Christian Happi, PhD

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Redeemers’ University
Director, Infectious Disease Laboratory, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital

Dr. Christian Happi is the Director of the Infectious Diseases Laboratory at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, in Irrua, Nigeria. He is also Center Director for the Africa Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Dean of the College of Postgraduate Studies at Redeemer’s University, and a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

Dr. Happi graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from University of Yaounde, Cameroon, and a M.Sc and Ph.D. from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His Postdoctoral training was conducted at Harvard School of Public Health. His awards and fellowships include Boroughs Wellcome and Bill & Melinda Gates Awards at the 2010 Genome Epidemiology Meeting, European Union-Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Senior Research Fellowship Award 2009, Scientific Advisory Committee Chair at 2008 Africa Health Research Organization (AHRO), TurnerBiosciences Research Award 2007 and Member of the International Scientific Committee of the 4th MIM Pan African conference on Malaria (2003-2005).