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PREAMBLE
Dr. Gerald K.M. Muchemi graduated with BVM (UoN), MSc (Pathology)-Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada), and PhD (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK). He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Health Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. To date he has supervised 7 PhD and 23 Masters Students to completion. Several of his PhD and MSc students are ongoing. His research interests are in the area of the Epidemiology of Wildlife Diseases at the Human/livestock/wildlife interface particularly those of Public Health Importance including Taeniasis/Cysticercosis and Schistosomiasis. He has published 55 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 12 conference papers. He is a Co-author in 1 scholarly book.
PROFILE
Born in October 1952, Dr. Muchemi attended the University of Nairobi where he obtained a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) degree in 1979. He was employed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development in 1979 as a Veterinary Research Officer in the Wildlife Disease Research Section. He got a scholarship from IDRC (Canada) to pursue a MSc degree in Wildlife Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College , University of Guelph, Canada where he was awarded a MSc (Pathology) in 1982. He was appointed Head of Wildlife Disease Section at the Veterinary Research Laboratories, Kabete. In 1985,he joined the Institute of Primate Research (IPR), Karen, as a Clinical Veterinary Officer and was later promoted to Research Scientist. He obtained a WHO scholarship to pursue a PhD degree (in Parasitology and Epidemiology ) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), University of Liverpool, UK. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Liverpool in 1992. On completion of his PhD studies, he was appointed Head of Animal Resources at IPR. In 1996 he was seconded to the National Museums of Kenya as Curator of the Nairobi Snake Park where he introduced Veterinary Husbandry Protocols in management of the various reptile species. In 1997 he joined Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) as the Animal Curator of the Nairobi Animal Orphanage and Nairobi Safari Walk. He participated in the planning and construction of the Nairobi Safari Walk, an environmentally enhanced animal sanctuary.
He joined the University of Nairobi in 2004 as a Lecturer in Wildlife Medicine, Biostatistics and Epidemiology to teach Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer on 16th July 2014. He has continued to conduct research particularly in the areas of Wildlife Diseases of Public Health Importance and Epidemiology and to supervise both MSc and PhD students.

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