About Royden Saah

Royden Saah holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Master of Science in Microbiology from North Carolina State University, USA. Royden coordinates the Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Rodents Partnership (GBIRd) to safely, effectively, and ethically develop and evaluate the suitability of engineered mice with the potential to control, or even eradicate, introduced, damaging (invasive) populations on islands. Royden has a wealth of experience in multifaceted projects that includes leading the construction of a children’s’ hospital lab in Monrovia, Liberia during the West African Ebola outbreak and managing a multi-agency health-preparedness effort during a 2012 national political convention. He has spoken at the White House Conference Center and at United Nations Conventions on the importance of this technology investigation and the required safety mechanisms needed during development. Royden is a molecular microbiologist by training and has been recognized by the directors of both the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

February 2020