Dr. Mary Odhiambo, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy
First Floor, Science Complex, Main Campus

“On behalf of the Department of Pharmacy, I want to welcome you to KeMU and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences where the Department is housed. I joined KeMU in 2015 and served as a Lecturer. We are committed to raising transformational leaders and entrepreneurs who are ready to be change agents in their communities” – Dr. Mary Odhiambo


Dr.Mary Akinyi, alecturer at the Department of Pharmacy, with an interest in Eidemiology,Disease surveillance,Clinical research, Pharmacovigilance,Pharmacognosy and therapeutic drug monitoring, acquaint with the animal experiment model, Social responsibility

Her passion is to mentor the psychosocial life of the youths, transform their growth in KeMU and make them better health professionals after the successful completion of their programs.

Dr. Mary Akinyi has been involved in training the young health care workers and pharmacists regarding the knowledge of drugs both typical and novel compounds and also the all pharmacological aspects. Currently, she is teaching  Pharmacy students in KeMU, Meru main Campus


  • Ph.D in Pharmacy, Pharmacology,Tianjin Univesrsity of Traditional Chinese Medicine,Tianjin China
  • Masters In Pharmacy, Pharmacology Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine,Tianjin china
  • Diploma in Pharmacy,St.Joseph’s Medical Training College,Nyabondo Kenya


  • The Coronary Dilation Effect of Shen Fu Injection was mediated through NO. Li YH, Yu B, Duan ZZ, Akinyi OM, Yu JH, et al. (2014)PLoS ONE 9(3):e92415.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092415 Vascular relaxation induced by Eucommiae Ulmoides Oliv.and its compounds
  • Oroxylin A and wogonin:implications on their cytoprotection Action. Mary Akinyi, Xiu Mei Gao, Yu Hong Li, Bing Yao Wang, Er Wei Liu,Li Juan Chai, Abdulai Jawo Bah,Guan Fan Wei. Int J. clin exp med 2014;7(10):3164-3180 www.ijcem.com/issn:1940-5901/ijcem0001545
  • Cardioprotection against ischemia/reperfusion injury by QiShenYiQi Pill® via ameliorate of multiple mitochondrial dysfunctionsJing Rui Chen,1–3 Jing Wei,1–3 Ling Yan Wang,1–3 Yan Zhu,1–3 Lan Li,1–3 Mary Akinyi Olunga,1–3Xiu Mei Gao,1–3 Guan Wei Fan1-3
  • Comparison of Paeoniflorin and Albiflorin on Human CYP3A4 and CYP2D6 Li-Na Gao,1,2 Ye Zhang,1,3 Yuan-Lu Cui,1,2 and Olunga Mary Akinyi1,2 Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 470219, 7 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/470219
  • Possible mechanisms of c-reactive proteins mediated acute myocardial infarction Patric Asare ,Yadong Wang , Yang shi ,Kojo Agyemang , Mary Akinyi, Qiang Zhang ,Guan Wei Fan

Research Interests

  • Adverse drug events of ongoing drug therapy
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Animal model for experiments
  • Cell culture experiments
  • Plant extractionseparation and characterization
  • Clinical research


Proposal development for clinical research97%
Establishing digital laboratory knowledge for pharmacological experiments93%
Curriculum development93%
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