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Mr. Kelvin Kisaka Juma

• PhD Fellow (Medical Biochemistry).

• Lecturer

• School of Health Sciences, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences (Coordinator: Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Biochemistry)

Biography


Kelvin Juma is a lecturer of Medical Biochemistry at Alupe University. He hold a BSc in Biochemistry, MSc in Medical Biochemistry, and finalizing his PhD studies in Medical Biochemistry at Kenyatta University. He has research experience in Clinical chemistry/Medical biochemistry studies, reference ranges, Pharmaco-toxicology, Molecular biology, and Immunology. He is a member of the Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society of Kenya. He is also an NRF grantee, 2017, for his PhD studies at Kenyatta University. He has contributions in various publications, and conferences.

Academic Qualifications


PhD fellow (Medical Biochemistry, On-going, Kenyatta University

Theses: “Effects of Urtica dioica, Cucurbita pepo, and Spinacea oleracea Extracts in Amelioration of Alcohol Induced Toxicity in Rat Models”

MSc (Medical Biochemistry), 2015, Kenyatta University

Theses: “Effects of Urtica dioica and Cimetidine® on liver function following acetaminophen induced hepatotoxicity in mice”

BSc (Biochemistry); 2010; Second class Upper division, Kenyatta University

Research Interests


My research Interests are as follows:

• Drug discovery and development for a variety of non-infectious diseases. Research on Malaria, Cancer, HIV/AIDs and Neurological diseases.

Research on drugs induced toxicity and their management on different organs and tissues.

Publications


Journal Publications:

o Books

 Juma K. Kelvin. (2014). Understanding Neurological Diseases: A guide to infectious, metabolic, inflammatory and endocrine diseases. USA: Amazon Digital Inc. (ASIN: B00NC12CYQ). (Kindle Book Edition)

 Juma K. Kelvin (2014). Ebola Virus Disease: All you need to know and practice. USA: Amazon Dig Inc. (ASIN: ‎B00PE5SG2U) Kindle book Edition)

o Conferences

Kenyatta University Post graduate seminars, 2015 AIBBC CONFERENCE: AFRICA INTERNATIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY &BIOMEDICAL WORKSHOP IN COVID-19 ERA: Molecular Diagnostics Held between 5-6th November 2020

o Journals

1. Changorok, S., Manya, W., & Juma, K. (2018). Validity and reliability of child and adolescent disruptive behaviour inventory in Nairobi, Kenya, International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(12): 6574-6590. ISSN: 2455-8834.

2. Wekesa CS, Muoma J, Ombori O, Maingi J, Okun D, Juma KK, Okoth P, Wamalwa E and Mauti E. (2017). Genetic Characterization of Rhizosphere Bacteria that Inhabit Common Bean Nodules in Western Kenya Soils. Applied Microbiology Open Access 3: 128: 1-10.

3. Mutua DN, Juma KK, Gitimu MR, Ireri MM. (2017). Evidence Based Targeting of Cytokines for Conventional and the Potential Phytotherapies in Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Journal of Arthritis 6: 236: 1-10.

4. Millycent, S. A., John, M. K., Kelvin, J. K., Piero, N. M., & Mwaniki, N. E. (2017). Evaluation of analgesic, anti-inflammatory and toxic effects of Lantana camara L. Int J Phytopharmacol, 8, 89-97.

5. Mukundi, M. J., Mwaniki, N. E., Piero, N. M., Murugi, N. J., Kelvin, J. K., Yusuf, A. A., ... & Alice, M. N. (2017). Potential Anti-diabetic Effects and Safety of Aqueous Extracts of Urtica dioica Collected from Narok County, Kenya. Pharm Anal Acta, 7, 548.

6. Gitimu MR, Njangiru KI, Mutua ND, Waithaka KS, Juma KK, Ndungu WC, Mwawasi J, Charo MW, Parmal D, Ngeranwa NJ, and Njagi ENM. (2016). Paediatric and Young Adults Reference Values for Renal, Cardiac and Pancreatic Function Tests for the Population of Taita Taveta County. Biochem Anal Biochem 5: 295. doi:10.4172/2161-1009.1000295

7. Mwonjoria K. John, Umar Aliyu, Juma K. Kelvin, Kahiga M. Titus, Ngugi M. Piero, Mburu David, Wanyonyi W. Alphonse, Githinji G. Charles, Ngeranwa N. Joseph. (2016). Anti-inflammatory activity of craterostigma pumilum (hochst) is associated with hyperalgesia. International Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 4 (2) (2016) 169-173.

