Prof. Dr. Mutinda Kyama

Chairman of Department

Prof. Dr. Mutinda C. Kyama is a Biomedical Scientist – Clinical Cytologist with expertise in the field of Molecular Cytopathology and Clinical Molecular Diagnostic applications.
Prof. Dr. Mutinda C. Kyama has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Masters of Science degree in Clinical Cytology(Cytopathology) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya., a second Master’s degree in Medical Sciences (Molecular and Cellular Pathology) a Magna Cum Laude and a Doctor of Biomedical Sciences in Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Human Disease from the Katholieke University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium.

He is currently the Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Health Sciences.
He has special research interest in the development of advanced diagnostic technologies and biomarker discovery of human diseases.

His research focuses on understanding, the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of endometriosis, breast cancer, gynaecologic malignancy; and stem cell biology.
His goal is to enhance the linkage between academia and industry through promoting research and development (R&D), technology transfer, bioproduct development and commercialization of new diagnostic tools and therapeutic options in low resource settings. Also provide local consulting services in implementation science focusing the areas of clinical cytology, biotech, point of care diagnostics and biopharmaceuticals.

He is past member of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, cum member of the Special Interest Group in Endometriosis and Endometrium from 2003 to 2009, member of Belgium Society for Reproductive Medicine from 2003 to 2009, and a member of the World Endometriosis Society since 2008. Associate Faculty Member of the Faculty of 1000 Medicine from 2008 to 2011. Member of the Kenya Society for Immunology since 2011.
Member of the Society for Clinical Cytologist Kenya from 2019 to date.

He served as a Non-Executive Director in the Endometriosis Foundation of Kenya (2016 to 2019) and currently Associate Research Scientist at the Institute of Primate Research, Nairobi, Kenya. He is adhoc reviewer of several international journals including Human Reproduction, Gynecological Surgery, American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, Molecular Human Reproduction and Gynecologic & Obstetric Investigation.
He currently has active grants in endometriosis, breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, development of advanced diagnostic tools for COVID19, targeted therapy for snake envenoming and he is extensively involved in mentorship programs through supervision of masters and doctoral students