Dr Kwasi Agbleke: Meet former UG student who is excelling at Harvard University

Dr Kwasi Agbleke: Meet former UG student who is excelling at Harvard University

- An alumnus of the University of Ghana who hails from Denu in the Volta Region has now become a force to reckon with at Harvard University

- Before moving to Harvard, Dr Kwasi Agbleke attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham for his postgraduate studies

- One of Dr Agbleke's achievements at Harvard Medical school is that he helped adapt the lab’s OligoPaints technology for use in live-cell microscopy

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Dr Kwasi Agbleme, a former Keta Senior High Technical School and University of Ghana student is now breaking grounds at Harvard University at the Harvard Center for Biological Imaging (HCBI).

According to his profiling sighted by YEN.com.gh on mcb.harvard.edu, Dr Agbleme grew up at Denu in the Volta Region after which he went to UG to study Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences for his first degree.

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It is indicated that his primary responsibility at HCBI is training Boston-area scientists to use state-of-the-art microscopes for their research projects.

Before starting work at Harvard, the brilliant Ghanaian scientist attended graduate school abroad at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr Kwasi Agbleke: Meet former UG student who is now a leader at Harvard University
Dr Kwasi Agbleke: Meet former UG student who is now a leader at Harvard University Credit: mcb.harvard.edu
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There, Kwasi studied chromosomal organization in Patrick Higgins’s lab and quickly realised the importance of imaging.

Subsequently, for two years, he worked in Ting Wu’s lab at Harvard Medical School, where he helped adapt the lab’s OligoPaints technology for use in live-cell microscopy.

Speaking about his work and commitment to Harvard, Dr Agbleke once said:

“We are here to support and help the Harvard community, so researchers should feel comfortable reaching out to us at any time”.

In another exciting report about Ghanaians making it abroad, Lt Agatha Kpamina, a young female Ghanaian military officer of the Ghana Armed Forces has made the nation proud after becoming the first African to complete a programme in Ft Benning, in Georgia.

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In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the verified Twitter handle of US Embassy Ghana, it is indicated that Lt Kpamina graduated from the Infantry Officer Basic Course (IOBC).

A photo attached to the post saw Agatha being adorned with some laurels to mark her successful completion of the programme that no other person from an African country has been able to finish.

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