KCCR Graduates


As part of its core objectives, KCCR has been helping to build and inspire the capacity of the next generation of biomedical scientists through teaching and learning within the larger university. The centre has provided training to and continues to do so, having trained 22 PhDs and almost 40 MPhils, with 15 PhD candidates currently under training.

John Larbi

Title: Anti filarial T-cell responses in Onchocerciasis; Protective responses to recombinant Onchocerca volvulus antigens and regulatory mechanisms.


Alexander Yaw Debrah

Title:  Lymphatic Filariasis- Targeting Wolbachia Endosymbiotic Bacteria in the Treatment and Diagnosis, and Analysis of Cytokine and Cytokine Receptor Polymorphisms in Disease Manifestation.


Yeboah Marfo-Debrekyei

Title: Assessment of the efficacy of different regimens of Azithromycin and doxycycline to deplete Wolbachia endosymbiont bacteria in Onchocerca volvulus adult worm.


Mrs. Linda Batsa Debrah

Title: Anti-Wolbachia Treatment Of Lymphatic Filariasis And Genetic Analysis Of The Pathology Of Lymphedema As A Clinical Manifestation Of The Disease.


Alexander Kwarteng

Title: Transcriptomics and Immune Profiles of Asymptomatic Filarial-Infected Individuals.


Jubin Osei-Mensah

Title: Analyses Of Genetic Polymorphisms Of Cytokines And Angiogenic Molecules In Patent And Latent Manifestations Of Lymphatic Filariasis.


Daniel Antwi-Berko

Title: Immune Modulatory Effects of Mansonella perstans and Plasmodium species co-infection with Mycobacterium ulcerans disease in Ghana.


Vera Serwaa Opoku

Title: First stage genome wide association study of lymphatic filariasis pathology.


Derrick Adu Mensah

Title: Effects of Doxycycline treatment on the prognostic potential of biomarkers associated with filarial lymphedema development.


Abu Abudu Rahamani

Title: Stage dependent increase of systemic immune activation in Wuchereria bancrofti-associated lymphedema.


Emmanuel D. Kutu

Title: Efficacy of hydrocele aspiration as alternative intervention for lymphatic filariasis.


Course: Entomology
Thesis Title: Assessment of contribution of Bacillus sphaericus in malaria control: a community trial in Ghana, Kumasi

Daniel Antwi-Berko
Course: Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title: Analysis of the immune-modulatory effects of Mansonella perstans infection associated with concomitant Mycobacterium ulcerans disease and tuberculosis infection in Ghana

Dorcas Ohui Owusu
Course: Immunology
Thesis Title: A study of cryonic HCV infection and recovery among healthy individuals – A cohort of HCV positive blood donors in Kumasi and communities in Obuasi municipality

Nana Yaa Awua-Boateng
Course: Public Health
Thesis Title: Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance in children: Immunological profile, Genes Encoding, Assessment of Risk factors and policy Action for control in Kumasi, Ghana.

Aliyu Mohammed
Course: Public Health
Thesis Title: A mobile phone-based electronic health information and surveillance system for Africa:concept and pilot study

Samuel Nkansah Darko
Course: Molecular Medicine
Thesis Title: Biochemical profile and risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity in rural-urban Ghana and their counterparts in Europe

Kennedy Gyau Boahen
Course: Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title: Molecular epidemiology of poultry-associated Salmonella enterica in the Kumasi Metropolis.

Philip El-Duah
Course: Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title: Sero-prevalence of Coronavirus in humans and livestock: development and establishment of serological assays for understanding of disease transmission

Vitus Burimuah
Course: Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title: Serological detection, molecular characterization and determinants of bovine coronavirus (BCV) infection in cattle, sheep and goats in Ghana

Yaw Oppong Frimpong
Course: Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title: Coronavirus transmission: a case of human-livestock interaction and feed quality on bovine coronavirus transmission in Ghana

Professor Alexander Yaw Debrah

Title: Analysis of microfilarial loads in the skin of onchocerciasis patients after treatment with doxycycline and ivermectin.


Mrs. Linda Batsa Debrah

Title: Doxycycline Targeting of Wolbachia Endosymbiontic bacteria in the Treatment of Wolbachia Bacteria Infections in the Western Region of Ghana.


Alexander Kwarteng

Title: Evaluation of Antiwolbachial treatment in the pathogenesis of lymphedema development.


Jubin Osei-Mensah

Title: Effect of doxycycline treatment on Onchocerca volvulus worms that respond poorly to Ivermectin.


Nana Kwame Ayisi Boateng

Title: Impact Of Mass Drug Administration Of Ivermectin And Albendazole On The Prevalence Of Lymphatic Filariasis In The Nzema East And Ahanta West Districts.


Kenneth Bentum Otabil

Title: Role of doxycycline in the amelioration of filarial hydrocele.

Daniel Antwi Berko

Title: The Impact Of Ivermectin Mass Drug Administration On The Level Of Endemicity And Intensity Of Onchocerca Volvulus Infection In The Adansi South District Of Ghana.


Yusif Mubarik

Title: Microfilaridermia assessment of the efficacy of Ivermectin alone and Ivermectin plus Albendazole against Onchocerciasis.


Wellington Owusu

Title: Assessment of Microfilarial Load In the Blood of Patients with Mansonella perstans Infection after anti-Wolbachial treatment with Doxycycline.


Vera Serwaa Opoku

Title: Epidemiological Studies on the Disease and Vector of Mansonella perstans in the Asante Akim North District of Ghana.


Monica Ahiadorme

Title: The impact of ten years of ivermectin mass drug administration on the level of endemicity and intensity of Onchocerca Volvulus infection in the Aowin District of Ghana.


Fatima Amponsah Fordjour

Title: Assessing the Involvement of Nuclear Factor Kappa Light Chain Enhancer of Activated B-cells inhibitor alpha in filarial lymphedema development.


Nancy Ackam

Title: Microfilaricidal activity of Onchocerca volvulus in patients after 36 months treatment with ivermectin and albendazole.


Peter Akosah Gyamfi

Title: Assessment of the impact of 15 years of mass drug administration on the level of endemicity and intensity of lymphatic filaraisis infection in the Kassena-Nankana East Municipal of Ghana.


Egla Agyeiwaa Appiah

Title: Field validation of Alere Test Strip as a standard diagnoctic tool for lymphatic filariasis infection.


John Opoku

Title: The diagnostic performance of the Alere Filariasis Test Strip in detecting active Wuchereria bancrofti infection and treatment success.


John Boateng

Title: Assessment of onchocerciasis infection in the Sefwi-Akontombra district after more than two decades of ivermectin treatment using microscopy and real-time PCR.


Prince Obeng

Title: The Impact of more than 15 years of mass drug administration on the lymphatic filariasis infection in three hotspot districts in the Western region of Ghana.


Charles Gyasi

Title: Effects of hypertension on lymphangiogenesis, inflammatory and lymphatic remodelling biomarkers in filarial lymphedema patients.


Prince Dennis Atisu

Title: Filarial lymphedema and type-2 diabetes mellitus co-morbidity.


PhD (Completed) -15

PhD (In Progess) –
Ghana – 8
Abroad – 4

Research Assistant/Technician
KCCR – 4
Council for Scientific and Industrial
Research (CSIR) – 4

University Positions
Associate Professor – 2
Dean – 1
Senior lecturer – 0
Lecturer – 11

Post-doctoral Research Position – 2
Laboratory Manager – 1
Teaching – 1