Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

Contact

(989) 774-2891
poku1r@cmich.edu

College of Medicine 1435
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859


Biography

Rosemary A. Poku is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in College of Medicine, CMU. She teaches pharmacology to first- and second-year medical students. She also co-directs the Reproduction and Human Development Course for first year medical students. She joined the College of Medicine in August 2017. She attained her PhD in Pharmaceutical sciences (Pharmacology and Toxicology) from Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Florida in 2016. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She earned her Bachelor of Pharmacy and MPhil in Natural Product Pharmacology Degrees from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, West Africa. She served as Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Central University, Miotso, Ghana from 2008-2011 and practiced as a Community Pharmacist for more than 5 years.

Her current research is focused on therapeutic targeting of aberrant monomeric G-proteins such as Rac-1, Cdc-42 and Rho A in melanoma using synthetic lethal screening approach. She mentors medical students and undergraduates in her laboratory.

Education

  • Fellowship: Indiana University
  • Graduate School: Ph.D. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University