Aquatic


        Dr. Chacha J. Mwita

1\r\nCURRICULUM VITAE

\r\nADDRESS:
c/o Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries
\r\nP.O. Box 35064 Dar es Salaam - Tanzania.
\r\nTel. Office: +255-22-2410462\r\nFax: +255-22-2410480
\r\nE-mail: mwitachacha@udsm.ac.tz

\r\n2.0 EDUCATION
\r\n2.1 2010 to Date: Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow, Dar Es Salaam University.
\r\n2.2 2006 Ph.D (Parasitology) Dar Es Salaam University, Tanzania
\r\n2.3 2002 MSc. (Applied Zoology) Dar Es Salaam University, Tanzania
\r\n2.4 1999 BSc. (General Science) Dar Es Salaam University, Tanzania
\r\n2.5 1996 Diploma (Clinical Medicine), Ifakara Medical Training Institute, Tanzania.
\r\n3.0 ACADEMIC POSTS HELD AT UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
\r\n3.1 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 2006.
\r\n3.2 Lecturer, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 2006 - 2012
\r\n3.3 Senior Lecturer, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries, 2012 – to date.

\r\n4.0 POSTS HELD OUTSIDE UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
\r\nNone

\r\n5.0 ADMNISTRATIVE POSTS HELD AT UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
\r\n5.1 Teaching time table coordinator, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries,\r\n2009- to date

\r\n5.2 Final year Research Project coordinator, Department of Aquatic Sciences and\r\nFisheries, 2009- 2010

\r\n5.3 Assistant PT coordinator, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries, 2013.

\r\n6.0 ADMNISTRATIVE POSTS HELD OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES\r\nSALAAM\r\nNone

\r\n7.0 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
\r\n7.1 Member, Western Indian Ocean Marine Sciences Association (WIOMSA).

\r\n8.0 AWARDS
\r\n8.1 LVEMP Scholarship for M.Sc. studies, Department of Zoology and Marine Biology,\r\nUniversity of Dar es Salaam, 2000 – 2002.8.2 LVEMP Scholarship for Ph.D. studies, Department of Zoology and Marine Biology,\r\nUniversity of Dar es Salaam, 2003 – 2006.

\r\n9.0 RESEARCH/CONSULTANCY
\r\n9.1. IUCEA (VicRes): Investigating the effects of pollution on omega-3 polyunsaturated\r\nfatty acids (PUFAs) in commercial fish species in Lake Victoria. 2009 - 2013.

\r\n9.2. Afrique One (Consortium for Ecosystem and Population Health): Status,\r\nEpidemiology and Health impact of Cysticercosis in Iringa and Manyara regions of\r\nTanzania. 2010 – 2015.

\r\n10.0 TEACHING/SUPERVISION
\r\n10.1. Teaching three (3) undergraduate courses (DASF).
\r\n10.2. Assistant coordinator PT projects (DASF)
\r\n10.3. Supervising five undergraduate 3rd year projects, Three M.Sc. and two Ph.D students.

\r\n11.0 CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
\r\n11.1. September/October 2008 A training course on Fish health management, held in\r\nSouth East Asia Fisheries Development Centre (SEAFDEC), in Tigbauan, Iloilo, the\r\nPhilippines.

\r\n11.2. April 2007 International Training on DNA Barcoding of Marine Life. National\r\nBureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, India

\r\n11.3. August/December 2005 Advanced Molecular Biology, Molecular data analysis using\r\nSequencher and Phylogenetic Analysis Using Parsimony (PAUPv.

4.0). Memorial\r\nUniversity of Newfoundland, St. John s Canada.

\r\n11.4. September/December 2003 Food Industry and Agribusiness majoring in Fish\r\nProcessing, Quality Control and HACCP. International Agricultural Centre of the\r\nWageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

\r\n11.5. 11 – 25th March 2000: Workshop on professional development programme at BICOUDSM.

\r\n11.6. 26 – 30TH June 2000: A workshop on identification of Plasmodium falciparum DHFR\r\nand DHPS variants by use of molecular biological methods at Ifakara health research\r\nand development centre.

