Women In STEM

Department Doctoral Scholar Recognised at the 2023 Young Talents L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science

Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology PhD Scholar Dr. Cheryl Kerema was recognised as the 2023 Young Talents L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureate.

Since 2000, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme has highlighted the achievements of younger women who are in the early stages of their scientific careers.

Breakthrough Conversations with Dr. Marianne Mureithi

Dr. Marianne Mureithi, Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology will be conducting a live conversation organised by Falling Walls, an international platform for leaders of the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society.

During this conversation, Dr. Mureithi discussed her role as Department Chair, Senior Research Fellow and some of her research

Dr. Marianne Mureithi Graduates from IAVI’s First Cohort of ADVANCE Leadership Development Programme

Marianne Mureithi, Ph.D., the Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Nairobi, has graduated from the inaugural cohort of the IAVI ADVANCE Leadership Development Programme (LDP). LDP is an initiative to develop a critical mass of promising scientific leaders uniquely equipped to advance the field for next-generation AIDS vaccine development in Africa and India.

Female Genital Schistosomiasis and HIV Infection Field Work

Hellen Kariuki, a Doctoral student in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology carried out a a sensitisation community meeting at Rabai, Ruruma, Kasidi Ward and Mawemambomu Ward in Kilifi County.

She is investigating the effects “Female genital schistosomiasis and HIV infection: “The effects of Schistosoma haematobium on α4β7expression among Kenyan women.”

Department Chair Featured on BBC World Service

Department Chair Dr. Marianne Mureithi was featured on the BBC World Service as part of The SheWord, a pan African programme exploring the life experiences of women in today's Africa. Dr. Mureithi discussed why it's harder for women to access funding for scientific research.

The interview can be viewed here