MSC Graduands 2014
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Dr. Phillip Maseghe (Left), Dr. Anne Pulei (Right), Dr. Beda Olabu (Squatting) and Prof. Julius Ogeng'o (Centre, their academic father).

After successfully completing the course work and thesis, the three successfully defended their theses at the School of Medicine Board room. In the study Structural Changes in the Rabbit Penile Architecture in Induced Hypogonadism, Dr. Beda Olabu concluded that Castration induces diminutive changes in all tissue components of the penile structure. 

In her study on the Influence of Parity on Uterine Structure in Pregnant Rabbits, Dr. Anne Pulei noted that a primigravid uterus is characterized by higher density of endometrial glands, reduced vascular density of the endometrium and myometrium, and reduced myometrial thickness. She further observed that myometrial smooth muscle layers become more organized as parity increases. This architecture of smooth muscles as parity rises, may be the reason why the multiparous uterus is efficient for fetal expulsion The higher vascularity in the higher parity group is as a result of both increased proliferation and reduced apoptosis evidenced by intense staining of the proliferation marker Ki-67 and the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2 in the group. The increased vascularity observed in the multiparous rabbits provides an explanation of higher likelihood of postpartum hemorrhage in the higher parity females.

Dr. Phillip Mwachaka (Above)

Dr. Phillip Mwachaka on his study on the Histomorphometric Changes in the Rabbit Neural Retina Following Monocular Deprivation found out that monocular deprivation results in retinal thinning, reduction in cell densities and synaptic contacts in the deprived eye, with compensatory changes occurring in the non-deprived eye. These changes in the retina may contribute to the changes seen in the visual cortex in monocularly deprived animals. 

The three were conferred degrees on 5th December 2014. The department of Human Anatomy wishes them very well.