Department of Microbiology and Parasitology

The Department of Microbiology offers a well structured curriculum and is supported by highly qualified and experienced teaching staff. The focus is to give the students the opportunity to be the best at what they do. This department aims at nurturing graduates who are equipped with efficient knowledge and effective skills. This will aid in ensuring the students positively stand out in the job market.

Career Options

After successful completion in the programs offered in this department, graduates have a chance to join the vast industry and venture into most if not all the opportunities this field has to offer.

The following are some of the places that offer career opportunities in this field of study:

• Laboratories
• Hospitals
• Research Institutions
• Learning Institutions
• Government Agencies

The following are some job titles the graduates can acquire in this field of career:

• Biomedical Engineer
• Research Assistant
• Microbiologist (Industrial, environmental, etc.)
• Sales Representative (In the microbiology sector)
• Pharmacologist
• Quality Assurance technologist

Our Faculty

Dr. Henry Curtis Kariuki, Senior Lecturer, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology

Dr. Henry Curtis Kariuki, Ph.D

Senior Lecturer, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology
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Ph.D, Institute of Population Biology, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Dissertation on Comparative Ecological Studies on Transmission of Schistosoma mansoni and Population Dynamics, Taxonomy and Molluscicide Sensitivity of Biomphalaria Pfeifferi, Intermediate Host of S. mansoni in Two Areas of Machakos District, Kenya

MSc,  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases, London University, U.K.: Medical Parasitology and Entomology…Read More

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