Title/Qualifications: Ph.D
Department/Unit/Section: Biochemistry Microbiology and Biotechnologygy
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Position: Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Molecular Biology
Research Interests:Bioremediation,Phytochemistry,Ecological genomics
Google Scholar: Marion Warigia Burugu
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3679-9307

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Referred Journals

  • 2023

Kiarie T, Burugu M, Amayo A. Significance of Chloride delta flags in Critical Care Unit patients at The Nairobi Hospital. TNH Med J 2023; 2(1): 21 -34.

  • 2022

Kiarie TN, Burugu M, Amayo A. Percentage delta method nets the highest clinically relevant delta flags in critical care patients. TNH Med J 2022; 1(1): 9 -19.

  • 2019

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, 18.

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.

  • 2018

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): 1-10DOI: 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.

  • 2016

Kinyanjui, 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.

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

  • 2015

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.

 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.

  • 2013

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.

  • 2012

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.

  • 2011

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

  • 2010

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.

  • 2008

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.

Scholarly Presentations at Conferences

  • Barasa Khaemba , M. Warigia , W. Arodi , C. Wekesa , F. Ogollah (2021). Molecular diversity of hepatitis B virus in HIV infected patients at Mbagathi District Hospital, Nairobi. IAS conference. 18th -21st July., 2021.
  • Protus Omondi ; Marion Burugu; Damaris Matoke ; Edwin Too; Eva Aluvaala ; William Chege; Maureen Otinga; Francis Muregi; Brian Musyoka ; Francis Kimani ; Kevin Thiongo (2020).  Gametocyte clearance in children, from western Kenya, with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria after artemether-lumefantrine or dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine treatment. 10th KEMRI Annual Scientific & Health (KASH) Conference 11th -13th February, 2020. Safari Park Hotel. Nairobi.  Abstract 054

Training in Higher Education

  • 16 -20th October 2023: International Molecular Biology Lab Training Programme (MoBiLab). Kenyattta University.
  • 19th November 2022- Attended Kenya Research and Mentorship Training on mentorship. United States International University - Africa
  • 5-6th May, 2021: Attended a Virtual SPAS staff Training on Development and Implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum Facilitated by Association For Faculty Enrichment In learning and teaching (AFELT).
  • 22-24th March, 2021: Attended a short course on patent Drafting facilitated by Kenya Industrial Property Institute at Chandaria BusinessInnovation and Incubation Centre, Kenyatta University.
  • June and September, 2020: Undertook a virtual training on Blended On-Line Learning content development organized by Digital School, Kenyatta University. 
  • May 2019: Completed one week course on Train The Trainer Training on Lean Start-up organized by Chandaria BusinessInnovation and Incubation Centre, Kenyatta University.
  • April 2016: Participated in a leadership and professional forum on Ethical Professionalism in the current global context facilitated by Global Leadership Interlink.
  • December 2015: Completed a training in Values Based Education Forum organized by NorthGate Schools, Nairobi.
  • August 2013- Completed a course on Patent Drafting and Dispute Resolution organized by Regional Centre for Capacity Development, Kenyatta University
  • 2013-Completed a course on Teaching Methodology organized by Centre for Teaching Excellence and Evaluation, Kenyatta University.
  • 2011: Completed a course on  Basic Skills in Teaching Methodology and Course examination at Kenyatta University, Organized by Regional Centre for Capacity Development.
  • July 2009- Completed the Annual Safety Training by KEMRI- Walter Reed project.
  • 5th – 7th May, Completed training on Good clinical laboratory practice. KEMRI, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 16– 18 March, 2009 -Completed training on  Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity awareness workshop by KEMRI, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 29 – 30th September 2008- Attended  a workshop on Graphical Methods of Data Presentation and how to publish a scientific paper: Journal choice to printed paper. University of Nairobi, Kenya.
  • April 3- 6, 2008- Completed a training on Real time PCR. Nairobi, By Applied Biosystems.
  • 28th Feb – 9th March 2008: Training on Advanced Molecular and Cellular Basis of infection. Hermanus, South
  • July 2006: Trained on Workplace safety and Fire Safety National Security Intelligence KEMRI, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • July 17-21, 2006: Training on Bioinformatics and Post Genomic Molecular Cell Biology of African Trypanosomes and Malaria. An advanced course sponsored by Human Frontier Science Program. Kampala, Uganda.
  • 11-14th August, 2003: Training Workshop By Biochemical Society of Kenya (BSK) and Kenyatta University on Bioinformatics / Computational Biology, Departments of Computer Science and Biochemistry, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya