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PROF. WILFRED EMONYI INJERA

 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES CHAIR: DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Biography


1. Led the AMPATH Reference Laboratories to ISO 15189/2007 accreditation by KENAS in Feb 2012.

2. Member of the Immunology Society of Kenya and the Association of Kenya Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers.

3. Certified trainer on the strengthening laboratory improvement process towards accreditation (SLIPTA) program by ASLM

4. Certified trainer in Laboratory Biorisk Management by One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA).

5. Past chair of the education committee of the Kenya medical laboratory technicians and technologists board (KMLTTB).

6. Participated in the initial development of the Bsc Medical Laboratory Sciences curriculum by the KMLTTB.

7. Involved with review of the Bsc Med Lab Sci curriculum at the KMLTTB, Kisii University and Masinde Muliru University.

8. Involved in the development of the Masters and Ph.D programs in immunology programs at the school of medicine, College of Health Sciences, Moi University

9. Involved in the development of the Masters in Medical Microbiology and Medical Parasitology programs at the school of medicine, College of Health Sciences, Moi University

10. Participated in the development of the curriculum for the college of medical laboratory specialists of East Central and Southern Africa.

11. Peer reviewer for several journals including Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health; Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Asian Journal of Pediatric Research; International Journal of Tropical Diseases and Health and Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International.

12. Committee member of the education pillar in the lake region economic block (LREB) University Partnership program.

13. External examiner at MMUST and Kisii University

14. Co-PI on various research protocols including MNH , NeuroGAPP, Malaria

15. Supervisor to several Masters and Ph.D post graduate students at Moi University, MMUST and Kisii University

Academic Qualifications


Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (KMTC- Nairobi)

Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (Parasitology) (KMTC - Nairobi)

Master of Health Science (International Health) (The school of hygiene and public health - Johns Hopkins University, USA).

PhD (Immunology) (School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Kenyatta University, Nairobi).


Research Interests


1.  Covid 19 sero-prevalence in Busia county through the AU research grant.

Covid 19 sero-prevalence in pregnant women under the Maternal and Neonate Health study of the Global Network

Laboratory based disease surveillance system in Busia County. Proposal to the University Funding Board.

Malaria and TB diagnostics in in Nulliparous Pregnant Women in Western Kenya.

Sickle cell disease diagnostics under the PRIORITY Study – Prevention of iron deficiency anemia post delivery

