My research is focused on the development of innovative antimicrobial drug delivery systems and the in-depth elucidation of their transport routes and efficacy in vivo . I am particularly interested in adapting biopolymeric nanocarriers and their hybrids for the treatment of intracellular and topical infections. I have particular interest in DNA nanostructures and protein-based nanocarriers as multifunctional platforms for infectious disease therapy. Using conventional antibiotics and antimicrobial peptides, my past and recent research seeks to provide alternative formulations to address the growing threat of multidrug resistant pathogens.I have other experiences developing these polymers into hydrogels or nanogels and liposomes for wound healing applications.
13/01/2014 - 31/05/2018. Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore (PhD)
22/09/2012 -17/09/2013. Aston University, United Kingdom (MSc Drug Delivery)
08/2006 - 06/2010. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana (BSc. Pharmacy)
CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS
05/2019 - present Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher, UIT, Norway.
02/11/2017 - 31/01/2018 Research Fellow, Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP), Germany.
FUNDING / Scholarship
05/2019 to present Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, UIT, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
01/11/2017 - 30/01/2018 Otto Bayer Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
13/01/2014 - 13/01/2018 Singapore International Graduate Award, National University of Singapore, Singapore
19/09/2012 - 17/09/2013 Commonwealth Scholarship, Aston University, United Kingdom
PRIZES / AWARDS
02/2019 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, UIT, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
19/06/2018 GPEN 2018 Abstract Award, Department of Pharmacy, NUS, Singapore.
26/09/2017 Otto Bayer Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany.
21/06/2017 Best Graduate Researcher Award, Faculty of Science, Department of Pharmacy, NUS, Singapore.
05/04/2017 Best Postgraduate Research Project, Department of Pharmacy, NUS, Singapore.
2004 Academic Excellence Award, Akosombo International School, Ghana.