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Noncommunicable Diseases and Socioeconomic Status in Turkana, Kenya w/ Grad Student Benjamin Muhoya

Season 2, Episode 2

Benjamin and his team collecting blood samples in a phlebotomy tent in Turkana, Kenya
Courtesy of Benjamin Muhoya

In this episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond, Thiago Tarraf Varella sits down with Benjamin Muhoya, a graduate student in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department to learn more about his research. Benjamin discusses his research in hospitals prior to coming to Princeton, his research looking at the evolutionary perspective of the trends of noncommunicable diseases among different socioeconomic backgrounds in Turkana, and some exciting research results coming out soon.


This episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond (B Cubed) was produced under the 147th board of the ‘Prince’ in partnership with the Insights newsletter.

For more information about Benjamin’s research, feel free to visit the Insights article linked below.




Written and Hosted by Thiago Tarraf Varella 

Edited and Sound Engineered by Senna Aldoubosh

Transcript by Ketevan Shavdia

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Produced by Senna Aldoubosh

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