Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Dr Kenneth Chinkwo

Dr Kenneth Chinkwo

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.

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Research

  • Investigating the anti-cancer activity, antioxidant of bioactive compounds derived from cereals and pulses
  • Evaluating the health benefits of dietary polyphenols in haemostasis and platelet function

Teaching

  • Science Communication and Methodology
  • Histopathology
  • Therapeutic Protein
  • Processes of Pathology
  • Molecular Pathology

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  • X-ray Computed Tomography
  • Micro-CT Imaging
  • Motion error correction in Computed Tomography
  • Contrast Resolution in Medical Imaging
  • Functional CT Imaging

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Read more on CSU Research Output (CRO)

  • Rao. S, E. Callcott, A. Santhakumar, K. Chinkwo, T. Vanniasinkam, J. Luo and C. Blanchard. (2018). Profiling polyphenol composition and antioxidant activity in Australian-grown rice using UHPL-online ABTS system. Journal of Cereal Science, 80; 174-179, DOI10.1016/j.jcs.2018.02.01
  • Rao. S, A. Santhakumar, K. Chinkwo and C. Blanchard. (2018). Q-TOF LC/MS identification and UHPLC-online ABTS antioxidant guided mapping of barley polyphenols. Food Chemistry, 266; 323-328, doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.06.011
  • Rao. S, L. Schwarz, A. Santhakumar, K. Chinkwo and C. Blanchard. (2018). Cereal phenolic contents as affected by variety and environment. Cereal Chemistry, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1002/cche.10085
  • Rao. S, K. Chinkwo, A. Santhakumar​ and C. Blanchard. (2018). Inhibitory effects of pulse bioactive compounds on cancer development pathways. Diseases 6(3), 72; doi:10.3390/diseases6030072
  • Rao. S, A. Santhakumar, K. Chinkwo, G. Wu, S. Johnson and C. Blanchard. (2018). Characterization of phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity in sorghum grains. Journal of Cereal Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcs.2018.07.013
  • Rao. S., A. Santhakumar., K. Chinkwo., T. Vanniasinkam., J. Luo and C. Blanchard. (2018). Chemopreventive potential of cereal polyphenols., Nutrition and Cancer
  • Chinkwo, K. A., & Bwititi, P. T. (2016). Effects of obesity on inflammatory and oxidative stress markers in asthma Int J Res Med Sci. 2016; 4(6): 1794-1801
  • Bwititi, P. T., Chinkwo K.A, (2016). Oxidative stress markers in infectious respiratory diseases: current clinical practice Int J Res Med Sci.2016; 4(6): 1802-1813
  • Yaakob, NS, Chinkwo K.A., Chetty N., Coupar I.M., Desmond P.V., & Irving H.R. (2015) Distribution of 5-HT3, 5-HT4 and 5-HT7 receptors along the human colon. J Neurogastroenterol Motil 21(3): 361-369
  • Irving, H.R., Tochon-Danguy N., Chinkwo, K.A., Li, J G., Grabbe C., Shapiro M., Pouton, C.W., Coupar, I.M. (2010) Investigations into the binding affinities of different human 5-HT4 receptor splice Variants. Pharmacol 85:224 – 223
  • Chinkwo, K. A. (2005) Sutherlandia frutescens extracts can induce apoptosis in cultured carcinoma cells. J Ethnopharmacol. 98: 163 - 170

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