University of Cape Coast

Prof. Martins Ekor obtained Bachelor and Master degrees in Pharmacology from the University of Lagos and PhD in Toxicology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Currently, he is a member of faculty in the Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast. His main research interests include medicinal plant/natural product pharmacology, drug discovery and toxicology. He has vast experience in evaluating cellular mechanisms of drug action and toxicity and in research involving biochemical and immunological alterations associated with exposure to xenobiotics and identification of useful biomarkers for monitoring health and safety. Prof. Ekor is the immediate past Head of Department of Pharmacology. He continues to serve the University on various committees and boards, and through active contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, demonstration of scholarship through engagement in high quality research, publication and international collaborations to enhance visibility of the University. He has over sixty peer-reviewed scholarly publication in reputable journals to his credit. Prof. Ekor is a member of several prestigious local and international learned bodies including Society of Toxicology, West African Society for Pharmacology, and Convention of Biomedical Research Ghana. He offers professional services as a reviewer to several reputable journals like the European Journal of Pharmacology, Drug Research, Human and Experimental Toxicology, Toxicology and Industrial Health, to mention a few.