© 2015 Sarah E. Rich

Johnson Nasimolo

RISE Degree(s) 

MSc in Veterinary Anatomy from the University of Nairobi

RISE Network(s) 

PhD Student and Tutorial Fellow, Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, University of Nairobi


Development of the lungs, and the effects of the environment and diseases on the lungs

Special Accomplishments 

2016 USDA Faculty Exchange Fellowship at Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine: Conducting Respiratory Pathology Research in the Experimental Pathology Lab with Prof. Jack Harkema

2015 Invited Guest Speaker at Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine

2015 Carnegie Fund for Conference Attendance (CFCA) Grantee: Attended Gordon Research Conference and Seminar on Lung Development, Injury, and Repair in New Hampshire, USA

2014 TReND in Africa Instruments Excellence Award at IBRO School on Insect Neuroscience and Drosophila Neurogenetics at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2014 SfaM eAffiliate Bursary to Attend Summer Conference in Brighton, UK

USAID RESPOND Travel Award to Participate in the 1st OHCEA One Health Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia & the 11th SONA International Conference in Rabat, Morocco

University of Nairobi Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Trustee Fund Award: Best Final Year Student in Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Kenya Veterinary Board Award, Best Final Year Student in Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Page 15)

Certificate in Scientific Communication and Publishing from Training Centre in Communication (TCC–Africa)

3rd IBRO/ARC School on Insect Neuroscience and Drosophila Neurogenetics, August 11–30, 2014, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

ICGEB Biodownstream Technology Practical Course, April 15–19, 2013, Piran, Slovenia

IBRO Interregional School on Environment, Epigenetics, and Behavior, December 8–15, 2012, Kilifi, Kenya

IBRO Neuroscience School, Evolution of the Visual System, March 11–21, 2012, Limpopo, South Africa

IBRO Neuroscience School, Models of Approaching Brain Health and Disease, October 29–November 5, 2011, Fez Morocco

Selected Conference Papers & Presentations 

Nasimolo J, Kiama SG, Gathumbi P, Makanya AN and Kagira JM (2013). "Erythrina abyssinica reduces astrocytosis in T.brucei brucei chronic mouse model". Front. Immunol. Conference Abstract: 15th International Congress of Immunology (ICI). doi: 10.3389/conf.fimmu.2013.02.00340

"Erythrina abyssinica ameliorates neuroinflammation in chronic trypanosomiasis mouse model", 1st OHCEA One Health Conference, Hilton Hotel,  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22nd- 26th September 2013

"Erythrina abyssinica ameliorates neuroinflammation in chronic trypanosomiasis mouse model", 19th International Scientific Conference, Southern Sun Mayfair, Nairobi, Kenya, 11th – 13th September 2013

"Trypanosome migration into the brain", 2nd East Africa Neuroscience Conference, 18th-20th June 2012, Nairobi Kenya.

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RISE Degree(s) Completed 
December 2013