Prof. Kareru Patrick Gachoki

Prof. Kareru Patrick

Email: pgkareru@yahoo.com or patgkareru@gmail.com
Office location: NSC Fourth Floor
Position: Associate Professor
Area of specialization: Natural products Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry
Academic/Work Experience
PhD (2008); MSc (1987); BSc (1981);   Senior lecturer (2009) Recipient of commendation for outstanding work as Innovator at JKUAT, 2007

Research interest

1. Research & Development of industrial and agro-based products

2. Herbal medicines (natural products chemistry)

Research Publications
Keno D Kowanga, E Gatebe, G T Thiong’o and P Kareru (2012). Biosorption of Cu(II) and Pb(II) using Maerua subcordata root tubers. Tanzania Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (TaJONAS), ISSN 1821-7249, pp 409-415

John K Muthee, Daniel W Gakuya, James M Mbaria, Patrick G Kareru, Charles M. Mulei J, Francis K Njonge (2011). Ethnobotanical study of anthelmintic and other medicinal plants traditionally used in Loitoktok district of Kenya, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 135: 15-21

Mercy Githua, Patrick Kareru, Ahmed Hassanali, Joseph Keriko, Grace Murilla, Mary Ndungu and Gathu Nyagah (2011). Antitrypanosomal Tetratriterpenoids from Toona ciliata roots. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America, 2(7): 1042-1047

H.N.Wanyika, P G Kareru, L M Gitu, E. G. Gatebe and B. N. Muyemba (2011). Quantification of Albendazole in Dewormer Formulations in the Kenyan market. Advances in Applied Science Research. 2 (2): 9-13

Keriko, J M., Chege, C W, Magu, M M., Mwachiro, E C., Murigi, A N., Githua, M N. and Kareru, P G. (2010). Fish lipid contents and classes of selected fish species found in Lake Naivasha (Kenya) and the fish feeding habits of the lake’s inhabitants. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 4(10): 745-753

Kareru P.G*, Keriko, J.M, Kenji, G.M, Thiong’o, G.T, Gachanja, A.N, Mukiira, H.N (2010). Antimicrobial activities of skincare preparations from plant extracts. African Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 7(3): 214-218

Kareru P.G*, J.M. Keriko, G.M. Kenji and A.N. Gachanja (2010). Anti-termite and antimicrobial properties of paint made from Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) Schum. oil extract. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 4(2): 87-89

Cyrus G Wagate, James M Mbaria, Daniel W Gakuya, Mark O Nanyingi, Kareru P G, Kimani Njung’e, Nduhiu Gitahi, James K Macharia. (2010). Screening of Kenyan medicinal Plants for antibacterial activity. Phytotherapy Research: 24: 150-153

Kareru P G*., Wanyika H N., Kenji G M., Keriko J M., Gachanja A N., and Mukiira N J (2009) Contact toxicity of some fixed plant oils and stabilized natural pyrethrum extracts against adult maize weevils (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky). African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 3(2): 066-069

Kareru P G*, Keriko J M, Gachanja A N, Kenji G M (2008). Direct detection of triterpenoid saponins in medicinal plants. African Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 5(1): 56-60

Kareru P G*, Gachanja A N, Keriko J M, Kenji G M (2008). Antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants used by herbalists in Eastern Province, Kenya. African Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 5(1): 51-55

Kareru P G*, Kenji G M, Gachanja A N, Keriko J M, Mungai G (2007). Traditional Medicines among the Embu and Mbeere Peoples of Kenya. African Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 4(1): 75-86

Conference papers

Wamburu R.W., Kareru P G., Njonge F.K., Nyaga G. (2011). Toxicological evaluation of ethanolic leaves extract of Prosopsis juliflora (Fabaceae). 3rd International Conference on Drug Discovery & Therapy, Dubai, 7th to 10th Feb.

Gachanja A N, Kareru P G, (2011). Differentiation of medicinal plants by Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. 3rd International Conference on Drug Discovery & Therapy, Dubai, 7th to 10th Feb.

Rechab S. O, Kareru P G, Njonge F K, Kutima, H, G Nyagah (2011). Anti-helmintic potential of ethanolic extracts of leaves and roots of Prosopsis julifrola (Swartz) DC (Fabaceae). 3rd International Conference on Drug Discovery & Therapy, Dubai, 7th to 10th Feb.

Kareru P G, Gachanja A N (2011). Anti-diabetic activity of some herbal drug preparations used by herbalists – 3rd International Conference on Drug Discovery & Therapy, Dubai,7th to 10th Feb.

Wanyika H N, Gachanja A N, Kenji G M, Keriko J M, Kareru P G (2008). Photostabilisation of pyrethrins by botanical oils and tea extracts. In: Proceedings of JKUAT Scientific, Technological and Industrialization Conference, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.

Gachanja, A N, Kareru P G, Njonge F K (2008). In-vitro anthelmintic activity of Entada Leptostachya and Aspillia pluriseta extracts. IUPAC International Conference on Biodiversity and Natural Products: ICOB-6 & ISCNP-26, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Kareru P G*, Gachanja A N, Keriko J M, Kenji G M (2008). Direct determination of triterpenoid saponins in medicinal plants. IUPAC International Conference on Biodiversity and Natural Products: ICOB-6 & ISCNP-26, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Kareru P G*, Kenji G M, Keriko J M,Gachanja A N, Njonge F (2008). In-vitro anthelmintic activity of saponin-containing indigenous medicinal plants. Kenya Veterinary Association Conference, Kakamega, Kenya.

P G Kareru*, G T Thiong’o, A N Gachanja, J M Keriko (2006). Biological Activities of Soaps, Lotion, and Paint made from Medicinal Plant Extracts. In: Proceedings of 2006 JKUAT Scientific, Technological and Industrialization Conference, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.

P G Kareru*, A N Gachanja, J M Keriko and G M Kenji (2006). Screening of indigenous medicinal plants for anthelmintic activity. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Science Proceedings 2006, Supplement 1, British Pharmaceutical Conference.

A N Gachanja, P G Kareru, J M Keriko and G M Kenji (2006). Evaluation of some common medicinal plants used by herbalists in Eastern province, Kenya. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Science Proceedings 2006, Supplement 1, British Pharmaceutical Conference.

A. Gachanja, P Kareru, G. T Thiong’o, J Keriko and K Wanjau (2004). Traditional Methods of Preparation of Soaps Using Plant oils. IUPAC International Conference on Biodiversity and Natural Products: chemistry and Medical Applications, New Delhi (India).

First Report and Final fourth Reports: Kenji G M., Kareru P G., Keriko J M., Gachanja A N and Mungai G M., Thiong’o G T., (2004, 2005, 2006, & 2007  ).Traditional medicines and healing methods among the Embu and Mbeere peoples of Kenya (AICAD/RD-04/HMT/03-027)