Ama Opoku-Agyeman, PHD is a lecturer, pharmacist, writer and a women and children advocate. Dr. Opoku-Agyeman is the Quiz mistress for the preliminary stages of the National Maths and Science Quiz and is also a lecturer at the University of Ghana’s School of Pharmacy.
After earning her undergraduate and master’s degrees in pharmacology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, she earned her PhD in pharmacology from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Opoku-Agyeman is the Academic Coordinator at the School for International Training. She has experience as Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the West Virginia university for 4 months and as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Ibadan, Nigeria for 11 months. She was also a visiting Researcher at the University of South Australia.
Ama Opoku-Agyeman, Research
Dr. Opoku-Agyeman’s research interests includes Global health, Infectious diseases, Antibiotic resistance, Development of medicines (especially anti-infectives) from natural sources. Her research interests are on the development of efflux pump inhibitors from plant sources for antimicrobial resistance, infectious illness pharmacotherapy, and patient health seeking behavior.
Dr. Opoku Agyeman is passionate in mentoring young people in their life and career choices, particularly in the areas of scientific recruitment, encouragement, and retention, as well as the representation of women at the highest levels of science.
She is also passionate about children’s rights and health, and she aims to use her life and profession to make a difference in these areas.