A United States based Kenyan scientist by the names of Njoroge George has been feted in New York City for his drug discoveries, especially the one which is used to treat cancer and other deadly ailments.
Dr Njoroge was honoured with a ‘’Pioneer Award’’ from an African Media Company known as Face2Face Africa for his continued impact on medicine and science.
Njoroge, 64, who’s a native of Kiambu holds over 100 permits for his research work on cancer and immunology.
He’s currently a senior researcher at Eli Lilly, a global pharmaceutical company and he’s set to move to Naivasha in 2019, where he’s setting up a biotechnology institute which will attract over 100 doctoral degree-holders globally who will be expected to make research on Aids, cancer and malaria.
Dr Njoroge further said we have sharp brains and plenty of resources in Africa, we can’t afford to lag behind, all we need is to embrace the power of biotechnology, according to Daily Nation.
During an interview, he also praised his late mother, Nyaucha Alice who inspired and supported his interest in science via her job as a herbal medicine practitioner.
After completing his undergraduate degree from Nairobi University, Dr Njoroge also managed to join Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio USA where he earned a PhD in organic chemistry.
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