Lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana

Dr. Lydia Mosi is a lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Ghana, Legon. She graduated with a PhD in Microbiology with a focus in Microbial pathogenesis from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2009. Her PhD research involved establishing laboratory models of transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans, the causative agent of Buruli ulcer, which closely simulates the natural ecosystem where the bacteria are found. Her work mainly focused on defining the importance of aquatic insects and fish in the ecology and transmission of M. ulcerans. Dr. Mosi returned to Ghana and did brief 6 month postdoctoral work at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research. She continued with a 4 year postdoctoral training as an Afrique One research fellow at the Swiss Center for Scientific Research (CSRS) in Cote d’ Ivoire, funded by the Wellcome trust. Her research focus was in deciphering the risks of zoonotic transmission of non-tuberculous mycobacteria between humans and small mammals. At the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology she teaches molecular biology and most of the laboratory based courses since 2010. Her research area remains understanding the mode of transmission of Buruli ulcer. Her current research includes the search for early diagnostic markers for Buruli ulcer using metabolomics, idenfication of therapeutics for treatment of ulcers using natural products as well as understanding the role played by small mammals and amoeba in the transmission of Buruli ulcer disease.

Experience

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    Lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana