Prof. Caroline Lang'at Thoruwa


Director, KU City Campus
Department of Chemistry
P.O. Box 43844, -00100
Nairobi, Kenya
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Area of Specialization:

  1. Organic Chemistry
  2. Natural Products Chemistry

Research Interests:

  1. Organic chemistry, Natural Products chemistry, synthesis and semi synthesis of natural products, pharmaceuticals - anti-malarials, anti-microbials, post harvest pesticides
  2. Projects designed to improve the educational and social status of women and girls. In particular intervention programs designed to encourage female students to pursue science and technology courses from primary through to university level and on to science and technology careers.


  1. Margaret Mwihaki Ng'ang'a, Sumesh Chhabra, Caroline Langat-Thoruwa, Hidayat Hussain and Karsten Krohn. Chemical constituents from the root bark of Ozoroa insignis. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 2009. 37(2) : 116-119.
  2. Margaret Mwihaki Ng'ang'a, Sumesh Chhabra, Caroline Langat-Thoruwa, Hidayat Hussain and Karsten Krohn. Chemical constituents from the leaves of Drypetes gerrardii. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 2008. 36 : 320 – 322.
  3. S.C. Chhabra, C.L. Thoruwa, G.T.Thiongo, TRA Agenga, P. Wambua, B. Ndunda and I.O. Onyango. Phytochemical and Biological Studies of the Genus Croton for the Development of Agrochemical and Pharmaceutical Products. J. Kenya Chemical Society, vol.4.(1), 2007.
  4. Michael Kelly, Alice Ochanda, Mabel Imbuga and Caroline Lang’at-Thoruwa (Editors). Workshop Report on Higher Education Science and Curriculum Reforms: African Universities Responding to HIV and AIDS, 2006 .
  5. Caroline Lang’at Thoruwa. African Women Scientists: Education, Science Knowledge and Indigenous Medicine. In African Women and Globalization: Dawn of the 21st Century.- pp 121-152. Edited by Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson. Africa World Press. 2005
  6. G.N. Wanyoike, S.C., Chhabra, C.C. Lang’at-Thoruwa, S.A. Omar. Brine Shrimp Toxicity and Antiplasmodial Activity of Five Kenyan Medicinal Plants. J. of Ethnopharmacology, 2004, 90: 129-133.
  7. Muregi, F.W., Chhabra, S.C., Njagi, E.N., Lang’at-Thoruwa, C.C., Njue, W.M.,. Anti-plasmodial Activity of some Kenyan Medicinal Plant Extracts Singly and in Combination with Chloroquine. Phytotherapy Research, 2004, 18: 379-384.
  8. Paul K. Tarus, Sumesh. C. Chhabra, Caroline C. Lang’at-Thoruwa, and Alphonse W. Wanyonyi. Fermentation and Antimicrobial Activities of Extracts from different species of fungus belonging to Genus, Trichoderma.. East African Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 11, No.1-2, 2004.

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