Dr. Desmond Owusu Kwarteng, PhD Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics

Where will you be working once you graduate?

I will be working as a Postdoctoral Research fellow in the lab of Prof Bradley Hyman at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

What papers have you published with citations?

Owusu Kwarteng D, Gangoda M, Kooijman EE. The effect of methylated phosphatidylethanolamine derivatives on the ionization properties of signaling phosphatidic acid. Biophysical Chemistry. 2023 Mar 11:107005.  

Graber Z, Owusu Kwarteng D., Lange SM, Koukanas Y, Khalifa H, Mutambuze JW, Kooijman EE. The Electrostatic Basis of Diacylglycerol Pyrophosphate-Protein Interaction. Cells. 2022 Jan 15;11(2):290. doi: 10.3390/cells11020290. PMID: 35053406; PMCID: PMC8774204  

Owusu Kwarteng D., Putta P, Kooijman EE. Ionization properties of monophosphoinositides in mixed model membranes. Biochim Biophys Acta Biomembr. 2021 Nov 1;1863(11):183692. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2021.183692. Epub 2021 Jul 12. PMID: 34265284.

Awards & recognition you received while at Kent State University.

Graduate Student Outstanding Paper Award, BSCI Department. KSU. 2023.

Biophysical Society Travel Award, USA. 2020 and 2023

Graduate Student Senate Travel Award, KSU. 2020-2021 and 2022-2023.

Graduate Student Senate Research Award, KSU. 2022.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, BSCI Department, KSU. 2019-2020