Mrs. Tanui currently teaches Human Biology (online), Basic Microbiology (face-to-face and online), and Human Physiology labs. She graduated with a B.Sc. (Major: Biochemistry; Minor: Zoology) at Kenyatta University, Kenya (2010). She worked with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board in Kenya from 2010-2014. She also graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Project Planning and Management from University of Nairobi, Kenya (2014). She then joined the Master's Program at East Tennessee State University (2016) as a graduate assistant, and graduated with a Master of Science (Biology-Microbiology) in 2016.
Her graduate research was on the effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus milk isolate, its cell extracts, and overnight spent media on the production of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in enterocytes. She also determined whether the production of these cytokines was dependent on the NF-kB signaling pathway. Her research concluded that direct interaction of enterocytes with the whole probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus bacterial cell, its cell extracts, or secreted products in overnight spent media showed differential immunomodulation properties partly via the NF-kB signaling pathway. She presented her research work at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, 2016 and at the Appalachian Research Forum, 2016.
She joined UCM as an Instructor in Fall 2017 and her major emphasis has been in Microbiology.