Dr. Otito Iwuchukwu

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Dr. Iwuchukwu joined the School of Pharmacy in February 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In this role, she will be leading the school in teaching and developing content for the Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacokinetics and Medicinal Chemistry components of the integrated pharmacy curriculum.


Dr. Iwuchukwu is a foreign pharmacy graduate with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Upon completing her PhD, she accepted a National Institutes of Health fellowship training position in Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. While at Vanderbilt, she conducted research in the area of clinical pharmacogenomics while serving as an active member of the post-doctoral association and most recently as the chief fellow for the division of clinical pharmacology prior to joining the school of pharmacy.


Dr. Iwuchukwu’s research interests encompass studies to better elucidate the effects of inter-individual variability in human drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters, specifically cytochrome P450s and UGTs as relates to drug disposition.


Dr. Iwuchukwu is a registered pharmacist in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and New Jersey and an active member of the Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation consortium (CPIC).


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Research Interests

Drug Metabolism studies of cytochrome P450s and UGTs

Genotype Phenotype Correlations

Genetic epidemiology


Professional Affiliations

American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT)

American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP)

International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX)

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (ASCPT)

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)





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