Francis Makokha

Francis Makokha

Head of Human Health Research Programme

Directorate of Research and Development, Mount Kenya University, Kenya

Email: makokhafw@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

VALIDATE Role:

Network Affiliate

 

Research Keywords: 

Malaria, Var genes, drug resistance

 

Biography:

PI: Polymorphisms in the Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein (pfemp1) gene at two malaria endemic sites in Kenya.

Genomic approaches for understanding breast cancer progression in Kenyan patients.

Gene-environment interactions in the genesis of substance dependence, psychosis and relapse in Kenya.

Investigating Kitui County (Kenya) health system’s capacity to detect and control infectious diseases of poverty.

Functional consequences and gene expression patterns during singular and concurrent application of IL-21 and Rapamycin on Tumor Antigen specific T cells in vitro and in vivo.

 

Related Websites: 

Profile page at Mount Kenya University.

 

Key Publications:

Francis W. Makokha, Peter C. Bull, Francis T. Kimani, Charity Hungu, Nathan Shaviya, Gabriel Magoma and Sabah O. Ahmed. (2015). Mapping of DBLα Sequence Tags of Field Isolates from Two Malaria Endemic Sites in Kenya. Journal of Natural Sciences Research: ISSN 2224-3186 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0921 (Online). Vol.5, No.11

Francis W. Makokha, Sabah A. Omar, Francis T. Kimani, Gabriel Magoma, Rahma Udu, Edwin Too, Nathan Shaviya and Charity Hungu. (2015). PfEMP1 DBLα Sequence Tags in Genomic DNA of P. falciparum Field Isolates from Two Malaria Endemic Sites in Kenya. Journal of Natural Sciences Research: ISSN 2224-3186 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0921 (Online)mVol.5, No.7, 2015

Nathan M. Shaviya, Jeremiah O. Zablon, Clarence M. Mang’era, Francis W. Makokha, Ronald W. Wamalwa and George A. Sowayi. (2014). Genotyping for point mutations in selected codons of pfcrt and pfmdr-1 genes of Plasmodium falciparum among patients with uncomplicated malaria in Mbita district Kenya. Journal of Natural Sciences Research: ISSN 2224-3186 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0921 (Online); Vol.4, No.21, 2014.

N. Shaviya, M.C. Mang’era, W.F. Makokha, F.T. Kimani, and, J.R. Onguse. (2012). Expansion of the wild-type pfcrt 76K allele in Plasmodium falciparum populations in Mbita, Kenya. African Journal of health Sciences; Volume2, NO. 2 (Issue 41).

Sabah Ahmed Omar, Francis W. Makokha, Fat’hia Abdo Mohammed, Francis T. Kimani,Gabriel Magoma.(2007). Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistant gene markers,pfcrt-76 and pfmdr1-86, eight years after cessation of chloroquine use inMwea, Kenya. J Infect Developing Countries.