muita gicheru

Position: Associate Proffesor
Department: Zoological Sciences
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
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Referred journals

Thesis Publications

  1. Gicheru, M.M. (1990) A partial comparative study of physical characteristics of thermostable antigens of hydatid cyst fluid (intermediate stage of of echinococcus granulosus ) and fluid from cyst of Taenia hydatigena (cysticercus tenuicollis). Msc Thesis; University of Nairobi. 
  2. Gicheru, M. M. Vervet monkey model for Leishmaniasis: Characterization, protective immunity and Vaccination against Leishmania major infection. Ph.D. Thesis Kenyatta University, April, 2002.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Gicheru, M.M. and Olobo, J.O. (1994). Evaluation of recombinant GP63 , the major Leishmania surface glycoprotein, as a diagnostic molecule for Leishmaniasis in vervet monkeys. Acta Tropica 58: 345-8.
  • Gicheru, M.M., Olobo, J.O., Kariuki,T.M., Adhiambo, C., (1995). Visceral leishmaniasis in vervet monkeys: Immunological responses during asymtomatic infections. Scand. J. Immunoly,41: 202 - 208
  • Olobo, J.O., Anjili, C.O., Gicheru, M.M., Githure, J. I., Mbati, P.A., Koech, A.K., Kariuki, T.M., McMaster., W.R., (1995). Vaccination of vervet monkeys against cutaneous leishmaniasis using leishmania “major surface glycoprotein” (gp 63). Vet. Parasiotoly.60: 199 - 212.
  • Stevenson , P., Jones, K.R., Gicheru, M.M., Mwangi, E.K., (1995). Comparison of Isometamedium chloride and homidium chloride as prophylactic drugs for trypanosomiasis in cattle at Ngurumani, kenya. Acta Tropica. 59: 77 - 84.
  • Gicheru, M.M., Olobo, J.O., and Anjili, C.O.(1997) Heterologous protection by Leishmania donovani for Leishmania Major infections in vervet monkey model., Experimental Parasitology. 85, 109-116
  • Gicheru, M.M,. Otsyula M, Spearman, P. Graham B.S, Miller C, Robison H.L. Haigwood , N. L., . Montefiori D.C (1999). Neutralizing antibody respones in African green monkeys infected with Simian immunodeficiency virus ( SIVagm) .J. Med. Primatol 28: 97-104
  • Gicheru, M.M., Olobo, J.O., Anjili, C.O.,Orago,S.S., Modabber, F., Scott, P. (2001). Vervet monkeys Vaccinated with killed Leishmania major parasites and interleukin-12 developed a Type 1 immune responses but are not protected against challenge infection.Infect and Immunity 69: 245-251
  • Joseph O Olobo., Michael M Gicheru, Chris O Anjili, C. (2001). The African Green Monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) Model for cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis: Review. Trends in Parasitology, 17: 588-592
  • Masina , S., Gicheru, M., S., Demontz, S., Fasel, N. (2003) Protection against cutaneous leishmaniasis in out bred vervet monkey with the histone H1 antigen. J. Infectious Dis. 188: 1250 -1257
  • JC, Machariah, Bourdichon , AJ., Gicheru MM, (2004).Efficacy of Trypan@ A diminazene based Drug as antileishmania agent. Acta Tropica,92, 267-272
  • Nigel, D., Gicheru, M. (2005). Developing a simian model for Leishmaniasis: one man’s quest. Veterinary Times.3
  • Yole dorcas, S., Shamala Kenedy,T, KioKithome, Gicheru M. M., (2007). Studies on interaction of schistosoma mansoni and leishmania major in experimentally infected BALB/c mice.African Journal of health sciences, 14: 80-85
  • Vincent Komo Njoroge, Michael Muita Gicheru, and Keneth Wititu Kariuki (2008). Microbial causes of Gastroentritis in Embul-Bul area of Ngong Division of jajiado District Kenya, Kenya. International Journal of pure and Applied science, 1: 82-88
  • Benuel nyagaka, Michael k. kiptoo, Raphael Lihana, samoel A. Khamdi, Ernest P. makohka, joyceline g. kinyua, Joseph mwangi, saida Osman, nancy J. Langat, Josepgh muriuki, Vincent Okoth, Michael Gicheru, Zipporah nganga, Elijah M. songok (2007).
