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Ngugi Caroline

Affiliateship: 2018 - 2022

Cohort 3

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Medical & Health Sciences


Dr Ngugi is a lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology with a strong background in medical microbiology and molecular epidemiology. Her Career in science started after graduating with a BSc in Medical Microbiology, magna cum laude, from JKUAT, and then an MSc in Molecular Medicine and a PhD in Epidemiology from JKUAT with a research placement at the Institute of Applied Tumor Biology, Heidelberg University.  Dr Ngugi has also held a research placement at Centre for Virus Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute.

Her professional career started JKUAT as a graduate assistant in the department of Medical Microbiology and is currently serving as a lecturer and also sits in various academic committees where she serves in different positions. Dr Ngugi has received a number of research grants and scholarships in her academics and professional career and she has carried out research in early detection and diagnosis of cervical cancer as well as factors affecting uptake of cervical cancer screening. She is involved in community cervical cancer screening awareness and is a volunteer at different Cancer Foundations.