Augustine Ndunga Musembi (Kenya)
Augustine Ndunga Musembi
Research Project: Infection profile of tick-borne bacterial pathogens in selected semi-arid ecologies of Kenya
Augustine is a DRIP MSc Scholar in Human Health theme under Dr. David P. Tchouassi and Prof Rosemary Sang (icipe). His MSc thesis is entitled ‘Infection profile of tick-borne bacterial pathogens in Turkana and Isiolo counties, Kenya’ which is a subtitle of a larger project aimed at Understanding tick-borne zoonotic disease epidemiology within the nomadic pastoral systems in Isiolo, Tanariver, Turkana, West Pokot and Garissa counties of Kenya; a project funded by THRiVE-2. His research focuses on assessing the tick distribution among different livestock hosts, determining the type and prevalence of detected bacterial pathogens in collected ticks and inferring phylogenetic relationship among the detected tick-borne bacterial pathogens in Turkana and Isiolo counties.
He holds a degree in BSc. (Microbiology and Biotechnology) from the University of Nairobi and is registered for MSc in Applied Parasitology in the same institution.