Dr. (Mrs.) Sandra Abankwa Kwarteng


Dept: Theoretical and Applied Biology
Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology
Faculty of Biosciences
College of Science

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Dr Abankwa Kwarteng is a versatile, assiduous and determined scientist specialised in Medical Entomology. Currently, my primary area of interest ...~more

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Dr. (Mrs) Sandra Abankwa Kwarteng is a medical entomologist with an appreciable years of university teaching and research experience. She is currently an Lecturer at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. Dr Abankwa Kwarteng obtained her Bachelor of Science, Master of Philosophy and  Doctoral degrees from the Theoretical and Applied Biology Department, from the KNUST in Ghana. 

She is currently coordinating several entomological studies including focus on examining the prevalence of ticks and mosquito-borne bacterial and viral disease risk to public health and mosquito surveillance in Kumasi using Biogents (BG) Sentinel Traps and Centre for Disease Control (CDC) Traps. Several others coordinated include clinical research involving the assessment of the effect of indoor residual spraying within the several communities in Ghana as well as determinating how attractive a cormorbid individual with schistosomiasis and malaria is to mosquitoes. She has organized and trained several people locally and internationally on insectary operation in mosquito rearing  and dissecting mosquitoes for parity. 

She is a member of several professional associations including the Ghana Science Association, Women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (WiSTEM), Organisation for Women in Science in Developing Countries (OWSD) and the University Teachers Association of Ghana. She is serving on three committees, and also provided many services to organizations. 

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