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Lucy Wanga

Country of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, Nakuru General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Academic Background


2018 Master Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
2013 Undergraduate Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Determination of antidermatophytic secondary metabolites from Natural products

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Wanga, L. A., Indieka, A. S., & Matasyoh, J. C. (2023). Antidermatophytic quinolizidine alkaloids from Calpurnia aurea subsp. aurea (Aiton) Benth. Fitoterapia, 105698.
2. Sum, W. C., Ebada, S. S., Kirchenwitz, M., Wanga, L., Decock, C., Stradal, T. E., ... & Stadler, M. (2023). Neurite outgrowth-inducing Drimane-type Sesquiterpenoids Isolated from Cultures of the Polypore Abundisporus violaceus MUCL 56355. Journal of Natural Products.
3. Wanga, L., & Nyamboki, D. K. (2022). Medicinal Plants Used in the Management of Skin Disorders in Kenya: A Review. Pharmacognosy Reviews, 17(33).
4. Nyamboki, D. K., & Wanga, L. A. (2022). Review of the Phytochemical and Pharmacological Studies of the Genus Ormocarpum. Pharmacognosy Reviews, 16(32), 95.
5. Chepkirui, C., Yuyama, K. T., Wanga, L. A., Decock, C., Matasyoh, J. C., Abraham, W. R., & Stadler, M. (2018). Microporenic acids A–G, biofilm inhibitors, and antimicrobial agents from the Basidiomycete Microporus species. Journal of natural products, 81(4), 778-784.
6. Wanga, L. A. (2018). Determination of antibacterial activity of extracts from Markhamia lutea, Zanthoxylum gilletii and their endophytes against common bean bacterial pathogens (Doctoral dissertation, Egerton University).

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
Teaching, Supervising undergraduate students, and Research assistant

Workshop and Conference Attended

2023 Harare, Zimbabwe 20th NAPRECA International Symposium on Natural Products.


Natural Products Research of East and Central Africa

Presentation given

Antidermatophytic quinolizidine alkaloids from Calpurnia aurea subsp. aurea (Aiton) Benth
Harare, Zimbabwe
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Feb 2016
African German Network for Excellence in Science (AGNES) mobility grant (Intra-Africa) for junior researchers supported by BMBF and AvH

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