PROF. FIONA MBAI


POSITION
FACULTY: APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT: BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
CURRENT DESIGNATION: Professor
OFFICE EMAIL: fiona.mbai@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)BIOLOGICAL SCIENCESUNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER (UNITED KINGDOM)1997
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (M.SC.)ENDOCRINOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT MADISON (UNITED STATES)1989
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC)ZOOLOGY BOTANY CHEMISRTYUNIVERSITY OF PUNE (INDIA)1984
SHORT COURSE/ TRAININGGOOD CLINICAL PRACTICEKENYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (KENYA)2010
SHORT COURSE/ TRAININGCITI GOOD CLINICAL PRACTICEINTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH KENYA (KENYA)2009
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
2014 - TO DATEPROFESSOR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCESTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2015 - TO DATEDIRECTOR RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGETECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2011 - 2015ASSOCIATE DEAN. SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGYTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2011 - 2014ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR. BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGYTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2010 - 2011DEPUTY COUNTRY DIRECTOR AND TECHNICAL DIRECTORINTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS (KENYA)
2009 - 2010DEPUTY COUNTRY DIRECTOR AND RESEARCH DIRECTORINTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (KENYA)
2003 - 2006SENIOR RESEARCHERUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. USA. (UNITED STATES)
2000 - 2003POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATEUNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MEDICAL SCHOOL (UNITED STATES)
1997 - 2000SENIOR FELLOWUNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE (UNITED STATES)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
Molecular Mechanisms of Disease: Reproductive Health; Cancer; Cardiovascular Disease; Parasitology.
Public Health: HIV; Lung Disease and Clinical Trials.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Rapid Activation of Nuclear Factor-κB by 17β-Estradiol and Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators: Pathways Mediating Cellular Protection. Shock. 38(2):128-136 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3401555/
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Impact of Aging vs. Estrogen Loss on Cardiac Gene Expression:  Late Estrogen Replacement and Inflammation. Physiol. Genomics 43: 1065–1073.

http://physiolgenomics.physiology.org/content/43/18/1065.full-text.pdf+html
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Venue-Based Approach to Reaching MSM, IDUs and the General    Population with VCT: A Three Study Site in Kenya. AIDS and Behavior16 (4):818-828.

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10461-011-0103-z#page-1
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Changes in genotypes of Plasmodium falciparum  human malaria parasite following withdrawal of chloroquine in Tiwi, Kenya. Acta Tropica. 123 (3): 202–207.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001706X12002173
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
JULIUS NGUKU (Ph,D.)Predictors of Sustaining HIV Protective Behaviors by 18-24 year old Women in Resource-poor settings2015
EVANS BULIVA (Ph.D.)BARRIERS OF ACCESS TO MATERNAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN RURAL KENYA 2014
LYNDA ALLAN (Ph.D.)PAEDIATRIC INTESTINAL NEMATODES INFESTATION IMPACT ON IMMUNOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO PNEUMOCCAL VACCINE2014
LUCY MWANGI (MSc,)HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS DNA TESTING BY CONSENSUS PRIMER REAL TIME PCR 2013
EVELYN KARANJA (MSc.)PREVALENCE OF GLYCOPHORYN B POLYMORPHISMS IN MALARIA PARASITES IN FOUR DISTRICTS IN KENYA2012
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
MEMBER (Since 2004), Diabetes Society (USA)
MEMBER (Since 1998), Endocrine Society (USA)
MEMBER (Since 2013), Association Reproductive Health Professionals

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