Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa
651 IIalo Street, Bioscience Building 320
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
University of Buea, Cameroon, 2006, B.Sc. – Biochemistry
University of Salford, Keele & Manchester, 2009, M.Sc. – Molecular parasitology and Vector Biology
University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2012 to present, Ph.D. Candidate – Tropical Medicine
I graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry and minor in Medical Laboratory Technology from the University of Buea, Cameroon before going to complete an MSc in Molecular Parasitology and Vector Biology at the University of Salford, UK. Between 2009 and 2012, I was based at the Biotechnology Centre of the University of Yaounde I, where I participated in several field research studies on malaria and tuberculosis. I also worked for two initiatives that help build capacity for research on infectious diseases in Africa.
In 2012, through an NIH/FIC training grant awarded to the University of Hawaii and Yaounde I, Cameroon, I enrolled as a PhD Student in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I will be working in the laboratory of Dr Diane Taylor/Abby Collier/ and my research focus is on drug resistant tuberculosis in vulnerable populations notably children and HIV-positive individuals.
|Present||Internship and Northern Pacific Global Health fellowship, Mycobacteriology Service, Centre Pasteur du Cameroon|
|Present||Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology, JABSOM, University of Hawaii at Manoa|
|2012-2014||Student affiliate, East West Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii|
|2010-2012||Secretarial Manager, Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Secretariat, Biotechnology Centre, UYI, Cameroon|
|2010-2012||Assistant coordinator, Cameroon Chapter of an EU-funded project- AFRICARAMI (Réseau scientific et Techniques Afrique caraïbe)|
|2009-2010||Project manager-Cameroon Chapter of an ACT consortium project (Project No 5)|
|2009||Administrative assistant, Laboratory of public health research biotechnology, University of Yaounde I|
Interest & Hobbies
I enjoy engaging in community or group activities that seek to raise awareness of societal ills or provide assistance to those in need. I love travelling, meeting people, learning new cultures, cuisines and languages as well as spending great time in outdoors and sporting activities. In the last few years, I have cultivated the habit of reading historical, mystery novels or motivational, inspirational books every weekend and during travels. It’s an enriching experience especially as it helps me better appreciate the different facets of life.
Zoe Riches, Abanda N, Collier AC. (2015). BCRP protein levels do not differ regionally in adult human livers, but decline in the elderly. Chemico-Biological Interactions, 242 p 203-2010.
Wiseman V, Mangham LJ, Cundil B, Achonduh OA, Akindeh MN, Njei AN, Chandler C,Mbacham W. (2012). A cost-effectiveness analysis of provider interventions to improve health worker practice in providing treatment for uncomplicated malaria in Cameroon: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. Trials, 13(1):4.
Chandler C, Mangham LJ, Njei AN, Achonduh OA, Mbacham WF, Wiseman V. (2012): As a clinician, you are not managing lab results, you are managing the patient’: how the enactment of malaria at health facilities in Cameroon compares with new WHO guidelines. Soc Sci Med: 74(10):1528-35