Staff Profiles

Dr Japheth O. Ombito

Ombito O. J

Faculty of Science


Senior Lecturer

Location: Block 237 Office 219
Phone: +267 355 2496
Email Dr Japheth O. Ombito

Ph.D (Organic Chemistry), University of Botswana, Botswana, 2018

M.Sc (Chemistry), Egerton University, Kenya, 2015

B.Ed (Chemistry & Physics), Egerton University, Kenya, 2011

Ombito O. J obtained his Ph.D (2018) in Organic Chemistry, with emphasis on Chemistry of Natural Products & Synthesis, from the University of Botswana. He is an associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Kenya Chemical Society member. He joined the faculty at the University of Botswana in 2020. His research focuses on the Chemistry of Natural Products, working mainly in areas related to Medicinal Plants, Secondary Metabolites, Chromatographic, Spectroscopic and Spectrometric techniques.

Organic Chemistry

Phytochemical and biological investigation of African medicinal plants

Natural Products Chemistry

  1. Ombito, J. O.; Chi, G. F.; Wansi, J. D., Ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of the genus Vepris (Rutaceae): A review. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2021, 267, 113622.
  2. Mbaveng, A. T.; Chi, G. F.; Bonsou, I. N.; Ombito, J. O.; Yeboah, S. O.; Kuete, V.; Efferth, T., Cytotoxic phytochemicals from the crude extract of Tetrapleura tetraptera fruits towards multi-factorial drug resistant cancer cells. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2021, 267, 113632.
  3. Chi, G. F.; Sop, R. V. T.; Mbaveng, A. T.; Ombito, J. O.; Fotso, G. W.; Nguenang, G. S.; Kuete, V.; Efferth, T.; Ngadjui, B. T., Steroidal saponins from Raphia vinifera and their cytotoxic activity. Steroids 2020, 163, 108724.

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