DR WYCLIFFE NYAMONGO ONKOBA


POSITION
CURRENT DESIGNATION: LECTURER
OFFICE EMAIL: nyamongo.onkoba@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)PUBLIC HEALTHUNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL (SOUTH AFRICA)2016
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (M.SC.)APPLIED PARASITOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)2012
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC)MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCEMASENO UNIVERSITY (KENYA)2005
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
My research interests are in host-parasite interactions, parasite biology, preclinical vaccine trials and drug screening, Vaccinology, malaria DNA vaccine, zoonotic diseases, natural products for malaria treatment and animal models for translational research. Population health, Ecohealth, disease surveillance and monitoring and epidemiology.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
The role of climate change in transmission of jigger infestation among vulnerable communities in KenyaClimate change and diseases
Bacteriophages as alternate curative measure against multidrug resistant bacteriumalternative use of bacteriophages as treatment strategies against multi-drug resistant bacterium
Retrovirus-host biologyUsing Non-human primate to understand SIV/HIV pathogenesis
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Diana Nyabundi, Nyamongo Onkoba, Rinter Kimathi, Atunga Nyachieo, Gerald Juma, Peter Kinyanjui, Joseph Kamau: Molecular characterization and antibiotic resistance profiles of Salmonella isolated from fecal matter of domestic animals and animal products in Nairobi. 12/2017; 3(1). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312287023_Molecular_characterization_and_antibiotic_resistance_profiles_of_Salmonella_isolated_from_fecal_matter_of_domestic_animals_and_animal_products_in_Nairobi?ev=prf_high
- Emily Muema, peter kinyanjui, james mbaria, joseph nguta, sharon chepkwony, Joseph Kamau, Nyamongo Onkoba, Atunga Nyachieo: Toxicity and Safety of Khat (Catha edulis) Consumption during Pregnancy using Olive Baboons (Papio anubis) as Experimental Models: A Prospective Randomised Study. DOI:10.15580/GJEPH.2016.3.102116188) https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- Nyamongo Onkoba, Joseph Kamau, Samson Mukaratirwa, Moses chimbari: Metabolic and adaptive immune responses induced in mice infected with tissue-dwelling nematode Trichinella zimbabwensis. 11/2016; 6(3)., DOI:10.4314/ovj.v6i3.6 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- Joseph Michael Ochieng Oduor, Nyamongo Onkoba, Fredrick Maloba, Atunga Nyachieo: Experimental phage therapy against haematogenous multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia in mice. 09/2016; 5(1)., DOI:10.4102/ajlm.v5i1.435 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- Joseph Michael Ochieng' Oduor, Nyamongo Onkoba, Fredrick Maloba, Atunga Nyachieo: Staphylococcus aureus specific lytic bacteriophages are efficacious against multi-organ bacterial infections in mice. International Journal of Integrative Biology 09/2016; 17(1). https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- Joseph Michael Ochieng 'oduor, Nyamongo Onkoba, Fredrick Maloba, Washingtone Ouma Arodi, Atunga Nyachieo: Efficacy of lytic Staphylococcus aureus bacteriophage against multidrug- resistant Staphylococcus aureus in mice. The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries 06/2016; 10(11)., https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- J. M. O. Oduor, W. Nyamongo Onkoba, F. Maloba, W. Ouma Arodi, A. Nyachieo, F. I. Onditi: Safety and therapeutic efficacy of staphylococcus aureus specific lytic phage against multidrug-resistant S.aureus (MDRSA) in BALB/c mice: A prospective study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 04/2016; 45., DOI:10.1016/j.ijid.2016.02.278 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- Maria N. Kiio, Valeria N. Bosire, Damian Adoyo, Elephas Munene, Joseph Kamau, Atunga Nyachieo, Nyamongo Onkoba: Pathogenesis and Immune Responses in Newborn African Green Monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) Inoculated with Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (Sivagm). DOI:10.16966/jved.116 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- Ruth K Nyakundi, Onkoba Nyamongo, Jeneby Maamun, Mercy Akinyi, Isaac Mulei, Idle O Farah, D'Arbra Blankenship, Brian Grimberg, Jann Hau, Indu Malhotra, Hastings Ozwara, Christopher L King, Thomas M Kariuki: Protective effect of chronic schistosomiasis in baboons co-infected with Schistosoma mansoni and Plasmodium knowlesi. Infection and immunity 02/2016; 84(5)., DOI:10.1128/IAI.00490-15 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- Josiah Ogise, Ruth Mumo, Atunga Nyachieo, Joshua Mutiso, Joseph Kamau, Nyamongo Onkoba: Adjuvants in malaria vaccine development strategies: a review. DOI:10.14800/pid.1259 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- Faith I Onditi, Onkoba W Nyamongo, Charles O Omwandho, Naomi W Maina, Fredrick Maloba, Idle O Farah, Christopher L King, Julie M Moore, Hastings S Ozwara: Parasite accumulation in placenta of non-immune baboons during Plasmodium knowlesi infection. Malaria Journal 12/2015; 14(1)., DOI:10.1186/s12936-015-0631-5 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- Onkoba W Nyamongo, Robert M Nyarango: Prevalence of Canid Gastrointestinal Helminths Eggs in Soils from Play- grounds within the Kisii Municipality, Kenya. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- Nyamongo W Onkoba, Moses J Chimbari, Samson Mukaratirwa: Malaria endemicity and co-infection with tissue-dwelling parasites in Sub-Saharan Africa: a review. Infectious Diseases of Poverty 09/2015; 4(35)., DOI:10.1186/s40249-015-0070-0 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- W.N. Onkoba, M.J. Chimbari, J.M. Kamau, S Mukaratirwa: Differential immune responses in mice infected with the tissue-dwelling nematode Trichinella zimbabwensis. Journal of Helminthology 08/2015; 90(5)., DOI:10.1017/S0022149X15000723 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- Rajesh Kumar, Ruth Nyakundi, Thomas Kariuki, Hastings Ozwara, Onkoba Nyamongo, Godfree Mlambo, Barry Ellefsen, Drew Hannaman, Nirbhay Kumar: Functional evaluation of malaria Pfs25 DNA vaccine by in vivo electroporation in olive baboons. Vaccine 05/2013; 31(31)., DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.05.006 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
- Joshua M. Mutiso, John C. Macharia, Maria N. Kiio, Peter M. Mucheru, Wycliffe N. Onkoba, Fredrick C. Maloba, Michael M. Gicheru: Leishmania parasite specific CD4+ synergizes and correlates positively with CD8+ T cells in the production of gamma interferon following immunization of the vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) model. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nyamongo_Onkoba/publications?pubType=article
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
Josiah Ogise Immunogenicity of malaria vaccine candidate pSeBCG/TT co-expressed with natural chemokines. 2015-2017
Richard NyachieoHost-parasite interactions in mice during malaria co-infection with tissue-dwelling parasites; Leishmania donovani and Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. 2015-2017
Kathyrin Mwangi The role of immunological parameters in wound healing.2015-2016
Samwel MarieraHost immune responses during multi-infection with Leishmania donovani and Trypanosoma brucei gambiense.2016-2018
COURSES TAUGHT
Course Name Brief Description Period
HaematologyPhysiology of blood 2017 - TO-DATE
Blood transfusion Medicine Safety of blood and blood products used in therapy2017 - TO-DATE
Clinical chemistryUnderstanding pathologies and biomolecules that can be assayed for during a disease condition2017 - TO-DATE
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
Certified Medical Lab. Tech, KMLTTB

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