Daniel Oduro, PhD, MPhil

LMIC Fellow, VECD 2017-2018

Home Institution: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana
Fellowship Site: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana and Groupe Haitian d'Étude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des infections Opportunistes (GHESKIO)
Research Topic: Malaria

Dr. Oduro will spend his fellowship year at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (at the University of Ghana), as well as the Groupe Haitian d'Étude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des infections Opportunistes (GHESKIO) in Port-au-Prince under the mentorship of Linnie Golightly, MD and Sarah Volkman, ScD. His research will focus on using genomic approaches to assess the P. falciparum population structure and the presence of antiparasitic drug resistance markers as malaria eradication progresses in Haiti. He plans to transfer the acquired expertise to Ghana (his home country) in anticipation of a malaria eradication campaign there.

Dr. Oduro received his PhD from the University of Ghana, and did most of his research work at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana. He plans to establish a research program in Ghana that will impact the management and elimination of tropical infections, including malaria.