Joshua Kapere Ochieng, PhD

 

Joshua Kapere Ochieng, PhD

Lecturer

Faculty of Science,

Department of Biochemistry,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

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EDUCATION

2009-2013

PhD in Biomedical Sciences

University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

2007-2009

MSc - Molecular Biology

Catholic University, Leuven Belgium

2001-2005

BSc- Biochemistry

Moi University

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Biomedical Genetics

WORK EXPERIENCE

Oct 2013 - present

Lecturer- Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2009-2013

Junior Scientific Researcher – Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam

2007-2009

Graduate Fellow- Institute of Tropical Medicine, ITG, Belgium

2006-2007

Graduate Fellow- International Livestock Research Institute, ILRI Nairobi

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2012 - 2014

Lung airway epithelial differentiation

2009- 2012

Reprogramming of alveolar type II pneumocytes using single Yamanaka transcription factor Sox2

2007-2009

Evaluation of resistant markers in Theileria anullata isolates

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Kim S, Joshua K Ochieng, Cees P Van de Ven, Gontan MC, D Tibboel and R Rottier. Role of Sox2 in foregut development in relation to congenital abnormalities: World Journal of Medical Genetics, 2014: ESPS-Ms NO: 11618
  2. Joshua K Ochieng, Kim S, Kempen MB, Munck AB, Grosveld F, D Tibboel and R Rottier. Sox2 regulates emergence of lung basal cells by directly activating the transcription of Trp63: American Journal of Respiratory cell and Molecular Biology, 2014: 10.1165/rcmb.2013-0419OC
  3. Joshua K Ochieng, Kim S, Kempen MB, Munck AB, Rene Wijnen, Dick Tibboel, and Robbert Rottier. Differentiated type II pneumocytes can be reprogrammed by ectopic Sox2 expression. PLOS ONE 2014; 9(9):e107248
  4. Huang Y, Joshua K Ochieng, Kempen MB, Munck AB, Swagemakers S, van Ijcken W, et al. Hypoxia inducible factor 3alpha plays a critical role in alveolarization and distal epithelial cell differentiation during mouse lung development: PLOS ONE 2013; 8(2):e57695
  5. Joshua K Ochieng, Cees P Van de Ven, Rene Wijnen, Dick Tibboel and Robbert Rottier. Immunoeexpression of SOX2 and TRP63 in Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation. (IN PRESS): (Journal of pediatric pathology, 2014)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Non communicable diseases (NCD)