Dr Lydia Mosi is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana and the Logistics Coordinator of the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP). She holds a double major BSc. degree in Biochemistry and Zoology and a PhD in Microbiology with a focus on Microbial pathogenesis from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2009.
She was an AFRIQUE One postdoctoral fellow at the Swiss Centre for Scientific Research (CSRS) in Côte d’Ivoire [2011-2014] and a research fellow of the Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx) [2016-2017]. Her research interest is with Buruli ulcer, a necrotizing skin ulcerative disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans. Using in silico genomics and functional laboratory studies, she is investigating the existing gaps in transmission by exploiting multidisciplinary approaches to identify the environmental niche of mycobacteria of medical importance.
Her interests also include the development of rapid diagnostic and intervention strategies for the disease. She also works on the determination of antimicrobial resistance in microbes from patient and environmental samples. She has supervised and trained over 15 graduate students and her research is funded by the Fleming Fund, World Bank, Wellcome trust, Global Challenges Research Fund, International Foundation for Science and the University of Ghana Research Fund. Dr. Mosi has 24 publications in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to 2 book chapters. She has presented papers at several national and international conferences and is passionate about training the next generation of young African Scientists.