Dr. Dishon MuloiCurrent PhD student (University of Edinburgh)
Current Research Project
My PhD aims at understanding the quantitative evidence regarding the frequency and direction of the transmission of bacteria and their antimicrobial resistance determinants within and between human and livestock populations in Nairobi,Kenya. I am funded by the Darwin Trust of Edinburgh, and I am supervised by Prof. Mark Woolhouse and Dr. Amy Pedersen.
I finished my undergraduate training as a veterinarian in 2013 at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Thereafter, I spent a summer internship working on zoonotic camel diseases with the Mpala Research Centre , Kenya before joining a Masters degree in Veterinary Public Health at the University of Nairobi. My MSc research project at the International Livestock Research Institute under supervision of Prof Eric Fèvre was focused on mapping the camel value chain and the associated zoonosis and food safety risks in Kenya. Moreover, I was involved in the Camel health & MERS project whose aim is to understand the transmission of zoonotic pathogens of camels in Kenya with a goal of developing novel systems that can be used in development of early warning and detection of the infectious diseases.
Deem SL, Fèvre EM, Kinnaird M, Browne AS, Muloi D, Godeke GJ, Koopmans M, Reusken CB. (2015) Serological Evidence of MERS-CoV Antibodies in Dromedary Camels (Camelus dromedaries) in Laikipia County, Kenya. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140125. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140125
Contact details| E-Mail: | D.M.Muloi@ed.ac.uk |
Office: Ashworth 1, room 1.38