Bachelor of Education/Sc, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1975. Master of Science, Aberdeen University, Scotland, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, London Hospital School Medicine, 1991.
Graduate lecturer Kenyatta University, Nairobi, 1979-1986, assistant lecturer, 1986-1988, lecturer, 1988-1992, senior lecturer, 1992-1994, associate professor immunology, 1994—2000, professor clinical immunology and epidemiology of infectious diseases, since 2000, head department, since 1995, director, head School Health Sciences, since 2002. Deputy director National Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Control Council Kenya, since 2005. Consultant Migori Hospital, Nairobi, since 1991.
Board directors Westlines Services, Nairobi, since 1993.
Member British Society Immunology (Journal award 1989), Royal College Tropical Medical Hygiene, Kenya Society for Immunology, Institute Biology United Kingdom (chartered biologist).
Married Matabel Anyango Auma, November 6, 1976. Children: Edward, Allan, Christine, Diana.