Dr. Percy Jinga

Dr Percy JingaAcademic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA (2017)
  • MSc. Conservation Biology, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe (2009)
  • BSc. Biological Sciences, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe (2005)
  • Diploma in Education, University of Zimbabwe (2000)

Contact Details

Department of Biological Sciences
FSE Complex, Office B32
Private Bag 1020
Bindura, Zimbabwe
Phone: +263 71 707 9300
Email: pjinga@buse.ac.zw, percyjinga@yahoo.com

Current Research

I am studying the genetic diversity of African tree species, particularly those in the south of the Sahara, using genetic markers and sequencing technologies. I am interested in how genetic diversity information helps in the conservation of African tree species. I am also doing research on the impacts of climate change on the distribution of tree species. I am using ecological niche modelling techniques to predict the distribution of tree species under different climate change scenarios.

Selected Bibliography

  • Jinga, P. and Ashley M. V. 2008. A mountain range is a strong genetic barrier between populations of Afzelia quanzensis (Pod mahogany) with low genetic diversity. Tree Genetics and Genomes, 14: 4. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-017-1217-x
  • Jinga, P. and Ashley, V. M. 2019. Climate change threatens some miombo tree species of sub-Saharan Africa. Flora, 257, 151421
  • Jinga, P., Palagi, J. and Ashley, M. V. 2016. Development of microsatellite loci of pod mahogany, Afzelia quanzensis, by shotgun sequencing and cross-amplification in A. africana. Applications in Plant Sciences, 4(6): 1600010. https://doi.org/10.3732/apps.1600010
  • Jinga, P., Munosiyei, P., Bobo, E. D. and Tambura, L. (2012). Seasonality of parasitism in free range chickens from a selected ward of a rural district in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 7 (25):3626-3631.
  • Bobo E. D., Munosiyei, P., Zingoni, E. and Jinga, P. 2019. Functional characterisation of a Calmodulin-Binding Receptor-Like Cytoplasmic Kinase (GmCBRLCK1) in Glycine max (L.) Merr. using bioinformatic tools. Annals of International Science, 7, 38–47.

Appointments and Experience

Lecturer (2018 – Present)
Bindura University of Science Education
Biological Sciences Department

Teaching Assistant (2015-2017)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Biological Sciences Department

Lecturer (2010-2012)
Bindura University of Science Education
Biological Sciences Department

Teaching Assistant (2007-2009)
Bindura University of Science Education
Biological Sciences Department

High School Biology Teacher (2006)
Mutare Girls’ High School
Zimbabwe