Ignatius Nsahlai was born in 1962, Cameroon. As a graduate of the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon, obtaining the B.S. degree in zoology and a Postgraduate Diploma in animal physiology, in 1995, he pursued postgraduate studies in the UK at the University of Reading, where he commenced with a Postgraduate Diploma in animal production in 1996 and then completed his Ph.D. degree in 1991. Both the undergraduate and postgraduate studies benefited from the Cameroon Government Scholarship. Upon completion, he worked briefly for BBO Farmers Ltd, from where he accepted Postdoctoral Fellowship with the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA), which merged with the ILRAD to constitute the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILRI) in 1994. He worked two and half years at ILRI as an Associate Scientist. He joined the University of Natal as a Senior Lecturer in July, in 1996, and he was promoted to the position of an Associate Professor in 2007 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, which was a product of a merger of the universities of Natal and Durban Westvillle. He has 80 peer-reviewed journal articles to his credit.
Biography Updated on 16 February 2011