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About:  Mr. Kiguli James Mukasa

Date of appointment:  July 13th, 2000
Designation:  Senior Laboratory Technologist
Department:   Physiology.
Faculty:   Medicine.  

Other responsibilities:
1. Budgeting and  ordering of laboratory resources
2. ICT member MEPI/MESAU at MUST
3. Training laboratory Technology students who come for industrial training in the Physiology laboratory
4. Conducting Laboratory risk assessments and puting in place mitgation measures

1. Master of Science in Medical Microbiology, Mbarara University of Science and Technology  Uganda 2014.
2. Bachelor of Science Technology (Biological techniques), Kyamogo University Kampala,Uganda 2009
Special skills
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for amplification of molecular DNA and genotyping of plasmodium falciparum

Publications and research work:
MSc. Research: Antifungal susceptibility patterns and predisposing factors of vulvovaginal candida species among women attending antenatal clinic at Mbarara regional referral hospital (2013) Manuscripts writing is ongoing.

1)  Assessment of three new parasite lactate dehydrogenase (pan-pLDH) tests for diagnosis of uncomplicated malaria.
Carole Fogg, Rogers Twesigye, Vincent Batwala, Patrice Piola, Carolyn Nabasumba, James Kiguli, Frederick Mutebi, Christa Hook, Martine Guillerm, Anthony Moody, Jean-Paul Guthmann (Trop Med Int Health. 2007 Feb ;12 (2):219-23 )

2) High efficacy of two artemisinin-based combinations (artesunate + amodiaquine and artemether + lumefantrine) in Caala, Central Angola.
GuthmannJP, Chuet S, Rigutto C, Fortes F, Saraiva F, Kiguli J, Kyomuhendo J, Francis M, Noel F, Mulemba M, Balkan S
(Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Jul;75 (1):143-5.)

3)  Molecular genotyping in a malaria treatment trial in Uganda - unexpected high rate of new infections within 2 weeks after treatment.
Kefas Mugittu, Gerardo Priotto, Jean-Paul Guthmann, James Kiguli, Martin Adjuik, Georges Snounou, Hans-Peter Beck, Hassan Mshinda, Piero L Olliaro, Walter R J Taylor ( Malar J. 2006 Jul 19;5 (1):59)

4)  Supervised versus unsupervised antimalarial treatment with six-dose artemether-lumefantrine: pharmacokinetic and dosage-related findings from a clinical trial in Uganda.
Checchi F, Piola P, Fogg C, Bajunirwe F, Biraro S, Grandesso F, Ruzagira E, Babigumira J, Kigozi I, Kiguli J, Kyomuhendo J, Ferradin L, Taylor WR, Guthmann JP.
(Malar J. 2006 Jul 19;5:59.)

5)   Efficacy and safety of Coartem (artemether-lumefantrine) in supervised and non-supervised patients with uncomplicated plasmodium falciparum malaria. A randomised clinical trial in Mbarara, Uganda.
Piola p, Fogg C, Bajunirwe F, Biraro S, Grandesso F, Checchi F, Kiguli J, Babigumira J, Ruzagira E, Taylor W, Guthmann J-P.   (Lancet. 2005 Apr 23-29;365(9469):1467-73)

6)  Adherence to a 6-dose regimen of Artemether-Lumefantrine for treatment of uncomplicated plasmodium falciparum malaria in Uganda
C Fogg, F Bajunirwe, P Piola, S Biraro, F Checchi, J Kiguli, P Namiro, J Mushabe, A Kyomugisha, J-P Guthmann.      (Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 71(5), 2004, pp. 525-530)

7)  Malaria in camps for internally displaced persons in Uganda: Evaluation of an insectcide-treated bednet distribution programme.
Sebastian Spencera,b,Alison D. Grant b, Patrice Piola c, Kodzo Tukpoa, Michael Okia d, Malon Garcia a, Pierre Salignon a, Christine Genevier a, James Kiguli c,e, Jean Paul Guthmann c.
(Trans.Royal society Tropical Medicine and Hygien(2004) 98,719-727)

8)  Validity, reliability and ease of use in the field of 5(five) rapid tests for the diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Uganda
JP Guthmann, A Ruiz, G Priotto, J Kiguli, L Bonte and D Legros
(Trans Roy soc Trop Med Hyg 2002 96 254-7 )

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