  • Gentic diversityof HIV 1based on gag region among antennal clinical attendes in north rift valley Kenya. Gene bank accession EU163589-EU163704
  • Ombui JN, Nduhiu, FG, and Gicheru MM ( 2008) Detection of bacerius aureus enterotoxin genes in food multiplex polymerase chain reaction. International Journal of integrated biology, 20: 172-181
  • James M. Munyao, Michael M. Gicheru, Zipporah W. Nganga, Esther kagasi, Hastings S. Ozwara, (2008). Transfection of Plasmodium Knowlwsi in Baboon papio anubis provides a new system for analyses of parasites espressed transgenes and host parsites interface. International Journal of integrated biology, 2: 100-108
  • Gicheru M. M., Jeneby, M.M., Machria , J.C., Carlsson, H.E., suleman , MA , (2009). Prevalence of antibodies and cell mediated immune responses against Leishmania major in feral non human primates in kenya. Acta Tropica, 109: 136-140
  • Nduhiu Gitahi J., Jackson N. Ombui, Dorcas W. Nduati, Michael M. Gicheru (2009). Genetic characterization of food borne Bacillus Ceraus strains milk, cheese and rice by multiplex PCR assay. International jouernal of Integrated Biology, 5: 82-86
  • Alex N. tinega, Roger Pelle, Simon Kanga, Michael M. Gicheru, Evans L. N. Taracha, Vishnath Nene, Simon P. Graham (2009). Fusion of a cell penetrating peptide from HIV-1 TAT to the Theileria parva antigen TP2 enhances the stimulation of Bovine CD* T cell responses. Veterinary Immunology, (IN PRESS but Accepted)
  • Eric M.O. Muok, Pauline N.M. Mwinzi, Carla I., Black, Jennifer M. Carter, Zipporah W. Nganga, Michael M. Gicheru, W. Evans Scor, Diana M<S. Karanja and Daniel G. Colley , (2009). Childhood coinfections with Plasmodium Falciparaum and Schistosomiasoma mansoni result in lower percentages of activated T cell and Tregulatory memory cells than Scistosomiasis only. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. , 80: 475-478
  • Albert Kimtai, Peter kamau Ngure, Willy Kiprotich Tonui, Michael Muita Gicheru, Lydia Bonareri Nyamwamu.( 2009). Leishmaniases in Northern and Western Africa: Areview. African.Journal of Infectious Dieasess., 3: 14-25
  • Mutiso,J.M., Macharia , J.C., Kariuki , T.M., Gicheru, M.M. ( 2009). Montanide ISA 720 is more effective than BCG as an adjuvant for Leishmania Killed Vaccine in BALB/c mice. International Journal of integrated Biology, 7: 107-116.
