Dr. Angela Makumi is a post-doctoral fellow specialized in the field of microbiology, molecular biology, and bacteriophage biology.

Prior to joining ILRI in 2019, Angela was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Microbiology at the University College Cork, Ireland studying phage-host interactions how these interactions affect the dairy industry. Angela holds a Ph.D. in Bioscience Engineering from the University of KU Leuven, Belgium, an MSc. in Molecular Biology from the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, and a Bsc. in Medical Microbiology from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.  Angela has many years of experience studying the molecular biology of bacteria and bacteriophage interactions. She is also working on poultry vaccines a project that is funded by IVVN and IDRC. Her research interests revolve around zoonotic diseases from Poultry, One Health, innovations as alternatives to antibiotics, Bacteria and Bacteriophage interactions, phage therapy, and applied research for development with a focus on Low and middle countries.

#Bacteriophages, #Zoonoses, #OneHealth, #PhageTherapy