Dr Kyayesimira is the team leader of BioInnovate Africa supported project on eco-friendly packaging products from cassava wastes and other biowastes in East Africa. She is a lecturer and coordinates post-graduate programs in the department of biological sciences at Kyambogo University, Uganda. She also volunteers as a managing director of Network for Education and Multidisciplinary Research Africa (NEMRA); the network mentors postgraduate students and enhances the research culture among academics.
Dr Kyayesimira also has vast experience in research and community development and is a director at Center for Integrated Research and Community Development Uganda (CIRCODU). She has wide experience in proposal development, and project implementation, designing tools for research projects, and training research associates. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow with Carnegie Corporation of New York (2022), and her research interests is focusing on the role of herbs in managing microbial infections in humans. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and is engaged in research supervision at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Her teaching and research interests include botany, food safety, food value chains, energy, waste management, and natural resource conservation.
She holds a Ph.D. in biology, Master of Science degree in biology (natural resources, ecology, and conservation) and a bachelor’s degree in science with education from Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda.