© 2015 Sarah E. Rich

Lydia Bunalema

RISE Degree 

PhD in Pharmacology from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

RISE Network(s) 
Current Position 

PhD Student at Makerere

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University


Phytochemical analysis and antimycobacterial activity of selected medicinal plants used traditionally in Uganda

Special Accomplishments 

Carnegie Next Generation of African Academics Grantee

Association of Commonwealth Universities Early Career Academic Grantee

Royal Society of Chemistry Travel Grantee

Member of the Network for Analytical and Bioassay Services in Africa (NABSA)


Bunalema L, Obakiro S, Tabuti JRS, Waako P. 2014. Knowledge on plants used traditionally in the treatment of tuberculosis in Uganda. J. Ethnopharmacol. 151(2):999–1004.

Kirimuhuzya C, Bunalema L, Waako P, Tabuti JRS, Orodho J, et al. 2012. Efficacy of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta root extract on slow-growing rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J. Med. Plants Res. 6(7):1140–46.

Bunalema L, Kirimuhuzya C, Tabuti JRS, Waako P, Magadula JJ, et al. 2011. The efficacy of the crude root bark extracts of Erythrina abyssinica on rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Afr. Health Sci. 11(4):587–93.

Completed Degree 
November 2017