Clarence Maikuri Mang’era
Research project: Physiological and molecular responses in adult and larvae Anopheles gambiae s.s. to Murraya koenigii (Curry Leaf) phytochemicals
Clarence is a DRIP PhD Scholar supervised by Dr Fathiya Khamis (icipe) and Prof. Hassanali Ahmed (Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya). Clarence’s research interests include biocontrol of arthropod pests and disease vectors, and the bioprospecting of plants for mosquito growth disrupting compounds. He is currently researching on the effect of phytochemicals from the Curry Leaf (Murraya koenigii) on physiological and molecular responses in larval and adult stages of the mosquito Anopheles gambiae s.s. He is currently registered for a PhD at KU and the project is supported by a grant from Grand Challenges Canada.
Clarence obtained a BSc in Biomedical Science and Technology and a MSc in Biochemistry from Egerton University, Kenya.