• Senior Lecturer & Head, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • CUHAS

Dr. Jeremiah Seni (MD, M.Med, PhD Fellow)

Jeremiah Seni is a medical doctor, senior lecturer and consultant clinical microbiologist at Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS) and Bugando Medical Centre (BMC). He did Doctor of Medicine (2002 – 2007 at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es salaam, Tanzania) and Master of Medicine (Microbiology; 2009 - 2012) at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. He is currently a PhD Fellow between CUHAS and University of Calgary, AB, Canada....

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His research interests are diagnostic microbiology & molecular epidemiology of pathogens in the context of infectious disease treatment, control and prevention using One Health Approach. He largely works in the area of antimicrobial resistance providing evidence based information to influence development of policies and guidelines on the rational use antimicrobial agents. He has mentored research projects in 27 students (21 undergraduates and 6 graduates). Dr. Seni has over 30 publications in peer reviewed journal  

  • Professor,Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • CUHAS

Prof. Stephen E. Mshana, MD (Dar), M.Med (Makerere), PhD (SAUT), Fell Med. Ed(FAIMER-SAFRI):

Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Consultant Clinical Microbiologist Catholic University of Health, and Allied Sciences and Bugando Medical Centre. Prof. Mshana is currently Deputy Vice Chancellor-ARC at CUHAS; he is also a member of National AMR Multi-sectoral Coordinating Committee (MCC). Prof. Mshana has supervised and examined number of postgraduate students, and has served as External examiner in various universities.

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Prof. Mshana is currently serving as associate editor and reviewer in number of International Journals. Research interests include epidemiology of infectious diseases, molecular epidemiology of multi-drug resistant pathogens focusing on gram negative bacteria and other pathogens of public health importance. Prof. Mshana has contributed to and co-authored more than 90 scientific articles, including his most recent work on Enterobacter bugandensis sp. nov., from a neonatal unit in Tanzania.

  • Senior Lecturer and infectious disease Immunologist
  • CUHAS

Dr. Mariam M. Mirambo
(BVM, MSc, Postgraduate Dipl., PhD candidate)

Dr. Mariam M. Mirambo (BVM, MSc, Dipl. PhD candidate); is a Senior lecturer and infectious disease Immunologist in the department of Microbiology and Immunology of the Catholic university of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS).She holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (2006) from the Sokoine University of Agriculture, a masters degree in Immunology of Infectious diseases (2009) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2009) from the University of London. She is currently a doctor of philosophy (PhD) candidate at CUHAS in collaboration with the Institute of Medical Microbiology, Gottingen, Germany.

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Dr. Mirambo has authored and co-authored more than 50 scientific articles .To date she has mentored a total of 38 students (31 undergraduates and 7 Postgraduates). Her current research interests involve immunodiagnostics with focus on seroepidemiology of viral infections, sexually transmitted infections, transfer of maternal immunity and congenital infections. She is also interested in zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases of public health importance.

  • Lecturer of Microbiology and immunology and a consultant medical Microbiologist
  • CUHAS

Martha F. Mushi,
B.Sc. (K.C.M.Co), M.Sc (Makerere), PhD student

Martha is a Lecturer of Microbiology and immunology and a consultant medical Microbiologist at Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences and Bugando Medical Centre. She is the chairperson of MYCAFRICA; a network to promote medical mycology in Africa. Martha Mushi graduated B.Sc in health laboratory sciences in 2009 from K.C.M.Co, she did Master of Science degree in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology from Makerere University in 2013 and currently she is a PhD student at CUHAS in collaboration with the Institute of Medical Microbiology, Gottingen University Medical Centre, Germany.

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She is a supervisor for several undergraduate and post graduate students at CUHAS. She has research interests in epidemiology of infectious diseases and molecular epidemiology of pathogens of public health importance focusing on the fungal infections, antifungal resistance and diagnostic approaches for fungal diseases. Martha has authored 25 scientific publications.

  • Teaching assistant
  • CUHAS

Dr. Nyambura Moremi
(M.D., PhD Candidate)

Dr. Moremi is a teaching assistant in the department of Microbiology and Immunology of the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS). She is a doctor of Philosophy candidate currently undertaking her research activities at the Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology of the Julius Maximilian University of Wuerzburg in Germany.

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She undertook a Doctor of Medicine degree at Saint Augustine University of Tanzania between 2006-2011. Prior to her appointment at CUHAS, she worked as a medical officer at St. Francis Referral Hospital- Ifakara, Morogoro, Tanzania. Her research interests are grounded in bacteriology especially the epidemiology, surveillance and control of infections caused by multi-resistant bacteria within and outside hospital premises.

  • Health Laboratory Scientist
  • CUHAS

Mr. Vitus Silago, BSc (CUHAS)

Mr. Vitus Silago is a Health Laboratory Scientist in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Bugando School of Medicine, Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS). His research interest includes infectious diseases of the public health importance diagnostics. .

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