Dr. Charles M. Mwendia, PhD

Dr. Charles M. Mwendia, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Department of Biochemistry &Molecular Biology,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 721380884+254 - 721380884

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EDUCATION

1997

Ph.D., nutrition disease and production

University of Reading. UK

1991

Master of veterinary medicine (animal production)

University of Nairobi Kenya.

1988

Bachelor of veterinary medicine

University of Nairobi Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

nutritional biochemistry, endocrinology

WORK EXPERIENCE

2003-2013 - Present

Senior Lecturer, Department of biochemistry and molecular biology

1997-2003

Lecture, dept of biochemistry and molecular biology.

1995-1997-

Senior research officer , Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute (KETRI)

1995-1997

research officer , Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute (KETRI)

1991-1992

Assistant research officer , Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute (KETRI)

1988-1989

Kenya agricultural research institute (KARI)

1988-1888

Veterinary research officer, ministry of livestock

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2013-2014

phytochemical screening, cytotoxicity studies on ticks

2012-2013

Biochemical quality indices of sorghum genotypes from east Africa for malting and brewing

2014-2015

Effects of theaflavins and cancer drugs on k-ras, p53 and adenomatous polyposis coli gene mutation in colitis

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1.

Caroline J. Kosgei, Charles M. Mwendia, Charles G. Mwaniki, Josphat C. Matasyoh (2014 )phytochemical screening, cytotoxicity studies and larvicidal activity of hexane extract of lippiakituiensisagainstrhipicephalusappendiculatusJournal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2014, 105-110

2.

Caroline J. Kosgei, Charles M. Mwendia, Charles G. Mwaniki, Josphat C. Matasyoh. 2014. Phytochemical screening, cytotoxicity studies and larvicidal activity of hexane extract of lippiakituiensis against rhipicephalusappendiculatus. Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2014, 105-110.

3.

Caroline j. Kosgei, J, C. Matasyoh, and Charles Mwendia,. 2014. Larvicidal properties and the chemical composition of essential oil of lippiakituensisagainst cattle tick Ripicephalusappendiculatus.Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 8(4): 1938-1947,August 2014 .

4.

Felix K. Kiprotich, Erick K. Cheruiyot, Charles M. Mwendia, Francis N. Wachira and James Owuoche 2014 Biochemical quality indices of sorghum genotypes from east Africa for malting and brewing . African Journal of Biotechnology. Vol. 13(2)313-321.

5.

SospeterNgociNjerua, Charles M. Mwendia, JosphatMatasyoh, Charles G. Mwaniki, George KimathiKobia 2013. A Review of some Phytochemicals commonly found in Medicinal Plants. International Journal of Medicinal Plants. Photon 105 (2013) 135-140.

6.

Sospeter N. Ngocu , Charles M. Mwendia, Charles G. Mwaniki, and Josphat C. Matasyoh. 2012. Screening of IndigoferalupatanaBaker F. root extracts for antibacterial activities.African Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Vol. 1 No. 3 Pages 71-77, 2012.

7.

SospeterNjeruaNgocia, Charles MainaMwendia, Charles GathinjiMwaniki and Josphat C. Matasyoh, 2012. Antibacterial activity of methanol root extract of IndigoferalupatanaBaker F.Eastern Journal of Medicine 17 (2012) 11-16.

8.

Ngoci S. N., Mwendia C. M and Mwaniki C. G, 2011. Phytochemical and cytotoxicity testing of Indigoferalupatana Baker F Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences, 2011. Vol. 11, Issue 1: 1364-1373.

9.

NgothoMaina, Mwendia C.M.T., Kagira J.M., Karanja S.M., Ndung’u J.M., Thuita J.K., Makumi J.N. (2007). Clinical and pathological findings in piglets infected with T. simiaeTsavo. Bul. AnimHth Prod Afr.54: 176-185.

10.

Njiru, Z.K., Kamau, D. L., Mwendia, C.M.T, and Ndungu J.M. 2002. The impact of surra on camel husbandry: a pilot study in laikipia district of Kenya. Journal of camel practice and research 9 (2) 139-144.

11.

Gibson, W.C., Stevens, J.R., Mwendia,C.M.T., Ngotho, J.N. and Ndungu J. M. 2001. Unrevealing the phylogenic relationship of African trypanosomes of siuds. Parasitology. 122 (6:625-631)

12.

Stevenson, P., Okech , G., Mwendia, C.M., and Sones KR. 2000. Comparison of the Isometamedium based trypanocidal drugs Samorin and Veridium in cattle under field conditions at Nguruman Kenya. ActaTropica 77(2000) 195-201.

13.

Agnew, A.D.Q., Mwendia, C.M., Oloo, G.O., Roderick, S., and Stevenson P. 2000. Landscape monitoring of semi arid rangelands in the Kenyan rift valley. African Journal of Ecology. 38 (4), 277-285 December 2000.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Nuritional Technology, Micro-Nutrients, Feeding, Biochemistry, phytochemistry