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Dr Sarah Naulikha Kituyi

Name: Dr Sarah Naulikha Kituyi.
Title/Qualification: Ph.D.
Position: Lecturer.
Department: Department of Biological Sciences.
School: Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS).
Areas of Specialization: Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Contact Address: P.O Box 6-60100 Embu.
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01/09/2014–21/04/2017 PhD in Biochemistry
Rhodes University, Grahamstown (South Africa)
31/08/2010–02/07/2013 Msc in Biotechnology
Kenyatta University, Nairobi (Kenya)

05/04/2010–05/07/2010 Post Graduate Training in Immune techniques and Development Education
National University of Ireland-Maynooth, Maynooth (Ireland)

31/08/2004–26/06/2008 Bsc Biotechnology
Kenyatta University, Nairobi (Kenya)

Short Biography

Holds a PhD in Biochemistry from Rhodes University (South Africa) and a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology from  Kenyatta University.   Been a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Biomedical Biotechnology Research Unit (BioBru)-Rhodes University. Was previously an assistant lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology.

Research Interests

  1. Protein-Protein Interactions in Cancer Biology
  2. The molecular chaperones
  3. Cancer drug testing
  4. Malaria parasite dynamics
  5. Disease diagnosis via point of care techniques

Honors and Awards

•    Awarded the National Research Foundation (NRF-South Africa) Visiting Researcher Knowledge Interchange Collaboration Grant -2018
•     Awarded the Rhodes University Research Council Grant for Postdoctoral Fellows 2017
•    Awarded a Medical Research Council (MRC-South Africa) Grant holder linked Postdoctoral Grant 2017.
•     Awarded the National Research Foundation (NRF-South Africa) Innovations Doctoral grant 2016
•    Awarded the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD-TWAS) Postgraduate Fellowship in 2015
•    Awarded the National Research Foundation (NRF-South Africa) Grant holder linked Postgraduate research grant at Rhodes University 2014
•     Awarded the Brian Sharp Award for Top Ten Scientific Contributions Towards the Control of Malaria at the 6th MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference in Durban 2013
•    Awarded the 6th MIM Pan African Malaria Conference Travel grant in 2013
•    Awarded the Combat Diseases of Poverty Consortium Research Grant in Ireland 2010

Dr Sarah Naulikha Kituyi Publications

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