Dr Purity Macheru is currently a lecturer in the Department of
Veterinary Anatomy. She qualified as veterinary surgeon from
the University of Nairobi in 1988. After her undergraduate
training she worked as a Veterinary Officer II in the ministry
of Livestock development for a period of three months after
which she joined the department of Veterinary Anatomy at the
University of Nairobi as an Assistant Lecturer. During this
period she was actively involved in teaching of undergraduate
students in Veterinary Anatomy and Agriculture. She obtained a
Master of Science degree in Veterinary Anatomy in 1993 with a
thesis on comparative kidney structure in reptiles of
different eco-systems. She became a lecturer in 1995. Dr
Macheru has research interests in Cell Biology and
Developmental Biology. She has a special interest on the genes
involved in the formation of the anterior eye cup structures.
During her training she was able to gain research experience
by visiting different laboratories such as the University of
St Andrews, Scotland, University of Cape Town and the
University of Wisconsin, USA. Dr Macheru is a registered
Veterinary Surgeon with the Kenya Veterinary Board and is a
member of the Kenya Veterinary Association. She is married

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