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The department of biochemistry and molecular biology is among the departments in the Weill Bugando School of Medicine at CUHAS.
The department offers both theoretical and practical training in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology to undergraduates and postgraduate students and a recently added Master of Science in Clinical Microbiology and Diagnostic Molecular Biology (MSc. CMDMB) program.
BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT STAFF LIST
Bernard Charles Okamo (DMLS - SAUT, BMLS - CUHAS, MSc. MB - Makerere)
Is a Medical Laboratory Scientist and Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology at the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS). I am Molecular
Biologist with vast experience in teaching, mentoring and supervising undergraduate students in
Biochemistry, Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Molecular Diagnostic Techniques in both
tutorials and research.
Currently is the Quality Officer - Weill Bugando School of Medicine (WBSoM)
Dr. Felix A. Tarimo MD (SAUT-2008), MSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MUHAS-2019)
Is an assistant lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology_ Catholic University of
Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS). His duties include teaching Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to
undergraduate students (MD, BMLS, BMIR, BSN, BPharm: semester one); Clinical chemistry (BMLS:
semester three); Facilitator of clinical Biochemistry for MMed students. He also supervises
undergraduate research projects- both proposal development and report writing.
Dr. Felix’s interests are in Malaria and schistosomiasis diagnosis and management, and
Caroline Anold Minja is a health laboratory scientist and Assistant Research Fellow in the Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-Weill Bugando School of Medicine, CUHAS. She organizes and
conducts practical sessions for both undergraduate and postgraduate students at CUHAS.
She also supervises research works for students at CUHAS.
Her research interests are in the field of Diagnostic Molecular Biology specifically on Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Heaven David Chitemo MD (MUHAS_2020)
Is a Medical Doctor and Tutorial Assistant in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at
Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS).
Her current duties include conducting tutorials for undergraduate students, Diploma and certificate
courses, supervising work of students, preparation of materials and equipment required during classes
or practical sessions and ensure that classes run effectively and according to timetable requirements.
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