Science Views

A little about me…

Right from my early childhood days, I had always desired to be a researcher. I was particularly interested in the use of medicinal plants in the treatment of diseases. At the time, I knew very little about what that entailed, but I can recall preparing a concoction of some local herbs and honey which provided almost instant relief, after topical application, during a measles epidemic which affected my home. My interest in the biological sciences was further aroused during a genetics class in my teenage years.

It was my desire to find answers to the most profound questions that plagued my mind that spurred me to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry.


What I do now…

Sometime in 2015, I started to nurture a desire to study infectious diseases (neglected tropical diseases to be specific) and the search for plant-derived products that could be used to treat these conditions. Currently, I am undergoing a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology of Infectious Diseases at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, University of Ghana.

I would be sharing my views on scientific issues via this platform, especially those pertaining to infectious diseases and drug discovery.

4 replies

  1. Hi Pearl, trust you’re doing just fine. I must say I was intrigued & fascinated by your write up on this blog. It also reawakened my torpid quest of finding answers to some metabolic diseases via nutrition- a life long dream.

    I will appreciate if you come across openings in Nutrition & epidemiology and notify me in this regards.

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  2. Hi Opeyemi,
    I am thrilled reading your comment! Feedback like this inspires me to write some more. I am glad you find this piece intriguing. No matter how long or what it takes, you must keep that life-long dream alive, and I would be happy to assist in any way I can. I would notify you of opportunities I come across.

    Best wishes for a fantastic career in Nutrition and Epidemiology,


  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I
    will be waiting for your next write ups thank you
    once again.


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