UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
COLLEGE OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES (CONAS)

Thomas Lyimo

PhD
Principal

email;   tjlyimo@udsm.ac.tz 

tjlyimo@yahoo.com     

Mob;   +255754375924

Thomas J. Lyimo (PhD) is Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB). Currently he is the Principal of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Dar es Salaam. He holds an MSc and a PhD in microbiology, specializing on marine ecosystems.
His research interest revolves around aquatic microbial ecology in coastal ecosystems, focusing on bacteria, cyanobacteria and microalgae in near shore waters, seagrass beds and mangroves. He has also worked in various aquatic ecosystems of Tanzania with focus on microbial diversity, economic importance and water quality in relation to environmental factors, climate change and management. From these areas of research he has supervised a number of masters and PhD theses/Dissertations and published a number of papers in local and international journals. 
 


Stephen Samwel Nyandoro

PhD (2010) University of Dar es Salaam
Deputy principal at the College

Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry- Chemistry Department& Deputy Principal – College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CoNAS), University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)


Dr.Nyandoro obtained his Bachelor degree(2000), M.Sc. Chemistry (2003) and PhD (2010)from the UDSM. He was employed as Assistant Lecturer at UDSM in 2004 then promoted to a Lecturer position in 2010, and to Senior Lecturer in 2015.Hisresearch and consultancy interests lie in the natural products research for bioactive constituents from plants, algae, fungi, and other biological resources. He has supervised 19 M.Sc. and 7 PhD students by 2019. He has published 29 articles in the peer reviewed journals. Dr.Nyandoro`sInternational Research awards include Swedish Research Council Awards 2012 -2015; &2017 – 2019; The Leverhulm – Royal Society Africa Award (UK-Tanzania-Ghana Collaborative Research) 2013 – 2016; Royal Society-Royal Society of Chemistry International Exchanges Award 2016–2018, and UDSM Competitive Research Grant Awards (three awards 2018-2019). Other awards he has received include 2nd Best University of Dar es Salaam Research Week Award (May 2017), the Best Academician in the Chemistry Department (2016-2017) and 3rd Best, College Level-UDSM Research Week Award (May 2018).Nyandoro is a member of Natural Product Research Network for Eastern and Central Africa (NAPRECA)-Tanzania Chapter, where he has served as a treasurer from 2009 to date. He is also a member of Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products 


Sylvester E Rugeihyamu

PhD
Senior lecturer in Mathematics and Coordinator Research and Publication

Email: rugeihyamu@yahoo.com
Mobile: +255713775365

Dr.  Sylvester E. Rugeihyamu (PhD) is a senior lecturer in Mathematics. He holds MSc and PhD in Mathematics, specialized on Complex Analysis. Currently is a coordinator of the college for Research and Publication. His also the coordinator of the Sida Mathematics Project, a 5 years project being sponsored by Sida Bilateral Programme from 2015 - 2020 with possibility of extension from 2020 - 2025.

Rugeihyamu is a teacher by professional graduate at University of Dar Es Salaam in B.Sc. with Education majoring in Mathematics and Physics. Currently is the chairperson of Mathematics Panel of Tanzania Institute Educations (TIE) since 2016 to date. He is also a member of the Committee for Basic Science of COSTECH from 2016 to date. He has participated in many professional educational activities organized by TIE and the Ministry of Education of Science and Technology. He has also participated in various national and international Educational Projects such as UWEZO, TWAWEZA, QUIP-T, KIUFUNZA etc. Furthermore, he has interest in STEM education and organized various STEM activities in Tanzania. 

His research interest on complex Analysis, Numerical Analsis and Mathematical Education. He has published a number of papers on these areas. 


David Koloseni

PhD
Lecturer and Postgraduate coordinator at the College

Email;  dkdavykol@gmail.com    OR   davykol@yahoo.co.uk
Tel. (Mobile);   +255718919148

David Koloseni is a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics. He was born in 1973. He graduated in BSc (Education) at the University of Dar es Salaam in 2002, MSc (Mathematics) in 2006 at University of Dar es Salaam, and PhD in Mathematics at Laappeenranta University of Technology in 2015.

David has held various administrate post at the University of Dar es Salaam. He was Mathematics Department Examination Officer (2009 to 2011); Deputy Coordinator Postgraduate studies (2015-2018); Coordinator Postgraduate studies (2018- to date );.He is a member of the Mathematical Association of Tanzania (MAT/CHAHITA), and the current Treasurer of the Association

Dr. Koloseni has research interest multi-criteria decision making theory, classifier algorithms and Fuzzy data analysis and published a number of papers in international journals. 


Joseph YN Philip

PhD
Senior Lecturer in the Chemistry Department and the Coodinator undergraduate studies

Email: jynphilip@udsm.ac.tz or josephyoeza68@gmail.com
Mobile: +255683514403


Dr. Joseph Y. N. Philip (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the Chemistry Department. He holds an MSc conferred at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Licentiate in Engineering conferred at the University of Lund, Sweden; and a PhD conferred at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
His research interests include: Remedial methods for fluoridated domestic water sources; Polymer science; Hydrochemistry of salt lakes; Electrochemistry of metal corrosion and corrosion inhibition; and Environmental science.
Since 2010 he has supervised 18 postgraduate students and has published a number of papers in local and international journals. 


