Bright Afranie
Bright Afranie
Teaching Assistant for Anatomy 201 Lab

Room:FB 407


Ball State University, USA
Master’s of Arts; Physiology

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana
Master’s in Philosophy; Chemical Pathology/Clinical Biochemistry

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana
Bachelor of Science Biochemistry

Study Lab Hours

  • Tuesdays: 8am-9am
  • Thursdays: 8am-10am
  • Friday 8am-12pm

Research Interests

I am currently a graduate student researcher in Dr. Sharma's Ph.D. Lab. My research interests are to understand the biochemical and pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases through research explorations and identify novel therapeutic interventions to help at risk populations.

What's Next

I will apply for a Ph.D., program in Physiology with an interest in cardiovascular diseases.


Samuel Asamoah Sakyi, Afia Serwaa Opoku, Benjamin Amoani, Bright Oppong Afranie, Alexander Kwarteng, Richard Dadzie Ephriam, Stephen Opoku, Ebenezer Senu, Ebenezer Aidoo, Fred Stephen Sarfo. Assessing the variability and the role of inflammatory cytokines and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) in predicting stroke among hypertensives: A case-control study. Dialogues in Health 2022; 1: 100086

Samuel Asamoah Sakyi, Edwin Ferguson Laing, Richard Mantey, Alexander Kwarteng , Eddie-Williams Owiredu, Richard Ephraim Dadzie, Benjamin Amoani, Stephen Opoku, Bright Oppong Afranie, Daniel Boakye. Profiling immuno - metabolic mediators of vitamin B12 deficiency among metformin-treated type 2 diabetic patients in Ghana. PLoSONE 2021; 16(3)

Benjamin Amoani , Samuel A. Sakyi , Richard Mantey , Edwin F. Laing ,Richard D. Ephraim , Osei Sarfo-Katanka , Simon Koffie , Ernest Obese & Bright Oppong Afranie. Increased metformin dosage suppresses pro-inflammatory cytokine levels in systemic circulation and might contribute to its beneficial effects. Journal of Immunoassay and Immunochemistry, 2021;

Enoch Odame Anto, Christian Obirikorang, Emmanuel Acheampong, Eric Adua, Sampson Donkor, Bright Oppong Afranie, Matthew Ofori, Emmanuel Akomanin Asiamah, Evans Asamoah Adu. Renal abnormalities among children with sickle cell conditions in highly resource-limited setting in Ghana. PLoSONE , 2019; 14(11):e0225310.

Francis Agyemang-Yeboah, Benjamin Ackon Jnr. Eghan, Max Efui Annani-Akollor, Eliezer Togbe, Sampson Donkor, and Bright Oppong Afranie. Evaluation of Metabolic Syndrome and Its Associated Risk Factors in Type 2 Diabetes: A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Studyat the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana. Hindawi Journal of BioMed Research Int., 2019; 1-8.

Max Efui Annani‑Akollor, Edwin Ferguson Laing, Henry Osei, Evans Mensah, Eddie‑Williams Owiredu, Bright Oppong Afranie and Enoch Odame Anto. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and the comparison of fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c as the glycemic criterion for MetS definition in non-diabetic population in Ghana. Journal of Diabetol Metab Syndr, 2019; 11:26.

Benjamin Ackon Eghan Jnr., Francis Agyemang-Yeboah, Eliezer Togbe, MaxEfui Annani-Akollor, Sampson Donkor & Bright Oppong Afranie. Waist circumference and hip circumference as potential predictors of visceral fat estimate among type 2 diabetic patients at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi-Ghana. Alexandria Journal of Medicine, 2019; 55, (1) 49– 56.

R. K. D. Ephraim, E Acheampong. S. M. Swaray, E. O. Anto, H. Agbodzakey, P. Adoba, Bright O. Afranie, E. N. Batu, P. Adu , L. A. Fondjo , S. A. Sakyi, and B. Amoah. Developing a Modified Low-Density Lipoprotein (M-LDL-C) Friedewald’s Equation as a Substitute for Direct LDL-C Measure in a Ghanaian Population: A Comparative Study. Hindawi: Journal of Lipids, 2018; 1-9.

Bright Oppong Afranie, S. Donkor, S. Koffie, S. P. Segbefia, J. B. Gyapong, B. Amoah, K. F. Nimoh and J. S. Entwi. Assessment of Cardio-metabolic Risk Factors of Pre-diabetes/Diabetes among University Students: A Cross Sectional-study at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, Asian Journal of Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, 2018; 1-9.