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Damaris Matoke-Muhia

Senior Research scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) & Director of capacity Building, Gender Mainstreaming, and Career Progression, Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA)

Kenya ยท Class of 2020

Damaris is a molecular biology scientist working on the control of vector borne diseases. She holds a PhD in Molecular Medicine and a Masters in Biotechnology. In addition to her extensive experience working in disease prevention and vector control, Damaris is passionate in mentoring young career scientists and advocates for the advancement of women scientists. Within her role at PAMCA, Damaris has organized and convened a meeting of women from 20 African countries to discuss, identify, and mitigate that gaps women face culturally as they work in the vector control professions.