We are pleased to announce the promotion of Mustapha Mustapha, MD, PhD, to the rank of Research Assistant Professor of Medicine. Mustapha was awarded an MPH degree in Epidemiology and a PhD in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases from the Graduate School of Public Health in 2015, with his research focusing on global genomic epidemiology of Neisseria meningitidis. Following graduation, Mustapha accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Infectious Diseases working with Dr. Harrison in the field of bacterial genomic epidemiology.Dr. Mustapha was appointed to the rank of Research Instructor of Medicine in 2018.

Dr. Mustapha has emerged as a promising researcher. He has focused his work on applying microbial genomics for early detection of disease outbreaks; applying advanced genomics techniques to studying mechanisms of drug resistance among clinically important bacteria; and, is an expert in the global epidemiology and genomic characteristics of meningococci. He has provided mentorship in bacterial genomics to infectious diseases fellows and other trainees, as well as to visiting scientists from, for example, Brazil, China, and Taiwan. His bacterial genomic epidemiology training and insight have become a key asset to the ID Division.

Please join us in congratulating Mustapha!