  • Lydia B Nyamwamu, Michael M. Gicheru, Rekha R. Sharma, Albert Kimtai, Willy K. Tonui, Peter Kamau Ngure (2009). Evaluation of the immunochramtograpghic Strip test for the rapid diagnosis of antenatal syphilis in women in Eldoret , Kenya. Journal of Nannjing Medical University, 23: 1-5
  • Albert Kimtai, Willy K. Tonui, Michael M. Gicheru, Peter KamauNgure Johnstone Ingonga, Stella Kepha,laban Ireri njeru, Dorcas waxchira, Robert karanja Muhia, Milkah Mwangi, Lydia B. Nyamwamu (2009). Evaluation of adjuvanticity of artemesinin with soluble Leishmania major antigens in BALB/c mice. Journal of Najing Medical University 23: 1-14
  • Barasa Mustafa, Gicheru Michael Muita, Kagasi ambogo Esther, Ozwara Suba Hastings (2010). Characterization of placental malria in Olove baboons ( Papio anubis) infected with plasmodium Knowlesi H strain. International Journal of integrated Biology, 9: 54-58
  • Joshua M.Mutiso, John C Macharia, Michael M. Gicheru ( 2010). A review of adjuvants of Leishmania vaccine candidate. Journal of Biomedical Research, 24: 16-25
  • Barasa Mustafa, Mwangi Irungu michael, mutiso Muli Joshua, Kagasi ambogo Esther, Ozwara Suba Hastings, Gicheru Michael Muita (2010). Plasmodium knowlesis H strain pregnancy malrai immune responses in olive baboons Papio Anubis). International Journal of integrated Biology, 10: 54-58
  • Gabriel O. Ng’onga, Margaret Oduor, John Vulule, R. Manohar and M. Gicheru Michael (2010). Influence of ABO/Rh Blood group phenotypes on immunosurveillance to Plasmodium Falciparum malaria in children1-10 years in Kisumu Town , Kenya. Nature Conservators, India ,22 (2) – 197-210
  • Geoffrey K. Kinuthia, matha W. Kiarie-Makara, Michael M. Gicheru, Ephantus Kabiru, and Dong-Kyu Lee (2010). Relationship between control of parasitic infections and poverty levels. A case study of Njoro , District Kenya. Kosin Journal of Health Sciences 12 , 77-95
  • Were PS, Kinyanjui, P, Gicheru M.M., E Mwangi, H.S. Ozwara (2010). Prophylactic and curative activities of extract from warbugia ugandensis Sprague( Canellaceae) and Zanthoxylum usambarense (Engl.) Kokwaro (Rutaceae) against plasmodium kwowlesi and plasmodium bergei. Journal of ethinopharmacology, 130: 158-162
  • Mutua P. m., Gicheru MM., Makanya ,A.N., Kiama S.G.( 2011). Comparative quantitative and qualitative attributes of the surface respiratory macrophagews in domestic duck and rabbit. International journal of morphology, 29: 353-362
  • Gabriel O. Ng’onga, Margaret Oduor, John Vulule, Rekha sharma and M. Gicheru Michael (2011). Influence of age and sex on plasmodium falciparum malaria susceptibility in children 1-10 years in Kisumu Town, Kenya, aquaculture,12: 1-10
  • Joshua M. Mutiso, John C. macharia Mustafa Barasa, evans taracha, Michael M. Gicheru (2011).Inviro and invivo antileishmanial Efficacy of a combination therapy of diminazine and artesunate against Leishmania donovaniin BALB/C mice. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop Sao. Paulo, 53: 129-132
  • Noyes H., BrassA, ObaraI, Gicheru M, et al .(2011). Genetic and expression analysis of cattle identifies candidate genes in pathaways responding to trypanosome Congolese infection.Proceedings of The national academy of sciences, USA, 108: 9304-9
  • Benuel nyagaka, Michael k. kiptoo, Raphael Lihana, samoel A. Khamdi, Ernest P. makohka, joyceline g. kinyua, Joseph mwangi, saida Osman, nancy J. Langat, Josepgh muriuki, Vincent Okoth, Michael Gicheru, Zipporah nganga, Elijah M. songok (2011). HIV Type 1 gag Genetic diversity among antenatal clinic attendees in North Rift VGalley , Kenya. Aids Research and human retroviruses, 27: 1-4
  • Geofry k Kinuthia, Michael M. Gicheru, Peter K. ngure EphantusW. Kabiru ( 2010. Lifestyles and practices that enhance malaria and typhoid fever in njoro district , Kenya, Journal of community health .DOT 10.1007/s10900-944-0
  • Mutiso, JohnC. Machariah, Evans taracha, Michael M. Gicheru( 2012). Protection against visceral leishmaniasis in vervet monkey Chlorocebus aethiops): Leishmania donovani whole cell antigen delivered with adjuvants. Journal of Biomedical research, 26: 1-7
  • Nkandi I, Ndinda J, Kuriaj., Naessens J. MbithiF, SchinierC, GicheruM, Mckeever d, wesonga H (2012). Efficacy of two vaccines formulation against Contageous Bovine Pleuropneumonia CBPP in Kenyan Indegenous cattle, Research in Vetrinary sciences, VOl
