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Dr Moses Joloba MBchB,MS,PhD – Senior Lecturer & Head of Department
•	Dr Moses Joloba

 Assoc. Prof.  Moses Joloba is the current head of department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He is the current head of laboratories and also heads the appointments and promotions committee of the department. Assoc. Prof. Joloba completed his MBChB at Makerere University Medical School, Kampala, Uganda, in 1994, after which he won a Forgarty Scholarship for Master of Science in Microbiology and PhD in Molecular Microbiology at Case Western Reserve  University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, with Dr. Philip Rather. In 1997, he joined Makerere University College of Health sciences as a faculty member, and in 2003 he established the Molecular Biology laboratory in the Department of Medical Microbiology. This laboratory focused on TB research and in 2006, molecular detection of MTC infections as a routine was introduced for the first time in Ugandan research labs. Assoc. Prof. Joloba won grants from WHO/TDR, SIDA-SAREC, NIH and the European Union for TB research ranging from basic to applied and clinical. His research focus is bacterial quorum sensing, TBmolecular epidemiology and drug resistance. Assoc. Prof. Joloba is the current director of Supranational Reference Laboratory  Uganda. For more information about Assoc. Prof. Joloba’s Research activities,  please follow the Research link on the home page, or download his CV.

Contact Dr. Joloba: Tel: +256-414-541830; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dr. Joseph Olobo, BVM, PhD-Assoc. Professor
 
Dr. Joseph Olobo

Joseph Olobo is a veterinarian by basic training and has a PhD in Immunobiology. He is currently Professor of Immunology of Infectious Diseases at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.  He has a long history of research on “Neglected Tropical Diseases of Poverty” including Trypanosomiasis, Tuberculosis and Leishmaniasis. His studies at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne, Australia, demonstrated for the first time that Antibodies to cutaneous Leishmaniasis in the murine model had no protective effect. This finding was later confirmed for other Leishmania species in other hosts including humans. Other studies at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, and the Institute of Primate Research, Kenya were on the epidemiology of leishmaniasis and the development of the Non human primate model respectively, for cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis, for preclinical trials of drugs and vaccines. Several vaccine formulations including gp63 and Whole Killed Leishmania preparations were tested in the non human primate model. Currently he is involved in studies on immunology of visceral leishmaniasis and clinical trials of drugs against visceral leishmaniasis with a site in Amudat, North East Uganda. He was a collaborator with MBL laboratories, Uganda in the setting up of a clinical trial site in a malaria endemic area in Apach, Uganda. He has served and is still a member on number of national and international committees including that of Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Trials of the National Drug Authority, Uganda and Regional NTD Technical Advisory group, WHO.
Specialization: Immunobiology (Cytokines)


Dr Freddie Bwanga – Lecturer
•	Dr Freddie Bwanga

 Dr Freddie Bwanga is a lecturer and the current chairman, Finance, Research and Publications committee of the department of Medical microbiology. He did his MbChB and Master of Medicine Microbiology at Makerere University. In 2005, obtained a Fogarty award for a fellowship in Clinical Microbiology at Case Western Reserve University and University hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio. He won a scholarship by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) for Joint PhD training at Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden and Makerere University which is pusrsuing currently.He is the technical Support Officer on the TB specimen Referral System of the National TB control program, Kampala Uganda. His research nterests are: Drug resistant M. tuberculosis and other bacteria. The current research is on new tests applicable in developing countries for detection of Multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB). For more information about Dr Bwanga’s Research activities, please follow the Research link on the home page, or download his CV.

Contact Dr. Bwanga: Tel: +256-414-541830; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dr Christine Florence Najjuka, Senior Lecturer
 

Dr Christine Najjuka is a senior lecturer and the current Chair, Education Committee of the department of Medical Microbiology. She copmpleted her MbChB and Master of Medicine (Pathology) at Makerere University and also obtained an MS in Medical Microbiology at the University College London in 1994. Currently, Dr Najjuka is a registered doctoral student in the department of Medical Microbiology, under superviosion of Dr. Moses Joloba, Dr. Kaddu-Mulindwa and Dr. …. (SA). Her research interests are drug resistnce in enterobacteriace. Dr Najjuka has obatiend awards from  the Germany Academic exchange Service, (Deutcher Akademisher Austauschdienst, DAAD), Kulika Charitable Trust Scholarship, and Nominated to the Advanced WHO course on Immunology, Vaccinology & Biotechnology applied to infectious diseases, 1999. For more information about Dr Najjuka’s Research activities, please follow the Research link on the home page, or download her CV.

