After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nairobi in November 2007, Dr. Ochwang'i registered with the Kenya Veterinary Board.He was awarded University of Nairobi Scholarship to do Masters in Comparative Mammalian Physiology.He got an Academic Research Enhancement Award by  Western Kentucky University, USA (2008-2009) to work on “Transcriptional Regulation of Nitric Oxide Synthase 3 gene in Pulmonary Myofibroblasts differentiation and the implications for this in pulmonary fibrosis.” Funded by NCRR, KBRIN and NIH.Dr. Ochwang'i was then employed as  tutorial fellow in 2009,awarded Masters degree in 2011 and commenced PhD studies in Cancer research 2012.Other interests include signalling and molecular biotechnology.


i)Cancer Research; drug development and pharmacognosy

ii) Gene expression assay.

iii) Recombinant DNA technology

iv) Cell culture and transfections

v)Comparative Physiology




After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nairobi in November 2007, Dr.

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Dominic, O'iO, Jemimah OA.  2017.  Overview of governmental support across Africa towards the development and growth of herbal medicine . Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa: Therapeutic Potential against Metabolic, Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases. , London: Elsevier


Ochwang’i, DO, Kimwele CN, Oduma JA, Gathumbi PK, Kiama SG, Efferth T.  2016.  Phytochemical screening of medicinal plants of the Kakamega County, Kenya, commonly used against cancer. Med Aromat Plants . 5:277.


Ochwang'i, D, Kimwele C, Oduma J, Gathumbi PK, Mbaria J, Kiama S.  2014.  Medicinal plants used in treatment and management of cancer in Kakamega County, Kenya, 02/12/2014. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 151(3):1040-1055.Website


Ochwang'i, DO,.Kimwele CK, Oduma JA, Gathumbi PK, Mbaria JM, Kiama SG.  2013.  Medicinal plants used in treatment and management of Cancer in Kakamega County,Kenya. 15TH NAPRECA Symposium. :66-67., 7-10th Dec,Khartoum,Sudan: NAPRECA
Ochwang’i, D, Kimwele C, Kiama S, Rice N.  2013.  Transcriptional regulation of Rat Endothelial Nitric Oxide Promoter in Pulmonary Myofibroblasts cells and its implications in Pulmonary Fibrosis. African Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2(1):1-8.



Ochwang'i, DO, Kimwele CN, Rice N, Kiama S.  2010.  Nitric oxide synthase 3 gene transcriptional regulation in pulmonary myofibroblast differentiation and its implication in pulmonary fibrosis. Proceedings of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific Conference and Exhibition, 8th to 10th September 2010.. , CAVS,Nairobi

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