Regina Appiah-Opong

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Ghana


Regina Appiah‐Opong obtained a B.S. and M.Phil. degrees training in biochemistry and her Ph.D. degree program was in molecular toxicology. She is a Toxicologist and Head of Department of the Clinical Pathology Department of Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana. She is also a Part‐Time Lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana. Twenty‐one years of Dr. Appiah‐Opong’s working life have been devoted to biomedical research, mostly at the NMIMR, University of Ghana. She has been involved in projects in the area of drug development, drug interactions, evaluating the efficacy and safety of medicinal plants, environmental toxins, and antioxidants. Dr. Appiah‐Opong was also trained in molecular biology techniques at the National Institute for Infectious Diseases (NIID), Tokyo, Japan. Currently, she is collaborating with the Pharmacology Department of the Yale University Medical School on chemical and biological fingerprinting of some Ghanaian medicinal plants. She is also part of a multidisciplinary team that is currently investigating the efficacy of Ghanaian medicinal plants used to manage cancer by Traditional Medicine Practitioners in Ghana. She has authored 17 articles in peer review journals, 2 chapters in a University of Ghana Reader, and 1 chapter in proceedings from an international symposium.

Biography Updated on 30 December 2013

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