Harun Njenga Ngugi

Harun Njenga Ngugi

Assistant Lecturer

Email: hngugi@chuka.ac.ke

Faculty Science Engineering and Technology

Department of Biological Sciences

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Medical Entomology/Parasitology

WORK EXPERIENCE
2011- Date: Assistant lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, Chuka University
2018-to date: Examination Officer in the Department of Biological Sciences, Chuka University
2017: Acting Coordinator for the Department of Biological Sciences, Chuka University for the month of August 2017.
2018: Peer Reviewer, Parasites and Vectors Journal
2009-2011: Daystar University, Part time lecturer of Environmental science
2010- 2011: JKUAT, Part time lecturer of Medical parasitology and virology
2010- 2014: Kenyatta University Mombasa campus, Part time lecturer in Zoology;

EDUCATION
PhD in Medical Entomology (Ongoing), University of Nairobi:
MSc. in Zoology (Applied parasitology):
Bed. Science (Botany and Zoology);

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
2014-17 Ecology of the dengue vector Aedes aegypti in the southern coast of Kenya
2005. Malaria transmission and habitat characteristics of the aquatic stages of malaria vectors in highland areas of western Kenya.

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
1. Ngugi, H.N. Sindiso, N., Krystosick, A.,Ndenga, BA., Musunzaji, PS., Mbakaya., JO., Aswani, P., Irungu, LW., Bisanzio, D., Kitron, U., LaBeaud, A.D. and Mutuku, FM. (2020). Risk Factors for Aedes aegypti Household Pupal Persistence in Longitudinal Entomological Household Surveys in Urban and Rural Kenya. Parasites and Vectors (IN PRESS)
2. Heath C.J, Grossi-Soyster E.N, Ndenga B.A, Mutuku FM, Sahoo M.K, Ngugi H.N, Mbakay ,J.O, Siema, P, Kitron, U, Zahiri, N, Hortion J, Wagoner, JJ, King, CH, Pinksky, B.A and LaBeaud, A.D. (2020) Evidence of transovarial transmission of Chikungunya and Dengue viruses in field-caught mosquitoes in Kenya. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 14(6): e0008362.
3. Ngugi, HN., Mutuku, FM., Ndenga, BA., Musunzaji, PS., Mbakaya., JO., Aswani, P., Irungu, LW., Mukoko, D., Vulule, J., Kitron, U. and LaBeaud, AL. (2017). Characterization and productivity profiles of Aedes aegypti (L.) breeding habitats across rural and urban landscapes in western and coastal Kenya. Parasites and Vectors. 10: 331
4. Ndenga, B.A, Mutuku, F.M, Ngugi, H.N, Mbakaya, J.O, Aswani, P, Musunzaji, P.S, et al. (2017) Characteristics of Aedes aegypti adult mosquitoes in rural and urban areas of western and coastal Kenya. PLoS ONE 12(12): e0189971. https://doi.
5. Garros C., Ngugi N., Githeko, A.E. Tuno N., and G. Yan. (2008). Gut Content Identification of Larvae of the Anopheles gambiae Complex in Western Kenya Using a Barcoding Approach. Mol Ecol Resour. 8(3): 512–518. 

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