Emmanuel Twumasi Osei

Assistant Professor

Other Titles: Associate Member, Center for Heart Lung Innovation, UBC
Office: ASC366
Email: emmanuel.osei@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Establishing 3D bioartificial models to aid in understanding how abnormal multicellular and multiorgan interactions contribute to lung diseases.

Courses & Teaching

Biol 363, Developmental Biology




PhD, University of British Columbia and University of Groningen
MSc, Cranfield University
BSc, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Research Interests & Projects

  1. Immune cell-epithelial-mesenchymal interactions in Lung diseases
  2. 3D bioprinting
  3. Lung-on-a-chip models
  4. Co-cultures
  5. Mechano-relevant 3D in vitro lung models

Selected Publications & Presentations

Google Scholar

Selected Grants & Awards

  • American Thoracic Society, Dr. Stuart J Hirst award for outstanding Scientific Achievement – 2020
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Fellowship – 2019
  • MITACS Accelerate Fellowship – 2019
  •  James Hogg Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Center for Heart Lung Innovation, UBC – 2017
  • Netherlands Respiratory Society and Sticting Astma Bestrijding/Asthma Foundation (SAB) Best Research Award  – 2017
  • The Cornelis Van Breemen Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Center for Heart Lung Innovation, UBC – 2016
  • Program Director’s Prize, MSc Medical Diagnostics, Cranfield University – 2012
  • International Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, Cranfield University – 2010

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

  • Member, Canadian Black Scientist Network
  • Member, American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • Member, Assemby of Respiratory Structure Function Early Career Professionals Working Group – ATS
  • Member, European Respiratory Society
  • Member, Canadian Thoracic Society
  • Member, Allergen Students and New Professionals Network (ASNPN)
  • Member, Netherlands Respiratory Society



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