Preprints

  • Mercy Y. Akinyi, Stanislaus Kivai, Peris Mbuthia, David Kiragu, Tim Wango, Cedrick Shikoli, Lucy Ochola. Surveillance of emerging infectious diseases in wild non-human primates in Kenya: Successes and challenges. Research square, https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-923002/v1
  • J Anderson, AJ Lea, T Voyles, M Akinyi, R Nyakundi, L Ochola, M Omondi, F Nyundo, Y Zhang, FA Campos, SC Alberts, EA Archie, J Tung. Distinct gene regulatory signatures of dominance rank and social bond strength in wild baboons. bioRxiv, https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.05.31.446340.

Published

  • Leonard Ndwiga, Kelvin M. Kimenyi, Kevin Wamae, Victor Osoti, Mercy Akinyi, Irene Omedo, Deus S. Ishengoma, Nancy Duah-Quashie, Ben Andagalu, Anita Ghansah, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Stephen Tukwasibwe, Sofonias K. Tessema, Corine Karema, Abdoulaye A. Djimde, Arjen M. Dondorp, Jaishree Raman, Robert W. Snow, Philip Bejon, Lynette Isabella Ochola-Oyier. A review of the frequencies of Plasmodium falciparum Kelch 13 artemisinin resistance mutations in Africa, International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance, Volume 16, 2021, Pages 155-161, ISSN 2211-3207, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpddr.2021.06.001.
  • Jordan A. Anderson, Rachel A. Johnston, Amanda J. Lea, Fernando A. Campos, Tawni N. Voyles, Mercy Y. Akinyi, Susan C. Alberts, Elizabeth A. Archie, Jenny Tung. The costs of competition: high social status males experience accelerated epigenetic aging in wild baboons. eLife 2021;10:e66128 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.66128
  • Maloba Fredrick, Mwangi Danson, Kagira John, Kivai Stanislaus, Ndeereh David, Ngotho Maina, Gicheru Michael, Mbaruk Suleiman, Akinyi Mercy. Schistosoma mansoni and soil transmitted helminths in olive baboons and potential zoonosis. Vet Med Sci. 2021; 00: 1-6. 
  • Peris Mbuthia, Edwin Murungi, Vincent Owino, Mercy Akinyi,  Gillian Eastwood, Richard Nyamota, Isaac Lekolool, & Maamun Jeneby. Potentially zoonotic gastrointestinal nematodes co-infecting free ranging non-human primates in Kenyan urban centres, Vet Med Sci. 2020; 00: 1– 11. https://doi.org/10.1002/vms3.424
  • Bobby Habig, David A.W.A.M. Jansen, Mercy Y. Akinyi, Laurence R. Gesquiere, Susan C. Alberts, and Elizabeth A. Archie. Multi-scale predictors of parasite risk in wild male savanna baboons (Papio cynocephalus) Behav Ecol Sociobiol (2019) 73:134.
  • Mercy Y. Akinyi ,Bobby Habig, David A.W.A.M. Jansen, Bobby Habig, Laurence R. Gesquiere, Susan C. Alberts, and Elizabeth A. Archie. Costs and drivers of helminth parasite infection in wild female baboons J Anim Ecol. 2019; 88: 1029– 1043.
  • Amanda J Lea, Mercy Y. Akinyi, Ruth Nyakundi, Peter Mareri, Fred Nyundo, Thomas Kariuki, Susan Alberts, Elizabeth A. Archie, Jenny Tung 2018. Dominance rank-associated immune gene expression is widespread, sex-specific and a precursor to high social status in wild male baboons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115 (52)
  • Mercy Y. Akinyi, Laurence R. Gesquiere, Mathias Franz, Patrick O. Onyango, Jeanne Altmann, Susan C. Alberts 2017. Hormonal correlates of dispersal and rank attainment in wild male baboons. Hormones and Behavior 94:153-161.
  • Akinyi, MY, May 2017, Dissertation, Ph.D. in Biology, Disease Risk in Wild Primate Populations: Host and Environmental Predictors, Immune Responses and Costs of Co-infection. Duke University, USA.
  • Danson K. Mwangi, Mercy Akinyi, Fredrick Maloba, Maina Ngotho, John Kagira, David Ndeereh, and Stanislaus Kivai 2016. ‘Socioeconomic and Health Implications of Human—Wildlife Interactions in Nthongoni, Eastern Kenya. African Journal of Wildlife Research 46(2):87-102
  • Nyakundi RK, Nyamongo O, Maamun J, Akinyi M, Mulei I, Farah IO, Grimberg B, Hau J, Malhotra I, Ozwara H, King CL, 2016. Protective Effect of Chronic Schistosomiasis in Baboons Coinfected with Schistosoma mansoni and Plasmodium knowlesi. Infection and immunity 1;84(5):1320-30.
  • Steven J. Schapiro, Kristine Coleman, Mercy Akinyi, Patricia Koenig, Jann Hau, Marie Claire Domaingue 2013. Nonhuman Primate Welfare in the Research Environment pp. 197-212, Book Chapter, Laboratory Animal Welfare, Edited by Kathryn Bayne and Patricia Turner. Academic Press.
  • Akinyi MY, Tung J, Jeneby M, Patel NB, Altmann J, Alberts SC. 2013. Role of grooming in reducing tick load in wild baboons (Papio cynocephalus). Animal Behaviour 85: 559-568.
  • Tung J, Akinyi MY,Mutura S, Altmann J, Wray GA, Alberts SC, 2011.Allele-specific gene expression in a wild nonhuman primate population. Molecular Ecology 20: 725-739
  • Maamun Jeneby, Mbaruk Suleman, Thomas Kariuki, Mercy Akinyi, Hastings Ozwara, Hans-Erik Carlsson 2011, Prevalence of Babesia microti in Free-Ranging Baboons and African Green Monkeys. Journal of Parasitology 97(1):63-67
  • Akinyi MY, September 2010, Thesis, Master of Science in Medical Physiology, Grooming and its effect on the prevalence of tickborne diseases: A case study of wild yellow baboons (Papio cynocephalus cynocephalus), University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mercy_Akinyi/amp#research