Kessy F Kilulya

PhD in Chemistry (University of Johannesburg)
Lecturer and Head of Chemistry department

E-mail: kessykilulya@udsm.ac.tz or kefidel@gmail.com

Mobil. +255 763 369858

Kessy F. Kilulya is a lecturer of analytical and environmental chemistry at the Chemistry Department, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dr. Kilulya received his BSc with Education in 1999 majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics, MSc. in Chemistry (2005) from the University of Dar es Salaam and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa in 2012. He then joined postdoctoral fellowship in 2012 to 2013 (University of Johannesburg).
Dr. Kilulya was employed as an Assistant Lecturer at UDSM in 2006 then promoted to a Lecturer position in 2012. He has authored more than 17 scientific publications so far. His scientific research interests are in the field of analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, material science and chemometrics.
Dr. Kilulya has participated in different international conferences and presented a number of papers from his research findings and he is currently a Secretary of Tanzania Chemical Society (TCS).

 


Shaaban Ally Abdallah Kassuwi

PhD
Lecturer and Head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Email;   kasshaab@gmail.com

Tel. (Mobile);   +255784261838

Shaaban Ally Abdallah Kassuwi (PhD) is a Lecturer in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB). Currently he is the Head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, College of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Dar es Salaam. He holds an MSc in Environmental Biology and a PhD in Biotechnology, specializing in Environmental Biotechnology.
His research interest revolves around Biotechnology, Environmental microbiology, Waste water treatment, microbial ecology, Bio, Phyto and Myco remediation as well as Biogas Technology.  From these areas of research he has published a number of papers international journals. 
Links:  Research Gate, LinkedIn
 


Eunice Mureithi

PhD
Head of Department

Email: emureithi@maths.udsm.ac.tz,   ewambui02@gmail.com

Contact details:                Mobile: +255 683 059964 


BEd(Double Maths):     Kenyatta University, Kenya (1987)
MSc. (Applied Mathematics)  Kenyatta University, Kenya (1989)
PhD (Fluid Dynamics):   University of New South Wales- Australia (1997)
Postdoc (One year)    University of the Witwatersrand- South Africa (2001)

Research Interests: 
 
 Boundary layer flows and their stability
 Flows through porous media
 Nanofluid flows
 Mathematical Modelling of infectious and non-communicable diseases
 Ecological Modelling 


Innocent J. Lugendo

PhD
Lecturer and Manager of the Central Science Workshop (CSW)

Email: ilugendo26@gmail.com
Mobile: +255765385802
        +255679349749

Innocent J. Lugendo (PhD) is a Lecturer in the Department of Physics. Currently he is the Manager of the Central Science Workshop (CSW) of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CoNAS) at the University of Dar es Salaam. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Physics specializing in Nuclear Physics.
His research interest revolves around Nuclear Structure studies, Environmental Nuclear Physics, Radiation Detectors and Radiological Studies. He also works in various other fields including Medical Physics, Dosimetry and Radiation Medical Imaging. From these areas of research, he is supervising several Masters and PhD theses/Dissertations and has published a number of scientific papers in Local and International journals.
 


Eva Mathias Sosovele

PhD
Principal Scientist in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB)

Phone: office:+255 22 2410223, Mobile: +255 784 238836: Residential: +255 22 2647015:

 Email:sosovele@gmail.com

P. O. Box 35179, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Eva M. Sosovele (PhD) is Principal Scientist in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB). She holds an MSc in Molecular Biology and a PhD in Biotechnology, specializing on marine ecosystems.
Her research interest rotates around on marine microbial ecosystems, focusing on bacteria and fungi of mangroves ecosystems. She has also worked in various aquatic ecosystems of Tanzania with focal point on microbial diversity, economic importance and water quality in relation to environmental factors. She has published a number of papers in international journals.


 


Amelia K. Kivaisi

PhD

Email: amelia.kivaisi@gmail.com  OR amelia_kivaisi@ yahoo.co.uk

Tel. (Mobile):   +255754692656

Amelia Kajumulo Kivaisi (PhD) is a retired Professor of Applied Microbiology.  She was the founding member and first Head of Department of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB) at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).  She is currently working on contract  in the same department. She holds an MSc and PhD in Applied Microbiology and specialized in anaerobic digestion of lignicellulosic waste. 

Over the years, her research focused on bioconversion of solid organic waste to biogas, mushrooms and biofertilizer. She has supervised and mentored numerous MSc and  PhDs students and led a number of national and regional research projects. 

In collaboration with industrial partners, she is currently involved in developing a commercial grade-biofertilizer. She served as editor in Chief of the Tanzania Journal of Science and has published widely in referred journals. She further disseminated research results through active participation in numerous scientific conferences.