  • Teresia nyawira, Michael Gicheru, Esther kagasi, Zipporah nganga, hastings Ozwara (2012). Acute plasmodium knowlesis infection in olive baboons(papio anubis is accompanied by high –level of gamma interferon. International journal of biology, 4: 92-101
  • Ogonda JK, GicheruM.M, Khamadi SA. (2012). Occurrence of stromal derided Factor 1 polymorphism in Kenyan Population. WebmedCentral Immunology 2012; 3 (4) WMC)1556
  • Brasa M., Nganga ZW, Sowayi, GA., Okoth J.M., Naumuland BM, Kagsi EASH Ozwara, Gicheru M.M. (2012). Cytokine expression in maalria- infected non human primates placentas. Open veterinary journal, 2: 58-64
  • Ngonjo, T.W., KiharaJ.H., GicheruM., Njenga,S.M., Mwandawiro C.W. (2012). Prevalence and intensity of of intestinal parsites in school age children in Thika District. .African Journal of health Sciences, 21(3-4):153-160
  • Mutiso, John C. macharia, Evans Taracha, Kellen Wafula, Michael M. Gicheru (2013) Safety and skin delayed Hypersensitivity response in vervet monkeys immunized with leishmania donovani sonicate antigen delivered with adjuvants. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop Sao. Paulo, 54(1): 37-41
  • Beatrace M. Muriuki, Michael M. Gicheru, Dorcas Wachira, AntonyK. Nyamache, SamoelA. Khadi(2013). Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C. Viral co-infections among HIV infected individuals in Nairobi, Kenya.BMC research notes, 6 (363): 1-6
  • Eric Bosire, Antony K. Nyamache, Michael m.Gicheru, Samoel A. khamadi raphaelW. Lihana, Vincent Okoth(2013).Population specific reference ranges of CD3, CD4 and CD8 lymphocyte subset among healthy Kenyans. Aids research and therapy10: (24) 1-7
  • Mutua P.M., GicheruM.M., Makanya, A.N., Kiama SG. (2013.). Antiproliferative activities of centella Asatica extracts on human Respiratory Epithelial cewlls inviro. Internal Journal of morphology, 31(4): 1322-1327
  • Joshua Mutiso,John C Mcharia, MariaNdunge Kiio, james mainaIchagichu, Hitler Rikoi, Michael M. Gicheru (2013).Development of Leishmania vaccine: predicting the future from the past and present experience. The journal of biomedical research,27(2) 85-102
  • Mutiso, John C. macharia, Maria N. Kiio, Peter M.Mucheru, WycliffeN., Nkoba, FredricC.Maloba, Michael M. Gicheru (2013). Leishmania parsites specific CD4synegizes and correlates positively with CD8+ T cells in production of gamma interferon following immunization of vervet monkey(chlorocebus aethiops) model, Science parasitology, 14(1): 7-19
  • Wilfred E. Injera, Brian D. Foy, Ephantus W. wanjohi, Michael M Gicheru, John I. Githure, John C. Beier. 2013.Mosquitocidal immune response in BALB/c miceenhanced whenanopheles gambiae Mucin-cDNA is co-administered with interleukin-12 cDNA. International Journal of Biology, 5 (2): 46-56
  • Wilfred E. injera,. Michael M Gicheru, Ephantus W. Kabiru E. W., John I. Githure, John C. Beier 2013.Immunopathological features developing in the mosquito midgut after feeding on anopheles gammbieae Mucin/ interleukin -13 cDNA immunized mice.Internal journal of morphology, 3(10. 329-337
  • Kiige SG, MutisoJ.M., Laban, LT.,Khayeka-Wandabwa,Anjili CO., Ingonga J. GicheruM.M. 2014.F1 cross- breed betweensusceptible BALB/c and resistant swiss mice infected with leishmania major exhibit anintermediate phenotype for lesion sizes and type1 cytokines but sho low level of total IgG antibodies. Experimental immunology, 79: 283-29
  • JAMLECK n. Mwangi*, Hastings S. Ozwara², Joshua Mutiso¹, Michael M. Gicheru¹,2015. Characterization of Tunga penetrans Antigens in Selected Epidemic areas in Murang’a a County in Kenya. PLOS/Neglected Tropical Diseases/DOI:10.137/journal.pntd.0003517 March 20
  • Linet T. Laban¹, Christopher O. Anjili², Joshua Mutiso¹, Johnstone², Samuel G. Kiige¹, Mgala M. Ngedzo¹, Michael Gicheru¹*2015. Experimental therapeutic studies of solanum aculeastrum Dunal. On Leishmania major infection in BALB/c mice. Iranian Journal of basic Medical Science February
  • Samuel W. Muloro, Joshua M. Mutiso, John C. Macharia, Alain J. Bourdicho, Michael M. Gicheru (2015). Invitro activity and invivo efficacy of combination therapy of diminazene and chloroquine against murine visceral leishmaniasis. The journal of Biomedical research, 29: 1-10.
