Title/Qualifications: Ph.D
Department/Unit/Section: Biochemistry and biotechnology
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Position: Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Molecular Biology

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Research Interests: Molecular pathogenesis of viral infections, Molecular mechanism of vector-parasite and host- parasite interactions, Epidemiology of vector borne- and parasitic diseases- (Human and animals) – Public Health Implications. Emerging and re-emerging diseases of the tropics, Populations genetics of vector populations implicated in emerging and re-emerging diseases, Ecological genomics.

Conference Attendance and Presentations (In parenthesis)

  1. 1. African Technology Policy Studies Network- Science, Ethics and Technological Responsibility in Developing and Emerging Countries (ATPS-SETDEV) capacity building workshops, 14 – 17 July 2009, Mombasa, Kenya (Oral)
  2. 2. Postgraduate seminar, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. July 18, 2008. (Oral)
  3. 3. Advanced Molecular and Cellular Basis of infection. Hermanus, South Africa. February 28th Feb – 9th March 2008 (Oral and poster presentation).
  4. 4. Biochemical society of Kenya annual scientific symposium, Nairobi, Kenya. September 26 – 27, 2002,
  5. 5. The African association of Insect scientist 25 th anniversary, scientific conference Nairobi, Kenya. February 16- 20, 2004.
  6. 6. Kenyatta University postgraduate seminar, Nairobi, Kenya. December 16-17, 2004. (Oral).
  7. 7. A Time to Heal: The Science of and Investments in Cracking Africa's Killer Diseases. The 3rd Annual Africa Genome Initiative (AGI) Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. March 22-24, 2005. (Poster).
  8. 8. Biochemical society of Kenya annual scientific symposium, Nairobi, Kenya. July 17- 18, 2007. (Oral)

Publications

  • Burugu M. W; Abubakar L. U; Kenya E. U; and Osir E. O. (2008). The proteolytic lectin gene is expressed only in tsetse flies, Glossina species. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 27: 145–151.

  • Sang, Rosemary; Kioko, Elizabeth; Lutomiah, Joel; Warigia, Marion; Ochieng, Caroline; O'Guinn, Monica; Lee, John; Koka, Hellen; Godsey, Marvin; Hoel, David; Hanafi, Hanafi; Miller, Barry; Schnabel, David; Breiman, Robert; Richardson, Jason (2010). Rift Valley Fever virus epidemic in Kenya, 2006/2007: the entomologic investigations. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 83: 28-37

  •  LN Wangai, M Geoffrey, S Omar, G Magoma, FT Kimani, JM Mwangi, MW Burugu, N Maina. Molecular screening for Plasmodium falciparum resistance markers for artemisinins in Mbita, Kenya. African Journal Of Clinical And Experimental Microbiology, 12(3): 106-110, 2011.

  • Mwaengo D, Lorenzo G, Iglesias J, Warigia M, Sang R, Bishop RP, Brun A. (2012) Detection and identification of Rift Valley fever virus in mosquito vectors by quantitative real-time PCR. Virus Research, 169(1):137-43, 2012.

  • Michelle Moore, Massamba Sylla, Laura Goss, Marion Warigia Burugu, Rosemary Sang, Luna W. Kamau, Eucharia Unoma Kenya, Chris Bosio, Maria de Lourdes Munoz, Maria Sharakova, William Cormack Black (2013).  Dual African Origins of Global Aedes aegypti s.l. Populations Revealed by Mitochondrial DNA.  PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7(4): e2175. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002175.

  • Winnie R Gimode, Daniel M Kiboi, Francis T Kimani, Hannah N Wamakima, Marion W Burugu and Francis W Muregi (2015) Fitness cost of resistance for lumefantrine and piperaquine-resistant Plasmodium berghei in a mouse model. Malaria Journal 2015, 14:38

  • Wambani JR, Ogola PE, Arika WM, Rachuonyo HO, Kemboi NG, Lihana R and Burugu MW (2015). Anti-retroviral drug hepatotoxicity and risk factors in HIV patients with or without hepatitis B and C: a review. Infectious Diseases & Therapy. Volume 3 • Issue 6 • 1000258. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2332-0877.1000258.

