Dr. Davis Mumbengegwi
- PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of Manchester, U.K.), MSc Biotechnology and Molecular Biology (University of Hull, U.K.), BSc (Honours) Biological Sciences (University of Zimbabwe)
- Drug discovery and development for communicable (malaria, microbial infections, lower respiratory and diarrhoeal infections) and non-communicable diseases (cancer, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease) from natural products (plants, soil and marine organisms).
o Signalling cascades in disease models as a means to identifying potential drug targets.
o Developing and evaluating novel drug delivery strategies.
o Developing and evaluating cost-effective diagnostic tools for disease.
- Documentation of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) on phytomedicines
o Validation of indigenous medicinal knowledge through phytochemistry and cell-based activity assays
- Operational Research for Malaria Elimination in support of the MoHSS National Vector-borne Disease Control Programme (NVDCP)
o Reactive Case Detection of malaria at low transmission settings
o Risk factors for transmission of malaria at low transmission settings
o LAMP as a molecular diagnostic tool for malaria
o Molecular surveillance of Plasmodium malaria in Namibia, genotyping for species and SNPs associated with drug resistance .