Contact Dr. Najjuka: Tel: +256-414-541830; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dr Henry Kajumbula, Lecturer
 

Specialization: Virology/Clinical Microbiology


Dr Benon Asiimwe, Lecturer
•	Dr Benon Asiimwe

 Dr. Asiimwe is currently a full Lecturer in the department of Medical Microbiology. Dr. Asiimwe trained as a Veterinarian and practiced large animal medicine from 1999 to 2002. He thereafter joined the MSc programme in Molecular Biology at Makerere University and researched on population genetics, geographical substructuring and infection kinetics of parasitic protozoa.  In August 2004, Dr. Asiimwe joined the Molecular Biology Laboratory as a Research Fellow and proceeded to enrol onto a joint PhD with Karolinska Institute in July 2005 and was later appointed Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Medical Microbiology in September 2005. Dr Asiimwe completed his PhD in 2008, and he was the first PhD graduate trained locally by the department of Medical Microbiology. His Research interests areMolecular epidemiology, genetics and host-parasite relationship of Mycobacterium  tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.For more about Dr Asiimwe’s Research activities, please follow the Research link on the home page, or download his CV.
Contact Dr. Asiimwe: Tel: +256-414-541830; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dr David Kateete, Assistant Lecturer
•	Dr David Kateete

 Dr. Kateete obtained a Bachelor’s degeree in Veterinary Medicine and a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. In 1999, he was immediately recruited as Research Assistant in the then newly started Molecular Biology lab under Prof. George W. Lubega, at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University, where he worked till 2005. Dr Kateete is one of the pioneer trainees and students of molecular biology locally trained in Uganda. In 2005, he joined another newly created Moleceular Biology lab of the department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, as a Research Associate, under Dr. Moses L. Joloba. He was later appointed as an Assistant Lecturer and obtained a 4-year forgartty scholarship for his doctoral studies. Dr Kateete has vast experience in Molecular Microbiology & Medical Parasitology, with exposure to various state of the art research laboratories across borders. His research interests are mainly in the area of Pathogen Biology, aiming at drug/vaccine target discovery and development &molecular diagnostics. For his PhD, he is studying the roles of quorum Sensing genes in Mycobacterium smegamatis. For more information about Dr Kateete’s Research activities, please follow the Research link on the home page, or download his CV.

                        Contact Dr. Kateete: Tel: +256-712-875725; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dr. Sentongo Elizabeth
 

Specialization: Medical Parasitology


Dr. Sendagire Hakim
Dr. Sendagire Hakim

Dr Hakim Sendagire obtained his MbChB at Makerere University, Uganda and is currently a lecturer in the department of Medical Microbiology. He completed his post-doctral training (on the Sewankambo clinical Scholarship) at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University, where he analyzed molecular mechanisms and evolution of HIV resistance to anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in line with recent ART roll-out, and helped map out or delayed development of resistance. Before this, he completed a PhD programme in Biochemistry studying the molecular markers associated with drug resistance malaria. he worked as a post-graduate researcher at Makerere University with Dr. Fred Kironde and Dr. Moses Kamya, he also worked in Dr. Philip Rosenthal’s laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco and in Prof. Gote Swedberg’s laboratory at Uppsala University, Sweden studying clinical, parasitological, in-vitro and molecular antimalarial drug resistance profiles in Uganda. As part of his PhD, he analyzed clinical samples for mutations in the malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum) dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) and dihydropteroate synthase (DHPS) genes that are associated with Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP, Fansidar) resistance. He is currently looking at the prevalence for the mutations associated with malaria resistance to relate them to prophylaxis with Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole (Co-trimoxazole) in HIV patients.  For more information about Dr Sendagire’s Research activities, please follow the Research link on the home page, or download his CV.

Contact Dr. Sendagire: Tel: +256-414-541830; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dr. Beatrice Achan
 

Specialization: Medical Microbiology

SSENGOOBA WILLY  

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.
From 2005 to 2007 he worked at the National TB Reference Laboratory (NTRL)-NTLP as a QA/QC officer/Laboratory Technologist and participated in operational research and National TB activities, also Rakai Health Science Program, LMK Uganda among other institutions as a Laboratory Technologist from 2003 to 2005.
Research Interests: Tuberculosis Clinical, Vaccine and new diagnostic trials Laboratory Services Research/ evaluation in the era of emerging and neglected infectious diseases
Contact details:
Willy Ssengooba
Laboratory Manager
Mycobacteriology (BSL-3) Laboratory
Dept. Med. Microbiology Makerere University
Tel: +256312 266 354/ 414 541 830 (Off)
+256 702 411 840 (Mobile)
+256 414 533 033 (Fax)

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FRANCIS MUMBOWA  
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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Phone +256772464328

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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.

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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.


     
   

OKEE MOSES

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
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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.

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Tel: 256 772 538701


     
   

Ochom Emmanuel

Contact
Telephone:         0712585297
Date of Birth      29/10/1982
Nationality:        Ugandan
Marital Status:   Single
Languages Spoken      English, Luganda, Lunyole

Educational Background
Institution /School                                       Year                      Award

Jinja Medical Laboratory School           2003-2006    National Diploma in                                                                                                 Laboratory Technology.

Old Kampala SSS                                      1996-1997          UCE/UACE

Mengo Primary School                              1994-1996          PLE

Work Experience
May2007-Mengo Hospital Lab (microbiology, O.P.D, chemistry, heamatology)

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)

Experience

  • Reception of patients &collection of samples
  • Blood grouping & cross matching
  • Hematology tests
  • Microbiology in culture& sensitivity, staining, stool analysis, urinalysis, immunology  etc
  • Chemistry –LFT’S, RFT’S, Random blood sugar, creatine &lipid profile.