  • Munyasya JN, Juma KK, Burugu MW, Mburu DN and Okuku EO (2015). Biochemical Effects of Sewage Pollution on the Benthic Organism Nerita polita. Environmental & Analytical Toxicology. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2161-0525.S7-0.

  • Nyamai DW, Mawia AM, Wambua FK, Abdirahman YA, Osano K, Lagat R, Mumbi B, Arika W, Juma KK, Anyango E, Mulugeta M, Ngugi MP, Muchugi A, Ng’ang’a M, Burugu MW and Ramni Jamnadass (2015). Growth Performance of Domesticated Prunus africana Population in Muguga, Kiambu County, Kenya. Biochemistry & Physiology vol 4. Issue 4.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2168-9652.1000185.

  • Nyamai DW, Mawia AM, Wambua FK, Njoroge A, Matheri F, Lagat R, Kiambi J, Ogola P, Arika W, Cheseto X, King’ori E, Ramni J, Ngugi MP, Muchugi A, Ng’ang’a M, Burugu MW (2015). Phytochemical Profile of Prunus africana Stem Bark from Kenya. Pharmacognosy & Natural Products. vol 1. Issue 1.

  • Wambani RJ, Ogola PE, Arika WM, Rachuonyo HO, Burugu MW (2016) Ebola Virus Disease: A Biological and Epidemiological

    Perspective of a Virulent Virus. J Infect Dis Diagn 1: 103.

  • Thomas Ogao Onchuru, Yvonne Ukamaka Ajamma, Marion Burugu,Martin Kaltenpoth, Daniel Masiga and Jandouwe Villinger (2016).  Chemical parameters and bacterial communities associated with larval habitats of Anopheles, Culex and Aedes mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in western Kenya. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science page 36, 146–160. doi:10.1017/S1742758416000096

  • Kipsang, A.K., Burugu, M., & Arodi, W.O. (2018). Prevalence of Viral Severe Acute Respiratory Infections in Patients in the Intensive Care Unit and Those under Mechanical Ventilation in Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya.  International Journal of Virology and Molecular Biology, 7(1): 1-10

    DOI: 10.5923/j.ijvmb.20180701.01

  • Mwangemi A. Mwanjulu, Joseph J.N. Ngeranwa , Marion Burugu , Bernard O. Osero and Christopher O. Anjili (2018).  Evaluation of Larvicidal and Ovicidal Effects of Mundulea Sericea in the Control of Culex Quinquefasciatus).  Journal of Zoological Research Volume 2, Issue 1, 2018, PP 21-28.

  • Omondi, P., Burugu, M., Matoke-Muhia, D., Too, E., Nambati, E.A., Chege, W., Musyoka, K.B., Thiong’o, K., Otinga, M.S., Muregi, F., & Kimani, F. (2019). Gametocyte clearance in children, from western Kenya, with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria after artemether–lumefantrine or dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine treatment. Malaria Journal, 18Kinyanjui, F.M. Khamis, S. Mohamed, L.O. Ombura, M. Warigia and S. Ekesi (2016). Identification of aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) species of economic importance in Kenya using DNA barcodes and PCR-RFLP-based approach. Bulletin of Entomological Research (2016) 106, 63–72.

  • Arusei1 , S. Runo , M. Warigia , A. Ngetich and P. Leley (2019). Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis of Maize (Zea mays L.) for Maize Streak Virus Resistance. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International 33(4): 1-6, 2019; Article no.JEAI.41121 ISSN: 2457-0591.

Conferenced/Workshops/Seminars Attended

Conferences Attended

  •  Advanced Molecular and Cellular Basis of infection. Hermanus, South Africa. February 28th Feb – 9th March 2008 (Oral and poster presentation). 
  • Biochemical society of Kenya annual scientific symposium, Nairobi, Kenya. September 26 – 27, 2002. 
  • The African association of Insect scientist 25 th anniversary, scientific conference Nairobi, Kenya. February 16- 20, 2004.  
  • A Time to Heal: The Science of and Investments in Cracking Africa's Killer Diseases.
  • The 3rd Annual Africa Genome Initiative (AGI) Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. March 22-24, 2005. (Poster).
  •  Biochemical society of Kenya annual scientific symposium, Nairobi, Kenya. July 17- 18, 2007. (Oral)