  • Khobondo J.O, Gicheru M.M., Khamadi S.A.( 2015). Pediatric HIV-AIDs in Nairobi: Prevalence gender and Implication of prevention of mother to child transmission. European Journal of research in Medical sciences, Vol.3, No. 2 : ISSN 2056-600X
  • Ngonjo T.W. Kihara J.H. Gicheru M. Wanzala p4, Njenga S.M, Mwandawiro( 2012). Prevalence and Intensity of intestinal Parasites in school age Children in Thika District, Kenya. Journal of Health Sciences, 21:153-160
  • Michael M. Gicheru, Dr Eric Mwangi, Mwangi Rachel Mbaire (2015). Prevalence and Knowledge of Brucellosis in Dairy Cattle in Makuyu Division,Murang’a County,Kenya, International Journal of scientific Engineering and Technology 4(12): 2277-1581.
  • Samuel W. Mwololo, Joshua M. Mutiso, John C. Macharia, Alain J.Bourdichon and Michael M. Gicheru (2015). In vitro activity and in vivo efficacy of a combination therapy of diminazene and chloroquine against murine visceral leishmaniasis. Journal of Biometrical Research, 29: 214-222
  • Khobondo,J.O. Gicheru,M.M and Khamandi,S.A. (2015) Pedeiatric HIV-AIDS in Nairobi: Prevalence,gender and implication for prevention of mother to child transmission. European Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 3: 52- 60
  • Sharon Chepkwony, Nicholas M Kiulia, Ruth Nyakundi, Michael Gicheru and Atunga Nyachieo. (2016). Sero-prevalence of Herpesvirus papio 2 in Wild-caught Olive Baboons from selected regions in Kenya. Journal of Virology and Emerging Diseases, 2.3: 1-5
  • Nyambura Mugwe, Michael M. Gicheru and Mwatha Joseph. (2016). Plasma Cytokine as predictive Biomarkers of HIV and AIDs progression among HIV patients attending Nakuru provincial General Hospital,Kenya. American Journal Medical and Biological Research, 4 ( 2): 20-25.
  • Jane N. Mugwe, Michael M. Gicheru and Joseph Mwatha. (2016) Relationship between plasma cytokine levels and CD4 T cell counts during acute HIV infection among HIV/AIDs patients attending Nakuru provincial general hospital Kenya. European Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 4 (1): 44-51
  • Jamleck N. Mwangi, Hastings S. Ozwara, Joshua M. Motiso, Michael M. Gicheru (2015). Charcterization of Tunga penetrans antigens in selected Epidemic areas in Muranga county Kernya.9(3).1-10 DOI10.1371
  • Mathenge J.M., Okemo P.O., Nganga P.M, Mbari a JM, GicheruM.M., (2015). Identification of enterotoxigenicStaphylococcus aureas strains from meat and dairy products by multiplex PCR and reverse passive agglutination test in Nairobi, Kenya . East and central Africa medical journal , 2: 97-103
  • Kenneth k Rucha, Ochieng Otieno, Michael M Gicheru, Andre Yitambe (2016). Predictor of health workers adoption of communication technology in selected health centers in Nairobi , Kenya. Journal of management and World business research 13(1): 28-39, ISSN1449 3179
  • David M. kavili, Jemimmah A. Simbaauni, Michael M. Gicheru Juster Mungiria (2016). Prevalence and risk factors of Entomeba histolytica amongst children attrending primary schools in Kyuso Zone, Kyuso distric Kitui, county, Kenya. Journal of applied life science (71): 1-12
  • Munene, M.M. Gicheru, P.N. Warutere, S.G. Wachira, W.J. Njogu (2017). Socio-economic factors associated with patients with vesicovaginal fistular in Machokos County Kenya. Asian Journal of Research in Medical and pharmaceutical Sciences, 1(3) 1-6
  • Jennifer N. Njuguna, Michael M. Gicheru, Lucy M Kamau, Peter M. Mbatha (2017). Incidence and knowledge of bovine brucellosis in Kahuro Distric Muranga county Kenya. Tropical animal health Production 49: 1035-1040 DOI 101186/s12936-017-2747-4
