Dr Nicholas Ekow Thomford
Research project: INVESTIGATING THE POTENTIAL OF HERBAL MEDICINAL PLANTS IN RE-ACTIVATING LATENT HIV
Dr Thomford completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Ghana. He completed a degree in Master of Philosophy in Medical Biochemistry at the University of Ghana. He worked at the University of Ghana Medical School, Tamale Teaching Hospital/University for Development Studies School of medical sciences and University of Cape Coast school of Medical sciences, teaching. He completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor Collet Dandara in a project involving pharmacogenomics of herb-drug interaction and was awarded a Faculty of Health Sciences postdoctoral research fellowship to conduct research into herbal medicines as potential activators of transcriptionally silent HIV. His research interests are in precision and genomic medicine focusing on pharmacogenomics of herb/drug-drug interactions and genomic basis for diseases in African populations and potential therapeutic targets towards personalized/precision medicine. He is an adhoc reviewer for reputable peer-review journals and has supervised postgraduate students (Hons and MSc) and has several publications in peer-reviewed journals.