Cyril Akwo

BSc, BASc, MSc


Cyril is a PhD student in epidemiology in the Department of Population Medicine under the research tutelage of Dr Katie Clow since September 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with a minor in Medical Laboratory Technology and a Master of Science in Medical Microbiology and Parasitology from the University of Buea, Cameroon. He also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health from Ryerson University Toronto. He has research/teaching experience and interest in vector-borne diseases, clinical microbiology, communicable disease epidemiology and foodborne pathogens.

Research Interests

Cyril is working on a research project aimed at developing and evaluating a one health approach to the surveillance of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Canada. This project recognises the intricate and complex relationship between human, animal and environmental health and seeks to explore the patterns and distribution of ticks and pathogens in human and animal populations and the environment with a focus on the black-legged tick and Lyme disease.