DR. SOPHER NATULUKU ONDIAKA


POSITION
CURRENT DESIGNATION: LECTURER
OFFICE EMAIL: sopher.ondiaka@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: +254(020) 2219929, 3341639, 3343672
CONSULTATION HOURS: 8AM - 5PM MON - FRI
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGYWAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY AND RESEARCH CENTRE (THE NETHERLANDS)2012
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (M.SC.)AGRICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)2007
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC)ZOOLOGY/ BOTANY UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)1999
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
2012 - 2014POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, ALNARP (SWEDEN)
2007 - 2012DOCTORATE RESEARCH FELLOWWAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY AND RESEARCH CENTRE (THE NETHERLANDS)
2008 - 2011DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWINTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY (ICIPE) (KENYA)
2006 - 2007GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTAGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION (ARO), RISHON (ISRAEL)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- - Sunflower as a trap crop for the European tarnished plant bug (Lygus rugulipennis) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jen.12273/abstract
- - Tick-borne lymphadenopathy-like condition in an African woman in Kenya. Case Report. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3897081/
- - Effects of fungal infection on feeding and survival of Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) on plant sugars. https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-015-0654-3
- - Effects of fungal infection on the host-seeking behaviour and fecundity of the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae giles. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/40099882_Effects_of_fungal_infection_on_the_host-seeking_behaviour_and_fecundity_of_the_malaria_mosquito_Anopheles_gambiae_Giles
- - Virulence of the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae to Sweet potato weevil Cylas puncticollis and effects on fecundity and egg viability http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1744-7348.2008.00236.x/abstract

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