Quakyi Isabella Akyinbah
Quakyi Isabella Akyinbah was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2015. As a fellow, Quakyi Isabella Akyinbah contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Prof Quakyi ’s research and teaching over the past three decades focused on malaria immunity, immunoepidemiology, immunopathology, immunodiagnosis, autoimmunity, molecular immunology and vaccine development. Research on malaria and concomitant infections with measles and HIV/AID has had equal attention. She has substantial international research capability and capacity, having worked in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Australia, England and the Netherlands, and has garnered interpersonal skills and academic scholarship necessary for leadership to build needed capacity for public health. As Principal and Co-principal Investigator on several research projects and North-South research partnerships, including Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health Programs, and Centre for Biologics and Evaluation and Research, US Food and drug Administration. She has contributed significantly to faculty development, research, curriculum development and knowledge translation and transfer. She has the experience, expertise and leadership skills in the fields of basic, operational and social sciences. Recognitions: membership in national and other academies, prizes, awards, etc Fellow Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences Member Ghana Health Service council Member PATH/MVI Vaccine Science Portfolio Advisory COUNCIL Nominated a National Voice for Malaria Free Future Advocacy Program, Elected Commonwealth Travel Fellow, 1982 by Trustees of the Trust Fund for Medical Research for West African States within the Commonwealth.