Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine affiliated with the SkinNTD Group
Abigail Agbanyo is currently a first year Ph.D. student at the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine affiliated with the SkinNTD Group led by Professor Richard Odame Phillips. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences and Master of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Microbiology both from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She has worked as a research assistant for 5 years and has gained experience in clinical laboratory science and public health.
Her research interest is in improving the wellbeing of people affected by Skin NTDs through improved diagnosis, treatment and management. She is a Co-PI on the ANESVAD sponsored SkinNTDs project with KCCR offering laboratory and technical support for the control and elimination of SkinNTDs (buruli ulcer, yaws and leprosy) in seven selected districts in Ghana. She is currently a student on the BuruliRifDACC trial funded by the NIHR-UK (NIHR200125) which as part of the bigger SHARP project seeks to improve outcomes in BU patients through shorter treatment duration and improved wound management. Over her relatively short career, she has produced 2 peer-reviewed journal articles (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3186-4242)