Emmanuel Adu-Gyamfi is a former Eck Institute for Global Health Fellow who earned his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame under faculty advisor Robert Stahelin. His research focused on the Ebola virus. Learn about his current work and his favorite memories of Notre Dame.
Q. Tell us a little bit about your area of study. How and when did you first become interested in the field?
A. My current area of study is gene therapy. After my Postdoctoral work at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Northwestern University, I joined Pfizer Inc., a global Pharmaceutical company with a passion for changing the lives of patients.
Q. Where are you employed, and what is your position?
A. Pfizer, Senior Scientist, Gene & Cell Therapy
Q. What are you currently working on, and what do you hope to accomplish with it?
A. I currently work on gene therapy with a team of talented scientists at Pfizer. My goal is to bring advanced medicines to the world that can alleviate the sufferings of patients with rare diseases.
Q. What is your most memorable experience at Notre Dame and why?
A. Friday home game pep rallies and running around the lake.
Q. Do you have any plans for the future? If so, what are they?
A. I plan to continue to lead scientific advancements towards new therapeutic technologies including gene and cell therapy.
Q. Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself, or something you enjoy doing in your free time?
A. I like watching Netflix, Notre Dame football, running, and spending time my family.