(From right) Phiona Akankunda Kapere, Natuhwera Jemimah, Prof. Joel Bazira [HOD], Ndawula Christopher, and Herbert Mabonga, pause for a photo after the defence
On January 19th 2024, the Department of Microbiology, under the Faculty of Medicine at Mbarara University of Science and Technology,  celebrated the success of 04 candidates who successfully defended their Master’s dissertations. These were Phiona Akankunda Kapere, Natuhwera Jemimah, Ndawula Christopher, and Herbert Mabonga.

The following are their topics and abstracts;

“Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli pathotypes isolated from children with diarrhea in Mbarara city, southwestern Uganda”


“Assessment of starter culture potentials of naturally occurring lactic acid bacteria from the rumen of Ankole Longhorn cattle”

ABSTRACT-Natuhwera Jemimah

“The pyrazinamide resistance among newly diagnosed tb patients in Bombo General Military Hospital”


“Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns for bacteria isolated from infected wounds in patients attending Mbale regional referral hospital”

ABSTRACT -Mabonga Habert

It’s always a great pleasure to witness talented individuals making significant strides in their respective fields. Their hard work and dedication have paid off, and we are thrilled to extend our heartfelt congratulations to them for a job well done.




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