Home Institution: Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano, Nigeria
Fellowship Site: Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano, Nigeria
Research Topic: Exploring gene expression biomarkers at different stages of kidney disease in HIV-infected Nigerians
Dr. Yusuf will spend his fellowship year at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano under the mentorship of Musa Babashani, MBBS, Agnes Fogo, MD, Muktar Aliyu, MD, DrPH, MPH, Najibah Galadanci, MBBS, MPH, William Wester, MD, Musa B Maiyaki, MBBS, and Aminu Zakari Muhammad, MBBS. His research will focus on exploring gene expression biomarkers at different stages of kidney disease in HIV-infected Nigerians.
Dr. Yusuf is a Consultant Hematologist (Attending Physician) at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and a faculty member at Bayero University Kano (BUK), Nigeria. After graduating from Ahmadu Bello University medical school in Zaria, Nigeria, he went on to complete his residency training in Hematology from the Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion of AKTH. In 2016 he obtained a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Molecular Medicine from Cranfield University, United Kingdom.
Dr. Yusuf's career aspiration is to become an independent researcher and a leading clinician-scientist in the field of genomics and molecular medicine in Africa. He was a recipient of BUK's 2014 Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Merit Scholarship for an MSc pro-gram in the UK.