Bsc. Biochemistry (UON), MSC. Molecular Biology (VUB-Belgium), PhD Biochemistry (on going, UON)

Lucy is currently working as a Tutorial Fellow in the Biochemistry Department, School of Medicine, University of Nairobi. She is also pursuing her Doctorate degree in the University and she is due to complete in December 2016. The title of her research work is “Genotypic and Phenotypic Characterisation of Rift Valley Fever Virus Isolates in Kenya.” 

She has previously worked with the Government of Kenya as a Fisheries Officer and holds a Masters of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Free University of Brussels and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biochemistry from University of Nairobi.

Her experience includes lecturing Biochemistry and Molecular Biology courses to Medical and Bachelor of science students, marking and supervising examinations, student projects and practical, couching students, directing and supervising undergraduate student’s research projects and co-ordinating undergraduate courses. She also has responsibility of coordinating students’ mentorship in the school of Medicine.

She has also attended several work/research related workshops/conferences to broaden her knowledge both locally and internationally.

Besides she has experience in hygiene standards inspection of local and export fish processing firms, fish handling advisory for local markets and fish breeding.

Her area of specialisation is Molecular Parasitology with a special interest in Research in Therapeutic and Drug Development in Neglected Infectious Diseases such as Trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, and Schistosomiasis. She is also working on Molecular Virology.

Lucy speaks English, Kikuyu and Kiswahili and has carried out research work in Kenya and Brussels.






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