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Koby Sarpong


Koby received his PhD in Biochemistry from Washington University in St. Louis, USA in 2017 and a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Virginia, USA in 2020. He returned to Ghana in 2021, where he is currently a Principal Investigator and Lecturer at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) and the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, both at the University of Ghana.

His research program is dedicated to strengthening laboratory systems in Africa through basic science and clinical research. Koby has experience in the harmonization of reference intervals for pediatric and adult black populations, proficiency testing/external quality assurance programs for laboratories in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and performance characteristics of Rapid Diagnostic Tests utilized in resource-limited settings. Koby utilizes trends in laboratory data to understand cardiovascular disease signatures within the African population.

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