Dr Michael Owusu, PhD
DATE OF BIRTH: 26th August.
MARITAL STATUS: Married with three children.
ADDRESS: Medical Diagnostics,
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
Mobile Cell: +233 243409559
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Dr Michael Owusu is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences and Senior Research Fellow at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine. He studied Medical Laboratory Technology at the undergraduate level and majored in Clinical Microbiology at the PhD level. Prior to joining the University, he had worked as Biomedical Scientist and Microbiologist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for 10 years, where he engaged in the use of classical microbiological techniques for identification of microbiological agents. His research interest is to understand the interactions among microbial agents in the respiratory and gastrointestinal niches using both classical microbiological and molecular based techniques. His research arears include viral zoonosis, microbial genomics and epidemiology of epidemic prone infectious diseases. He is one of the lead scientists in virological diagnostics at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine and contributed immensely towards supervision and laboratory diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2.
Dr Owusu has published over 69 papers in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to 4 book publications. He has served a member or secretary on over 30 committees of the University and international community. He was recently appointed as chairman of the KNUST COVID-19 modelling Committee to lead the prediction of trends of COVID-19 in Ghana. Dr Owusu is a reviewer of high impact journals including BMC Medicine, BMC infectious disease journal, Plosone, Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases and International Journal of Tropical Disease and Hygiene. He has recently been appointed as member of the Board of Reviewers of the American Society of Microbiology.