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Winnie Chepkurui Mutai

University of Nairobi

Country: Kenya

Institution: University of Nairobi

Area of Research: Molecular Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile in a Selected Population in Nairobi, Kenya


Winnie has worked as a tutorial fellow at the University of Nairobi, Department of Medical Microbiology since 2011, and her responsibilities involve teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students in bacteriology, research, supervision, and mentorship. She has supervised several masters’ students’ projects covering antimicrobial resistance, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a nosocomial pathogen, and tuberculosis. She holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Medical Microbiology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Medical Microbiology at the University of Nairobi as a CARTA fellow (Cohort 4), and her research work is focused on “Molecular epidemiology of Closridium difficile among hospitalized patients presenting with diarrhea.” She has a strong interest in the diagnosis of infectious diseases concerning the various causative agents and monitoring of their antimicrobial resistance, which still presents a challenge in the treatment of these infections.