Annette Busula

Annette
Busula

Lecturer
Biological and Agricultural Sciences
Kaimosi Friends University College
Area of expertise: Vector-borne diseases
Email: abusula [at] kafuco.ac.ke
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Biography

I have over 10 years’ experience in malaria and research and two years’ experience as a chairperson of the department of Biological and Agricultural Sciences at Kaimosi Friends University college. My strong interest is in medical entomology and parasitology. I have been involved in many aspects of the malaria disease; from basic research on the malaria vector, the parasite they transmit, to the control of the vectors. This is evidenced by my publications in peer-reviewed journals, the conferences I have attended to present my outstanding work, where I won awards from The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Kenya and the evaluation committee of the British Society of Parasitology, London, for the best published science paper and the best oral talk respectively. I am a highly motivated, dynamic, ambitious, creative, hardworking, trustworthy, reliable, results-driven with laboratory and field-work experience in medical entomology and parasitology, analytical and good writing skills individual with ability to prioritize multiple assignments. I also have very good experience in lecturing Biological and Agricultural Sciences in Kenyan Universities of Science and Technology. I work independently and as a team player in research and academic institutions notably, the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kenya, the International Centre of Insects, Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya and Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands. I have the ability to excel in highly competitive environment, with good supervision skills and practical understanding of medical research, and readiness and willingness to work anywhere for long hours. Possess interpersonal and good communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial internal and external relationships. Currently I am a member of the research committee of the Kaimosi Friends University College, Kenya.  I have successfully managed malaria projects in KEMRI and ICIPE, Kenya. The projects included studies associated with the human infectious reservoir through studies that assessed malaria infectiousness using artificial membrane feeding assays.

Am interested in joining the network for the following reasons:

Networking/collaboration.  Disease burden is enormous in Africa and I have desire to contribute my quota by participating in research programmes that aim at control and eradication of these diseases.

Organisation details

Kaimosi Friends University College was established as a constituent college of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in 2014. It is nestled in the Kaimosi Complex within the Kaimosi tropical forest. It was founded to provide quality education and training, research and innovation to meet the needs of a dynamic society KAFUCO is fast-growing and endeavours to be ranked amongst the world-class universities based on academic excellence and research that impact on societal needs.