Dr. Jennifer Afua Ofori is a Research Scientist of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Animal Research Institute (CSIR-ARI). She holds both PhD and M. Phil degrees in Biochemistry from the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana, Legon. Her expertise includes nested and quantitative polymerase chain reaction, molecular cloning for identification and characterization of parasites, protozoan culturing (P. falciparum and T. brucei), Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent assay, western blot, protein expression among others. Her research focuses on the area of pathogen biology relative to animal health. She is more interested in the molecular biology of African trypanosomes which is the cause of human and animal African trypanosomiasis as well as the molecular diagnosis and host-pathogen interactions of tick-borne pathogens among domestic animals. As a young early-career researcher, she is currently undertaking a project which is assessing animal African trypanosomes and tick-borne parasites co-infection prevalence in cattle at different ecological zones in Greater Accra region, Ghana. As part of the project objectives, she is also assessing the effect of co-infections on animal cytokine production as there is quite scanty information on co-infection prevalence and their effect on cytokine dynamics in Ghana. She is a fellow of The Matsumae International Foundation in Japan, a research fellowship granted to early-career researchers and she is working in the area of tick-borne diseases in the laboratory of Professor Naotoshi Tsuji, Department of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Japan. She has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate molecular biology and microbiology practical sessions at the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana (UG) during her Graduate and Teaching Assistantships. She is an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Radford University College lecturing Biochemistry. She is very enthusiastic about her field of work and is committed to contributing to finding solutions to the challenges in the area of infectious diseases through teaching and research.