Vincent Owino Adung`a, PhD

 

Vincent Owino Adung`a, PhD

Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty of Science,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

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EDUCATION

2012

Ph.D., Molecular Cell Biology

University of Cambridge, UK

2006

Master of Biochemsitry and Molecular Biology

Egerton University, Kenya

2002

BSc Science (Biochemistry and Chemistry)

Egerton University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Parasite Cell Biology and Molecular Biology

WORK EXPERIENCE

May 2007 - present

Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Egerton University

Nov 2006 - 2007

Research Assistant, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2014 -

Identification of Diagnostic Biomarkers for African Trypanosomes for Diagnosis of Sleeping Sickness. Wellcome Trust. GBP 90, 000.

2013 - 2014

Multi-Disease Diagnostics. Grand Challenge Canada, CAN Dollar 113, 000.

2013 -

Validation of Surface Proteins for Diagnosis of African Trypanosomes. National Council of Science and Technology (NCST). KSh 1, 0000, 000.

2007-2012

Characterization of Clathrin Interactome in African Trypanosomes.

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Adung`a, V.O., Gadelha, C. and Field M.C., (2013) Proteomic analysis of clathrin interaction in trypanosomes reveals dynamic evolution of endocytosis. Traffic. 14: 440-457.

2

Adung`a, V.O. and Field M.C., (2013) TbFRP, a novel FYVE-domain containing phosphoinositide-binding Ras-like GTPase from trypanosomes. Exp Parasitol. 133:355-264.

3

Field, M.C., Obado, S., Adunga, V., Chait, B.T. and Rout, M.P., (2011) ‘Proteomics at the rims; insights into the biology of the nuclear envelope and flagellar pocket of trypanosomes.’ Parasitology. 39: 1-39.

4

Field, M.C., Lumb, J., Adunga, V., Jones, N and Engstler, M, (2009) 'Macromolecular trafficking and immune evasion in African trypanosomes.' International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology 278 1 – 52

5

Owino V.A., Limoh, M.K. and Masiga, D.K (2008). `RNA interference: a pathway to drug target identification and validation in trypanosome’. African J. Biochem. Res. 3 066-073.

6

Owino V.A., Limoh, M.K., Masiga, D.K. (2006). ‘Cloning and analysis of trans-splicing factors in Trypanosoma brucei.Proceedings of Egerton University research Week. Egerton University Press. 210 – 222.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cell biology of pathogens responsible for tropical diseases. Specifically, drug target identification and validation and development of improved and/or novel diagnostic tools.