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Hudson Alakonya

Election Year: 2017

Election Constituency: Kenya

Scholar Status: Scholar Alum

Rhodes Identifier: Kenya & Linacre 2017

Hudson Alakonya


Hudson is a PhD in Oncology Researcher at the Department of Oncology, the University of Oxford. His research focuses on developing PET/SPECT molecular imaging agents for early detection and prognosis evaluation of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Prior to joining Oxford, he graduated from University College London with an MSc in Cancer through the Rhodes scholarship sponsorship. He also hold a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology from the Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya. In 2018, he founded the Integrated Cancer Research Foundation of Kenya; a charitable company whose core aims are cutting-edge oncology research, evidence-based cancer education, and improvement of access to quality cancer care. He is the current CEO and oversees its overall leadership. Hudson is also passionate about helping Africa to have access to safe, effective, and affordable cancer therapeutics through the establishment of biopharmaceutical startups.

At free time he love mentoring the youths and leading people to address societal challenges, reading non-fiction books, and doing body workouts. Hudson is a proud dad to Charlene and Graham. "I am always committed to my life purpose of saving and transforming lives, and helping humans to get along with fellow humans."