King's University college
Sector: Education and Training, Health Science
Type: Career Profile
Biology, Anatomy, Science
What makes me excited at work is when I discover something new and interesting The most interesting aspect of my career is meeting with colleagues from around the world in conferences and sharing research findings. Although this may be very daunting, especially when one's research is questioned. However, meetings and conferences contribute immensely to improving research. These are also moments to get out of the laboratory and classroom to enjoy the natural environment in different countries, towns and cities.
I obtained a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
Becoming a Molecular Biologist requires commitment and zeal. However, the revelations are rewarding.
I like fishing and walking in the parks.
During the week I teach Molecular Cell Biology and Human Anatomy & Physiology and conduct laboratory sessions. I use microscopes, and kit for extracting DNA from different living things. My problem-solving activities focus primarily on studying the consequences of changes in the DNA structure. I make many important decisions each day, for example, "How can instructions be presented in a way to motivate students to enjoy learning something that may seem difficult to understand?" I have rich background in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry training.
I spent part of my student years at the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) in Atlanta, GA as well as the South African Institute of Medical Research in Johannesburg, South Africa. I enjoy sharing current knowledge in science, other than my field of expertise, in weekly journal club meetings. I review literature to find gaps in knowledge, then write a memo for review and discussion. If good ideas are generated, I try to form a team to write a research proposal and seek grants to research new perspectives and fill the gaps in scientific knowledge. I also use specialized tools and techniques to extract and manipulate DNA and related molecules. I am a Molecular Biologist, but also use biotechnology tools to analyze research data.
I was born/grew up in: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
I now live in: Edmonton, AB, Canada
I completed my training/education at: Faculty of Medicine, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
When I was
- Foreign Languages
- Liked helping people
- Organized activities for my friends
- Was motivated by success
- Felt great satisfaction in getting good grades
- Always knew what I wanted to do
- Wasn't sure what I wanted to do