DR. FREDRICK MUTIE MUSILA


POSITION
CURRENT DESIGNATION: LECTURER , APPLIED AND TECHNICAL BIOLOGY
OFFICE EMAIL: musila@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)PLANT TAXONOMY & ECONOMIC BOTANYUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)2017
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (M.SC.)BOTANYUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)2012
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC)BIOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)2010
O LEVEL/EQUIVALENTKENYA CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATIONKITHUNGUINI SEC SCHOOL (KENYA)2004
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
2018 - TO DATELECTURERTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2015 - 2017TUTORIAL FELLOWTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2013 - 2015PART-TIME LECTURERKENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2014 - 2015PART-TIME LECTURERJOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE & TECHNOLOGY (KENYA)
2014 - 2015PART-TIME LECTUREREMBU UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (KENYA)
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
Molecular phylogeny, biochemical systematics and antimicrobial activity of Plectranthus speciesPlant Taxonomy,Economic Botany,Natural product Research
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Musila, M.F, Dossaji, S.F., Nguta, J.M., Lukhoba, C.W., Munyao, J.M., 2013. In vivo antimalarial activity, toxicity and phytochemical screening of selected antimalarial plants. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 146, 557-561 http://tinyurl.com/z467wxg
- Musila FM, Lukhoba CW, Dossaji SF, Nguta JM. 2017. "Molecular Phylogeny of ten Kenyan Plectranthus species in the Coleus clade.". in Proceedings of the XXI AETFAT congress;Systematics, biogeography and Conservation of African plants and fungi. Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. http://tinyurl.com/y7bsmd4a
- Musila, F M, Nguta JM, Lukhoba CW, Dossaji SF. 2017. Antibacterial and antifungal activities of ten Kenyan Plectranthus Species in the Coleus Clade, Journal of Pharmacy Research, 11(8),1003-1014 http://tinyurl.com/ycgn7346
- Fredrick M. Musila, Catherine W. Lukhoba, Joseph M. Nguta, and Saifuddin F. Dossaji, “Phylogeny of Ten Kenyan Plectranthus Species in the Coleus Clade Inferred from Leaf Micromorphology, Rbcl and MatK Genes,” Journal of Botany, vol. 2017, Article ID 4369029, 16 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/4369029 https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jb/2017/4369029/
- Michael, E.S., Yole,D., Musila, M.F., Kutima, H.,Kareru, P., 2013. Assessment of Molluscicidal, Cercericidal and Miracicidal Activities of Crude Extracts of Azadirachta indica and Entada leptostachya. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 3(5), 11-17. http://tinyurl.com/zd53nlx
- Kaigongi, M. M., Dossaji, S.F., Lukhoba, C.W., Musila, M. F., 2014. Antimicrobial activity, Toxicity and Phytochemical Screening of Four Medicinal Plants Traditionally used in Msambweni District, Kenya. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 4(28), 6-12 http://tinyurl.com/hbdp737
- Kaigongi, M., Musila, M. F. (2015). Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by Tharaka people of Kenya. International Journal of Ethnobiology & Ethnomedicine, 1(1).1-8 http://tinyurl.com/gs4l58y
- Musila,F.M., Lukhoba,C.W., Nguta,J.M. and Dossaji,S.F. 2018.Plectranthus ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase large subunit-like gene, partial sequence; chloroplast. Popset. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/popset/1379072106?report=genbank
- Musila,F.M., Lukhoba,C.W., Nguta,J.M. and Dossaji,S.F. 2018.Plectranthus maturase K-like gene, partial sequence; chloroplast. PopSet. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/popset/1379072116?report=genbank

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