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                                     SECTION HEAD

DR. ONYANGO DANIEL W .

BVM MSc PhD

Dr. Onyango was born in 1958 in Siaya County, Kenya. He obtained his early education in the local county schools namely Lusi Primary and Maranda High School from where he proceeded to Nkubu High School, Meru County for A-levels. He subsequently joined the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1986. Upon graduating, he served as a Veterinary Officer in the Kenya Civil Service up to 1988 when he resigned to re-join the Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology as an Assistant Lecturer. He rose to become a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the same department in 1992 and 2002 respectively. He has held this position of Senior Lecturer up to today.He has published a total of 14 journal articles in highly regarded peer-refereed journals, contributed 7 book chapters in highly acclaimed books and authored 2 university level books. In addition, he has supervised a number of post-graduate students. His research interests centre on reproductive biology of mammals and other chordates and, in particular, the morphology, toxicology and effects of selected plant extracts on male reproduction.

 

                                            ACADEMIC STAFF

 

Prof. Odour-okello Dominic

BVSc, MSc, PhD (University of Nairobi) DVM (Bern)

He is a Professor  of  Veterinary  Anatomy with over 30 years experience in teaching and research. He has served as Chairman of Department and Principal of the College of Agriculture and Veterinary sciences (CAVS). He has also participated as a board member of KARI,National Museums of Kenya and Chairman of  KEVEVAPI board.

He is a member of several professional organizations.He has attended many International  Scientific Conferences and travelled widely in Western Europe and North America( USA  and Canada).

He has published  extensively in peer-reviewed journals in my area of research interest, namely Reproductive Biology.

PROF. OWITI GEORGE 

BVM, MSc, PhD

I am a trained Veterinarian with 34 years in capacity buidling and research. I hold a BVM and MSc from the University of Nairobi and a PhD in Anatomy from the Univeristy of California, Davis-USA. Over the years I undertaken research and my research interests included tteratology and developmental anomalies in mammals, placentation in non-human primates and public education on health and environmental issues. I have lectured and examined at Universities across East and Southern Africa on issues of Veterinary Medicine. I have been Senior Fulbright Research Fellow at the California Regional Primate Research Centre, University of California, Davis, USA. I have been involved in many activities at University level. Most of these have centered on the implementation of management systems as well as operational plans of the University of Nairobi. Prior to taking up my current position I served as the Chairman of the Department of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Nairobi for just over 6 years.

My current position is that of the Principal of Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute situated in Naivasha, an Institution whose mandate is training and research in Natural Resources Management and Tourism Development.

 

PROF. KISIA SETH MARANDE

BVM, PhD

Key qualifications: BVM (Nairobi), PhD (Bristol, UK)
Associate Dean, Faculty of veterinary medicine, UON.
Previously: Chairman, DVAP: 2010-2013
research Interests: Comparative anatomical studies involving vertebrate respiratory and muscular systems and anatomical studies on fish.Interests: Environmental studies.
Teaching duties: Anatomy to veterinary and wildlife students and history and philosophy of biology to students of zoology.
Member of the Kenya Veterinary Board and Association; Investigation and Disciplinary Sub-committee of the Board.
Chairman One Health Committee, FVM

Research Interests

Trace elements in herbivores, Diffusion distances and surface areas in respiratory and muscular systems

 

PROF. WARUI CHARLES NDERITU

BVM, PhD

 

Prof. Warui acquired B.V.M. University of Nairobi in 1980.In 1985 got Ph.D. Anatomy from University of Liverpool, U.K. in 1980 July - 1982, he was a Private practitioner, clinical work on small and large animals,1986 became Tutorial Fellow, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, UoN. 1986, March -1990 became Lecturer, 1990 March to date: Senior Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Anatomy,UoN.

