Purity KaariaCountry of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, Nairobi General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Degrees2018 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
Current Research Activities
Biological Systems and Organisms
Interested in microbial bio-prospecting. My main focus is in the marine microbial environment where am keen on microbes capable of producing secondary metabolites with various medical potential, with a view of developing medicinal drug compounds.
Publications resulting from Research:
Kaaria, P., Matiru, V., Wakibia, J., Bii, C., & Ndung’u, M. (2015a). Antimicrobial Activity of Marine Algae Associated Endophytes and Epiphytes from the Kenya Coast. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 4(8), 17-22. ISSN: 2319-7706 http://www.ijcmas.com.
Kaaria, P., Wakibia, J., Matiru, V., Ndung’u, M., & Bii, C. (2015b). Antimicrobial screening of marine endophytes and epiphytes isolated from marine algae of Kenyan Indian Ocean. Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 3(3), 70-74. http://pubs.sciepub.com/jaem/3/3/2. DOI: 10.12691/jaem-3-3-2.
Kaaria, P., Matiru, V., Wakibia, J., Ndung’u, M., & Bii, C. (2015c). Evaluation of antibacterial and antifungal activity of macro algae associated microbes from the Northern and Southern coast of Kenya. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research, 5(5), 7-13. http://scholarsresearchlibrary.com/archive.html.
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchLecturing at the University