  • Kenneth K.R., Ochieng O, Gicheru Michael .M.,and Andre Y. (2017). Predictors of Health workers adoption of information communication technology in selected health centers in Nairobi, Kenya. Journal of management and world business research 13(1) 28-39). ISSN1449-3179
  • Mathenge JM, Gicheru MM, Okemo PO, Nganga PM, Mbaria JM (2017). Food safety knowledge, altitude, and practices amomg food handlers working in meat selling establishments in the city of Nairobi. East and central Africa Medical Journal 3(1): 14-20
  • JM, Mathenge, JM, mbaria PO, Okemo PN, Nganga and MM Gicheru (2017). Multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureas isolated in foods of animal origin in Nairobi, Kenya. East Africa Medical Journal, 94 (3): 180-186
  • Gitahi N. J, Gathura P.B., Gicheru, M.M., Githinji , T.W., Nordin A. (2018). Multidrug resistant Escherichia Coli isolated from asymptomatic school going children in Kibera Slum, Kenya. African Journal of Bacteriology Research, 10(5): 70-77
  • Chris Mbae Njagi, Michael Muita Gicheru, Samuel Ashimosi khamadi,Raphael Lihana, Joseph mwangi, Sheila Kageha (2017). Genetic diversity of HIV -1 Isolates and anti-retroviral drug resistance from patients in Kirinyaga county, Kenya. The international journal of science and Technology, 5(2): 85-99
  • Nduhiu G., Gicheru M.M., Gathura P.B., Karanja N. K., Githinji W.T. Nordin A. (2018). Internallization of enteropathogenic human bacteria in lettuce and coriander plant tissues, ISABB Journal of health andeEnviromental sciences, 5(30: 28-32
  • Onyancha Jarem M, Gikonyo Nicholas, K., Wachira Sabina W., Mwitari Peter G., Gicheru Michael M. (2018) . Anticancer activities and safety evaluation of selected Kenyan plants extracts against breast cancer cell lines. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, 10 (2): 21-26 ISSN 2141-2502 ,
  • John C. machariah, Joshua M. Mutiso, Michael M. Gicheru, Isaac O. Ogwayo, George Ngatiri, (2018). Kala-Azar and the associated factors influencing health care seeking among the residents of Baringo county. Researchjournalis, Journal of public health,4 (70): 3-21
  • Wanyaga, Michael M. Gicheru, Faith A. Okalebo, Lois M. mutisya, BonifaceMukabane (2018). Antiplasmodial and IFN- immunosuppressive activities of an aqueous crude extract from aerial parts of Trephosia Purpura, 7 (6): ISSN 2321-919X
  • Njuki Justin, Mugambi, Gicheru M. Michael, Jemimah Simbauni (2017). The performance of rapid diagnostic tests for malrai parsite diagnosis compared to microscopic test in meru South Subcounty, Tharaka –Nithis cpounty, Kenya. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health, 7(22): ISSN2225-093X
  • Lorre Moses C.O, Gicheru M.M., Kabiru E.W, (2018). HIV prevalence among secondary school student blood donars in Nairobi County Kenya. International journal of science and research, 7(7): 314-317
  • Winfred K.M, Gicheru M., Kasili S., Kimani T. F. and Makokha F (2019). Status of Plasmodium Falciparum resistance to sulfadoxine pyrimethamine in Kwale County, Kenya. Epidemiology international 4 (1): 1-6
  • Ngetich Rose, Osero Bernard, Kiplagart Steve, Gicheru Michael, Anjili Chistopher (2019). Disease susceptibility and cytokine production in F1 Generation of Mice cross Breed of swiss Albino with BALB/c mice (SAB) following Leishmani donovani infection. Journal of Zoological Research, 3 (2): 19-27
  • Jane N. Mugwe, Michael M. Gicheru, Joseph K. Mwatha (2019). Circulatory cytokines and haematological profiles: Posible biomarkers of HIV/AIDS disease progression. International journal of health and life sciences, 5 (1): 105-118
