Name: J.N. Maina DVSc

Country: Zambia

Affiliation:

University of Johannesburg

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Address:

D3 Lab 233 +27 (0)11 559 4580

Research Interests:

Birds

Biography:

Qualifications

  • B.V.M. - University of Nairobi (1979)
  • Ph.D. - University of Liverpool (1982)
  • D.V.Sc. - University of Liverpool (1999)

Experience

  • 1978:  Tutorial Fellow: Department of Veterinary Anatomy University of Nairobi.
  • 1979-1982: Assistant Lecturer: University of Liverpool
  • 1982:  Lecturer: University of Nairobi.
  • 1983:  Senior Lecturer: University of Nairobi.
  • 1986:  Associate Professor: University of Nairobi.
  • 1988-1995:  Chairman/Head: Department of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Nairobi.
  • 1989:  Visiting Fulbright Professor: Department of Anatomy, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.
  • 1989: Professor: University of Nairobi
  • 1991: Professor: University of Nairobi.
  • 1991: Royal Society Visiting Senior Research Scholar: Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Liverpool
  • 1993: Distinguished Visiting Hooker Professor: Department of Biology, McMaster University 
  • 1995: Distinguished Visiting Hooker Professor: Department of Biology, McMaster University
  • 1995: Visiting Professor: Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
  • 1996: Visiting Professor: Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of California, Davis
  • 1997: National Research Foundation rating B3
  • 2002: National Research Foundation rating B1.
    2002-2003: Visiting Research Scientist: Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
  • Professor, Head, School of Anatomical Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand.
  • 2007: National Research Foundation rating A2.
  • 2009-2011: Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, School of Anatomical Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2009-2011: Visiting Professor, School of Anatomy, University of Sydney
  • 2009-present: Research Professor: University of Johannesburg

    Publications

    2009

    J.N. MAINA, J.B. WEST, S. ORGEIG, N.J. FOOT, C.B. DANIELS, S.G. KIAMA, P. GEHR, C. MÜHLFELD, F. BLANK, L. MÜLLER, A. LEHMANN, C. BRANDENBERGER, B. ROTHEN-RUTISHAUSER (2010). Recent advances into understanding some aspects of the structure and function of the mammalian- and avian lungs. Physiological Biochemistry and Zoology, in press.

    MAINA, J.N.  & WOODWARD, J.D. (2009). Three-dimensional serial section computer reconstruction of the arrangement of the structural components of the parabronchus of the ostrich, Struthio camelus lung. Anatomical Record, 292:1685-1698.

    J.N. MAINA, P. SINGH, & E.A. MOSS: Inspiratory aerodynamic valving occurs in the ostrich, Struthio camelus lung: Computational fluid dynamics study under resting unsteady state inhalation. Respiration Physiology and Neurobiology, 169: 262-270. 

    Book Chapters

    2009

    C.W. HSIA, J.N. MAINA, S.F. PERRY AND A. SCHMITZ (2010). Evolution of air breathing. Handbook of Physiology: Respiration Mechanics: Organ, Cell Molecule’. Eds. G. Sieck, W.T. Gerthoffer and J.J. Fredberg. To be published electronically by the American Physiological Society.

    D. WARBURTON J.N. MAINA, A. EL-HASHASH, G. CARRARO, P. KEMP, D. RICARDI, S. BELLUSCI, W. SHI AND E. JESUDASON (2010). Pattern formation, growth and development. Handbook of Physiology: Respiration Mechanics: Organ, Cell Molecule’. Eds. G. Sieck, W.T. Gerthoffer and J.J. Fredberg. To be published electronically by the American Physiological Society.

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