George Oluoch is a SRPNTS investigator and trained Veterinary Surgeon and Tropical and Infectious Diseases Specialist. He currently heads the Kenya Snakebite Research and Intervention Centre (K-SRIC)- a multi-thematic and multi-site snakebite programme initiative which is part of a major collaboration between the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the Institute of Primate Research (IPR). This initiative has successfully attracted several major grant funding towards answering research questions in snakebite disease. George’s initial work at IPR focused on laboratory animal medicine and particularly Non-Human Primate clinical medicine, surgery, and pathology. Over the last decade, he has established a research career in understanding the pathogenesis and possible therapies and vaccines for tropical infectious and neglected diseases such as Human African Trypanosomiasis, Dengue, Schistosomiasis and Snakebite. George received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nairobi, MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases from the Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, University of Nairobi, and is currently working towards a PhD in Tropical Medicine.
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