Despite his own difficult teenage years, Lukoye John Kedogo has achieved a BSc and MSc in Biotechnology from JomoKenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) based in Kenya. Following a successful career in research and science in academia, he has great passion in application of molecular smartphone assays as real-time PCRs for malaria diagnosis at point-of-care for remote settings of African continent.
He successfully did the first ever-human malaria smartphone assay as real-time PCR assay at Kenya Medical Research Institute Nairobi campus. Currently, he is undertaking a PhD fellowship by Total Care Foundation from Australia with an intent to understand more on how such smartphone assays can be applied as accurate diagnostic tool forneuro-trauma disorders among the young children in Western Kenya.
Currently he is a lecturer at JKUAT besides being the only steering committee member of EPICC from the African continent. Coupled with hard work, proactiveness, spiritual belief and self-motivation. Lukoye John has become a viable change agent in The Joedy Foundation, as he ambitiously pursues goals that are beneficial to the organization and to the society in which he lives.