Clinical Pathology

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The Clinical Pathology Department conducts research that contributes to intervention strategies and safeguards of public health in Ghana. In view of this the Department carries out research into plant medicine development, drug interactions and regulation, bio-monitoring and prevention of poisoning from environmental toxicants (e.g. mycotoxins specifically aflatoxins and toxic heavy metals). The Department also provides specialized laboratory services in support of public health programmes.

Key Research Area of HOD
Toxicology/Pharmacology

Drug development Drug-drug/ herb-drug/ food-drug interactions and drug metabolizing enzymes

  • Heavy metal studies

Facilities
Spectrophotometer
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) instrument
Freeze dryer
Biosafety Cabinet
Lumex Mercury analyzer

Projects
Mycotoxin studies
i. Evaluation of palatability and acceptance of NovaSil- treated foods Investigators
ii. Modulation of rat liver microsomal protein-mediated aflatoxin biotransformation by Ghanaian vegetables
iii. Determination of fumonisins in weanimix

Drug Development
i. Chemicaland biological fingerprinting of Ghanaian medicinal plants
ii. Studies on Anti-viral and Anti-Parasitic Compounds from Selected Ghanaian Medicinal Plants: Toxicity of medicinal plants

Drug Interactions

  1. Survey on prevalence of co-use of plant and orthodox medicines in the Ga East District of Ghana.
  2. Cytochrome P450-mediated drug-drug and herb-drug interaction studies on drugs and herbal preparations used to treat malarial, tuberculosis and HIV

STAFF
Senior Research Fellow (Head of Dept.)
Prof. Alexander K. Nyarko
Senior Research Fellow
Associate Professor
Research Fellow
Ms. Abigail Aning
Senior Research Assistant
Mr. Isaac Tuffour
Senior Research Assistant
Mr. Kojo Agyeman
Research Assistant
Ms. Eunice Dotse
Research Assistant
Mr. Justice Kumi
Senior Technologist
Mrs. Eunice E. Ampem Danso
Laboratory Technologist
Mr. Ebenezer Ofori-Attah
Laboratory Technician
Mr. Francis Attigah
Assistant technician
Ms. Gloria Aku Darko
Administrative Assistant

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P.O. Box LG 581
Legon, Accra

+233 030 2501178/79

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