8. Wekesa, C.S., Okun, D., Juma, K., Shitabule, D., Okoth, P., Nyongesa, P., Katoo, A., Mulamu, S., Wamalwa, E., Mahalo, C. and Koyo, M., 2016. Abundance and Symbiotic Potential of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) Nodule Associated Bacteria in Western Kenya Soil. MAYFEB Journal of Agricultural Science, 1, pp.1-9.

9. Njuguna NA, Juma KK, Waihenya KR, Mpoke S, Mbuchi M, Muthami L, Mathaai R, Otieno P, Nyakundi P. (2016). CD38 as surrogate marker for HIV infection in antiretroviral naive and antiretroviral experienced patients in Kenya. Advances in Molecular diagnostics. 1(2): 1-7. doi.org/10.4172/amd.1000107.

10. Mutua ND, Juma KK, Munene M, Njagi ENM (2016) Safety, Efficacy, Regulations and Bioethics in Herbal Medicines Research and Practice. Journal of Clinical Research and Bioethics 7: 266. doi:10.4172/2155-9627.1000266

11. Musyoka TM, Dorothy NW, Wycliffe AM, Juma KK, Nzioka MD, et al. (2016). In Vivo Antianaemic Effect and Safety of Aqueous Extracts of Erythrina abyssinica and Zanthoxylum usambarensis in Mice Models. Journal of Hematological Thrombosis and Disabilities 4: 242. doi:10.4172/2329-8790.1000242.

12. Ouma SO, Ngeranwa JN, Juma KK, Mburu DN (2016). Seasonal Variation of the Physicochemical and Bacteriological Quality of Water from Five Rural Catchment Areas of Lake Victoria Basin in Kenya. Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 3 (1):1-7. doi:10.4172jreac.1000170.

13. Mworia J. Kiambi, Gitahi S Maina, Njagi J. Muriithi, Mwangi B. Maina, Juma K. Kelvin Aliyu Umar, Njoroge W. Ann, Mwonjoria K. John, Ngugi M. Piero, Ngeranwa N. Joseph. (2015). Antinociceptive activities of acetone leaves extract of Caesalpinia Volkensii in mice. Pharmaceutica analytica acta 6 (11): 1-5. doi:10.4172/21532435.1000450.

14. Njagi J. Muriithi, Gitahi S. Maina, Njagi M. Mugendi, Mwangi B. Maina, Mworia J. Kiambi, Juma K. Kelvin, Aliyu Umar, Mwonjoria K. John, Njoroge W. Ann, Abdirahman, YA, Ngugi M. Piero, Njagi N.M. Eliud. (2015). Determination of Hematological effects of methanolic leaf extract of S. incanum in normal mice, Pharmaceutica analytica acta. 6 (10):1-4: doi: 10.4172/2153-2435.1000429.

15. Mworia JK, Gitahi SM, Juma KK, Njagi JM, Mwangi BM, Aliyu U, Njoroge WA, Mwonjoria KJ, Wavinya DN, Ngugi MP, Ngeranwa NJ. (2015). Antinociceptive activity of acetone leaf extract of Carissa spinarum in mice. Medicinal and Aromatic plants. S1-006: 1- 4: doi: 10.4172/2167-0412.S1-006.

16. Abdirahman YA, Juma KK, Nyamai DW, Njagi JM, Agyirifo DS, Ngugi MP, Gathumbi PK, Ngeranwa JJN, Njagi ENM. (2015). In-Vivo Anti-hyperglycemic Activity and Safety of The Aqueous Stem Bark Extracts of Aloe secundiflora. Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. S1: 003:1-9. doi:10.4172/2167-0412.S1-003.

17. 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. (2015). Growth Performance of domesticated Prunus africana population in Muguga, Kiambu County, Kenya. Journal of Biochemistry and Physiology, 4 (4) 1-5. doi: 10.4172/2168-9652.1000185

18. Abdirahman YA, Juma KK, Makori WA, Agyirifo DS, Ngugi MP, Gathumbi PK, Ngeranwa JJN, Njagi ENM. (2015). Blood Glucose Lowering Effect and Safety of the Aqueous Leaf Extracts of Zanha Africana. Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta 6 (9):1-9. doi: 10.4172/21532435.1000422.

19. Abdirahman YA, Juma KK, Mukundi MJ, Gitahi SM, Agyirifo DS, Ngugi MP, Gathumbi PK, Ngeranwa JJN and Njagi ENM. (2015) In-Vivo antidiabetic activity and safety of the aqueous stem bark extract of Kleinia squarrosa. Journal of Diabetes Metabolism 6 (9): 1-11. doi:10.4172/2155-6156.1000601.

