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Priscilla Mante

Affiliateship: 2019-2023

Cohort 4

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Medical & Health Sciences


Dr Mante obtained her Ph.D. in 2013 from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana; then joined the Pharmacology Department of the same University and is currently a Senior Lecturer. She has trained as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School, USA. 

Her research interests include investigating natural products for activity against drug-resistant epilepsy types such as Dravet Syndrome. Her current efforts are geared towards natural products and voltage-gated sodium channel activity. Her research incorporates the use of animal disease models and whole-cell patch clamp techniques to discover new and potent therapeutic options for epilepsy, depression and anxiety. She also has an interest in the health-related quality of life research. Dr Mante has received the International Rising Talent Award in 2019 for her research. She is a beneficiary of the L’Oréal-UNESCO FWIS Regional Fellowship, University of Michigan STEM Seed Grant, University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program and a Fellow of the African Science Leadership Programme. 

She is a registered Pharmacist and current Chair of the Ghana Young Academy. She has 22 publications (2019).