Dr. Syeda Tullu Bukhari

Dr Syeda Tullu Bukhari

Dr. Syeda Tullu Bukhari is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Symbiovector Project under the Human Health Theme and is based at the icipe Thomas Odhiambo Campus in Mbita.

Dr. Bukhari holds a PhD in Medical Entomology from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Prior to joining icipe she worked as a lecturer at Maseno University and has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Institute Pasteur, France, in the Genetics and Genomics of Insect Vectors Unit.

Some of her achievements include winning grants from INFRAVEC and Biovision during her postdoctoral studies at Institute Pasteur and as a visiting scientist at icipe.

Dr. Bukhari has authored or co-authored 12 peer-reviewed publications and has been a recipient of a PhD scholarship award from the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.

Her research interests are in the areas of development and implementation of non-chemical vector control tool at community level as well as genetics of Anopheles immune response to pathogens in relation to Plasmodium susceptibility. She also takes great interest in the non-genetic factors (ecological: Biotic and abiotic) that shape the Anopheles immune response.