Isaiah Osei Duah Junior

Isaiah Osei Duah Junior is a grade A final year Doctor of Optometry student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. His research focuses on infectious ocular diseases with developing interests in studying the biochemical and molecular mechanisms underlying photoreceptor morphogenesis, phototransduction, and inherited retinal degenerative diseases. Aside his academic and research work, Isaiah serves as the student president of Afrisnet: Africa STEM Network: a novel STEM education non-profit that seeks to increase the participation of African students in global research. For his academic, research and service to the community, Isaiah has received the 2020 World Literacy Ambassadorship, 2020 Harvard CELP Fellowship, 2020 Frans Oosterhof Travel Grant, the Youth Think Tank Award, the KNUST Outstanding Third Year Doctor of Optometry Student Award and presently a finalist for the Student Researcher and Most Promising Students Awards from the National Health Students Association of Ghana. Additionally, he serve as the Class Representative of the Doctor of Optometry 2021 year group, Academic, Research and Projects Committee (ARPC) Chairperson for the Optometry Students Association of Ghana,KNUST-chapter and a current member of the World Writers Association. His ultimate goal is to become an emeritus professor.