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Name: Dr. Justice Afrifa


Institutional Address: Department of Medical Laboratory Science, UCC, Cape Coast, Ghana.

+233244051003 or +8618845123126


Institutional Email: jafrifa@ucc.edu.gh  

Google Scholar Link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=6EDMHGAAAAAJ


Research Gate Link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Justice_Afrifa?ev=hdr_xprf&_sg=3H0amn4w1G-hzSYjBQZQ5fikQ8ZBZETsvQ2i-ab3rHwZ2jMA1ZdxjrCNR-Ul4ZyIp4IgeNX96gFfiIMICpNOJjOl


Nationality:  Ghanaian

Date of birth 16th June 1984

Marital status: Married



Sept., 2017- June 2020 PhD in Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics (Clinical Biochemistry major)

 Harbin Medical University, Harbin-China


Sept., 2010- Nov, 2013 MSc in Chemical Pathology

 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

 Kumasi- Ghana


Sept., 2005- May, 2009. BSc. Laboratory Technology

 University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana




  • Mitochondria Genetics and oxidative stress
  • Chemical Pathology of Cancers
  • Clinical Toxicology



Nov, 2015-Date: Lecturer Department of Medical Laboratory Science- UCC

Sept, 2010-Nov, 2015: Research Assistant, Department of Laboratory Technology -UCC

Sept, 2009-Sept, 2010: Teaching Assistant Department of Laboratory Technology-UCC



Nov., 2015- Sept., 2017 MLT 301A: Chemical Pathology I

Nov., 2015- Sept., 2017 MLT 301B: Chemical Pathology 1 Practical

Nov., 2015- Sept., 2017 MLT 201A: Biochemistry I

Nov., 2015- Sept., 2017 MLT 201B: Biochemistry I Practical

Nov., 2015- Sept., 2017 MLT 202: Biochemistry II

Nov., 2015- Sept., 2017 MLT 312: Biostatistics

Nov., 2015- Sept., 2017 MLT 399: Research Methods



Undergraduate 40



Nov., 2015-Sept., 2017: Research coordinator Department of Medical Laboratory Science-UCC


Professional Experience

Jan., 2018-Date: Laboratory Technologist, Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin

 Medical University-China




Completed research:


2018. Clinical evaluation of organ and hormonal function of artisanal small scale miners exposed to mercury in Ghana


Ongoing Research

Molecular characterization of mitochondria DNA (cell-free and Tissue) and oxidative stress in gastric cancer


