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Dr. Ezera AGWU

Dean of Faculty
Kampala International University
Box 71

Brief Biography:



a. Molecular Biology and PCR: Genomic Cloning and DNA Sequencing, Genome Analysis, Gene Expression Analysis, cDNA Cloning and PCR Library Analysis, DNA Fingerprint Analysis and RNA Interference.

b. Protein profiling: 2-D gel electrophoresis, multidimensional liquid chromatography and affinity purification of protein complexes; MALDI and ESI high-sensitivity mass spectrometry including peptide mass mapping and tandem mass spectrometry, quantification, and phosphor-proteomics.

c. Functional proteomics: recombination cloning, high-throughput protein isolation, protein microarrays, use of  robots to execute high-throughput methods including expression, purification and characterization of proteins and also use of several bio-informatics tools in data analysis.

d. Molecular Approaches to Clinical Microbiology skills include: understanding microbial diversity at the species level: (16sRNA) and diversity at the subspecies level: (MLST); indexing diversity of genetically monomorphic bacteria: (VNTR and SNPS), identifying the diversity in the laboratory: (Real-time PCR), cataloguing and understanding diversity: (Bioinformatics approaches).

e. Medical Education: Health Sciences Education, Educational principles, Research scholarship and leadership.


2. Education

 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Ambrose Alli University, Edo State, Nigeria: February 18, 2009

2. M.MLS. Masters in Medical Laboratory Sciences, (Specialization in Medical Microbiology & Parasitology),2003.

3. A.IMLS. (Associate, Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences) (2001)

4. B.Sc. (Hons) (1998). Medical Laboratory Science degree (specialty: Medical Microbiology & Parasitology),             


5. Senior School Certificate (1992): Fed Sch of Arts & Sc V/I- Lagos Nigeria.

6. First Sch Living Cert (1985) Ntalakwu Cent Sch, Bende Abia State Nigeria.

7. Certificate in Molecular Approaches to Clinical Microbiology in Africa (2009), issued by Wellcome Trust, Hinxton Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK,

8. Certificate in Functional Proteomics and Protein profiling (2007);

9. Certificate in Molecular Biology and PCR (2007)

10. Certificate in Medical Education (2010),

3. WORKING EXPERIENCE                     

i.  Administrative experience


a.      DEAN: (December 3, 2009 till date); School of Allied Health Sciences, (KIU-WC) Ishaka, Bushenyi, Uganda          

  1. b.      HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: (August 27, 2007-December 2, 2009); Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology, both at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and at KIU-Teaching Hospital, Ishaka, Bushenyi, Uganda

 ii.                 Academic experience

  1. Senior Lecturer - Medical Microbiology & Parasitology (01/01/2011 till date)

Former Lecturer, Medical Microbiology and Parasitology from 2005 till 2010. Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Health Sciences, Kampala International University, Western Campus, Ishaka, Uganda

c.  Lecturer   & Medical Lab Scientist (Research Fellow)      (2000 till 29/10/2005)

Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine Ambrose Alli University, Box 14, Ekpoma Edo State Nigeria


d. Educational materials prepared 

        1. A Handbook of Clinical Microbiology

            2. Practical Manual in Medical Microbiology and Parasitology

Research experience

  1. Thesis supervised since 2005:

Undergraduate: 35; Graduate (M.Sc): 10; Post-graduate (Ph.D): 4   (in Progress).

  1. b.      List of Original Researches Published

After eleven year’s experiences, 26 papers and 8 abstracts were authored:

  1. a.      Research Awards

I have been funded for travelling fellowships and short courses by: Wellcome Trust, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY, Company of Biologists (Journal of cell science and Development), New England Biolabs. Dublin Dental School and Hospital, research board, The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) and Kampala International University


  1. b.      Honors

Best poster presenter during the 7th Annual Makerere University College of Health Sciences Scientific Conference 20th – 22nd September 2011; Speke Resort Munyonyo Kampala, Uganda,

 4. Membership of Professional Bodies

1. SAFRI-Fellow (South African FAIMER Regional Institute; FAIMER is Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education & Research)

2. European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID)

3. Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria.

4. Mycological Society of Nigeria


I am a 38 years old Nigerian Lecturer of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology at Kampala International University, Uganda. I am married to a Lawyer Barrister (Mrs) Queen Ezera Agwu, with two children boy Joseph and girl Victoria.


Academic positions:

Senior Lecturer of Medical Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology, 

Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, Head, International Public Health Program.

Former Head, Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology,

Chair, Institutional Infection control committee,

Member, Instututional Ethical Review Board,

Chair, Departmental Continues profesional development, CPD


Research interests:

To use genetic, molecular, cell biological and biochemical approaches in the study of the population structure, transmission dynamics, molecular epidemiology and mechanisms of antimicrobial drug resistance in Candida species, Cryptococcus species, Acinetobacter baumanii, malaria, Special pathogens causing tropical cases of fever of unknown origin, anemia and malnutrition, and agents of Neglected Tropical Disease with the ultimate goal of impacting on the design of strategies for effective treatment of related human diseases and complications.


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