Prince Awuah, PhD 

Prince Awuah


Prince Awuah
Peer Mentor since 2011




Prince Awuah is a PhD scholar in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Medicine. He is currently training in the laboratory of Dr. Satdarshan Monga and is studying the role of Platelet Derived Growth Factor Receptor Alpha (PDGFR-a) during liver development, liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy and liver cancer. Prior to entering graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh, Prince was a MARC scholar at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He has received numerous traveling awards to attend scientific conferences to present his work. Prince was recently a recipient of the A.D. Sobel award to attend and present his work at the 2012 Italian conference in Udine, Italy. He is also a recipient of an NIH funded F31 grant. He is a member of the American Society for Investigative Pathology and currently serves on the ASIP Membership Committee. Some of his graduate work has been published in highly respected journals including Journal of Hepatology and American Journal of Pathology. He is planning to defend and earn his PhD in January 2013.









 Mentor's Motivational Message

Life is really what you make it. How far you go strongly depends on yourwork ethic and dedication to your craft. No MATTER what you decide to pursue, you have to put in 100% effort to achieve access.






 Contact Information

Affiliation:  PhD Scholar

 Cellular & Molecular Pathology
 Graduate School of Medicine
 University of Pittsburgh
 S433 Biomedical Science Tower
 Department of Pathology
 Pittsburgh, PA  15213

Phone:  412.383.7820
Fax:  412.648.1916
Email:  pka1@pitt.edu
FASEB Society Member:  ASIP
Scientific Discipline:  Cellular & Molecular Pathology
Former MARC Scholar:  YES (2006-08; UMES)














Breaking the Ice - Prince's "Q&A"

 Name two things that you consider yourself to be very bad at?

 Chemistry and Swimming.

 When you were little, who was your favorite super hero and why?

 Captain Planet, because he could do it all!

 What is your favorite thing to do in the summer time?

 Play football and go to cookouts.

 What's your favorite hobbies?

 Football, soccer and basketball.

 If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

 Respectful. Loyal. Hard-working.  

 What would you do if you didn't have to work?

 Travel around the world.

 What is important to you in your life right now?

 My family, close friends and finishing graduate school.

 What is the best vacation you've ever had?

 Going to Miami for a friend's birthday celebration.

 What are you passionate about?  


 What are two names that you go by?

 Prince and Kwaku


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