Name: Ikechukwu Jacob
Home Country: Nigeria
Undergraduate Education: Microbiology ( University of Benin, 2012)
Graduate Education: Virology (University of Ibadan, 2018)
PhD Degree-granting Program: Microbiology and Immunology
PhD Advisor: Dr. Guirong Wang
Description of Research Project:
The role of human surfactant proteins A & D variants in genetic susceptibility to COVID-19.
Favorite thing about SUNY Upstate:
Highly collaborative research environment; and genuine interest and support for students' academic and professional development.
Favorite thing about Syracuse or Central New York:
One cannot help but love Central New York. Here, you get to see and feel the four seasons. You watch flowers bloom, you observe as they change colors & the beauty that comes with that, and you get to watch as they spring back to life. Syracusans are friendly, and there are several outdoor events for nature lovers.
What I do for fun: Tennis, board games, and binge-watching
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