Mr. Jairus Nandwa | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Israel

Author Profile


Early Academic Pursuits

Mr. Jairus Nandwa's academic journey commenced with a Bachelor's in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology from The Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya. He pursued his passion further with a Master's in Biosciences from COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan, where he delved into cancer genetics. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Genetics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focusing on circular RNAs, SNORDs, and miRNAs in cancer under the guidance of Professor Ruth Sperling.

Professional Endeavors

Jairus has garnered diverse professional experiences, from his tenure as a Laboratory Analyst at the Regional Veterinary Investigation Laboratory, Kenya, to his role as the Head of Public Needs Research at the Integrated Cancer Research Foundation of Kenya. He has contributed significantly to cancer education and research, both as a volunteer and in leadership positions, demonstrating his commitment to advancing cancer management in Kenya.

Contributions and Research Focus

With a strong background in biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology, Jairus has dedicated his research efforts to elucidating the roles of non-coding RNAs in gene expression regulation, tumor microenvironment, biomarker discovery, and DNA repair mechanisms. His research spans both experimental and computational domains, aiming to unravel the complexities of cancer genetics and improve therapeutic strategies.

Accolades and Recognition

Jairus's contributions to the field of cancer genetics have been recognized internationally. He has been awarded prestigious scholarships, including the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship, and has received honors for his academic achievements. Additionally, his research publications in reputable journals underscore his growing influence in the scientific community.

Impact and Influence

Through his research, leadership roles, and volunteer activities, Jairus has made a significant impact on cancer education, awareness, and research in Kenya. His work has contributed to the understanding of cancer pathogenesis and has paved the way for innovative approaches to cancer management and treatment.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Jairus continues his doctoral studies and pursues his research interests in cancer genetics, he aims to leave a lasting legacy in the field through groundbreaking discoveries and transformative contributions. His multidisciplinary approach, coupled with his passion for scientific inquiry, positions him as a promising leader in cancer research with the potential to drive positive change in the global fight against cancer.

Notable Publications

miR-4716–3p and the target AKT2 Gene/rs2304186 SNP are associated with blood cancer pathogenesis in Pakistani population 2024

In silico analysis of RPS4X (X-linked ribosomal protein) with active components from black seed (Nigella sativa) for potential treatment of multiple sclerosis 2024

Therapeutic capability of selected medicinal plants' bioactive constituents against the mutant ovarian TP53 gene; a computational approach 2023

Targeting allosteric sites on PDK-1 and PLK-1 with bioactive compounds from Daucus carota as a potential therapy for triple-negative breast cancer 2023





Jairus Nandwa | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

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