Professor Ephraim T. Gwebu, PhD

Professor Ephraim T. Gwebu, PhD

Vice Chancellor


Institutional/Location DEGREE FIELD OF STUDY
The Ohio State University (OSU) in the United States of America Ph.D. Physiological Chemistry (Medical Biochemistry)
The Ohio State University OSU Post-Doctoral Fellowship Medical Biochemistry (Atherosclerosis and Antioxidants)
The Ohio State University ASBMB* Fellowship Medical Biochemistry (Cytotoxicity Studies)
The Ohio State University NIH* Fellowship Neurochemistry Alzheimer’s disease and Antioxidants)
Johns Hopkins University, America International Development Research Center Fellowship Epidemiology (Tropical diseases)
University of Sierra Leone B.Sc. Ed. Chemistry and Teacher Education


2018- Present, Vice Chancellor , Solusi University

2016 – 2018. Dean, School of Science and Technology, Rusangu University, Monze, Zambia

2003 – 2015: Professor of Medical Biochemistry and Head of Department, Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics, Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), North Carolina, USA

20012 – 2015: Director of US Government Grant for Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (E-MARC U*STAR) funded by National Institutes of Health

2005 – 2014:    Director of US Government Grant for Minority Students International Research Training Program (E-MHIRT) funded by National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities at National Institutes of Health (NIH),

2009 -2013:     Director of US Government Grant, Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement for Students funded by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences and NIH, US Federal Government

1997 – 2003:    Director of Research, Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL 35896

1999 – 2003:   Extramural Research Associate at the National Institutes of Health

1990 – 1996    Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, Oakwood University

1994    Visiting Professor of Biochemistry, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

1985-1989:      Associate Professor of Chemistry, Oakwood University

1981-1985:      Director-General Research, National Research Institute of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

1978-1981:      Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Oakwood University


(1)        University of North Carolina Board of Governors’ Award for Teaching Excellence, 2015, USA

(2)        Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence, Elizabeth City State University, NC, 2010.

(3)        Scholarly Activity Award, School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Elizabeth City State University, 2006

(4)        Annual Meritorious Service Award, Oakwood College, 1993 and 1994

(5)   TENNECO Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1992

(6)        Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, 1990

(7)        Oakwood College National Zapara Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1989

(8)        National Zapara Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1989

(9)        Helen Wikoff Honorary Award in Biomedical Research, Ohio State University, College of Medicine, 1978

(10)      Paul Berry Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievements in Chemistry, Njala College, University of Sierra Leone, 1972


(1)        Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), North Carolina (Total=$5,257,143)

(2)        Oakwood University, Huntsville Alabama (Total = $2,636,700)

(3)        Zimbabwe National Institute of Health Research (Total = US$344,000)


•           Society for Neuroscience (SFN) (

•           American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) (

•           Society for In Vitro Biology (

•           American Chemical Society (

•           American Public Health Association (APHA)  (

•           American Association for the Advancement of Science (

•           Faculty Advisor for ASBMB Undergraduate Affiliate Network

•           ASBMB Education Fellow


1.         Member of the ASBMB Biochemistry Program Accrediting Committee

2.         Reviewer for APHA Abstracts submitted for Annual Meeting

3.         Member of the Center for Scientific Review Group, National Institutes of Health

4.         Research Proposal Reviewer of South African National Research Foundation

5.         Proposal Reviewer of National Institutes of Health, USA

6.         Manuscript Reviewer of the Journal of Natural Products


1.         30 Publications and Manuscripts

2.         More than 100 Published Abstracts

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