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Mr. Alfred Omwando Mainga is a Senior Technologist in the Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the University of Nairobi. He holds a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science (Technical University of Kenya 2001-2004), Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Mt. Kenya University 2011-2013) and Master of Science degree in Veterinary Science (Paraclinical Sciences) from the University of Pretoria South Africa (2016-2017). His Master of Science degree research project was on Occurrence and characterisation of the seven major Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serotypes in healthy beef cattle in South Africa.
He is a Senior Technologist based in Public Health Immunology Section, in-charge of preparation and setting up of immunology and molecular biology laboratory practicals and demonstrations to postgraduate students. He is responsible in carrying out Public Health practicals (meat, milk, food & water) demonstrations to undergraduate. He also participates in research projects undertaken by Master of Science and PhD students’ and consultancy services in the department.
While at the University he has worked as a Field and laboratory Research assistant with projects, Health Risk Analysis of Cryptosporidiosis in Urban Small Dairy Production in Nairobi and Carnivore in Conflict with Livestock in Samburu. He has also worked in a number of postgraduate and PhD students’ research projects on health and hygiene, milk/meat/water bacteriological quality and hygiene, medicinal plant extracts efficacy and antimicrobial resistance (phenotypic and genotypic), mycotoxins analysis (aflatoxin and fumonisin) and co-authored in many published articles in renown journals. His main interest and potential is in phenotypic and genotypic characterization of zoonotic pathogens of public concern and surveillance of resistance and virulence genes.

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