Advisory Board

Dr. Joseph Mwanzia Nguta, BVM, MSc, PhD (UON).
Phone :+233(0)302501178/9
Fax :+233(0)302502182
Department : Clinical Pathology

Dr. Nguta isa trained Veterinary Surgeon with specialization in Pharmacology and Toxicology.Currently he is a Postdoctoral fellow at NMIMR and a fellow of the Regional Initiative in Science and Education, Africa Natural Products Network (RISE-AFFNET).He is a mentor (Lecturer level) at the Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Nairobi (Kenya). He heads the Natural Products Research Theme.

He has authored (and co-authored) several papers published in reputable peer reviewed journals, and currently is an editorial board member, International Journal of Mycobacteriology. He has over 6 pubmed appearances, with an h-index of 5 and an i-index of 3, and a cumulative citation of over 100.

He has presented over 18 invited lectures locally and internationally and actively participated in over 26 workshops locally and internationally. He has supervised over 12 Master of Science students to completion, with a current number of five Msc students and three Doctoral students under his supervision in my area of specialization. My research role is mainly geared towards bioprospecting against Malaria and Tuberculosis.
Administrative Role
Principal Investigator, drug discovery against Tuberculosis project
Research Interest
Drug discovery against Malaria and tuberculosis; safety and efficacy evaluation of phytomedicines and other pharmaceuticals; small molecule analytics.
Drug discovery against tuberculosis

1. George GicharuMwangi, John Maina Wagacha, Joseph Mwanzia Nguta, and James M. Mbaria. Brine shrimp cytotoxicity and antimalarial activity of plants traditionally used in treatment of malaria in Msambweni district. Posted online on December 11, 2014. Pharmaceutical Biology. (doi:10.3109/13880209.2014.935861).

2. Douglas OngeriOchora, DossajiSaifudinFidahusein, Joseph MwanziaNguta, Elijah M. Akunda.  Antimalarial activity and acute toxicity of four plants traditionally used in treatment of malaria in Msambweni District of Kenya. European International Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 3 No. 7 September, 2014.

3.Caroline KathambiMurithi; DossajiSaifudinFidahusein; Joseph Mwanzia Nguta; Catherine WanjiruLukhoba. Antimalarial activity and in vivo toxicity of selected medicinal plantsnaturalised in Kenya. International Journal of Education and Research. Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2014

4.Isaac Omwenga, L. Kanja, J. Nguta, J. Mbariaand P. Irungu.Assessment of lead and cadmium residues in farmed fish in Machakos and Kiambu counties, Kenya. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 2014.

5.Joseph Mwanzia Nguta*, James MucunuMbaria and Winchester David Mvula. Brine shrimp toxicity and in vitro antimicrobial activity of Piliostigmathonningii(Schum.) Milne-Redh. [Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae] from Kenya and Malawi against some pathogens of human and veterinary importance.Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, Vol. 5(9), pp. 251-256, September, 2013. DOI 10.5897/JVMAH13.0208 .© 2013 Academic Journals

6. J.M. Nguta, J.M. Mbaria. Brine shrimp toxicity and antimalarial activity of some plants traditionally used in treatment of malaria in Msambweni district of Kenya. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 148 (2013) 988-992.

7. James M. Mbaria, Charles Ochodo and Joseph Mwanzia Nguta. Forensic case of lead poisoning from a battery manufacturing company in Nakuru, Kenya. Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research 61 (Supplement): S64-S66, 2013. 

8. M.F.Musila, S.F.Dossaji, J.M.Nguta, C.W.Lukhoba, J.M.Munyao. In vivo antimalarial activity, toxicity and phytochemical screening of selected antimalarial plants. Journal of ethnopharmacology146 (2013) 557-561

9. J.M. Nguta, J.M. Mbaria, D.W.Gakuya, P.K.Gathumbi, J.D. Kabasa, S.G.Kiama. Cytotoxicity of antimalarial plant extracts from Kenyan biodiversity to the brine shrimp, Artemiasalina L. (Artemiidae). Drugs and Therapy Studies 2012; volume 2:e12

10.J.M. Nguta, J.M. Mbaria, D.W.Gakuya, P.K.Gathumbi, J.D. Kabasa, S.G.Kiama. Evaluation of Acute Toxicity of Crude Plant Extracts from Kenyan Biodiversity using Brine Shrimp, ArtemiasalinaL. (Artemiidae).The Open Conference Proceedings Journal, 2012, 3, 30-34

11.Gakuya DW, Mbaria JM, Kiama SG, Gathumbi PK, Mathiu M, Nguta JM. Ethnoveterinary Medicine: The Prospects of Integrating Medicinal Plant Products in Veterinary Medicine in Kenya.  Kenya Veterinarian 35Issue 2 (2011). Pp. 67-76

12.J.M. Nguta, J.M. Mbaria, D.W.Gakuya, P.K.Gathumbi, J.D. Kabasa, S.G.Kiama. Biological screening of Kenyan medicinal plants using Artemiasalina L. (Artemiidae). Pharmacologyonline2: 458-478 (2011)

13. J.M. Nguta, J.M. Mbaria, D.W.Gakuya, P.K.Gathumbi, J.D. Kabasa, S.G.Kiama. Ethnodiagnostic skills of the Digo community for malaria: A lead to traditionalbioprospecting.
Frontiers in Pharmacology. (2011) Vol. 2: 30. Doi: 10.3389/fphar.2011.00030

14. J.M. Nguta, J.M. Mbaria. Bioavailability of Cobalt, Zinc and Selenium and Anthelmintic effects of fortified and non-fortified albendazole in sheep. Kenya Veterinarian 35Issue 1(2011).Pp 9-17

15. J.M. Nguta, J.M. Mbaria, D.W.Gakuya, P.K.Gathumbi, S.G.Kiama. Traditional antimalarial phytotherapy remedies used by the SouthCoast community, Kenya. Journal of Ethnopharmacology,131(2010) 256-267

16. J.M. Nguta, J.M. Mbaria, D.W.Gakuya, P.K.Gathumbi, S.G.Kiama. Antimalarial herbal remedies of Msambweni, Kenya. Journal of Ethnopharmacology128(2010) 424-432

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