Jane Wanjiru Macharia
Jane Macharia is a PhD student at the department of chemistry. She endeavours to use her knowledge in chemical sciences to understand and provide solutions to current and emerging problems. Her research interests are in the field of environmental chemistry, water chemistry, coordination chemistry and organometallic chemistry. Currently she is investigating the possibility of transmission of fluoride from mothers to their babies through milk under the supervision of Prof. David K. Kariuki. Consumption of excess fluoride cause negative health effects therefore exposure to infants should be monitored.
Her PhD studies are jointly sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme Kenya, 2018 and the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) through the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) fellowship program. She is a CARTA Cohort 9 fellow.