Prof. James Mbaria holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Pharmacology and toxicology awarded in 1999. He also holds Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) and Master of Science (MSc, Pharmacology & Toxicology) degrees. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology in the Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi.

Prof. Mbaria

Prof. James M. Mbaria holds a Bachelor Veterinary Medicine (1988), Master of Science (1992) and Doctor of Philosophy (1999) in Pharmacology and Toxicology. He is a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and currently Chairman of Department of Public Health Pharmacology &Toxicology,University of Nairobi.His specialization in the areas of Toxicology, regulatory pharmacology and research on traditional medicines. Prof. Mbaria has served a member of University of Nairobi Senate since 2016.



Eyaan, KL, Mbaria JM, Gitahi N, Bett LK, Okumu MO.  2021.  Antibacterial properties of venom from three medically important snakes in sub-Saharan Africa.
Okumu, MO, Mbuthia… PG, Mbaria JM, Gikunju JK.  2021.  Artemia salina as an animal model for the preliminary evaluation of snake venom-induced toxicity. Toxicon: X, 2021. X, 2021(X, 2021)


Mudimba, TN, Mbaria J, Maitho T, Taderera T.  2020.  Acute and subacute toxicity evaluation of aqueous extracts of Carpobrotus edulis in Sprague Dawley rats. The Journal of Pharmacology. 9(4):265-269.
Muia, BM, Okumu MO, Okumu PO, Gitahi N, Kanja LW, Mbaria JM.  2020.  Acute and sub-acute toxicity study of the root extracts of Fagaropsis hildebrandtii in mice and evaluation of their antimicrobial effects.. F1000Research 2020. (8:1444)
Okumu, MO, Ochola FO, Madadi VO, Mbuthia PG, Gikunju JK, Mbaria JM.  2020.  Enzymatic activity and brine shrimp lethality of venom from the large spitting cobra (Naja ashei) and neutralization by antivenom. BMC Research Notes . (13:325 )
Kagunya, EW, Mbaria JM, Kaingu CK.  2020.  Acute and sub-acute oral toxicity and phytochemical profile of Croton menyhartthii plant fromTana River County Kenya. . Discovery Phytomedicine . 7(3)(DOI: 10.15562/phytomedicine.2020.135):118-127.
Olela, B, Mbaria J, Wachira T, Moriasi G.  2020.  Acute Oral Toxicity and Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Effects of Methanolic Stem Bark Extracts of Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.). Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 2020 (Article ID 5651390 http:/


GN, M, LW K, JM M, MO O, PA A, Korhonen H JV.  2019.  Effects of the Use of Good Agricultural Practices on Aflatoxin Levels in Maize Grown in Nandi County, Kenya. . SCi. 2019. 1 (28)(MDPI):1-19.
Jacquiline Kisianan Kenana, James Mucunu Mbaria, CKKPOO.  2019.   Toxicological and Phytochemical Evaluation of Uvariodendron kirkii. (2019).. The Journal of Ethnobiology and Traditional Medicine..


James Mucunu Mbaria, JKG, Ochola FO, Okumu MO, Gerald Mwangi Muchemi, Gikunju JK.  2018.  ). Epidemiology of snake bites in selected areas of Kenya. The Journal of Pharmacology, 8(4): . 173-176
Ole-Mapenay, IM, Yiaile AL, Mbaria JM, Hadun AH, Okumu MO, Onyancha JM.  2018.  Preliminary Screening of Crude Extracts of Fagaropsis angolensis for Anticancer Activity.
Yiaile, AL, Mbaria JM, Ole-Mapenay IM, Okumu MO, Hadun AH, Misonge J.  2018.  Preliminary Screening of Crude Extracts of Fagaropsis Angolensis for Anticancer Activity.


Mavuti, 9 31 SK, Otieno RO, Mbaria JM, Maina JG, Mbuthia PG, R.M Waruiru.  2017.  Evaluation of fish farm management Practices in Nyeri County, Kenya International Journal of Fisheries.. Livestock Research for Rural Development . 5 (3):165-170.
Mercy, B, Mbaria J, Muchemi G, Gakuya F, Kariuki E, Wamiti W.  2017.   Ecological Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals and Water Bird Distribution in Rift Valley Lakes, Kenya. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment9(3): 30-44. 9(3):30-44.
Kaingu;, 9.24 CK, Kiama SG, Mbaria; J, Jemimah A. Oduma.  2017.  ). Effects of Croton menyharthii and Uvariodendron kirkii Extracts on Ovarian Corpora Lutea and Reproductive Hormone. Discovery Phytomedicine . 4(1): 21-25:21-25.
Tom Osewe, James Mbaria, DYDOJNHO(2017).  2017.  Bioactivity and toxicity of Bridelia mirantha, Chenopodium ambrosoides and Ocimum americanum plant extracts.. International Journal of Basic clinical Pharmacology,. ( DOI:http//


Muema, E, Mbaria J, Onkoba N, Chepkwony S, Kamau J, Nyachi A, Nguta J, Kinyanjui P.  2016.  Toxicity and safety of Khat (Cantha edulis) consumption during pregnancy using olive Baboons (Papio Anubis as Experimental Models: A prospective Randomized study.. Greener Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health,. 4(3) :061-070.

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