Grad. DipMLS, MSc, PhD
Kenneth Chinkwo completed his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Pharmacology at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University in December 2011. He investigated the serotonin receptors and G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) interacting proteins; their role as potential therapeutic targets in clinical medicine. He completed an undergraduate program (DIMLS) (BSc hons) in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nigeria and worked in different Pathology units in Bamenda-Cameroon.
Ken moved to the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa, where he secured a Biotechnology research fund and obtained a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry in the areas of ethnopharmacology, cancer biology and apoptosis. After completion of his MSc, Ken worked for the institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics at UWC as a research associate until 2006, when he was awarded a PhD scholarship at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University. Ken joined CSU in January 2012 as a lecturer in Medical Sciences.