\r\n11.7. December 2002: A workshop on Wildlife diseases organized by TAWIRI- Arusha,\r\nTanzania.
\r\n11.8. 2002: Attended a workshop on the state of Lake Victoria, organized by LVEMP –\r\nMwanza, Tanzania.

\r\n11.9. September 15th -26th 2003: participated in an international course on unit operations\r\nin food preservation in the International agricultural centre of the Wageningen\r\nUniversity, The Netherlands.

\r\n11.10. September 29th –October 2nd 2003: participated in an international Seminar on food\r\nsafety and consumer concerns in the International agricultural centre of the\r\nWageningen University, The Netherlands.

\r\n11.11. October 6th – 17th 2003: participated in an international course on Quality\r\nmanagement systems in the food supply chain in the International agricultural centre\r\nof the Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

\r\n11.12. October 20th -31st 2003: participated in an international course on Application of\r\nHACCP in food processing enterprises in the International agricultural centre of the\r\nWageningen University, The Netherlands.

\r\n311.13. November 12th -14th 2003: participated in the workshop on innovation of food\r\nproduction systems, organized by the Wageningen business School of Wageningen\r\nUniversity, The Netherlands.

\r\n11.14. November 17th -28th 2003: participated in an international course on Agribusiness\r\ndevelopment and investment analysis in the International agricultural centre of the\r\nWageningen University, The Netherlands.

\r\n11.15. November 26th – 28th 2003: participated in the workshop on efficient consumer\r\nresponse, organized by the Wageningen business School of Wageningen University,\r\nThe Netherlands.

\r\n11.16. 13th-17th February 2006: Attended a training course on effective teaching methods for\r\nUDSM academic staff, organized by CCE-UDSM.

\r\n11.17. 28th August – 1st September 2006: Attended a training course on the integration of\r\nICT in teaching and learning, organized by CCE-UDSM.

\r\n11.18. 5th – 9th March 2007: Attended a training course on writing fundable research/project\r\nproposals, organized by CCE-UDSM.
\r\n11.19. 31st July – 2nd August 2007: Participated in a workshop on research supervision skills\r\nfor UDSM academic staff, organized by CCE-UDSM.
\r\n11.20. 13th -15th February 2008: Attended a training course on advanced teaching and\r\nassessment methodology, organized by CCE-UDSM.\r\n

12.0 PUBLICATIONS:\r\n12.1.0 PUBLICATIONS IN REFERRED JOURNALS
\r\n12.1.1 Mwita C.J, Tesha J. and Nkwengulila G. (2013) Environmental Contamination by\r\nTaenia eggs in Iringa Rural District, Tanzania. The Open Environmental\r\nEngineering Journal (Accepted).

\r\n12.1.2 Shayo SD, Mwita CJ, Hosea K (2012) Ulcerative Aeromonas Infections in Tilapia\r\n(Cichlidae: Tilapiini) from Mtera Hydropower Dam, Tanzania. Open Access\r\nScientific Reports, 1: 115. doi:10.4172/scientificreports.115

\r\n12.1.3 Shayo S.D, Mwita C.J and Hosea K.M (2012) Virulence of Pseudomonas and\r\nAeromonas bacteria recovered from Oreochromis niloticus (Perege) from Mtera\r\nhydropower Dam; Tanzania. Annals of Biological Research, 3(11):5157-5161.

\r\n12.1.4 Beda J.M, Nkwengulila G. and Mwita C. (2012) The Serological Survey for\r\nHuman Cysticercosis Prevalence in Mbulu District, Tanzania. Advances in\r\nInfectious Diseases, 2: 62-66 doi:10.4236/aid.2012.23009

\r\n12.1.5 Ogoyi, D.O., Mwita, C.J., Nguu, E.K., and Shiundu, P.M. (2011) Determination\r\nof heavy metal content in water, sediment and microalgae from Lake Victoria,\r\nEast Africa. The Open Environmental Engineering Journal, 4, 156-161.

\r\n12.1.6 Mwita C.J. (2011) Variabilty in parasites structural patterns with respect to manmade\r\ndisturbances in Mwanza gulf, Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of\r\nScience, 37: 49-57.

