Dennis Mutinda


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Having had a successful internship at the Kenya Bureau of Standards, Dennis developed interest in molecular biology resulting from the impact of the quality assurance work on consumer goods.

He then enrolled for a course in MSc. Biotechnology at the Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, University of Nairobi, and is currently undertaking the research component of the course at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme.

His work focuses on malaria transmission, specifically using molecular techniques to determine the effects of drugs on parasite stages that are responsible for transmission (gametocytes).

Dennis is interested in seeing how different drugs increase/decrease the occurrence of gametocytes as well as how scientists can explore novel molecular targets for selective toxicity with a focus to improve global health.