Asiko Ongaya is formally trained as a medical laboratory scientist (BSc) and Mycobacteriologist (MSc) and currently pursuing a PhD in Microbiology from Jomo Kenyatta University of science and technology in collaboration with Institute of Tropical medicine and infectious (ITROMID) and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).

She is currently employed as a Research Scientist at the Centre for Respiratory Disease Research (CRDR), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). Her research work as a principle Investigator, co-investigator or author of various publications includes New tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics, immunology of TB/HIV, TB epidemiology, TB drug resistance (MDR-TB, XDR-TB) studies, TB case finding studies among others. Her main area of research interest includes general Microbiology, TB/HIV co-infection, TB diagnosis, TB drug development and vaccinology and Immunology of TB and HIV.

Contact: asikoongaya [at] gmail [dot] com