Ssengooba Willy is Ugandan by nationality with a first degree in Biomedical Sciences, a Masters of Health Services Research from Makerere University school of Public Health and a Diploma for Clinical Research Associates/ Monitors from Vienna School of Clinical Research –Austria and currently working towards a PhD in Health Services Research. He has experience in clinical research since 2007 when he was appointed as a Laboratory Manager for AERAS Global TB Vaccine Foundation, USA and European and Developing Countries clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) TB vaccine studies in Uganda.
Francis Mumbowa is the Laboratory Supervisor of Mycobacteriology Laboratory in the department of medical microbiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He trained as biomedical Scientist and currently pursuing post graduated diploma/ masters in infectious Diseases from University of London external program. Francis has received training in Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) and biosafety level 3 procedures both in Peru and India. Francis is the current editor of Uganda medical laboratory technology association.
Francis joined the department of microbiology in October 2008
but before that he was working at Joint clinical research centre (JCRC) as TB laboratory coordinator. Francis was leading the expansion program of TB activities to the JCRC regional centers of excellence within Uganda which would enable timely management of HIV co infected tuberculosis .patients. He has also been involved in studies to evaluate various rapid methods to detect multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Uganda and has provided technical support to other scientist who are interested in the use of microscopic observation drug susceptibility (MODS) Assay for their routine and research.
Research Interest: Francis’ research interest is in development of new techniques to diagnose tuberculosis which would help in earlier diagnosis and proper patient management.
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MBOOWA GERALD, BBLT
Mboowa Gerald is a Laboratory Technologist involved in the TB Vaccine Study in the Mycobacteriology Laboratory, Department of Medical Microbiology (Makerere University College of Health Sciences). He trained as a Biomedical Technologist at Makerere University. Gerald also trained in Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP), Good Clinical and Laboratory Practices (GCLP) in Kisumu, Kenya. He joined the Mycobacteriology Laboratory in October 2008 where he also works as a Laboratory Health and Safety Officer. He attained work experience as a laboratory Technologist at St.Francis Hospital Naggalama and trained in TB microscopy at the National TB and Leprosy Reference Laboratory. His Major interest is tuberculosis molecular genetics.
Tel: 256 712 841790
NAMAGANDA CAROLYN, BBLT.
Namaganda Carolyn is a Laboratory Technologist involved in the TB Vaccine Study in the Mycobacteriology Laboratory, Department of Medical Microbiology Makerere University College of Health Sciences. She trained as a Biomedical Technologist in Makerere University. Carolyn has also attained training in Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP). Carolyn joined the Mycobacteriology Laboratory in October 2008 where she is as well practicing as the Laboratory Quality Assurance Officer. She attained work experience as a laboratory Technologist volunteering at the National TB and Leprosy Reference Laboratory, joined Mildmay International Centre for Placement training and Cnapsis as a Laboratory Manager after which she joined the TB Vaccine Team. Carolyn has acquired a practical understanding of laboratory testing, analysis and research and can therefore effectively perform a wide range of laboratory functions.
Moses Okee holds a Bachelors of Biomedical Laboratory Technology from Makerere University, Uganda. He joined the Medical & Molecular Biology Laboratories in 2008 as a Research Assistant/Laboratory Technologist in the Molecular Biology Laboratory. He is member of the “Cell to Cell Signaling” research group.
Research Interests: His major interests include regulatory mechanisms of complex human diseases, signal transduction, and to understand the role of signaling proteins in the development and progression of human and microbial disease.
Tel: 256-718-092609; 256-712-682599
DIANA NAKIYINGI, BSC, MSC.
Diana joined the Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Medical Microbiology as a Data Officer in August 2007.
She holds a BSc (Physics and Mathematics) and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, from Makerere University. Her master’s research revolved around Supply Chain Management. Hypermarkets were looked as the basis of designing a web based supply chain management system. The aim was basically to provide better services to the consumers due to good tracking of stock inventory, demand forecasting by use of consumer history as well as improve hypermarket-supplier interaction.
Tel: 256 772 538701
Jinja Medical Laboratory School 2003-2006 National Diploma in Laboratory Technology.
Old Kampala SSS 1996-1997 UCE/UACE
Mengo Primary School 1994-1996 PLE
Jan2007-Apil2007- Clinix Health care ltd Tororo Branch (lab tests, preparing reagents &budgeting for lab equipments and Reagents)
Aug2006-June2006 –Volunteer Mengo Hospital, O.P.D department
March2006-June2006-Mulago Hospital attachment (heamatology, microbiology, blood transfusion & chemistry)
Aug2005-Oct2005 –Mengo Hospital attachment (chemistry & microbiology department)
Aug2004-Oct2004- Mengo Hospital attachment (Hematology &Blood Transfusion dept)