\r\n12.1.7 Mwita C.J (2011) Host-parasites relationship for Lake Victoria clariid fishes and\r\ntheir parasite fauna. Tanzania Journal of Science, 37: 179-185. (Short\r\ncommunication).

\r\n12.1.8 Mwita, C.J. and Nkwengulila, G. (2010) Phylogenetic relationship of the metazoan\r\nparasites of the Clariid fishes of Lake Victoria inferred from partial 18s rDNA\r\nsequences. Tanzania Journal of Science, 36: 47-58.

\r\n\r\n12.1.9 Mwita, C.J. and Nkwengulila, G. (2008) Molecular phylogeny of the Clariid fishes of\r\nLake Victoria, Tanzania, inferred from cytochrome b DNA sequences. Journal of\r\nFish Biology, 73:1139-1148.

\r\n12.1.10 Mwita, C.J. and Nkwengulila, G. (2008) Determinants of the parasite community of\r\nclariid fishes from Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Journal of Helminthology, 82: 7-16.

\r\n12.1.11 Mwita, C.J., Nkwengulila, G. and Mgaya, Y.D. (2006) Lake Victoria Clariid fishes\r\ncyt b. nucleotide sequences. GeneBank, Acc. No: DQ646345 – DQ646374. In\r\nwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

\r\n12.1.12 Mwita, C.J., Nkwengulila, G. and Mgaya, Y.D. (2006) Lake Victoria parasites of\r\nClariid fishes 18S ribosomal nucleotide sequences. GeneBank, Acc. No:\r\nDQ813444 – DQ813465. In www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

\r\n12.1.13 Mwita, C.J. and Nkwengulila, G. (2004) Parasites of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell,\r\n1822) from the Mwanza Gulf, Lake Victoria. Tanzania Journal of Science, 30(1):\r\n53-62.

\r\n12.1.14 Nkwengulila, G. and Mwita, C.J. (2004) Spatial distribution of parasites along the\r\ngut of the catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) (Clariidae) from the\r\nMwanza Gulf, Lake Victoria. Tanzania Journal of Science, 30(1): 63-70.

\r\n12.2.0 BOOKS AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
\r\n12.2.1 Mwita, C.J. (2002). Diversity and Abundance of the Parasite Fauna of the Catfish\r\nClarias Gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) (Clariidae) From the Mwanza Gulf, Lake\r\nVictoria. MSc. Thesis, UDSM, 175 pp.

\r\n12.2.2 Mwita, C.J. (2006). Studies on the Determinants of the Parasites Community\r\nStructure of the Clariid Fishes in Lake Victoria. PhD Thesis, UDSM, 197 pp.

\r\n12.3.0 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
\r\n12.3.1 Ogoyi, D.O., Mwita, C.J., Nguu, E.K., Wasonga, C.O. and Shiundu, P.M. (2009)\r\nEffects of heavy metal pollution on microalgae richness and diversity in Lake\r\nVictoria. VicRes proceedings. 193-210 pp.

\r\n12.4.0 OTHER RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS/REPORTS
\r\n12.4.1 Mwita, C.J, Ogoyi, D.O, Nguu, E.M, and Shiundu, P. (2009) Effects of pollution on\r\nOmega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) in commercial fish species in Lake\r\nVictoria. 37 pp. Year I Report Submitted to VicRes.

\r\n12.4.2 Mwita, C.J, Ogoyi, D.O, Nguu, E.M, and Shiundu, P. (2012) Experimental\r\nsimulation on the influence of pollution on the biosynthesis of omega-3\r\npolyunsaturated fatty acids (pufas) in microalgae. VicRes report.

\r\n12.5.0 CONSULTANCY REPORTS
\r\n12.5.1 Mgaya YD and Mwita CJ (2012) Assessment of the implementation of fisheries\r\nmanagement measures to address the decline of Nile perch stock in Lake Victoria.\r\nNational Audit Office of Tanzania (NAOT). 46 pp.

\r\n13.0 EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
\r\n13.1 Personal interests: Reading news papers, magazines, Watching TV and enjoying old\r\nlocal and international music.

\r\nDate: 13th March 2013

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