Dr. Caroline Kahiri


Dr. Caroline Kahiri is an Assistant Professor of Human Physiology. She holds a Ph. D in Physiology from Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Western Ontario, (Canada). Her Doctorate work focused on the role of intercellular communication in reproductive functions. She also did Post-doctoral work investigating chemokine expression in placentation. She holds a MSc. Degree in comparative mammalian Physiology from University of Nairobi (Kenya) addressing reproductive physiology of the bushbaby (Galago Garnetti). Her basic degree was BSc. (Hons) in Biochemistry and Zoology, from Nairobi University. Dr Kahiri research interest is focused on unraveling the causes of infertility in both the male and the female. Dr Kahiri has over twelve years teaching experience.

Academic Degrees:

PhD. (2017, University of Western Ontario)

MSc. (1994, University of Nairobi)

BSc. (1989, University of Nairobi)

Journal Articles:

Gregory M, Kahiri CN, Barr KJ, Smith CE, Hermo L, Cyr DG, Kidder GM. Male reproductive system defects and subfertility in a mutant mouse model of oculodentodigital dysplasia. Int J Androl. 2011 Dec;34(6 Pt 2):e630-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2605.2011.01224.x. Epub 2011 Oct 18. PMID: 22004529

Cavanagh PC, Dunk C, Pampillo M, Szereszewski JM, Taylor JE, Kahiri C, Han V, Lye S, Bhattacharya M, Babwah AV. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone-regulated chemokine expression in human placentation. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2009 Jul;297(1):C17-27. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00013.2009. Epub 2009 Apr 15. PMID: 19369450

Kahiri CN, Khalil MW, Tekpetey F, Kidder GM. Leydig cell function in mice lacking connexin43. Reproduction. 2006 Oct;132(4):607-16. PMID: 17008472

Teaching (courses):

  • NSC 2205 Human Physiology,
  • PHY 1331 Introduction to Medical Physiology,
  • PHY 1332 Sensory and Muscle Physiology,
  • PHY 1333 Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Physiology,
  • PHY 2335 Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology,
  • ENV 2000 Introduction to Environmental Science,
  • ENV 2001 Sustainable Resource Management

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