Home Institution: University of Health and Allied Sciences
Fellowship Site: University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
Research Topic: Malaria
Dr. Dinko will spend his fellowship year at University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana in Ho under the mentorship of Kirk W. Deitsch, PhD. His research will focus on plasmodium falciparum gametocyte development in the human host and novel strategies to block malaria transmission.Dr. Dinko is a lecturer of parasitology and immunology with molecular biology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho, Ghana. He is a graduate of biology and earned a PhD in infectious and tropical diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2013. His main research focus is understanding the development and host-parasite interactions of malaria transmission stages and ways of designing strategies to reduce malaria transmission. He is a recipient of a DAAD post-doctoral research grant. In addition to biomedicine, Dr. Dinko’s other passion is the development of research careers in Ghana and Africa. His current career goal is to be an independent research scientist with a research laboratory working on translational aspects of tropical infectious diseases and instituting programs to train other young scientists in the field of biomedicine.