PROF. KIAMA STEPHEN GITAHI

BVM, MSc.(Nairobi), PhD (Bern)

Prof. Kiama is a graduate of University of Nairobi with Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine (1990) and Masters of Veterinary Anatomy (1995). He is also a graduate of the University of Bern, Switzerland with a Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Biology. He also has a certificate on Laboratory animal Science from ETH, Zurich. Prof Kiama has served as a visiting researcher in University of Bern, Switzerland  and University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. In 2010, Prof Kiama received AAU staff exchange fellowships to visit the University of Ghana, Legion where he facilitated in setting up an Anatomy Laboratory for their newly established Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Prof Kiama has research interests in Natural products and bioprospecting, would healing, dendritic cell biology and structural biology.Prof. Kiama is the current Acting Director of Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies 

DR. MWANGI DETER KARUORO

BVM, DVM, PhD

Dr. Mwangi acquired Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1972-1976 (UoN). in 1977-1979 Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine. University of Bern, Switzerland. in 1989-1992 Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Medicine.University of Liverpool, England. 1976-1977 Served as a veterinary officer with the Government of Kenya for one year. This position involved administration, disease control, clinical work, extension work and farm management. In 1979-1981 Served as a veterinary surgeon in International Laboratory for Research in 
Animal Diseases. My duties include management of the research animals farm, animal 
production and health, experimental surgery and research projects support.In 1982-1984 Served as a dairy farmer and private veterinary surgeon. 1985-1999 became a Lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy (UoN). 2000- to date Senior Lecturer.

 

Dr.Andrew Makanya 

BVM, MSc (NBI), DVM (Berne), PhD (Nairobi)

My name is Andrew Makanya. I grew up in Nyeri County (then Nyeri District) where I attended Kagumo Primary School between 1971 and 1977, graduating top of the class with Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) in 1977. My hobbies in primary school included handicraft and drawing. I later joined Chinga Boys High School for my O-level education in 1978 during which time I was a member and leader in the Young Farmers Club, the Catholic Action Association and Drama Club. I graduated in 1981 with Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and proceeded to Kianyaga High School, Kirinyaga county, For A-level studies (1982-1983) graduate with the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE). I joined the University of Nairobi in 1985, graduating in 1989 with a bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree (BVM). Joined the Department of Veterinary Anatomy in 1989 as an Assistant Lecturer and undertook a master of Science course which was completed in 1994.. Between 1996 and 2000 I proceeded University of Bern Switzerland where I undertook a doctor of veterinary Medicine degree (graduating in 2000), at the same time, I undertook a PhD program in the University of Nairobi, completing in 2002.In my research and teaching career I have interacted with peers from Europe, USA, Canada, Australasia and Africa. My current duties include lecturing and research whereby my areas of interest are lung development and function as well as angiogenesis in normal and aberrant situations.

 

DR. OJOO RODI OMONDI

BVM, MSc, PhD

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.

 

 

DR. MACHERU PURITY WANGECI

BVM, MSc

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

 

Dr.Allan Njogu

BVM, MSc

Dr. Ngoroi graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nairobi in November 1996 and Master’s degree in Veterinary Anatomy in 2003 with a thesis titled ‘A morphological and ultrastructural study of the female reproductive tract and placenta of the lesser Bushbaby (Galago senegalensis)’.

 Dr. Ngoroi is registered with the Kenya Veterinary Board and is currently employed as a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi in the department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology. He is currently registered as a PhD student at the department of Veterinary Anatomy and physiology in the University of Nairobi, pursuing studies in the area of morphometric development of the forestomachs of the East African goat.

Dr Ngoroi's past and current research interests are in reproductive biology and developmental studies of the digestive system of the small ruminant.

 

Dr. Boniface Mwanzia Kavoi

 

BVM, PGDE, MSc, PhD

After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nairobi in November 1998, Dr. Kavoi registered with the Kenya Veterinary Board and began private clinical practice in Machakos and Makueni Counties in Kenya. He at the same time served as a teacher (Chemistry & Biology) in Masii S.D.A Secondary School in Machakos County. In 2001, Dr. Kavoi was employed by Choicemeds Pharmaceutical Company as a Medical Representative, a position he held until 2003 when he left to join Mutitu S.D.A Secondary School (Makueni County) as a Science teacher and a Dairy Farm Manager. While working as a teacher in Mutitu S.D.A, Dr. Kavoi registered for a school-based postgraduate training in education (P.G.D.E) at Egerton University. After completing the teacher training in 2004, Dr. Kavoi was employed by the University of Nairobi as a Tutorial Fellow in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology. His MSc program, which he started immediately after joining the department, was completed in November 2008 while his PhD work was started in 2009 and completed in October 2012. Dr Kavoi's earlier and current research (theses and publications) mainly focuses on smelling and the smelling tissue in the nasal cavity and the brain of vertebrates.

