David Thuo

Born and raised in Kenya, David has huge interest in application of science in conservation of African endangered species. He is currently a second year PhD student in the eDNA Group at the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, where he is applying recent development in molecular tools to study and resolve threats facing African cheetahs in their natural habitats. Before starting his PhD, David worked as a senior research assistant at the Kenya Wildlife Trust (Predator program), where he coordinated and supervised the genetics projects. David has a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife conservation and Master of Science in animal genetics and breeding both from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.