Prof. Gikonyo is a PhD holder in (Semiochemistry). University of Nairobi (UON), Master of Science Degree (Phytochemistry). UON, Bachelor of Science Degree (Chemistry). UON. As an Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at Kenyatta University (KU), my expertise is in teaching, research and innovation in the areas of Pharmacognosy, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Nutrition in therapy and Chemical Ecology.
I am the founding Director of the “National Phytotherapeutics Research Centre” based at Kenyatta University.
Previously, I was Director of KU Funeral Home, the founding Chairman of the department of Pharmacy, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (PCAM) at KU (currently the School of Pharmacy), the founding chairman of the KU Ethics Review Committee.
I am the Board Chairman of the Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (CBIIC) at KU, and previously board member of the KU Research Review and Advisory Board (URRAB), Confucius Institute, KU Funeral Home. I am the Deputy Editor of the Kenya National R&D Journal and an Editor of the East and Central Africa Medical Journal.
I am a member of the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Technical Working Group – on the Kenya Health Act no 21 of 2017.In addition to publishing several scientific papers in peer reviewed journals, I have one Patent granted by KIPI.
My passion is use and promotion of natural solutions to health problems.