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Mercy Badu

University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar, 2012-13

  • About

    Mercy Badu is a Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). She received her master’s degree in Organic Chemistry, Bioanalytical and Biomaterials from KNUST in 2006. Her research interests include characterization and quantification of fatty acids from selected plant oils. She will use her time at U-M to write a review paper on the characterization of fatty acids using spectroscopic and chromatographic methods and rubber biosynthetic pathways. Mercy is working with Philip Andrews, Department of Biochemistry and Kristina Hakansson, Department of Chemistry.