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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.