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Chukwudi, Chinwe Uzoma

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Grantee Title

Protozoan parasites

Grantee Description

Born to the family of Godwin and Uzoamaka Chukwudi in Anambra state, Nigeria, Chinwe obtained her first degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with distinctions in almost all Veterinary subjects offered. Her outstanding performance earned her immediate appointment as a lecturer, department of Vet. Pathology and Microbiology, and a Commonwealth Academic staff Scholarship for PhD studies. She holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Microbial Genetics from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. She has received various national and international awards and grants in recognition of her outstanding academic performance and research, including the Nigerian Young Academy’s National Young Scientist Award 2017, Erasmus Mundus DREAM ACP scholarship 2016 (Universidad De Leon, Spain), and Commonwealth Academic Fellowship, 2017/2018 (Royal Veterinary College, London). Her research work is focused on strategies to improve the therapeutic efficacy of antimicrobials via improved understanding of molecular mechanisms of action, targeted cell delivery, biomolecular interactions, molecular pathology and diagnostics; as well as finding new uses for old drugs. She is self-motivated, result-oriented, and strategically focused. She believes that it is time for Africans to rise up and solve African problems by ourselves, as well as contribute our quota to global issues.