 

Dr. Mosiany Kisipan

BVM, MSc

Mosiany L. Kisipan started schooling in 1984 at Ilbissil Primary School and sat for his KCPE in 1991. In 1992, joined Olkejuado High School where he sat for KCSE in 1995. He was admitted to the University of Nairobi in 1997 to pursue Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2002. Later in the year, he joined Kenchic Limited on an internship program. In 2003, he joined VSF-Germany as a Project Officer and a team leader of Kenya-Tanzania cross-border project. In that position, Mosiany L. Kisipan was involved in community sensitization/education and mobilization in regard to issues concerning livestock disease control, ECF vaccine trial and fostering good working relation between the NGO and other stakeholders, including the community and government departments at District level.

In 2004, Mosiany L. Kisipan joined the department of Veterinary Anatomy (now department of veterinary anatomy and physiology) of the University of Nairobi as a tutorial fellow. In 2005, he registered for MSc. (Veterinary Anatomy) and successfully defended a thesis titled ‘The morphology and morphometry of the male reproductive system of rufous sengi (Elephantulus rufescens)’ and the degree awarded in 2009. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Nairobi besides teaching at the same university.

 

DR. JOHNSON NASIMOLO

BVM

 

Dr. Nasimolo is a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine graduate from the University of Nairobi. He is an academic staff in Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology. He teaches gross anatomy, histology and embryology.

He is currently a RISE-AFNNET Fellow, researching on natural products in tropical diseases. He has previously been been  a Visiting Researcher in University of Pretoria, South Africa.

His research interest include Neuroscience and Tropical diseases. 

 

 

 

DR. MICHAEL BABAK PAPAH

BVM, MSc

Graduated with Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and MSc. in Vertebrate Anatomy from the University of Nairobi. Currently working in the Dept. Vet Anatomy and Physiology as a tutorial fellow. Interested in Reproductive Biology with a special focus on teleosts, Morphological and Physiological adaptations of fish living in extreme environments, Fish immunology with emphasis on teleostean Antimicrobial Peptides (AMPs). 

 

DR. JOHN MUTURI KIMANI

BVM

Dr.Kimani's Research Interests include Developmental and Evolutionary Biology,Veterinary Dermatology Research and Wound healing and regenerative medicine.

Academic Position
Feb 2010-Present Tutorial Fellow, Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology University of Nairobi Teaching Experience

Feb2010 –Present Teaching Veterinary Anatomy and Mammalogy. Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology University of Nairobi

Education and Training. Oct 2009 - Present University of Nairobi, Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology M.Sc. Veterinary Anatomy and Cell Biology, 
2008-Central Veterinary Laboratories, kabete. Veterinary laboratory work training in disease diagnostic and biochemical procedures.
2004- 2009 University of Nairobi, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine (B.V.M)

 

                                                                                                                                                         TECHNICAL STAFF

CHIEF TECHNOLOGIST

George Kariuki

Mr. George is the chief technologist in Anatomy Section.

Dr.Charles M.

Dr.Mukhwaya is a senior technologist in the Dept of Vet. Anatomy & Physiology,

 

Mr.Kiguru peter

 

Mr. Kiguru is incharge of Histology laboratory.

Mr. Amos Tangai

Mr. Amos is in charge of IT

Okumu Francis

Mr. Okumu  is involved in  Preparation of teaching, research materials, reagents and harvesting of the specimen  in the histology lab.

 

Irene Osoro

Ms. Osoro is currently Senior Technologist in Gross Anatomy laboratory. 

 

 

MR. KIAI JOHN KAGUNDA

Mr. Kiai is involved in Preparation of whole animal for dissection, Skeleton making, Preservation of specimens in Perspex boxes, Preparation of gross anatomy practical, Castings techniques

 

 

Milkah Wanjoi

 

Milkah Muthoni is a technologist in histlogy laboratory. 

 

Gladwell Gikonyo

 

Ms. Gladwell is Secretary Dept of Vet. Anatomy & Physiology. 

Gabriel Keya

Mr. Keya is current workshop attendant at the Dept of Vet. Anatomy & Physiology. 

MORRIS OCHOLA

 

Mr. Ochola is Maceration attendant at the Dept. of Vet. Anatomy and Physiology (UoN) 
UNITS

 

DEGREE COURSES/CARRIER OPPORTUNITIES
ON-GOING PROJECTS
  • Wound healing in naked mole rat
  • Histological and Immunohistochemical Study of natural products in Trypanosomiasis

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