Refereed Journals

  • Zhao, T., Afrifa, J., Wang, D., & Yu, J. (2020). Association between hic1 promoter methylation and solid tumor: a meta-analysis. EXCLI Journal, 476-489.
  • Opoku, Y. K., Liu, Z., Afrifa, J., Kumi, A. K., Liu, H., Ghartey-Kwansah, G., . . . Li, D. (2020). Fibroblast Growth Factor-21 ameliorates hepatic encephalopathy by activating the STAT3-SOCS3 pathway to inhibit activated hepatic stellate cells. Excli j, 19, 567-581. doi:10.17179/excli2020-1287
  • Afrifa, J., Botchway, F. A., Opoku, Y. K., Badohu, J., & Essien-Baidoo, S. (2019). Assessment of cardiovascular risk in post-menopausal women in Ghana. F1000 Research, 8, 845.
  • Afrifa, J., Opoku, Y. K., Gyamerah, E. O., Ashiagbor, G., & Sorkpor, R. D. (2019). The Clinical Importance of the Mercury Problem in Artisanal Small-Scale Gold Mining. Front Public Health, 7, 131. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2019.00131
  • Afrifa, J., Zhao, T., & Yu, J. (2019). Circulating mitochondria DNA, a non-invasive cancer diagnostic biomarker candidate. Mitochondrion, 47, 238-243. doi:10.1016/j.mito.2018.12.003
  • Asare, K. K., Opoku, Y. K., Anning, A. S., Afrifa, J., & Gyamerah, E. O. (2019). Case Report: A case of dipylidiasis in a first-trimester pregnant woman attending a routine antenatal clinic at Elmina health centre, Ghana. F1000 Research, 8, 857.
  • Essien-Baidoo, S., Obiri-Yeboah, D., Opoku, Y. K., Ayamga, E., & Afrifa, J. (2019). ART Regimen and Other Sociodemographics Do Not Affect Cytokine Expression in HIV Patients in Ghana. The Canadian journal of infectious diseases & medical , 2019(9), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/2730370
  • Dzodanu, E. G., Afrifa, J., Acheampong, D. O., & Dadzie, I. (2019). Diagnostic Yield of Fluorescence and Ziehl-Neelsen Staining Techniques in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Comparative Study in a District Health Facility. Tuberc Res Treat, 2019, 4091937. doi:10.1155/2019/4091937
  • Guo, H., Zhang, R., Afrifa, J., Wang, Y., & Yu, J. (2019). Decreased expression levels of DAL-1 and TOB1 are associated with clinicopathological features and poor prognosis in gastric cancer. Pathol Res Pract, 215(6), 152403. doi:10.1016/j.prp.2019.03.031
  • Opoku, Y. K., Liu, Z., Afrifa, J., Khoso, M. H., Ren, G., & Li, D. (2020). Therapeutic Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) in the Amelioration of Chronic Diseases. International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics, 26(1), 107-119. doi:10.1007/s10989-019-09820-8
  • Opoku, Y. K., Liu, Z., Liu, H., Afrifa, J., Koranteng, H., Ren, G., & Li, D. (2020). Fibroblast Growth Factor–21 Ameliorates Rheumatoid Arthritis by Maintaining Articular Integrity. International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics, 26(2), 651-659. doi:10.1007/s10989-019-09872-w
  • Afrifa, J., Ogbordjor, W. D., Duku-Takyi, R., & Meliker, J. (2018). Variation in thyroid hormone levels is associated with elevated blood mercury levels among artisanal small-scale miners in Ghana. Plos One, 13(8).
  • Adinortey, M. B., Sarfo, J. K., Adinortey, C. A., Ofori, E. G., Kwarteng, J., Afrifa, J., & Owusu, F. A. (2018). Inhibitory effects of Launaea taraxacifolia and Strychnos spinosa leaves extract on an isolated digestive enzyme linked to type -2 -diabetes mellitus. Journal of Biology & Life Science, 9(2).
  • Samuel, E.-B., Benjamin, A. A., Anna, H. B., Loretta, B. B. M., & Justice, A. (2018). Nosocomial infections are still a major concern in peri-urban polyclinics in Ghana. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 12(4).
  • Afrifa, J., Essien-Baidoo, S., Baffour Gyau, A., & Ephraim, R. K. (2017). Evaluation of Renal Function in Pregnant Women with Malaria: A Case-Control Study in a Mesoendemic Area. Obstet Gynecol Int, 2017, 6030943. doi:10.1155/2017/6030943
  • Afrifa, J., Essien-Baidoo, S., Ephraim, R. K. D., Nkrumah, D., & Dankyira, D. O. (2017). Reduced egfr, elevated urine protein and low level of personal protective equipment compliance among artisanal small scale gold miners at Bibiani-Ghana: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 601. doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4517-z
  • Afrifa, J., Gyekye, S. A., Owiredu, W. K., Ephraim, R. K., Essien-Baidoo, S., Amoah, S., . . . Arthur, A. R. (2015). Application of sigma metrics for the assessment of quality control in clinical chemistry laboratory in Ghana: A pilot study. Niger Med J, 56(1), 54-58. doi:10.4103/0300-1652.149172
  • Justice, A., Desmond, G., Eric, O. G., Samuel, E. B., & Isaac, M. E. (2017). Haematological Profile and Intensity of Urogenital Schistosomiasis in Ghanaian Children. Journal of Environmental & Public Health, 2017, 1-5.



  • Fifth West African workshop on Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens -American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB)- Participant-
  • Seminar on Research methods and Ethics for Researchers in KATH and SMS by Committee on Human Research Publication and Ethics-KNUST-Participant
  • A four-day training/workshop for Laboratory Technicians by human resource and T &D –UCC-Participant
  • Ghana Biomedical Convention 2014-Participant


American Society of Cell Biology

Westgard Quality Control Group

Ghana Biomedical Scientist Association


Journal Reviews

Oncology Letters

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Text Box:  Dr. Samuel Essien-Baidoo  Snr. Lecturer  Department of Medical Laboratory Science  University of Cape Coast  Tel: +233507408825	                                                      session-baidoo@ucc.edu.gh