Dr Frank Onyambu

Laboratory Scientist

Frank completed undergraduate training in Biochemistry from Moi University, Kenya in 2008 and a DPhil in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from the University of Oxford, UK in 2014. 

Frank is a laboratory scientist with 9 years experience in infectious disease research with particular interest in applying molecular biology tools to improve disease diagnosis. He is keen on increasing access to molecular diagnostics within resource-limited settings. 

Previous appointments include five years at the University of Nairobi's Centres for Excellence in HIV Medicine, where he led a team that established HIV drug resistance testing using Sanger sequencing. Frank is a lecturer in Meru University of Science and Technology, Kenya where he teaches in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and serves as the coordinator for research, collaborations and extensions in the Research and Innovations Directorate. 

Frank is very enthusiastic and passionate about mentorship and creating training opportunities for upcoming African scientists

Frank is very excited to be selected to join the Grant and Awards committee and he looks forward to an exciting term to serve with colleagues on this committee in delivery of RSTMH early career grants. He has promised to bring a lot of enthusiasm to this role and with a great sense of responsibility.