Department of Infectious Diseases
Graduate Student, Norris Lab

Kwadwo Oworae gained his BSc in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology at the University of Ghana where he researched on detection and characterization of tick-borne infections in cattle. He then perused an MPhil in Molecular Cell Biology of Infectious Diseases at the University of Ghana. During that time, he researched on identifying immunogenic non-Variant Surface Glycoprotein (non-VSG) surface proteins on wild Trypanosoma vivax as therapeutic or diagnostic candidates. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Dr Karen Norris’s Lab develop novel antibody-based therapeutic strategies for Invasive Fungal infections.

Research Interests

  • Vaccine development
  • Antibody-based therapeutics
  • Invasive fungal infections

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