Thesis research topic: Primary cilia in glioblastoma tumorigenesis
Mentors: Elena Silva, Dr. Desmond Brown
Afia is a PhD candidate working in Dr. Desmond Brown’s lab at the National Institutes of health (NIH). She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in chemistry. She is currently working on discovering novel therapeutics for glioblastoma (GBM) -the most common primary malignant CNS.
Outside of lab, Afia enjoys learning the Akan language, being in nature and spending time with family and friends.