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Dr. Nana Ankrah


Nana was born and raised in Ghana and moved to the United States for graduate school. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville working with Dr. Alison Buchan and performed postdoctoral research at Cornell University with Dr. Angela Douglas. For research, Nana is primarily interested in interactions between microbes and viruses and understanding how microbe-virus interactions impact natural environments and animal health.

Nana enjoys teaching and mentoring students and participating in science outreach programs targeted at underrepresented groups in science. Outside of lab, Nana enjoys traveling, trying new foods, meeting people from different cultures and learning about their unique background and stories.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Tennessee
    • B.S., Biological Sciences, Oceanography and Fisheries Concentration, University of Ghana


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