  • Pro-vice-chancellor, U. Zimbabwe, 1991-1993;
  • Chairman, Research Council Zimbabwe, 1988-1992;
  • Director General, Science and Industrial Research and Development Center, Harare, Zimbabwe, since 1993.
  • Consultant Ministry Environment Tourism, Zimbabwe, 1988-1990,
  • Commonwealth Science Council,Loncon, 1988-1991.
  • Board directors Science and Industrial Research and Development Centre, Zimbabwe.

References

  1. [1], retrieved: 14 Nov 2018