Prof. Danstone Barasa

Prof. Danstone Lilechi Barasa


School of Natural Sciences

Department of Chemistry

P.O. BOX 190- 50100

Kakamega, Kenya

Office No: ABA

Kakamega- Webuye Road

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Professor Danstone Baraza Lilechi is a Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. He teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Natural Sciences.

His areas of academic interest and research are in the fields of Targeted modification of pharmacologically useful natural compounds coupled with study of structure activity relationships.

He holds a Post Doctoral Fellow from Institute of Plant Biochemistry from Halle Germany (2013), a PhD in Organic Chemistry – Areas: Natural Products, Organic synthesis, Phytochemistry, Biosynthesis and Pharmacognosy, University of Dar es Salaam (Partly at Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Germany (2005), Masters of Science (Organic Chemistry) from Dar es Salaam (1999) and Bachelors of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Nairobi (1996).

He has supervised 1 PhD and 4 Masters

His professional Fellowships and Accreditations Certifications are;

  1. Natural Products for East and Central Africa (NAPRECA).
  2. Kenya DAAD Scholars Association
  3. NAPRECA (Kenya).
  4. Kenya Chemical Society (KCS).
  5. NAPRECA/DAAD Alumni.

          Dr. Danstone Barasa

Some of his major publication:

  1. F. Orata, J. Kassilly, E. Majanga, W. Shivoga, B. Lilechi, R.M. Suguvi, E.M. Namusasi. Surveillance, preparedness and challenges of home-based care for COVID-19 patients and health workers in western Kenya. Published on 25th October 2022.
  2. Ochieno D.M.W., Karoney E.M., Muge E.K., Nyaboga E.N., Baraza D.L., Shibairo S.I. & Naluyange V. (2021). Rhizobium-linked nutritional and phytochemical changes under multitrophic functional contexts in Sustainable Food Systems. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.DOI:
  3. Daniel A. Ondeko, Benard Juma, Danstone Lilechi Baraza, Peter Nyongesa.LC-ESI/MS and GC-MS Methanol Extract Analysis, Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Activity Studies of Centella asiatica. Asian Journal of Chemical Sciences 8(3): 32-51, 2020(Article no.AJOCS.61257):ISSN: 2456-7795. DOI:
  4. Isolation, Characterization and Antibacterial Activity of Ergosta-5, 7, 22-triene-3β, 14α – diol (22Z) from Kenyan Ganoderma lucidum. March 2020. Asian Journal of Applied Chemistry Research. DOI:

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