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Surgeon , Veterinarian

Michael Muita Gicheru, Kenyan veterinarian, surgeon. Achievements include development of vervet monkey model for leishmaaniasis for testing vaccines and drugs. Scholar, World Health Organization TDR, 1998. Member of Immunology Society Kenya, Kenya Veterinary Association (member science committee 2005-2006).

Background

Gicheru, Michael Muita was born on August 26, 1959 in Nairobi, Kenya. Son of Bernard Gicheru Macharia and Margaret Waithera Ndunyu.

Education

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1990. Master of Science, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1990.

Career

Research scientist Institute Primate Research, Nairobi, 1991—2001, senior research scientist, 2002—2005, acting director, 2004—2005. Member academic staff Kenyatta University, Kenya, since 2005.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of vervet monkey model for leishmaaniasis for testing vaccines and drugs.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of Immunology Society Kenya, Kenya Veterinary Association (member science committee 2005-2006).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, walking, socializing, music.

Connections

Married Judith Syonzou Kiva, January 2, 2003. Children: Juliet Withera Muita, Violet Waithera Muita.

father:
Bernard Gicheru Macharia

mother:
Margaret Waithera Ndunyu

spouse:
Judith Syonzou Kiva

child:
Juliet Withera Muita Gicheru

child:
Violet Waithera Muita Gicheru