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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
2017
Best Sport Personality(Department of Chemical Engineering)
2019 - 2022
Monash Graduate Research Scholarship
2019 - 2022
Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
2020
Distinguished Global Talent Awardee
2021
Fundamental in Immunology Tuition waiver
2021
Graduate Research Online Conference Grant
2022
Global Health Award
2022
Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Overview
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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  1. Dzuvor CKO, Shanbhag BK, Younas T, Shen HH, Haritos VS, He L. Engineering Self-Assembled Endolysin Nanoparticles against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. ACS Appl Bio Mater. 2022 Oct 04. PMID: 36194892.
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  2. Liu Y, Chen X, Lai X, Dzuvor CKO, Lyu L, Chow SH, He L, Yu L, Wang Y, Song J, Hsu HY, Lin TW, Chan PWH, Shen HH. Coassembled Nitric Oxide-Releasing Nanoparticles with Potent Antimicrobial Efficacy against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Strains. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2022 Aug 24; 14(33):37369-37379. PMID: 35951370.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
  3. Dzuvor CKO, Tettey EL, Danquah MK. Aptamers as promising nanotheranostic tools in the COVID-19 pandemic era. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Nanomed Nanobiotechnol. 2022 05; 14(3):e1785. PMID: 35238490; PMCID: PMC9111085.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  4. Obeng EM, Dzuvor CKO, Danquah MK. Anti-SARS-CoV-1 and -2 nanobody engineering towards avidity-inspired therapeutics. Nano Today. 2022 Feb; 42:101350. PMID: 34840592; PMCID: PMC8608585.
    Citations: 7     
  5. Dzuvor CKO, Pan S, Amanze C, Amuzu P, Asakiya C, Kubi F. Bioactive components from Moringa oleifera seeds: production, functionalities and applications - a critical review. Crit Rev Biotechnol. 2022 Mar; 42(2):271-293. PMID: 34151645.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  6. Acquah C, Dzuvor CKO, Tosh S, Agyei D. Anti-diabetic effects of bioactive peptides: recent advances and clinical implications. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2022; 62(8):2158-2171. PMID: 33317324.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Echegaray N, Munekata PES, Gullón P, Dzuvor CKO, Gullón B, Kubi F, Lorenzo JM. Recent advances in food products fortification with anthocyanins. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2022; 62(6):1553-1567. PMID: 33198501.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  8. Ayittey FK, Ayittey MK, Chiwero NB, Kamasah JS, Dzuvor C. Economic impacts of Wuhan 2019-nCoV on China and the world. J Med Virol. 2020 05; 92(5):473-475. PMID: 32048740.
    Citations: 117     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  9. Kofi Ayittey F, Dzuvor C, Kormla Ayittey M, Bennita Chiwero N, Habib A. Updates on Wuhan 2019 novel coronavirus epidemic. J Med Virol. 2020 04; 92(4):403-407. PMID: 32017153.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  10. Dzuvor CKO, Taylor JT, Acquah C, Pan S, Agyei D. Bioprocessing of Functional Ingredients from Flaxseed. Molecules. 2018 Sep 24; 23(10). PMID: 30250012.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Animals
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