GK.Kago

About: GK.Kago

  • Role : Trainer
  • Website : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8OqmTZ-kemmMtu7LBYdpXQ
  • Experience : Teaching Assistant: BIO 311C-Introductory Biology I, University of Texas at Austin (Fall 2020) Research Scientist-Assistant/Laboratory Staff: University of Texas at Austin (2010-2015)
  • Specialist in : Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), Microbiology.
Topics Handling
Course Name Lesson Name Complexity Length
Science conversations in Gikuyu A lesson about depression 5:52 mins
Science conversations in Gikuyu A lesson about malaria 5:21 mins
Science conversations in Gikuyu A lesson about cancer 9:36 mins
Science conversations in Gikuyu A lesson about diabetes 4:52 mins
Science conversations in Gikuyu A lesson about vaccines. 9:20 mins

Grace Kibui Kago is a Kenyan-American doctoral student and National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow in the Cell and Molecular Biology program at the University of Texas at Austin. The goal of her current research is to understand the relationship between how a specific type of bacteria respond to stress, and how that affects the way that they make us sick. In addition to her passion for the lab bench, Grace is an big supporter of increasing science literacy by making science accessible and engaging to all. One of her most recent projects includes making cell biology educational videos in the Kikuyu language of Central Kenya. Her goal is to encourage fellow scientists to start having more conversations in the own indigenous languages in order to increase access and appreciation of scientific topics.