Dr. Kwame Osei-Sarfo currently is the Director the Bridge to Ph.D. Program in the Natural Sciences at Columbia University. As Director, he promotes the participation of underrepresented groups in doctoral programs by providing research, mentoring, and support experiences. Prior to this role, Dr. Osei-Sarfo was a biomedical researcher, who studied multiple subfields in oncology at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Innovimmune Biotherapeutics. Also, Dr. Osei-Sarfo has served an educator to students of various backgrounds at John Jay College for Criminal Justice and New York City College of Technology. Finally, he has volunteered with many organizations that promote interest in STEM fields for “nontraditional” high school and college students. Dr. Osei-Sarfo understands the need and the importance of improving and fostering support systems for the next wave of underrepresented STEM scholars.
Dr. Osei-Sarfo received his B.S. in biology from Xavier University of Louisiana. He earned his Ph.D. in molecular oncology and immunology, by investigating pathways involved in the initiation and development of leukemia & lymphoma, from NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.