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Career Spotlight...


Nick Name
R/ Charles

What is your current job and where do you work?
R/ I'm currently doing Masters in Molecular Biology at the University of Debrecen in Hungary, Europe. Previously, I was attached at United States Army Medical Research Directorate in Kericho, Kenya under the Walter Reed Project

Explain your current research/work (in simple English)
R/ I'm working on my thesis and basically I need to identify RNA biomarkers in breast cancer that predict better survival rate in patients using publicly available data. I believe identifying these biomarkers will be crucial in enhancing personalized medicine and phamagonemic advances in developing new therapies to combat breast cancer.

Describe a typical day at work/research
R/ Lots of literature reviews, lab works on cell cultures, RNA sequence analysis


What is your favourite hobby?
R/ Hiking, biking

What is your favourite food?
R/ Ugali and Chicken

What was your favourite subject at school and why?
R/ Computational biology, it is the future of personalized medicine.

Who is your role model?
R/ My uncle Dan, founder and director Matibabu Foundation

What were/are your parents or caregivers professions?
R/ Business people

Career Path

Primary School: Name, Suburb/Township, City, Country
R/ Lifunga primary, siaya counry, Kenya

High School
R/ Rangala Boys High, Siaya county, Kenya

Tertiary education
R/ Technical Univeraity of Kenya, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Previous jobs
R/ Medical Laboratory Scientist

How confident are you in your public engagement skills (2-way communication with the general public)
R/ Very confident

How often do you take part in public engagement activities
R/ Very often (> 3 times a year)

What attracted you to signing up on mGenAfrica (tick all that apply)
R/ Online communications
Time (at least one hour per year)