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Christian K.O Dzuvor, Ph.D.

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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), KumasiBSc(Hons)07/2017Chemical Engineering
Monash University, Melbourne-ClaytonPhD04/2022Biological/Biomedical Engineering
Harvard University, Cambridge, MAPost-Doctoral FellowshipVaccinology and Viral Immunology
Best Sport Personality(Department of Chemical Engineering)
2019 - 2022
Monash Graduate Research Scholarship
2019 - 2022
Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Distinguished Global Talent Awardee
Fundamental in Immunology Tuition waiver
Graduate Research Online Conference Grant
Global Health Award
Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Christian is a chemical/bioengineer progressively transformed into microbiologist, viral immunologist and vaccinologist. He is a recent PhD graduate from Monash University, Australia and holds a BSc (Hons) from KNUST, Ghana. During his PhD, he worked on "Engineering protein-based nanomaterials for biomedical applications (Antibacterials, multivalent therapeutics and vaccines)".

After his PhD, Christian joined Prof Kizzmekia S. Corbett (COVID-19 Vaccine designer and Hero) as a Postdoctoral fellow and currently harnessing viral immunology, protein engineering and nanotechnology to inform novel universal vaccines and antibody therapeutics development to tackle coronaviruses and other emerging or re-emerging viruses with pandemic-threat all in the name of Endemic preparedness at Harvard University (Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health and Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases).

The brutal toll of the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the need for thorough scientific or research dedications and approaches to pre-empt and counteract future pandemics. We have no precise knowledge about what viral pathogen will cause the next pandemic. However, we do know our immune system must respond and be bolstered with effective vaccines and therapeutics to protect lives against emerging viruses.

For this reason, I have taken a decision to dedicate my entire science and career to propel the advancement of novel universal vaccines and therapeutics to help the world overcome future pandemics when they arise.
My goal is to focus on immunological approaches to engineer safe universal Vaccines and broadly neutralizing antibodies from bench to bedside/clinics.

I take inspirations from my mentor, role models and scientists below:

>Prof Kizzmekia S. Corbett (Mentor)
>Prof David Baltimore
>Prof Barney S. Graham
>Prof Pamela Bjorkman
>Prof Jason S. McLellan
>Prof Michael K Danquah

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