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Prof John Maina

Prof John Maina
Department of Zoology - Academic
Professor

Contact Details
D3 Lab 233
+27 (0)11 559 4580
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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

Post-graduate students 

PhD-students   

R. McNeil: Molecular biology of the developing avian lung.

J.S. Adekunle: Structural failure of the blood-gas barrier of the avian lung.

MSc students

A. Butera: Anatomic study of posterior arch and lateral mass of atlas and its relation to a safe posterior  lateral mass screw fixation. (MMed).

M. Kietzmann: Morphometric study of the nasal massages of the South African ungulates.

D. Reddy: Development of the avian and reptilian lungs.

W. Fourie: The role of tensor fascia lata in postural adjustments of the human leg: a tensegrity system?

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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