Dr. John Kiiru profile

Postdoctoral research associate


Current Positions:

  1. Senior researcher KEMRI
  2. Post-Doctoral Researcher:- University of Liverpool/KEMRI/UoN/ILRI: Zoonotic and Emerging Diseases Program
  3. Lecturer, ITROMID Post-Graduate Program (KEMRI/JKUAT)

Academic summary:

PhD (Bio-Science Engineering, KuLeuven, Belgium), MSc (Molecular Biology, KuLeuven, Belgium), MSc (Microbiology, UoNairobi), BSc (Bio. Sci University of Nairobi)


Dr. John Kiiru has over 10 years of experience as a researcher at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) at the Centre for Microbiology Research. He is currently a Post-Doctoral researcher in the University of Liverpool/KEMRI/UoN/ILRI Zoonotic and Emerging Diseases Program. His research objective has been to integrate epidemiology and Molecular Biology techniques for mapping the spread of infectious diseases with a special focus on multidrug resistant (MDR) strains. He has published extensively on Salmonella, E. coli, and Vibrio among other pathogens with special focus on mobile genetic elements and extended spectrum beta-lactamases. He is also a faculty member of the Wellcome Trust International Training Programs in molecular aspects of infectious pathogens. He also teaches various themes in molecular microbiology at the KEMRI/JKUAT ITROMID post-graduate course and is an invited lecturer in JKUAT and University of Nairobi. He is a member of the National Infectious and Parasitic Diseases Research Program (IPDRP).


Selected Publications

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