Paula-Peace is a first-year Clinical Biochemistry PhD student at the Institute of Metabolic Sciences from Nigeria. At Cambridge, she is funded by the Gates Cambridge scholarship and the Doctoral Training Programme in Medical Research (DTP-MR) PhD studentship at the School of Clinical Medicine. Her research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms that control body weight and blood sugar levels, especially in the gut-brain-pancreatic axis, and how they can be harnessed to develop treatments for metabolic diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes. She is an aspiring medical research scientist keen on contributing to the development of biomedical infrastructure that can alleviate the metabolic disease burden in Africa.
Prior to her PhD, Paula-Peace earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Covenant University, Nigeria. Outside academics, she enjoys volunteering with community development programs to improve the lives of others through education and health campaigns.
As the logistics chair of the Africa Together Conference, Paula-Peace is excited to collaborate with other committee members to ensure the successful execution of the ATC and build a strong network of highly talented scholars that are committed to effecting positive change in the African continent.