International Activity of the Faculty : Kenya

Serap Aksoy

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Kikuyu, Kenya (2011)

Tsetse Transmitted African Trypanosomiasis
Tsetse transmitted Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) has re-emerged and poses a major public health crises in Sub Sahara. There are no vaccines and efficacious drugs for control of parasite infections in the mammalian host. In contrast, control of the vector insect tsetse populations can... 

Kikuyu, Kenya (2011)

Evidence Based Control Strategies of Sleeping Sickness Vectors
This Fogarty International Research Collaboration award (FIRCA) proposal is on tsetse fly population genetics in order to support the ongoing Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) control activities in East Africa. The parent grant (NIAID R01Al068932, 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2012) addresses the molecular... 

Kenya (2010)

Trypanosome, Tsetse
Tsetse Transmitted African Trypanosomiasis (Africa)

Kenya (2010)

Trypanosome, tsetse
Molecular Aspects of Tsetse and Trypanosome Transmission

Kenya (2010)

trypanosome, tsetse
New Strategies for African Trypanosomiasis Control

Kenya (2010)

Evolutionary Genetics of Tsetse and its Symbionts

Kenya (2010)

Tsetse, tryopanosomiasis
Tsetse Fecundity Reduction for Trypanosomiasis Control

Kenya (2010)

Sub-Saharan Africa
Tsetse - Trypanosome Interaction

Geoff Attardo

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Nairobi, Kenya (2015  - 2015)

Capacity Building in Kenya
I will be leading a workshop on comparative genomic analysis of tsetse flies in March of 2015. The purpose of this workshop is to build scientific capacity in Kenya and provide training and experience in bioinformatic analysis and tsetse fly biology.

Richard Bucala

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pathology

Kenya (2003)

Genetic epidemiology studies
Role of innate immunity in malaria infection