Michael Frimpong, PhD

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow/APTI

Education: BS, Biomedical Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
PhD, Immunity and Infectious Diseases, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Research focus on neglected tropical diseases of the skin (skinNTDs)
Dr. Michael Frimpong is a Research Fellow at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) and a lecturer at the Department of Molecular Medicine, KNUST working on understanding, development of new diagnostic tools and treatment for skin NTDs. His current project is studying the role of the skin microbiome on the pathogenesis of skin
neglected tropical diseases.

Michael was one of seven scientists selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) NTD 
Department to train at the Harvard University in a new diagnostic technique before its evaluation in Ghana, Benin and DR Congo. The WHO Department on NTD selected him again to be trained in Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory tools at Molecular Diagnostics & Typing Laboratory, Laboratory Reference & Research Branch, Division of STD Prevention at the CDC in Atlanta, USA. He is a member of the WHO NTD Diagnostic Advisory Group (DTAG) and Network of Buruli ulcer PCR Laboratories in the WHO African Region (SkinNTD LABNETand serves on the Expert Panel of the Network.

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