Ngeny Chris Kipngetich

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology

Current workload:

Teaching of undergraduate and Supervision of their research projects (4 BSc.) Serving as Universities Academic Staff Union Secretary General,  Pwani University Chapter

Professional Profile

Hold a Bachelor of Science degree (Biochemistry & Chemistry) from Egerton University and Master of Science (Medical Biochemistry) from Kenyatta University.  MSc. research project was o: Effects  of HAART on the Integrity of the Liver and Kidney in HIV Patients at Coast Province General Hospital, Kenya. Currently registered for my PhD study and the research project ongoing is on: Expression of Bioengineered Organophosphate Hydrolase for Development of DNA Probe for use in Detection of Organophosphates in Milk and Milk products.

Fields of expertise

Medical Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Pharmacognosy

WORKING HISTORY

Current positionAssistant Lecturer

Date 1st February, 2013 to date

Responsibilities:

Teaching of undergraduate Supervision of undergraduate research projects (Bsc Biochemistry and Bsc Biotechnology)

Setting of examinations, administration of examinations, and processing of examination results

Departmental co-ordinator for field trips and research projects (2017)

Serve as member of various committees of the university including:

  • Academic staff Disciplinary Committee
  • Collective Bargaining Negotiations Committee
  • SRC Job description and Evaluation committee
  • University funding board committee.

Previous employment

Position Teaching Assistant in the former Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Date: July, 2008 – January, 2014

Achievements: –

Research projects undertaken during this time:

1. Pwani University Research Board (2010-2012) Effects   of HAART on the Integrity of the Liver and Kidney in HIV Patients at Coast Province General Hospital, Kenya. A total funding of Kshs 500,000 (Principal Investigator)

4. National Council of Science & Technology (2019-2021) “Bioremediation of organophosphates pesticides contamination in the environment” National Council for Science, Technology and Innovation. Role: PhD student.

Responsibilities:

Teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects

Setting of examinations, administration of examinations, and processing of examination results

Departmental co-ordinator for field trips and research projects

January 2006 – June 2007

Lecturer II – Kilifi Institute of Agriculture under Ministry of Agriculture

January 2000- December 2005       

Teaching 8-4-4 curriculum to students in high schools in Kericho County

Education and training

University name:  JKUAT

PhD (Biochemistry) Ongoing since January 2019

PhD title. Expression of Bioengineered Organophosphate Hydrolase for Development of DNA Probe for use in Detection of Organophosphates in Milk.

University name:  Kenyatta University

MSc.  (Medical Biochemistry)  December, 2013

Thesis title: Effects   of HAART on the Integrity of the Liver and Kidney in HIV Patients at Coast Province General Hospital, Kenya

University name:  Egerton University

BSc. (Biochemistry & Chemistry), 1999

Second Class Honours, Upper Division.

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

(List relevant training and certificates/qualifications achieved)

Name of course/workshop/training: Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)

Date: February, 2020

Authority that provided the training: KEMRI- Wellcome Trust Research Programme

PUBLICATIONS and papers

KEY PUBLICATIONS

1 Chimbevo, L. M., Atego, N. A., Oshule, P. S., Mapesa, J., Essuman, S., Nderitu, J. H., Asamba, M. N., & Ngeny, C. (2021). The Role and Sustainability of Community-based County Government Funded Agricultural Infrastructure Projects: A Case of Community Cattle Dips and Acaricides Use in Kilifi, Kajiado and Nakuru Counties. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International22(4), 26-36. https://doi.org/10.9734/jaeri/2021/v22i430195
2 Ngeny, K. C., Ngeranwa, J. J., Gichuki, W. C. and Mbuuko, N. (2019); Effects of HAART on the Integrity of the Liver and Kidney in HIV Patients at Coast Province General Hospital, Kenya; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP) Vol 9:2 pp 504-515. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.02.2019.p8665 
3 Otieno Mala G., Benjamin J Parsons, Geert-Jan Dinant, Chris Ngeny and Mark Spigt (2017). Diagnostic evaluation of smear negative tuberculosis in a resource poor setting. https://doi.org/10.26481/dis.20170322gomIn Book: Exploratory analyses of the level of salivary Nitric Oxide (NO) metabolites and microbiological outcome in suspected Tuberculosis patients. ISBN 978 94 6159 670 3 (pp 63-74). 1st Edn. Chapter 5. Publishers: Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht.