For my Ph.D, I carry out molecular surveillance of drug-resistance in malaria causing parasites among samples collected in Coastal Kenya. This basically involves studying the DNA of parasites with an aim of identifying signatures that have been associated with resistance to the common drugs we use to treat malaria.
With malaria being a leading cause of mortality in children under 5 years of age, my goal is to contribute towards eliminating malaria, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
One needs a firm grasp of Biology, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. However, motivation and perseverance do come in handy.
Photography, volunteer work, board games and trivia, hiking and biking
To raise a happy loving family of my own. To be a leader in my line of research. To be engaged in charitable work.