Publications
  1. Publications (Last 5 years)
  2. 1. Emonyi WI, Kigen G, Nyongesa P, Sagwe A, Achieng E, Kemboi M, Osayame A, Marete I and Esamai F. Assessment of the performance of the mrdt test in asymptomatic first trimester malaria infection in nulliparous pregnant women. East African Medical Journal. 2023; 100(11): IN PRESS
  3.  2. Bunoro WZ, Wanjau T, Injera EW, Maruti PM. Risk factors for red blood cell alloimmunization in multi-transfused oncology patients at Moi teaching and referral hospital. Afr. J. Health Sci. 2023; 36(3):326-336. 
  4. 3. Robert L. Goldenberg, Sarah Saleem, Sk Masum Billah, Jean Kim, Janet L. Moore, Najia Karim Ghanchi, Rashidul Haque, Lester Figueroa, Alejandra Ayala, Adrien Lokangaka, Antoinette Tshefu, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Avinash Kavi, Manjunath Somannavar, Fabian Esamai, Musaku Mwenechanya, Elwyn Chomba, Archana Patel, Prabir Das, Wilfred Injera Emonyi, Samuel Edidi, Madhavi Deshmukh, Biplob Hossain, Shahjahan Siraj, Manolo Mazariegos, Ana L. Garces, Melissa Bauserman, Carl L. Bose, William A. Petri Jr, Nancy F. Krebs, Richard J. Derman, Waldemar A. Carlo, Edward A. Liechty, Patricia L. Hibberd, Marion Koso-Thomas, Nalini Peres-da-Silva, Tracy L. Nolen, Elizabeth M. McClure. COVID-19 antibody positivity over time and pregnancy outcomes in seven low-and-middle-income countries: A prospective, observational study of the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research. First published: 12 December 2022 https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.17366
  5. 4. Elizabeth G. Atkinson, Shareefa Dalvie, Yakov Pichkar, Allan Kalungi, Lerato Majara, Anne Stevenson, Tamrat Abebe, Dickens Akena, Melkam Alemayehu, Fred K. Ashaba, Lukoye Atwoli, Mark Baker, Lori B. Chibnik, Nicole Creanza, Mark J. Daly, Abebaw Fekadu, Bizu Gelaye, Stella Gichuru, Wilfred E. Injera, Roxanne James, Symon M. Kariuki, Gabriel Kigen, Nastassja Koen, Karestan C. Koenen, Zan Koenig, Edith Kwobah, Joseph Kyebuzibwa, Henry Musinguzi, Rehema M. Mwema, Benjamin M. Neale, Carter P. Newman, Charles R.J.C. Newton, Linnet Ongeri, Sohini Ramachandran, Raj Ramesar, Welelta Shiferaw, Dan J. Stein, Rocky E. Stroud, Solomon Teferra, Mary T. Yohannes, Zukiswa Zingela, Alicia R. Martin, and NeuroGAP-Psychosis Study Team. 2022. Genetic structure correlates with ethnolinguistic diversity in eastern and southern Africa. The American Journal of Human Genetics 109, 1667–1679.
  6.  5. Bunoro WZ, Injera EW, Wanjau T. The Occurrence of Alloantibodies among Multitransfused Oncology Patients at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. Int J Rec Innov Med Clin Res. 2021;3(4):13-18.
  7.  6. Khisa, T. W., Omwenga, E. O., Emonyi, W.I. Sickle cell trait frequencies in blood donors and its effect among recipients in Bungoma county, Kenya. East African Medical Journal. July 2021, 98 (7): 3916 – 3925. July 2021
  8.  7. Ngangali JP, Mutesa L, Nsanzimana S, Munyemana JB, Injera EW, Kirtika P, et al. (2021) The Interleukin-6 and Interleukin-10 Plasma Levels the Driver of Immune Dysfunction and Chronic Inflammation in HIV Infection. J Infect Dis Prev Med. 9: 248 
  9. 8. Ngangali, J.P., Mutesa, L., Nsanzimana, S., Munyemana, J.B., Emonyi W. I., Patel Kirtika, P., Gatare, S., Rutayisire, R., Ndishimye, I.V., Ntagwabira, E., Nkinda, L., Chemtai. A.K. 30 Jul, 2021. Cytokine’s Imbalance, the Hallmark of Immune Dysfunction in HIV/AIDS Patients in Rwanda. DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-753234/v1
  10.  9. Alicia, M., Elizabeth, A., Anne, S., Sinéad, C., Rocky, S., Tamrat, A., Akena, D., Melkam, A., Ashaba, F., Lukoye, A., Tera, B., Lori, C., Daly, M., Desmet, T., Dodge, S., Fekadu, A., Ferriera, S., Gelaye, B., Gichuru, S., Injera, W., Roxanne, J., Kariuki, S., Kigen, G., Koenen, K., Kwobah, E., Kyebuzibwa, J., Majara, L., Musinguzi, H., Mwema, R., Neale, B., Newman, C., Newton, C., Pickrell, J., Ramesar, R., Shiferaw, W., Stein, D., Teferra, S., van der Merwe, C., Zingela, Z., Neurogap-Psychosis Study Team. Low-coverage sequencing cost-effectively detects known and novel variation in underrepresented populations Am J Hum Genet. 2021 Apr 1;108(4):656-668. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2021.03.012. Epub 2021 Mar 25. 
  11. 10. Kiyeng, D.K., Muturi, M.W., Emonyi, W.I. Seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible infections in Eldoret Regional Blood Transfusion Centre, Kenya. Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Sciences. 2018, 2, (2): 1-5. 
  12.  11. Lewa, M., Mallewa, J., Szubert, A., Mugyenyi, P., Chidziva, E., Thomason, M., Chepkorir, P., … The REALITY trial team. Effect of ready-to-use supplementary food on mortality in severely immunocompromised HIV-infected individuals in Africa initiating antiretroviral therapy (REALITY): an open-label, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial. Lancet HIV 2018; 5: e231–240. Published Online April 10, 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(18)30038-9
Classes taught


Undergraduate courses in Medical Laboratory Sciences – Immunology, Parasitology and Microbiology

Post-graduate courses in Immunology, Parasitology and Microbiology

Other relevant links

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Official Contact Details

Email; weinjera@au.ac.keweinjera@gmail.com.

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