© 2015 Sarah E. Rich

Lydia Bunalema

RISE Degree(s) 

PhD in Pharmacology from Makerere University

RISE Network(s) 

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)

Selected Publications 

Obakiro SB, Bunalema L, Gakunga-Ndukui J, Nyatia E, Waako JP. 2018. Ulcerogenic potential of Eucalyptus globulus L. leaf extract in Wistar albino rats. J. Pharmacol. Toxicol. 13: 45-51

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

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RISE Degree(s) Completed 
November 2017