Leonard Ndwiga


Dr. Isabella Oyier Dr. Abdirahman Abdi

Leonard is interested in understanding the genetic evolution of pathogens with an aim of improving surveillance of infectious diseases. Under the supervision of Dr. Lynette Ochola and Dr. Abdirahman Abdi, Leonard’s study aims to determine the difference in drug resistance allele frequencies of known antimalarial resistance markers (pfcrt, pfmdr1 and k13) before and after artemisinin based combination therapy (ACT). His study focuses on a cohort of children in the coastal region of Kenya with uncomplicated malaria.

This studentship will support his Master’s study in Bioinformatics at the University of Nairobi, Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (CEBIB).