  • Lucas Luvai A. Asaava, Michael M. Gicheru, Moses Mwangi, Edwin Mwangi, ernest Juma, Ruth Moraa, Adan Halakhe, Willie Abela Githui (2020). Across sectional Epidemiological investigationa of nontuberculous mycobacteria of public health importance in slaughter camel in Samburu County Kenya. Tropical animal health and production, 45( 6); ISSN0049-4747, DOI 10.1007/s11250-019-02054-2
  • Lucas L.A. Asaava, Willie A. Githui, Moses Mwangi, Edwin MwangiErnest Juma, Ruth moraa, adan halakhe, Michael M gicheru (2020). I solation identification and associated risk factors of non tuberculous mycobacteria infections in humans and dromedary camels in Samburu county , Kenya. Zooneses and Public health, 4: 1-19
  • Onyancha J.M., Gikonyo N.K., Wachira S.N., Gicheru M.M. (1919). Isolation and antiproliferative charcterisation of berginin from root extract of Uvariodendron anisitum Verdec (Annonaceae). Drug Discovery , 13: 55-78
  • Onyancha Jared Misonge, Gikonya Nikolas Kamindo, Wachira Sabina Wangui, Gicheru Michael Muita (2019). An ethnobotanical survey of plants used for treatments and management of cancer in Embu County , Kenya. Journal of Medicinal plant studies, 7(4): 39-46
  • J. Gitahi, P B. Gathura, M.M. Gicheru. , T.W. Githinji, A. Nordin( 2019). Multidrug resistant Escherichia Coli Isolated from asymptomatic school going children in kibera slums, Kenya, a book Chaper (2019). Theory and Application of Microbiology and Biotechnology Volume 2. Book Publisher International ISBN-13 (15) 978-93-89562-78-1
  • Annah Indetie Hoka, Michael Gicheru, Syprine Otieno (2019).Effect of cow parity and calf charcteristics on milk production and reproduction of Friesian dairy cows. Journal of natural science research 9(10): 41-50. ISSN2224-3186 DOI10.7176/JNSR
  • Mbuvi P. Mutua, Shadrack Muya, Gicheru M. Muita (2020). A general perspective of micro biota in human health and disease, a review. Achives of clinical Microbiology, 11: 106 ISSN; 1036648/ 1989-8436. 11.2.106
  • Michael Kisongochi Waluku, Michael M. Gicheru, Robert Wanjala Nyukuri (2020). Low exposure of and acquisition of antibodies to circumsporozoite protein antigen in individuals living in western highlands of Kenya with unstable malaria transmission, East Africa Science, 2 (1): 66-75
  • Samuel K. kabochi, Benson M. Mwangi, Michael M. Gicheru, George N. Muriuki and Irene A. Onyango. (2020). Mosquito composition, abundance and distribution in swampy and flooded shoreline habitats of Lake Baringo, Kenya, during a period of extreme flooding (2012-2013). International journal of mosquito research ,7(6): 1-4

Book Chapter

  • Animal Models for Tropical Parasitic Diseases ( 2004) Chapter 9 Idle O Farah, Maina Ngotho, Thomas Kariuki, Maamun Jeneby, Lawrence Irura, Naomi Maina, John Kagira, Michael Gicheru, and Jann Hau( Book Chapter)
  • Animal Models for Tropical Parasitic Diseases ( 2013) Chapter 9 Idle O Farah, Maina Ngotho, Thomas Kariuki, Maamun Jeneby, Lawrence Irura, Naomi Maina, John Kagira, Michael Gicheru, and Jann Hau( Book Chapter)
  •  J Gitahi, P.B Gathura, MM, Gicheru, TW Githinji and A Nordin (2019). Multidrug Resistant Escherichia coli isolated from asymptomatic school going children in Kibera slums. Theory and application of Microbiology and Biology. Vo. 2 eBook ISSN: 978-93-89562-79-8 . Book Publisher international, DOI: (Book Chapter)

Networking and collaborations with external organization’s

  • Prof. Jan Lagerlof, Dept of Ecology Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences,  SLU-Joint post graduate field courses between SLU and KU, 2013 Ongoing
