Lecturer , College Of Natural And Applied Sciences

PhD in Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience Department) from University College Dublin (UCD)


Dr. Mukandala is currently involved in teaching the following courses:

  •  Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
  • Advanced Physiology
  • Biological Methods and Techniques


Research interests:  He is very passionate in researching non-communicable diseases that affect the brain and spinal cord. There needs to be more research conducted in this area in Africa.


  1. Parkinson’s Disease and its Social and Economic Impact in Tanzania: 2018 – 2020.
  2. Etiology of Poor Pregnancy Outcomes in HIV-1 positive Pregnant Women on Antiretroviral Therapy: 2018-2020.
  3. To assess the Epidemiology and distribution of Hydrocephalus in Children at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar Es Salaam Region: 2017 –todate.
  4. A role for CREB but not COX-2 in the TNF-alpha-induced potentiation of LTP post hypoxia: 2017 – todate.
  5. Effect of CAG extended repeats on CUG-BP1 in cultured cells. August2003 – May 2004.
  6. Bit1 Mediates Apoptotic Function in a Phosphatase Dependent Manner:September – December 2007.  


  1. Lanigan, S., Corcoran, A.E, Wall, A., Mukandala, G., and O'Connor, J.J. Acute hypoxic exposure and prolyl-hydroxylse inhibition improve synaptic transmission recovery time from a subsequent hypoxic insult in rat hippocampus. Brain Res. 2018; 1701: 212-218.
  2. Mukandala, G., Tynan, R., Lanigan, S., and O'Connor, J.J. The effects of hypoxia and inflammation on synaptic signaling in the CNS. Brain Sci. 2016; 6(6): 1-14.
  3. Mukandala,G 1., Wall, A.M1., Greig, N.H., and O'Connor, J.J. Tumor necrosis factor-α potentiates long-term potentiation in the rat dentate gyrus after acute hypoxia. J Neurosci Res. 2015; 93(5): 815-829.
  4. Gaultier, A1., Wu,X., LeMoan, N., Takimoto, S., Mukandala, G., Akasoglou, K., Campana,W.M., and Gonias, S.L. Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein1 is an essential receptor for myelin phagocytosis.  Jour. Cell Sci. 2009; 122(8): 1155-1162.
  5. Mantuano, E1., Mukandala, G., Li, X., Campana, W.M., and Gonias, S.L. Molecular Dissection of the Human Alpha2-Macroglobulin Subunit Reveals Domains with Antagonistic Activities in Cell Signaling. Jour. Bio. Chem. 2008; 283(29): 19904-19911.
  6. Krygier, E1., Lin, G., Mendes, J., Mukandala, G., Azar, D., and Jones, A. Segmental Dynamics of Head-to-Head Polypropylene and Polyisobutylene in their Blend and Pure Components. Macromolecules. 2005; 38(18): 7721-7729.