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  • Hauwa D. Balami
    BS in Biology 2008, Georgia Southern University
    MS in Biomedical Research, Student, Morehouse School of Medicine


    Contact Information

    Email: hbalami@msm.edu

    Hauwa entered the Biomedical Research Program in 2008.

    “The Morehouse GEBS program gives me the opportunity to challenge myself and become a great scientist. The faculty and students are dedicated to the success of everyone.”

    Research Interest:
    Hauwa is interested in neuroscience; specifically as it relates to Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder is a brain illness characterized by unusual shifts in a person’s mood and energy which affects the ability to function. Patients with bipolar disorder are treated with medications and the most common is lithium. However, lithium is not suitable for everyone and thus far this has been an obstacle in treating bipolar disorder patients.

    My research focuses on the effect of lithium on protein expression in bipolar patients and this will eventually help predict the clinical lithium sensitivity in bipolar disorder patient which will establish a pathogenesis for Bipolar Disorder using peripheral markers. This research will assist in planning an effective treatment for patients.

    Publications:
    Ectoparasites (sucking lice, fleas and ticks) of small mammals in southeastern Kenya,N. O. OGUGE1, L. A. DURDEN2,3, J. E. KEIRANS3∗, H. D. BALAMI2 and T. G. SCHWAN4, Medical and Veterinary Entomology (2009) 23, 387–392