University of Cape Coast

Profile of Dr. Isaac Tabiri Henneh (PhD, MPhil, BPharm, MPSGh)

Isaac Tabiri Henneh is a Lecturer at the Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Pharmacy Practice and the Coordinator for the Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Cape Coast. Ghana. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and an MPhil degree in Pharmacology, KNUST, Ghana as well as a PhD in Drug Discovery and Toxicology from the University Cape Coast, UCC, Ghana.

His research focuses on validation of crude extracts, isolation of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants and repurposing of approved orthodox drugs for the management of pain and inflammatory disorders, CNS disorders and parasitic infections. He has worked on bioactive compounds such as β-amyrin, polpunonic acid, xylopic acid, cryptolepine, erythroivorensin, and bergapten. He has so far published thirty peer reviewed articles in high impact journals and presented aspects of his research at several local and international conferences. He is an alumnus of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) schools as well as the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA-Germany) Young Researcher Workshop.

He is a recipient of several awards and grants. These include the Most Outstanding Researcher Award in the College of Health and Allied Sciences and the Dean’s Excellence Award at the 53rd (2020) Congregation of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has also won four Best Presenter Awards at international scientific conferences. He was also awarded the Overall Best Student of the 2005 graduating class of SDA Secondary School, Bekwai-Ashanti. Additionally, he has won seven Research Support Grants from the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC-UCC) as principal investigator and co-investigator. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, PLOS ONE, Scientific African (Elsevier), Evidence-based Complementary and Alternate Medicine and several other reputable journals. He is the founder and CEO of the Sustainable Recovery and Empowerment (SURE) Centre: a registered not for profit Non-governmental Organization (NGO) in Ghana that promotes responsible drug use. Through his NGO, he has received funding from the US Embassy-Accra via the BrightHill Empowerment Initiative to undertake a project dubbed Recovering Addicts Programmme (RECAP).