Prof. Hassanali Retires from the University of Nairobi
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Date and time: 
Wed, 2014-12-10 11:12


Prof. Jameela Hassanali (Center), with Dr. Anne Pulei (Left) and Dr. Pamela Mandela (Right)

Prof. Jameela Hassanali has retired from the Department of Human Anatomy, University of Nairobi in June 2015. Prof. Hassanali was born in Tanga, Tanzania and trained in University of Edinburgh (BDS, 1970), Scotland. She started working at the department of Dental Surgery, University of Nairobi, in April 1975, teaching oral biology and anatomy to the first intake of dental students, under the mentorship of Prof. Joseph Mungai, the then chairman of the department of Human Anatomy. In 1978, Prof. Hassanali transferred to the Department of Human Anatomy in the school of medicine. Prof. Hassanali was awarded a Doctor in Dental Sciences (Edin) in 1990. Her thesis was on neural connections of the teeth to the brain in the baboon.  

She persisted and progressed in teaching and research in Human Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Neuro-anatomy and Oral Biology and Community Health Education. She became and Associate Professor at the Department of Human Anatomy in 1993, a position she maintained until her retirement in June 2015. Prof. Hassanali areas of specialisations include Neuroscience and Oral Biology with several local and international publications and conference participations. She co-authored two books which have been published in 1996, titled “Essentials of Orofacial Anatomy” and “Practical Manual on Oral and Craniofacial Histology and Embryology”. She is also an Author in the Kimani Histology Text and Atlas, 2014.

Her hobbies include nature, heritage and travelling. Prof. Jameela Hassanali moved to Pwani University as a full Professor of Human Anatomy and Dental Surgery, from June 2015.


Prof. Jameela Hassanali with Dr. Anne Pulei

The department of Human Anatomy acknowledges and thanks her for her contributions in teaching, research, outreach programs especially among the Maasai community and linkages with Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya and Kenya Medical Research Institute, SONA, IBRO, UBONGO CAMPAIGN.

The department wishes Professor Jameela Hassanali well in all her future endeavors. 


Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2017-12-22 11:12