Christian Happi

Visiting Scientist

Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

665 Huntington Avenue
Building 1, Room 704
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617.432.1621
Fax: 617.432.4766


Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Redeemers’ University, Nigeria
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
ExxonMobil Leadership Fellow, Harvard Malaria Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health
International Scientific Advisory Board Member, Accordia Global Health Foundation
Committee Member and Temporary Advisor, WHO/TDR Transfection Technology Network


B.Sc. (Hons), 1992, University of Yaounde, Cameroon
M.Sc., 1995, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Ph.D., 2000, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Postdoctoral Training, 2000-2003, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

Honors and Awards

2011 & 2012, ExxonMobil Malaria Leadership Fellow
2011, Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award
2010, Scholarship to Second Annual Course on Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Global Health, University of Washington Seattle (USA)
2010, Boroughs Wellcome and Bill & Melinda Gates Awards, Genome Epidemiology Meeting (GEM), Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Hinxton (UK)
2009 – 2014, Wellcome Trust Research Grant Award
2009, European Union-Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Senior Research Fellowship Award (The Hague, Netherlands)
2008, Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee Africa Health Research Organization (AHRO) (Ghana)
2007, Turner Biosciences Research Award (USA)
2005 – 2008, Plasmodium falciparum Pathogenesis and Applied Genomics Research Award, WorldBank/UNICEF/WHO/TDR
2004, Chair, Molecular Parasitology session, 50th Annual Meeting and Anniversary of the ASTMH, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2003 – 2005, Member of the International Scientific Committee of the 4th MIM Pan African conference onMalaria (Cameroon)
1999, Best Postgraduate Student, PIMRAT, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
1998, Wellcome Trust Award to the 1st Gordon Conference on Malaria (Oxford, UK)
1995, Best International Postgraduate Student, International Student association (ISA), University of Ibadan, Nigeria
1994 – 1997, Organization of African Unity (OAU) Research and Training Scholarship
1988 – 1993, Cameroon Government Scholarship