  • Dr. Cristopher Anjili, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya, Role of Reservoir hosts, vectors and Epidemiology of Leishmaniasis. 2012 ongoing
  • Dr Hastings Ozwara Institute of Primate Research, Immunopathogenesis of malaria parasites species in animal models- Training of post graduate students, 2009 ongoing
  • Kenya marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI),Attachment and research opportunities, Coastal and marine resource management students, KEMFRI Scientist participating in teaching our student. 2012 to present
  • Prof. Joseph Olobo, Microbiology Department, Makerere University, Uganda, Non human primate model for Leishmaniasis, Thesis examination, External examination , 2011 to prsent
  • Prof. Paul Ndegwa,  School of Biological sciences, University of Nairobi,Area of Entomology , Thesis examination and External examination, 2010 to present.
  • Dr. Annika Nordin,  Department of Energy and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Research and joint  of Johson Nduhiu Gitahi,- a PhD student in KU, 2014 .


  • Michael Gicheru, Epidemiological aspects of HIV/AIDS. Kenyatta University, 3rd August, 2006. HIV and AIDS Awareness Workshop
  • Michael M. Gicheru, Overview of HIV and AIDS. HIV and AIDS mainstreaming workshop.4th April, 2007 Utalii Hotel, Nairobi. School of Pure and applied Sciences, Kenyatta University.
  • Michael M. Gicheru. HIV and AIDS pandemic. Workshop for mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS in the faculty of Science Programmes. Jomo Kenyatta university of of Agriculture and technology 24th April 2007
  • Michael M. Gicheru Overview of HIV and AIDS. Workshop for mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS in the faculty of Engineering. Jomo Kenyatta university of Agriculture and technology 26th April 2007
  • Michael Gicheru. Mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS in University curriculum. School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Kenyatta university, One day workshop 17th November 2007 AVU hall Kenyatta university
  • Michael Gicheru. Teaching of Animal Health in Kenyatta university. Formulation of standards for Undergraduate Animal health and Veterinary related courses, a workshop organized by Kenya Vet etrinary board Technical committee on veterinary Education Quality Assurance, KCB Training College Karen Nairobi, 4-5th November 2010
  • Michael Gicheru. Immunobiology of leishmaniasis. Workshop on immunobiology of Major tropical parasitic Diseases held at institute of primate research. March 7-18, 2011
  • Michael Gicheru. Next generation sequencing at applied Biosystems- part of Life Technologies, ILRI 1st November 2011
  • Michael Gicheru, World day of Immunology , Kenya Society of immunology, Kenya University Students Business Centre 2th April 2012
  • Michael Gicheru, Ist KSI symposium. Immunology in East Africa, KEMRI 24th-25th May 2012
  • Michael Gicheru, Ist KSI symposium. Immunology in East Africa, KEMRI 24th-25th May 2012
  • Michael Gicheru, Federation of Africa Immunology Society (FAIS). Preconference Training workshop in clinical immunology 28-30th November 2014, ILRI

  • Michael Gicheru, Orientation workshop for RUFORUM GRG grantees, 30th – 31st March, 2015, Kampala, UgandMichael Gicheru, 1st Biannual conference on the state of Higher Education in Kenya, Commission of University education , 21st -25th August, 2016, Kenyatta university, Nairobi , Kenya

  • Michael Gicheru, The fifth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial conference 2016. Century City Conference center, Cape Town, South Africa, 15th - 21st October 2016