Paul Davies Kasaija is a Principal Laboratory Technologist at the National Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI) under the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), Uganda, where Paul manages laboratory research activities including analysis biological materials, data analysis and interpretation and preparation of manuscripts for publication (with other scientists). Paul holds a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda and a Bachelors of Medical Laboratory Science of Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Uganda.
As part of his 10-year work experience, Paul has studied polymorphisms of three antigen-coding genes of the tick-borne parasite Theileria parva, which he believes could compromise cross-protectivity of the Muguga cocktail vaccine against local circulating strains. Paul has also won his institute’s (NaLIRRI) annual award of best laboratory technologist (2017), following his impressive debut in anti-tick vaccines. Paul helps research scientists to produce reliable Quality-Controlled results from field and experimental samples using microbiological, immunological and molecular techniques.
Outside research premises, Paul enjoys practicing for his city’s annual marathon events and training his community’s infants in music and life skills through story-telling.
Paul can readily be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org