20. Abdirahman YA, Juma KK, Mukundi MJ, Gitahi SM, Agyirifo DS, Ngugi PM, Gathumbi PK, Ngeranwa JJN and Njagi ENM. (2015). The hypoglycemic activity and safety of aqueous stem bark extracts of Acacia nilotica. Journal of Drug Metabolism and Toxicology 6(4): 1-9. doi:10.4172/2157-7609.1000189.

21. Juma KK. (2015). A Current Understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and the prospects of phytopharmacological Intervention as a management Strategy. Journal of Neurological Disorders. 3 (3): 1-7. doi:10.4172/2329-6895.1000244.

22. Juma KK, Fulakeza RMJ, Ngeranwa JN, Ngugi MP and Mburu ND. (2015). Evidence based phytopharmacological potential of herbal extracts in post-ingestion management of mycotoxins in animal models. Journal of Clinical Toxicology, 5(4): 1-8. doi:10.4172/2161-0495.1000260.

23. Mwangi B. Maina*, Gitahi S. Maina, Njagi J. Muriithi, Mworia J. Kiambi, Aliyu Umar, Mwonjoria K. John, Ngure G. Mutero, Juma K. Kelvin, Njoroge W. Ann, Mburu N. David and Ngugi M. Piero. (2015) Antinociceptive Properties of Dichloromethane: Methanolic Leaf Extracts of Caesalpinia volkensii and Maytenus obscura in Animal Models. Journal of Pain Relief 4(4): 1-6. doi:10.4172/2167-0846.1000191.

24. Munyasia NJ, Juma KK, Burugu MW, Mburu ND, Okuku EO. (2015). Biochemical effects of sewage pollution on the benthic organism Nerita polita. Journal of Environmental and Analytical Toxicology S7 (004): 1-9. doi:10.4172/2161-0525.S7-006.

25. Njagi J Muriithi, Gitahi S Maina, Mwangi B Maina, Mworia J Kiambi, Juma K Kelvin, Aliyu Umar, Mwonjoria K John, Njoroge W Ann, Ngugi M Piero and Njagi NM Eliud. (2015). Determination of Hematological Effects of Methanolic Leaf Extract of Vernonia lasiopus in Normal Mice. Journal of Blood and Lymph 5 (3): 1-6. doi:10.4172/2165-7831.1000139.

26. Juma KK, Maina SG, Muriithi JN, Mwangi BM, Mworia KJ, Mwonjoria MJ, Ngeranwa JN and Mburu ND. (2015) Protective Effects of Urtica dioica and Cimetidine® on Liver Function Following Acetaminophen Induced Hepatotoxicity in Mice. Journal of Developing Drugs 4 (2): 1-7. doi:10.4172/2329-6631.1000130.

27. Gitahi S. Maina Juma K. Kelvin, Mwangi B. Maina, Njagi J. Muriithi, Mworia J. Kiambi, Aliyu Umar, Mwonjoria K. John, Njoroge, W. Ann, Mburu N. David, Ngugi M. Piero. (2015). Antinociceptive properties of dichloromethane: Methanolic leaf and root bark extracts of Carissa edulis (forssk.) Vahl in rats. Journal of Phytopharmacology 4(2):106-112. ISSN 2230-480X.

28. Juma KK, Ngeranwa JNN, Mburu DN. (2015). A Review of the Biochemical, Hematological and Histological Modulations in Acetaminophen Induced Hepatotoxicity and the Potential of Urtica dioica in the Regeneration of the Liver. Journal of Drug Metabolism and Toxicology 6(3):1-7. doi: 10.4172/2157-7609.1000182.

29. Gitahi S. Maina, Mwangi B. Maina, Njagi J. Muriithi, Mworia J. Kiambi, Juma K. Kelvin, Aliyu Umar, Mwonjoria K. John, Njoroge W. Ann, Ngugi M. Piero, Mburu N. David. (2015). Antipyretic Properties of Dichloromethane: Methanolic Leaf and Root Bark Extracts of Carissa edulis in Rats. Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5(43):12-20. doi: 10.15272/ajbps.v5i43.681

Classes taught


MLS YR1: MSB 100, MLB 116

PT yr 1: BPT 111, BPT 114

MLS YR 2: MLB 212, MLB 216

MLS YR3: MLB 321

MLS YR4: MLC 416, MLC 421

MPS YR 1: BPB 100, BPB 216

BED Science: BIO 311, CHE 306e

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Official Contact Details


       P.O BOX 845-50400, Busia, Kenya

       kjuma@au.ac.ke/ juma.kelvin85@gmail.com

       +254-7288982333