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Dr. I.M Ole Mapenay is a lecturer in Pharmacology and Toxicology in the academic department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology. He obtained his MSc (Pharmacology and Toxicology) and PhD (Pharmacology) from the University of Nairobi in 1994 and 2006 respectively. He has a teaching experience of over 13 years at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has supervised several MSc and PhD candidates to completion. Dr. Mapenay has published over 12 papers in peer reviewed academic Journals of international repute.  Dr. Mapenay’s research interests include: Agar diffusion and broth dilution (MIC) microbiological assay for antibiotics; Experimental infection models & Drug trial protocols (Efficacy, potency, clinical drug trials and safety/ toxicity; Pharmaco-epidemiology of trypanocidal and antimicrobial resistance in Kenya; Pharmocokinetic drug modelling techniques; Application and troubleshooting of scientific instruments: High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC); Gas chromatography (GC), Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS); Inductive coupled plasma (ICP); Infra Red spectroscopy (IS); Electron Microscopy (EM); Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR); Molecular biology techniques: DNA Plamid isolation and Profiling and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-DNA fingerprinting; Antimicrobial assay levels in animal tissues using HPLC analysis; Toxicity testing using laboratory animal models; Acute (LD 50), Skin sensitivity, eye irritation, allergenicity tests.  Dr. Ole-Mapenay’s international honours include: Marquis 21st Century edition of Who is Who in the World (2002-2008); Who is Who in Science and Engineering (2003 -2007); Consulting Editor (Honorary), American Biographical institute (2003-2007). Dr. Mapenay was awarded 2000 Outstanding Scientists Award of the International Biographical Institute, Cambridge, England (2005). He is a member of  the electronic working group (Task force) and Intergovernmental Ad hoc committee of the Codex Alimentarius Committee of WHO/ FAO on Genetically Modified Foods.

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