I am an IDeAL early career postdoctoral fellow at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme since April 2016. I hold a BSc in Biology degree from the University of Nairobi and an MSc. and PhD in Computational Biology from the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan.

Although originally a biologist, I have skills and experience in bioinformatics particularly in development of tools for sequence analysis applications for phylogenetics and transcriptomics. My current research project focuses on designing sampling strategies for optimizing diversity capture based on RSV sequences. Other projects include spatial epidemiology work whose objective is to map transmission patterns of RSV in Kenya.

Selected Publications