Prince Awuah, PhD 

Prince Awuah


Prince Awuah, Ph.D.
Peer Mentor since 2011



Prince Awuah is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Molecular Biology Section at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NCI/NIH).  Dr. Awuah earned his Ph.D. in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Medicine, training with Dr. Satdarshan Monga. He is currently training in the laboratory of Dr. Ira Pastan at the NCI/NIH. At NIH Dr. Awuah's work is focused on a novel class of antibody-conjugated anti-cancer therapeutics called recombinant immunotoxins (RITs). The main focus of Dr. Awuah's project is to find a mechanism for how certain tyrosine kinases either enhance or reduce the cytotoxic efficacy of RITs. Dr. Awuah has mastered some techniques including but not limited to immunotoxin protein production and and chromatography. His long-term goal is to pursue a career in the biotechnology industry where he will be able to utilize his training to make a meaningful impact in biomedical research.

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 a recipient of the A.D. Sobel award to attend and present his work at the 2012 Italian conference in Udine, Italy. He was also a recipient of an NIH funded F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship grant. He is a member of the American Society for Investigative Pathology and served 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.


 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:  Postdoctoral Fellow

 National Cancer Institute
 National Institutes of Health
 Molecular Biology Section (HNC7B9)
 Bldg. 37, Rm. 5116
 37 Convent Drive
 Bethesda, MD  20814

Phone:  412.383.7820
Fax:  412.648.1916
Email:  prince.awuah@nih.gov
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