What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

I am currently pursuing a master degree in microbiology at Kenyatta University in Kenya. My
research involves virology in the area of HIV/AIDS with specific interest in co-infections of HIV
and Hepatitis B among fishermen populations in Kenya, these populations have over the years recorded
high prevalence rates of HIV infections and the circulating Hepatitis B genotypes within this population have not yet been determined within the study region.

What are you excited about in science communication

I am committed to bust through real or perceived barriers that may be keeping science stories secret
and exploring the art of science communication.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellow program?

The fellowship aims to stimulate scientific discussion and collaborations in the field of biological sciences,
to grow a community of researchers, students and industry professionals working on cutting-edge
innovation, and transparency to improve science communication. These aims are in line with
my commitment to encourage and recognize the most responsible behaviors in science and
improve research communication through open science and open technology innovations.

Ask me about…

I enjoy playing badminton or going for long walks.

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