Laboratory technician

Ms. Baseke Joy Oketcho


Ms. Baseke Joy is a laboratory scientist with a Masters degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Management and Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology both from Makerere University. Both her research projects were in immunology: Masters Research project focused on the role of TNF-alpha in activation of latent tuberculosis and Bachelor's degree research project was on prevalence of Hepatitis B and C among HIV patients attending Joint Clinical Research Centre. She has worked on and completed many research projects on time with various researchers and institutions with their research work published. She has also trained and supervised students in laboratory skills. Currently she is a laboratory technician at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Busitema University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Her research interests are in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, laboratory preparedness and readiness in disease diagnosis; all geared towards ensuring that the laboratory is well equipped to diagnose diseases and assess body's immune response during infection, treatment and post treatment to give guidance on infection, treatment outcome and give alerts on epidemiological trends. Her career objective is to be part of a research team, training and preparation of laboratories for quick, reliable and efficient diagnosis of diseases and alert policy makers on disease occurrence and outbreaks.

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Google Scholar, ResearchGate1, ResearchGate2, PubMed

Link to Ms. Baseke Joy’s Curriculum Vitae

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