Professor Gordon Akanzuwine Awandare is a Ghanaian parasitologist, Professor at the University of Ghana, and Director of the West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens.
Professor Gordon Akanzuwine Awandare was born in the 1970s in Kandiga in the Kasena Nankana district of the Upper East region. Prof. Awandare´s parents raised him in his hometown but there is no information about his parents, siblings, and his childhood life.
Professor Gordon Awandare attended Notre Dame Seminary Senior High School in Navrongo before proceeding to the University of Ghana where he studied Biochemistry. He was awarded his BSc and an MPhil in Biochemistry in 1998 and 2002 respectively.
Professor Gordon Awandare moved to the United States, specifically Pennsylvania in 2003 to study at the University of Pittsburgh. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology from the School of Public Health, with a thesis on severe malarial anemia. After his studies, he spent three years at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
Professor Gordon Awandare returned to Ghana in 2010 to establish to establish his own research group at the University of Ghana.
Professor Gordon Awandare WACCBIP
Professor Gordon Awandare in 2013 led a consortium from the University of Ghana in a proposal to set up a new African Centre of Excellence to research infectious pathogens in Africa. The world bank awarded them $8 million to establish the West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP). Professor Awandare is the founding director of WACCBIP and has remained as such.
Professor Gordon Awandare Covid-19
Professor Gordon Awandare is helping in the fight against Covid-19, he is part of scientists who sequenced the genome of the virus when the cases recorded at that time was only 15.
Professor Gordon Awandare C.K Tedam University
Professor Gordon Awandare is the current chairman of the C.K Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences´ governing council.
Professor Gordon Awandare Children
Professor Gordon is reported to have children but due to his reserved and private life, there is no information about his children. We will keep you updated if we get the right detail.
Professor Gordon Awandare Wife
Professor Gordon Awandare is a married man but the name of his wife is not public knowledge.