Dorothy is a Professor of Medical Microbiology with several years history of working in the higher education industry, with skills in Life Sciences, Molecular and Cell Biology, Genetics, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Immunocytochemistry, Molecular Epidemiology, Translational Medicine, and Biomedical Informatics applications.
She is the Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) at the University of Ghana.
Dorothy completed a PhD in medical parasitology and infection biology at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
In 2018 she won the Royal Society Africa Prize. She is an innovative scientist focused on improving the health of the underserved population through research to achieve scientific excellence and quality patient care. She was the first to describe polymorphism in the mycobacterium ulcerans from an African country and provide evidence to restrict Mycobacterium africanum to West Africa.
She is on the National Faculty of the World Bank Centre of Excellence funded West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, a member of the boards of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, the World Health Organization Global Network of Laboratories Confirming Mycobacterium ulcerans Infection and the National Buruli Ulcer Control Program.
She is also the chairperson of the advisory board of the National Tuberculosis Program and Vice President of the Immunological Society of Ghana.
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