DR. OJOO RODI OMONDI

Dr Rodi Omondi Ojoo is a lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, in theUniversityofNairobi. He received his primary education in Arya Primary school, Kisumu. He then joined the Alliance High School where he had his Secondary and High School education. He received his BVM degree from University of Nairobi in 1990 and immediately joined the Department of Veterinary Anatomy as an Assistant lecturer the same year. He was sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for an M.Sc. degree in Veterinary Anatomy and graduated in 1996 with a focus on male reproductive biology in bush baby. In the course of these studies he visited the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and University of Saarlandes in Germany. He was promoted the same year to Lecturer position. He was awarded a Career Development Fellowship by the  World Health Organsiation for his Ph.D studies. In the course of these studies he visited the University of Sheffield and worked with Professor Harry Moore. He graduated in 2006 from the University of Nairobi with a PhD degree that was focused was on the identification and isolation of specific fertilization proteins in human and baboon spermatozoa. Dr Ojoo continues to be active in research work and has collaborative work with a team of international researchers focusing on elucidation of the  adaptations of Lake Magadi tilapia to the extreme Magadi environment. He also has interests in gamete biology and function in mammals. He has published work in peer reviewed journals on male reproduction in the bush babies and on physiology and reproduction in the Magadi tilapia. He has supervised an MSc in reproductive biology of  Lake Magadi Tilapia. He has over 20 years of experience teaching comparative anatomy to undergraduate students, has been teaching reproductive anatomy to MSc students and has been examiner of MSc theses. He serves as a reviewer to the Kenya Veterinarian, is an active member of the Kenya Veterinary Association and registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board. Dr Ojoo is married with two children.   

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