Title : PhD.
Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
Contact Address: 
Kenyatta University  PO Box 43844,00100 Nairobi

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Area of Specialization

  • Medical Immunology

Research Interests:

  • Diagnosis and targeted therapy of breast cancer
  • Role of autoantibodies in the carcinogenesis of breast cancer and their p
  • Novel diagnostic kits (protein microarray) for breast cancer detection
  • Tumor-associated autoantibodies for early detection of breast cancer
  • Use of autoantibodies as therapeutic agents for breast cancer


  • Rose M. Nyamao, Zipporah O. Lagat, Khayeka W. Christopher, Benard M. Jumba, Rebeccah W. Waihenya, Robert Karanja and Bernard Osero Ong'ondo (2014). Efficacy of glucocorticoids in controlling Leishmania major infecting Balb/c mice. Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity 6(2): pp. 10-18.
  • Bernard N. Jumba, Christopher O. Anjili, Judith Makwali, Johnstone Ingonga, Rose Nyamao, Sylvia Marango, Joseph K. Choge and Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa. (2015)
    Evaluation of leishmanicidal activity and cytotoxicity of Ricinus communis and Azadirachta indica extracts from western Kenya: in vitro and in vivo assays. Biomed central research notes 8: (650).
  • Rose N.M., Wu, J., Yu, L., Xiao, X., & Zhang, F.-M. (2018). Roles of DDX5 in the tumorigenesis, proliferation, differentiation, metastasis and pathway regulation of human malignancies. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Reviews on cancer
  • Kosgey JC, Jia L, Fang Y, Yang J, Lei Gao, Wang J, Nyamao R, Cheteu M, Tong D, Wekesa V, Vasilyeva N, Zhang FM (2019). Probiotics as antifungal agents: Experimental confirmation and future prospects. J Microbiol Methods, 162, 28-37.
  • Kosgey, J., Jia, L., Nyamao, R., Zhao, Y., Xue, T., Yang, J., Fang, Y. and Zhang, F., 2020. RNase 1, 2, 5 & 8 role in innate immunity: Strain specific antimicrobial activity. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 160, pp.1042-1049.
  • Jia, L., Kosgey, J. C., Wang, J., Yang, J., Nyamao, R. M., Zhao, Y., ... & Zhang, F. (2020). Antimicrobial and mechanism of antagonistic activity of Bacillus sp. A2 against pathogenic fungus and bacteria: The implication on honey's regulatory mechanism on host's microbiota. Food science & nutrition, 8(9), 4857-4867.
  • Wabo, T. M., Wang, Y., Nyamao, R. M., Wang, W., & Zhu, S. (2022). Protein-to-carbohydrate ratio is informative of diet quality and associates with all-cause mortality: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2007–2014). Frontiers in Public Health, 10.

Trainings and Conferences Attended

  • Attended and presented a paper at the eighth JKUAT scientific, technological and industrialization conference in AICAD, JKUAT, Nairobi, Kenya. (November 23-25, 2013) Title: Effects of glucocorticoids on chemokine production: a bid to control leishmaniasis
  • Attended and presented a paper in the first international innovation and research conference of the Mt. Kenya University in Safari Park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya (August 28-30, 2013). Title: Inhibition of Leishmania infection development using glucocorticoid drugs in vitro
  • Attended and presented a paper in KEMRI (Kenya Medical Research Institute) KASH (KEMRI Annual Scientific and Health) Conference (February 6-8, 2013) Title: Exploring the use of Glucocorticoid Drugs in Prevention of Leishmania Infection: An in vitro study
  • Attended the sixth JKUAT scientific, technological and industrialization conference (November 23-25, 2011).
  • Training on tissue culture and monoclonal antibody production in ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) October 2010 - February2011
  • Training on data analysis using STATA statistical software (24th -28th July, 2017)