 


Rose Justus Masalu

PhD
Lecturer and researcher at The Department of Molecular biology and Biotechnology

P. O. Box 35179, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tel. (Mobile);   +255718465799

Rose Justus Masalu is the lecturer in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the department of molecular biology and Biotechnology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She is teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She graduated her PhD (Biotechnology) in 2012, MSc (Applied Microbiology) in 2004 and BSc (Chemistry and Applied Microbiology) in 2002 from University of Dar es Salaam. She has been exposed to different scientific disciplines related to biochemistry.  The primary focus of her research effort has been the exploration diverse products/extracts of both terrestrial/marine fungi and plants in order to resolve societal grand challenges particularly in the human healthy and environment. Her current research interests include characterization of bioactive compounds with antiviral and anticancer potentials especially in the induction of apoptosis from both plants and fungi. Interests are in the functional genomics which include the “omics” technologies (transcriptomics, genomics and proteomics) to identify the underlying molecular basis of many common diseases including cancer and HIV/AIDS


Cyprian Beda Mpinda

PhD
Lecturer and researcher at The Department of Molecular biology and Biotechnology

E-mail:  cyprianmpinda@yahoo.com
OR      mpinda.cyprian@udsm.ac.tz     

Mob: +255685366655 


Cyprian Beda Mpinda (PhD) is a Lecturer and researcher at The Department of Molecular biology and Biotechnology, University of Dar es Salam, Tanzania. He finished his PhD in Biotechnology in 2018 and his work was focused on assessing the anti HIV activities of extracts of some plants species which are used in managing HIV/AIDS in the country. Prior to that, his MSc in Biochemistry study was based on cytokine profiling for pregnant women with or without pre-eclampsia in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 
As a lecturer, he is engaged in teaching Biochemistry and Industrial biotechnology for undergraduate students.

Mpinda is now on natural products research aiming at identifying, documenting and validating plants that are used by local traditional healers in management of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB and cancer with prospects of integrating with bioinformatics tools with his research. 
 


Donatha D. Tibuhwa

PhD
Deputy Director Directorate of Postgraduate Studies

Email;   dtibuhwa@udsm.ac.tz OR dtibuhwa@yahoo.co.uk
Tel. (Mobile);   +255688075353

Donatha D. Tibuhwa (PhD) is Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB). Currently a Deputy Director Directorate of Postgraduate Studies of the University of Dar es Salaam. She holds an MSc and a PhD in microbiology, specializing on Mycology.
Her research interest revolves around mushroom taxonomy, Mushroom biotechnology for food, bioremediation, medical & ethno-mycology, fungal pathogens to food crops, as well as macrofungi biodiversity including other below ground biodiversity. Both conventional and molecular techniques are used in her research endeavors where different species of mushrooms and endophytic fungi from all habitats (miombo woodland, termites and rain forests), are collected, classified and examined for their biotechnological applications as related to general human livelihood. From these areas of research she has supervised a number of masters and PhD theses/Dissertations and published a number of papers in local and international journals
 


Fulgence N. Mpenda

PhD
Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB).

Email;   mpenda83@gmail.com
Tel. (Mobile);   +255769933961

Fulgence N. Mpenda is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB).
He is currently pursuing PhD at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). His PhD research is on molecular basis of chicken variations in susceptibility to the Newcastle disease virus infection. His areas of specialization are Molecular biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Immunogenetics.
His research interest is deploying genomics tools to decipher genetic mechanisms of disease resistance or susceptibility in Livestock. From his Msc and PhD research work he has published a number of papers in international journals. 
 


Aneth David Mwakilili

Phd
Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Email: adavid@udsm.ac.tz  OR anethdavid367@gmail.com

Aneth is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB). She is currently pursuing a PhD in Plant Protection Biology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

She has a background on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology with a focus on Agricultural Biotechnology. Her current research is on understanding the influence of soil microbiome on plant health and eventually, improving sustainable food production.

Aneth is passionate about open science, science advice for policy and gender equality causes. She is a “Next Einstein Forum (NEF)” ambassador and a member of the pan-African bioinformatics network, H3ABioNet. She volunteers on editorial and writing roles for academic/scientific outlets.


Flora Stephano

PhD
Lecturer

Email: fsnyaki@udsm.ac.tz OR nyaki76@yahoo.com
Mobile: +255684594815

Flora Stephano (PhD) is a Lecturer in the field of neuro-anatomy, physiology, developmental biology, neurotoxicology and insect physiology at Department of Zoology and Wildlife Conservation, University of Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam.

She is a graduate of the University of Dar es Salaam (BSc. Hons and MSc in Zoology) and the University of Kiel (PhD in Zoophysiology: Magna Cum Laude).

Currently, she is a College coordinator for Knowledge Exchange, Innovation and Public Services at the College of Natural and Applied Sciences.

Dr. Stephano’s interest in research is focusing on;
•    Neurodegenerative diseases particularly Parkinson’s disease using Drosophila as a model
•    Neurotoxicology in relation to environmental contaminants
•    Gut physiology and Metabolic disorders and
•    Insect physiology with relations to control of cassava vectors; Bemisia tabaci

She teaches and supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

 


Mataba Bulugu Lisesi

Bachelor of Science in Applied Zoology
Laboratory scientist

MOBILE:+255764880380/+255628040160
E-MAIL:mattalisesi@yahoo.com/lisesimatta@gmail.com