Emmanuel Henry-Ajudua is a research intern at the Penn Memory Center. At PMC, he helps coordinate Dance for Health. He is currently a second year master’s student at Drexel University School of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, graduating spring 2019.
Emmanuel was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, but moved to Durham, NC in April of 2009. He graduated with two Bachelor’s of Science degrees in biology and pharmaceutical science from North Carolina Central University in 2017. At North Carolina Central University, he conducted research under the tutelage of Tomas Ding, PhD, studying the KMO pathway in relation to neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. His career interest is first to matriculate into medical school and then get sufficient education and training to one day become a neurologist.