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Ochwoto Missiani


January 2014 to Date: PhD Trainee CIHR, International Infectious Diseases and Global Health Training Program (IID&GHTP), Canada
September 2014- To date: PhD Student, in Medical Virology at University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases
May 2008 – April 2011: Pursued postgraduate in Masters of Science (MSc.) Medical Virology at Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (ITROMID) - Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
Jan 2002 – Aug 2006: BSc Student Maseno University
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Biomedical Sciences and Technology; Medical Biotechnology Option
Jan 2014 to date: KEMRI Research Officer, Production Department, QA Section Head
April 2012- Dec 2013: Medical Research Officer at KEMRI-JICA project at KEMRI-Production department
April 2012 - Dec 2015: Part time Lecturer at Great Lakes university, School of health Sciences- Nairobi Campus
Aug 2010 - Dec 2011: Medical Virology Lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Medical Microbiology Department

1. Missiani Ochwoto, Lucy Muita, Keith Talaam, Cecilia Wanjala, Frank Ogeto, Faith Wachira, Saida Osman, James Kimotho and Linus Ndegwa (2017) Anti-bacterial efficacy of alcoholic hand rubs in the Kenyan market, 2015. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control: 2017 6:17 DOI: 10.1186/s13756-017-0174-3
2. Missiani Ochwoto, James H. Kimotho, Julius Oyugi, Fredrick Okoth, Henry Kioko, Simeon Mining, Nancy LM Budambula Giles Elizabeth, Andonov Anton, Songok Elijah, Osiowy Carla. (2016) Hepatitis B infection is highly prevalent among patients presenting with jaundice in Kenya." BMC infectious diseases 16: (2016): 101.
3. Ayub K Maina, Joseph K Mbugua, Adriana Trajtman, Yoav Keynan, Robert W Omange, Annie Panikulam, Rachel Musoke, James Kimotho, Missiani Ochwoto, Daniel Kariuki, Elijah M Songok (2016) The Potential for DPPIV/CD26 usage as a surrogate marker for Antiretroviral Therapy Efficacy in HIV Infected populations. African Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Vol 5, No 4, available at
4. Jacqueline Asundula Malungu Ngaira, James Kimotho, Isaac Mirigi, Saida Osman, Zipporah Ng’ang’a, Raphael Lwembe, Missiani Ochwoto (2016) Prevalence, awareness and risk factors associated with Hepatitis B infection among pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic at Mbagathi District Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2016;24:315. doi:10.11604/pamj.2016.24.315.9255
5. Samuel M. Muchiri, Saida Osman, Doris Night, Elizabeth Muia, Peter Kaiguri, James Kimotho, and Missiani Ochwoto (2016) Performance of selected HIV testing centers in a HIV Proficiency Testing Scheme in Kenya: a case Study. African Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Vol. 5 No. 1 (21-27), available at
6. James Kimotho, Zipporah Ng’ang’a, Edna Nyairo, Missiani Ochwoto, Nicholas Nzioka, Francis Ogolla, Michael Kiptoo. Diversity within the Immunodominant Epitopes of Envelope gp41 HIV-1 in Kenya and Its Effects on Performance of the HIV-1 Antibody-Based Detection Kits. American Journal of Internal Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 15-22. doi: 10.11648/j.ajim.20150301.13
7. James Kimotho, Zipporah Ng’ang’a, Edna Nyairo, Missiani Ochwoto, Nicholas Nzioka, Francis Ogolla, Michael Kiptoo. Laboratory Evaluation of the Validity of the Current HIV Testing Algorithm in Kenya. American Journal of Internal Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 23-28. doi: 10.11648/j.ajim.20150301.14
8. Missiani Ochwoto, Elijah Songok James H. Kimotho, Julius Oyugi, James Ochanda, Michael Kiptoo, Elizabeth Giles, Anton Andonov and Carla Osiowy . Viral Hepatitis among Liver patients of Selected Hospitals in Kenya: The 3 Medical and Veterinary Virus Research (MVVR) 2014 Symposium conference proceedings, session 6 presentation 1; pg 10
9. Missiani Ochwoto; Ranjit Chauhan; Deepak Goplakrishnan; Chien-Yu Chen;Zipporah Ng’ang’a; Fredrick Okoth; Henry Kioko; James Kimotho; Peter Kaiguri; Anna Kramvis Genotyping and Molecular Characterization of Hepatitis B Virus in Liver Disease Patients in Kenya Infection, Infection, Genetics and Evolution: 20 (2013) 103–110;
10. Simeon Owuor Kwange, Michael Kibet Kiptoo, Nancy L. M. Budambula, Margaret Oduor, Missiani Ochwoto, Fredrick Okoth, James Hungo Kimotho; Hepatitis B virus subgenotype A1, occurrence of subgenotype D4, and S gene mutations among voluntary blood donors in Kenya; Virus Genes: 2013 Dec;47(3):448-55. doi: 10.1007/s11262-013-0976-1 ( )


  • –present
    Research Officer, Kenya Medical Research Institute