Dr. Eric Makuto Ndombi

mr eric ndombi

Title/Qualifications: Ph.D
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 43844 Nairobi, Kenya
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Research Interests

Immunology of infectious diseases; anti-schistosome immunity development in children; praziquantel mass drug administration in school children to control schistosomiasis in western Kenya; effect of infection with schistosomiasis on vaccine responses in adults and children in western Kenya; investigation into possible development of praziquantel resistance in schistosome isolates from the field, and elucidation of possible gene polymorphisms underlying praziquantel resistance. Hepatitis C/HIV co-infections and metabolic consequences in injection drug users in the coastal region of Kenya.

Collaborations: Kenya Medical Research Institute’s Center for Global Health Research (KEMRI-CGHR) in Kisumu, University of Georgia’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (UGA-CTEGD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Riner D. K., Ndombi E. M., Carter J. M., Omondi A., Kittur N., Kavere E., Korir H. K., Flaherty B., Karanja D. and Colley D. G. (2016). Schistosoma mansoni Infection Can Jeopardize the Duration of Protective Levels of Antibody Responses to Immunizations against Hepatitis B and Tetanus Toxoid. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Eric M. Ndombi, Budambula Valentine, Mark W. Kilongosi, Francis O. Musumba, Joseph Karanja, Jesca O. Wesongah, Samwel A. Bonuke, Aabid A Ahmed, Raphael Lihana, and Tom Were 2015 Serum adiponectin in HIV-1 and hepatitis C virus mono- and co-infected Kenyan injection drug users. European Journal of Endocrinology


  • th-29th 2015 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) annual meeting 2015, The Marriott Philadelphia downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Oral presentation: Effect of Mass Drug Administration with Praziquantel on Anti-Schistosome Immune Responses in School Children from Western Kenya
  • June 23rd-26th 2015 Federation of Clinical Immunological Societies Annual meeting (FOCIS 2015), Hilton Bayfront, San Diego, California, USA. Oral presentation: Effect of one round of mass drug administration on immune correlates of protection against schistosomiasis in school children from western Kenya
  • Dec 10-11th 2014, 8th Neglected Tropical Diseases Conference, Soverign Hotel, Kisumu; Oral presentation: Impact of schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths on vaccine-induced immune responses
  • Dec 7th-9th 2014, Ruggero Ceppellini Advanced School of Immunology; Maternal immune system in pregnancy course; Castellammare di Stabia (Naples), Italy.
  • Dec 1st-4th 2014 9th Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS) Conference, Safari Park Hotel, Kenya; Oral presentation: Anti-schistosome immune responses in school children in Western Kenya before and after mass drug administration with praziquantel”

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