© 2015 Sarah E. Rich

Frank Ngonda

RISE Degree(s) 

MSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College

RISE Network(s) 

Lecturer in Biochemistry and Microbiology/Parasitology at Daeyang College of Nursing


Dr. Ngonda's research focuses on the phytochemical analysis and evaluation of antimicrobial potential of indigenous medicinal plants used by communities in rural Malawi to treat some infectious diseases, in order to inform natural product science.

He is looking for collaborators in this field, since Malawi is well endowed with natural resources but lacks necessary capacity in terms of advanced equipment as well as access to modern research protocols.

Selected Publications 

Evaluation of Malawian Vernonia glabra (Steetz) Vatke leaf and Securidaca longepedunculata (Fresen) root extracts for antimicrobial activities. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 2 (11), pp. 026-033, November, 2012 DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2012.21106.  

Extraction, Characterization and Pharmacological Evaluation of Leaves and Root bark of Dalbergiella nyasae, Pharmacognosy Journal, December 2012, Vol. 4 (34), DOI: 10.5530/pj.2012.34.12.

In Vitro Anti-oxidant Activity and Free Radical Scavenging Potential of Roots of Malawian Trichodesma zeylanicum. Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2013, 3:(20),21-25.

Evaluation of the wound healing potential of Trichodesma zeylanicum formulation in excision wounds in albino rats. Annual Research and Review in Biology, 4(4):828-839, 2014.

(last update: 1/14)

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RISE Degree(s) Completed 
February 2014